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  1. Long wait, quick end to Hank Aaron's chase of Babe Ruth

    The gray finger twisted and spun downward outside the airplane window. This was the start of the second part of a two-season segment of baseball history.

  2. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is one cool customer

    He is described by the journalists who travel with the Tigers as being 'cool.' And he is while at the same time he might be regarded as old (somewhat) school. But in his couple of months of managing the Tigers, Ausmus seems to be operating with a different personality than he did as a player.

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    • SPORTS
    • GOLF

    Jerry Green: One-time golf prodigy Michelle Wie still striving for breakthrough

    She was 13 and the rush had started. They dragged Michelle Wie into the interview room to be grilled by a gaggle of grown-up, nosy journalists. Momma and Poppa insisted. It might have been a frightening experience, but she wasn't frightened.

  3. Ralph Wilson built Bills into powerhouse for blue-collar Buffalo

    Ralph Wilson was one of the founders of The Foolish Club, along with ultra-rich Lamar Hunt and oil-magnate Bud Adams. Wilson who died Tuesday at age 95 had been a small stockholder of his hometown Detroit Lions. He preferred more activity such as the proprietorship of an NFL team.

  4. Ivy League the NCAA Tournament's only worthy Cinderella

    OK, I might be the lone male in America who does not possess a bracket. A voluntary choice. I consider bracketology to be the most nonsensical of all the 'ologies,' including dermatology.

  5. William Clay Ford hated firing Lions coaches, but he had to do it

    Back in the early years, William Clay Ford would sit up among us in the press box when his Lions played on the road on pro football Sundays. His moods and his reactions were plainly visible. You could watch him fret and mumble as the Lions frittered away a game they might have won.

Sports writer & Columnist

Jerry Green started writing sports for The Detroit News on an ancient Remington typewriter. That was in 1963, after seven years with the Associated Press. As the technology advanced from the typewriter through a variety of gizmos to the computer and the Internet and e-mail, Green advanced with it.

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In 1967, Jerry was assigned to cover a new event called the Super Bowl. He kept covering Super Bowls year after year, never stopping. Even after his quasi-retirement in 2004, he has been recalled to active duty for a week to cover Super Bowls for The News. Now he is one of four sportswriters/survivors who have covered every Super Bowl.

Jerry was on The News' sports staff for 41 years and covered several World Series, major golf tournaments in the USA and overseas, Stanley Cup championships and NBA Finals. When he was the AP, he covered the Lions' championship season in 1957; so he makes a valid claim that he is the last surviving Detroit sportswriter who covered the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons and Lions championships.

Nowadays in retirement, Jerry writes a Sunday column for The News' Web site. He has also written eight books, the most recent on the history of University of Michigan football.

His credo, as a columnist: "My columns reflect the performances of the teams on the field, the ice or the court."

Jerry won the Dick McCann Memorial Award presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. In addition, he was voted Michigan's Sportswriter of the Year 10 times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

And, "Oh yes," he says, "I have been criticized for being old-fashioned and a curmudgeon, and I confess all of that is true. I happen to love sports history."

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