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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

  • The Sun Remembers: May 24-30

    May 24, 2001: During a brief religious service in mostly demolished Memorial Stadium, Orioles slugger Curt Blefary's ashes are scattered at home plate, per his request. Blefary, an outfielder and the American League 1965 Rookie of the Year, died of pancreatitis in January 2001.

  • Towson man wins migratory waterfowl stamp design contest

    Towson man wins migratory waterfowl stamp design contest

    Most Maryland waterfowl enthusiasts use shotguns to nab their prey. Jim Taylor does it with a nylon brush. Wood ducks, tundra swans, Canada geese — all have been captured on canvas by Taylor, a prize-winning artist from Towson.