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Mike Klingaman

Writer

A sports enterprise reporter for The Baltimore Sun, Mike Klingaman writes human-interest stories, historical profiles and a weekly retrospective called “The Sun Remembers.” He won the 1995 Associated Press Sports Editors feature writing award for a piece on Cal Ripken Jr. and was one of three finalists for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Specialized Reporting. A native of Catonsville, he is an avid, if oft-frustrated gardener who, for 10 years, wrote a nationally-syndicated column, "The Real Dirt."

Recent Articles

  • The Sun Remembers: March 19-25

    The Sun Remembers: March 19-25

    March 21, 2002: Owner Peter Angelos predicts the Orioles will play at least .500 baseball after going 63-98 in 2001. Instead, Baltimore loses its last 12 games and finishes with a 67-95 record, 361/2 games back in the American League East. March 25, 1997: The Maryland women's lacrosse team defeats...

  • Mad success for three Maryland basketball teams in 1974

    Mad success for three Maryland basketball teams in 1974

    Had the term “March Madness” been in vogue in 1974, the state of Maryland would have epitomized it. That was the year two college basketball teams made history hereabouts, and a third just missed by a whisker. Forty-three years ago, the Morgan State men won the NCAA College Division championship...

  • The Sun Remembers: March 12-18

    The Sun Remembers: March 12-18

    March 14, 1979: Jim Traber, a three-sport standout from Wilde Lake, is named Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. One of 85 candidates, Traber will play football at Oklahoma State and baseball for the Orioles for four...

  • The Sun Remembers: March 5-11

    The Sun Remembers: March 5-11

    Two Orioles managers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Earl Weaver, who led Baltimore to four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship, and Ned Hanlon, who guided the Orioles to three straight National League titles in the 1890s

  • DNR to stock streams and ponds with trout raised in hatcheries

    DNR to stock streams and ponds with trout raised in hatcheries

    Each year, to the delight of anglers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources stocks 131 streams and ponds with trout raised in the state's four trout hatcheries in Garrett and Washington counties. The Baltimore Sun spoke with Marshall Brown, cold water production manager at the Albert Powell...

  • The Sun Remembers: Feb. 26-March 4

    The Sun Remembers: Feb. 26-March 4

    March 4, 1964: Boog Powell, the Orioles' 22-year-old slugger, reports to spring training in Miami weighing 251, a hefty 16 pounds overweight. "I can't understand it," Powell says. "All I ate yesterday was two small hamburgers, without the rolls, a salad, some cottage cheese and a bowl of soup....

  • One Orioles legend celebrates another with Cal Ripken, Brooks Robinson at Aspire Gala

    One Orioles legend celebrates another with Cal Ripken, Brooks Robinson at Aspire Gala

    Friday night, Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr. shared the stage at the 13th annual Aspire Gala at the Waterfront Marriott. There, 780 guests who paid $1,000 apiece stood in an interminable serpentine line to shake hands and swap banter with The Human Vacuum Cleaner and The Iron Man.

  • The Sun Remembers: Feb. 19-25

    The Sun Remembers: Feb. 19-25

    Feb. 23, 2002: In Dave Cottle's debut as the team's men's lacrosse coach, Maryland defeats Hobart, 13-6, in College Park. Cottle, former coach at Loyola College, will lead the Terps for nine years and make eight appearances (but win no championships) in the NCAA tournament.

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