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  • The Columbus Dispatch

Recent articles by Steve:

Thurman Munson: What the famous catcher means to his children after all these years

The three children of Thurman Munson share priceless memories as the stadium named after him in Canton is rededicated. → Read More

Chattering crowd, clean look, baseball players everywhere. Munson Stadium comes to life.

Game day at renovated Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium. "What they've done to this place is amazing," says a player fresh off a triple to the wall. → Read More

Magic in the Munson moonlight: 'Baseball stadium, baseball stadium, baseball stadium'

Canton's beloved pro team was gone in a twinkling, but the ballpark named after Thurman Munson is coming back, and the memories last forever. → Read More

Hey, we need a batting practice pitcher. Would you mind throwing a few to Manny Ramirez?

A $100 bet, a baby-baseball conflict, and a Manny Ramirez story are among 12 memories that help bring rededicated Munson Stadium to life. → Read More

Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium was going, going, almost gone. Old teammate helped save it

Inside the renovation of Thurman Munson Stadium, including stories from former former teammates, and a run through some key improvements. → Read More

Joe Burrow's biggest fan is QB guru/coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Vermeil

Hall of Fame coach Dick Vermeil raves about Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow's stunning accuracy. Vermeil also weighs in on Deshaun Watson. → Read More

League wanted to expel 80-something golfer. Local man's idea put magic back in his game.

Phil Budervic was disgusted when his golf league started talking about kicking out an aging player who had slowed down. He did something about it. → Read More

East Canton baseball coach Doug Miller set to be in dugout for opener after heart surgery

Joining his baseball team for the season opener is as good a 70th birthday present as Doug Miller can imagine, a bit more than a week after surgery. → Read More

Golf ball shortage? No worries. Golfer shortage? Area courses holding breath, post-boom.

Rumors of a golf ball shortage don't worry area course operators nearly as much as inflation and other circumstances that threaten a two-year boom. → Read More

Draft steal, Browns star Nick Chubb lands on a Class of '22 Hall of Famer's fantasy team

Hall of Famer Richard Seymour, a defensive great with an eye for great players, offers an opinion of his fellow former Georgia Bulldog, Nick Chubb. → Read More

'Can’t wait to get to work in Stark County': Callie Brownson eager for women's football national team camp

The U.S. Women's Tackle Football National Team coached by Callie Brownson will train in Stark County and then vie for another world championship. → Read More

Cliff Branch can't be with them at Hall of Fame in Canton. He wanted all of them with him at Super Bowls.

Cliff Branch's sister knows how her brother would have reacted had he lived to see his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. → Read More

The big blue monster is back in Canton, but OHSAA state swim meet is almost too busy to notice

Cincinnati St. Xavier almost always wins the boys state team championship, and everybody outside the "X" camp is always too busy to really notice. → Read More

End of baseball presented degree of difficulty; Vinny Traganza dived into action at Jackson

Jackson senior Vinny Traganza lost the sport he loved but found his best friend in a formidable run to two state diving meets. → Read More

'It's go time," Perry swimmer Sophie Baker thought on her way to two surprise championships

Years from now, Sophie Baker wants to swim in the Olympics. There's nothing like a couple of stunning high school tournament swims to stoke a dream. → Read More

Sparks fly again between Hoover, Jackson, while Green also makes sectional swim waves

Jackson's Daniel Ham enjoyed beat Hoover in a dual meet, but he wasn't gloating as the sectional swim meet rolled on in Branin Natatorium. → Read More

Final power rankings, quick look at opponents, point to easier Browns schedule for 2022

Obviously, the Browns need to play better than they did in 2021, but if they do, an easier 2022 schedule, based on power rankings, could help them. → Read More

Len Dawson left the Browns to become Super Bowl MVP 'Lenny the Cool' with 'Hank the Ham' and Kansas City Chiefs

Len Dawson went to two Super Bowls, played until he was 41, and is in the Hall of Fame. Why didn't the Cleveland Browns think he could play? → Read More

Nick Chubb on Browns' bad luck: 'It was always something.' Clearing away the wreckage of 2021 season

Steve Doerschuk on where the Cleveland Browns go from here relative to insights on what went wrong in a 2021 season of anger and frustration. → Read More

Browns' best chance in 2022 starts with Baker Mayfield and Kevin Stefanski putting on their big-boy pants

Doerschuk: The Browns should get over this past season by pushing 2021 over the nearest steep cliff. Then they should bet all-in on Baker Mayfield. → Read More