Art Rooney Sr., founder of the Steelers pro football franchise, holds a special place in the city's history.
Pirates and Reds put on a power show at Crosley Field on a summer night in Cincinnati, combining for a record 11 home runs in one game.
It happens every August -- No. 87 celebrates and birthday on 8-7 and heralds the arrival of another hockey season.
In August of 1960, Steelers played -- and won -- an exhibition game in Toronto against the Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Down to their last out, the Pirates mounted an unforgettable rally against Billy Wagner and the Astros.
RICHMOND, Va. — Ah, Starling Marte … you want to love him, even though he doesn’t always make it easy. He’s been one of the most exciting players on the Pirates’...
RICHMOND, Va. — It’s been a brilliant season for the Pirates’ first basemen, with All-Star Josh Bell’s powerful prowess at the plate conjuring up memories of one of the most...
It’s been fun watching Josh Bell’s all-star season thus far, and though I’ve enjoyed the comparisons, nobody, but nobody, could mash the ball like Wilver Dornel Stargelll.
Boxing is not a sport I’ve ever followed very closely, but if I had lived in the time of Billy Conn and Joe Louis, I’m fairly certain I would have.
With the exception of the 8-0 blowout vs. Minnesota in 1991, the Penguins’ Stanley Cup clinching (and even losing) contests have always been tense affairs.
Most of the time, when Honus Wagner’s name is mentioned, it involves the famous, rarer-than-rare “T206” baseball card that bears his likeness.
While I will grudgingly admit that the fact that the NHL is still playing hockey on Memorial Day is fairly ridiculous, you’ll never hear me say that I don’t love...
May 25, 1935 didn't mark Babe Ruth’s final game, but man, it really should’ve.
Ron Necciai was a chronic worrier, and he had the ulcers to prove it.
We’ve seen quite a bit of ol’ Jags in Cartoon Canon of late, but in the long view, his gutsy performance in the spring of 1999 might be his most...
RICHMOND, Va. — Dock Ellis’ acid-aided no-hitter is common baseball lore, but this lesser-known incident which saw him go headhunting against the Reds more aptly describes the mercurial player’s character...
You remember the call. Chances are, you’re hearing it in your head right now, Gary Thorne’s sorely-missed baritone describing the action in a manner only he could.
The TYR Pro Swim Series, a professional swimming event featuring some of the sport’s biggest names, took place right here in Richmond last week.
I will freely admit, I briefly considered changing course with this cartoon yesterday afternoon to focus on the Pirates’ Claude Ritchey.
Scant few photos exist, either of the team or the venue, Recreation Park, and the event itself may well be a tall tale.
The Penguins have had longer winning streaks, but they’ve never had a better month than they did back in March of 2013, going a perfect 15-0.
U.S. Olympic hero Brianne McLaughlin’s dazzling performance with Buffalo Beauts to win the NWHL’s Isobel Cup over the favored Boston Pride in 2017.
Amazing Pittsburgh fans booed Jaromir Jagr and Barry Bonds, but perhaps no returning player ever approached the level of loathing that welcomed Cliff Stoudt.
Amazing as Mario Lemieux was in the 1990s, I always told people that Jaromir Jagr was my favorite hockey player.
As sports fans go, we in Pittsburgh are luckier than most. There are cities that suffer through entire decades of abject misery.
There was a time when the hockey season didn’t really start and that nobody paid attention to the Penguins until the Steelers season was over.