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Mike Klingaman


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

  • Remembering 1966: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    Remembering 1966: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    Clutch hitting has fueled the Orioles’ pennant drive — until now. In successive losses to start the week, they strand 24 total runners. Then, after rallying against Detroit, they leave the bases loaded in the ninth inning in a 5-4 loss to the Tigers. These are trying times for Orioles fans, who...

  • The Sun remembers this week in Baltimore sports: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    The Sun remembers this week in Baltimore sports: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    Aug. 29, 2004: Melvin Mora hits a pair of two-run singles as the Orioles (58-71) defeat the Rangers in Texas, 7-6. The victory ends a 12-game losing streak, third longest in team history. Aug. 28, 1998: The visiting Ravens defeat the New York Giants, 14-6, to complete their first undefeated (4-0)...