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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

  • Nation's Catholic bishops gather in Baltimore Monday
    Nation's Catholic bishops gather in Baltimore Monday

    Nearly 300 bishops from across the nation will determine the coming year's agenda for the American Roman Catholic church when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops begins its annual fall meeting Monday in Baltimore.

  • Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention
    Baltimore to host 2017 NAACP Convention

    The NAACP will hold its 2017 national convention in Baltimore, the nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Wednesday. The decision could mean an economic boost of as much as $10 million to the city two summers from now.

  • Libertarian traverses Maryland to make his case for governor
    Libertarian traverses Maryland to make his case for governor

    It's a hefty trip from southern Calvert County to Havre de Grace, but not even the thought of driving 111 miles on crowded Interstate 95 could dampen Shawn Quinn's spirits.

  • Obama touts Brown's message in Md.
    Obama touts Brown's message in Md.

    President Barack Obama sought to rally support for Anthony G. Brown's gubernatorial campaign at an event in Prince George's County on Sunday, telling an enthusiastic crowd that the lieutenant governor is offering a better vision for the middle class than his Republican opponent.

  • Sorrow in Baltimore as team that swept us off our feet is swept by K.C.
    Sorrow in Baltimore as team that swept us off our feet is swept by K.C.

    Cycling between hope and dread, Orioles fans on Wednesday could only watch mostly from afar as their team confronted two possible futures:

  • 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.

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