Category: Sports

Cold-Case Wrigleyville Murder Might Have Ties To Chicago Mafia, Victim Bounced At Famous Watering Hole

With the Chicago Cubs fighting for their first World Series championship in over a century, historic Wrigley Field and the surrounding Wrigleyville neighborhood is a hotbed of activity these days – the Cubs are squaring off with the Cleveland Indians in the franchise’s first appearance in pro baseball’s big dance since 1945. Some people speculate

Denny McLain & The Mafia: Cy Young-Winning Pitcher Played Ball With The Mob In MLB Career And After

Retired Major League Baseball star and convicted felon Denny McLain’s reputed ties to the New York mafia are explored in a new book penned by former U.S. Secret Service agent Nino Perrotta, who investigated a phone-card scam allegedly perpetrated in tandem between McLain and New York’s infamous Gambino crime family in the late 1990s. Perrotta’s

Jake LaMotta Often Rubbed Shoulders With Detroit Mob In Fight Career, Gutz Recollected Specifics

The Raging Bull himself, Jake LaMotta, was wined and dined by the Motown mafia whenever he was town to fight in Detroit during his storied boxing career, recalled recently-deceased boxing manager and mob associate Billy Gutz in an interview conducted in the latter years of his life. A driver and bodyguard for Detroit mob captain