Jonathan M. Pitts

Writer

Jonathan M. 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

  • Veterans group spruces up school as 9/11 service project

    Veterans group spruces up school as 9/11 service project

    As recently as 2010, Jeremy Wallick would have spent a fall afternoon like Saturday’s in the engine room of the submarine he called home for most of his hitch in the Navy. On Saturday, he was in East Baltimore, paint roller in hands, helping apply a coat of pastel-toned orange to the walls of an...

  • Maryland's fall mazes cut paths toward fun and profit

    Maryland's fall mazes cut paths toward fun and profit

    Things are quiet one recent sunny afternoon at Sharp’s at Waterford Farm, an undulating 550-acre spread in western Howard County that Chuck Sharp and his wife, Denise, have owned and operated since 1985. The hills are thick with field corn, much of it an eye-popping 10 feet high. The guard dog...

  • Weather, school calendar boost attendance on first day of Maryland State Fair

    Weather, school calendar boost attendance on first day of Maryland State Fair

    Exactly a year ago, Ty Cruz sat in class, listening to his teachers during the first week of elementary school in Perry Hall, but shortly after noon on Friday he sat in the the bleachers at a pig race on the first full day of the 2017 Maryland State Fair. He cheered for an 8-week-old piglet named...

  • Baltimore farm-in-a-box a potential catalyst in urban revitalization

    Baltimore farm-in-a-box a potential catalyst in urban revitalization

    Leafy greens grow profusely at the tiny East Baltimore farm, but not in parallel rows in the ground. They pop out of vertical white troughs that hang from a metal ceiling. Light-emitting diodes glow 18 hours a day, providing the equivalent of full sunshine. Electronic sensors gauge temperature,...

  • Fort McHenry ranger can't stay retired even after 50-year career

    Fort McHenry ranger can't stay retired even after 50-year career

    Will Goggins was about to leave the visitors’ center at Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine when he ran into an elderly gentleman in an 18th century striped waistcoat, tan linen breeches and a pair of black buckled shoes. “What’s your name?” Goggins asked politely. “Oh, my name is Dr. William...

  • NAACP remains as relevant as ever, new interim leader says

    NAACP remains as relevant as ever, new interim leader says

    As some question the relevance of the NAACP in the age of Black Lives Matter, the civil rights organization’s interim leader closed its national convention on Wednesday by saying that its activist spirit remains as important today as it ever was. Derrick Johnson, the NAACP’s interim president and...

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