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Jonathan Pitts

Writer

Jonathan Pitts writes about religion, sports, music, medicine and the military – and anything else that touches on the human spirit -- for the Baltimore Sun. Since joining the paper in 1999, he has covered oyster shuckers and opera singers, Deadheads and D-Day vets, sauerkraut and the Scriptures and more, always seeking the enduring in the everyday. The co-author of Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog’s memoir, “You’re Missin’ a Great Game,” he’s a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Missouri School of Journalism

Recent Articles

  • Oriole magic goes global
    Oriole magic goes global

    Her favorite baby bottle bore an Orioles logo. Her most beloved childhood memories involve listening to the radio play-by-play as Mike Mussina pitched. And when Aili Sarapik, then 6, attended an event in honor of Cal Ripken in 1995, the Oriole great looked right at her during his speech.

  • Museum chief defends decision to bar rights leader from event
    Museum chief defends decision to bar rights leader from event

    The director of Baltimore's African-American history museum on Thursday defended his decision to bar a civil rights leader from an event marking the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation after she questioned the decision to include a convicted murderer among the honorees.

  • Lewis museum bars civil rights veteran from anniversary event
    Lewis museum bars civil rights veteran from anniversary event

    An elderly icon of Baltimore's early civil rights movement was denied entrance to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History last week after questioning its decision to put a convicted murderer on a discussion panel about the history of the struggle for racial equality.

  • Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics
    Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics

    When Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went down for the season with an elbow injury in May, baseball savants were ready to throw dirt on the team's chances. The three-time All-Star not only played a key position, he was a crucial part of the team leadership.

  • Standing room at a premium on Flag Court
    Standing room at a premium on Flag Court

    Some call the Flag Court the party deck, and the general-admission patio above right field fit the description as delirious fans traded high-fives, started chants, drained beverages and hollered at Tigers players 90 minutes before game time. But beneath the levity was a quiet battle for...

  • New heights for High Holidays
    New heights for High Holidays

    Rabbi uses Lutheran hall to offer services to unaffiliated Jews

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