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

  • Rosenstein calls for bold approach to violent crime during NAACP speech in Baltimore

    Rosenstein calls for bold approach to violent crime during NAACP speech in Baltimore

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein cited the history of the NAACP and some of its most prominent past members, including the Rev. Martin Luther King, in calling Tuesday for a bold but measured approach in addressing the problem of violent crime in American cities. The former top Maryland federal...

  • Fund helps kids win Chincoteague ponies

    Fund helps kids win Chincoteague ponies

    Alyssa Jastram can’t remember a time she didn’t love the Chincoteague ponies, the small, spirited horses that live in the wild in Tidewater Virginia. She learned to ride on an elderly Chincoteague pony her parents adopted as a rescue animal. She has read the landmark children’s book “Misty of Chincoteague”...

  • Trump salary, other donations to support Antietam preservation

    Trump salary, other donations to support Antietam preservation

    President Donald J. Trump’s salary for the first quarter of 2017 will go toward a pair of restoration and maintenance projects at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and one of its most pivotal, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced...

  • A birthday for the gods

    A birthday for the gods

    Even as Marylanders flocked to the barbecues, swimming-pool parties and fireworks displays that have come to represent celebrations of the nation's birthday, a community of Hindu Americans threw a significant anniversary party of their own. Amidst the beating of drums, tossing of flower petals...

  • Like it or not, broccoli is good for you

    Like it or not, broccoli is good for you

    Turns out our mothers may have been onto something when they told us to eat our vegetables — especially our broccoli. A compound found naturally in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may reduce some of the harmful effects of Type II diabetes in overweight adults, according to new research...

  • Group calls for investigations of 'hostile' messages to Maryland Muslim family

    Group calls for investigations of 'hostile' messages to Maryland Muslim family

    A Muslim civil rights and advocacy group is asking state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for the alleged harassment of a Montgomery County woman who has reported receiving hostile and threatening notes over a two-month period. A Muslim Senegalese-American...

  • Conversions gradually transforming Orthodox Christianity

    Conversions gradually transforming Orthodox Christianity

    Growing up a Southern Baptist in eastern Tennessee, Brent Gilbert says, he never realized there were other ways to worship. He figured everyone knew the best church music was contemporary. He was sure there was a 45-minute pastor's sermon at the heart of every Sunday service. And didn't all Christians...

  • Camp promotes reunion of separated siblings in Maryland

    Camp promotes reunion of separated siblings in Maryland

    Thirteen-year-old Jeffrey has enjoyed horseback riding, swimming in the pool and gobbling ice cream with his 7-year-old brother, Markus. Their sister Akira, 12, has had a blast keeping up her scrapbook and decorating blankets bearing messages of love for her brothers. For 51 weeks of the year,...

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