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Rarely told reason cited for Bill Masterton's death underlines concussion issue
Bill Masterton, the only player to die from injuries suffered during an NHL game, might not have died in vain. The underlying cause of his death almost 50 years ago elevates awareness about the risks of undiagnosed concussions -- and the NHL's responsibility to address them.
ESPN, March 2016
Myth and fact part of legacy from Sandy Koufax's Yom Kippur choice
Sports Illustrated, September 2015
Elston Howard became the Yankees' Jackie Robinson 60 years ago
Sports Illustrated, April 2015
The Rocket Richard Riot
“No one can know when the anger of men, whipped indefinitely, becomes sculpted into political revenge. And more, it is not just a matter of hockey.” —Quebec journalist André Laurendeau
SB Nation, March 2015
The Hebrew Hammer’s complicated relationship with the people of Detroit
Michigan History, September / October 2014
Harvey Haddix’s Heartbreak
Fifty years ago, one Pirates pitcher suffered the worst tough-luck loss of all time.
MLB Insiders Club Magazine, June 2009
The Lakers vs. The Globetrotters
How One Game Paved the Way for Integration of the NBA
Mpls. St. Paul, March 2008
Honorable mention as Outstanding Article from the American Society of Journalists & Authors, 2009
Crossing the White Line
As baseball’s first African-American manager, Frank Robinson furthered Jackie Robinson’s legacy but failed to fully integrate the game 
History Channel Magazine, May / June 2007
Fists of Freedom
When American Joe Louis squared off against German Max Schmeling, he fought for more than personal vindication. He fought to free his people and preserve democracy
The History Channel Magazine, January / February 2005
Opening Day: 1946
Before it could heal the nation, baseball at the close of World War II had some healing of its own to do When President Bush pitched a strike at Yankee Stadium shortly after the September 11 attacks, I was intrigued by the president’s use of baseball to rally the nation during troubled times and set out to find the precedent.
The History Channel Magazine, May / June 2003
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