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Jonathan Pitts


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

  • Ponies finish 91st annual island swim

    Ponies finish 91st annual island swim

    — A morning thunderstorm stayed away, but a blanket of suffocating heat did not Wednesday at the 91st annual Chincoteague Pony Swim on this island off the coast of Virginia. Temperatures hit the high 80s, but the heat index was 104 by 10:17 a.m., when about 200 of the famous ponies began their...

  • Computer game improves children's math performance

    Computer game improves children's math performance

    Parents whose children struggle with math may have new reason to be hopeful: A recent study at the Johns Hopkins University suggests that young people can improve their performance by carrying out a few simple computer exercises unrelated to numbers or math symbols. A team of researchers in the...