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The Real Story of Simeon Basketball Coach Robert Smith

On the morning of Simeon Career Academy’s opening game of the Public League playoffs, coach Robert Smith sat behind the desk in his office and reflected on an eventful season. His team, led by…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 24, 2013
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3262 words)

The Mayor Of Wrigley Field And The Mysterious Disappearance Of 1952

It was about this time of year 60 years ago, wintry days and nights in Chicago. I was 12 years old, in late 1952, and living with my parents in a second-floor apartment on Springfield Avenue on the…
AUTHOR:Ira Berkow
PUBLISHED: Dec. 27, 2012
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1175 words)