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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: June 25-July 1

    The Sun Remembers: June 25-July 1

    June 30, 1999: Maryland basketball star Steve Francis is the second overall pick in the NBA draft. A second-team All-American from Takoma Park, Francis is taken by the Vancouver Grizzlies. The 6-foot-3 guard will play nine seasons in the league and average 18.1 points a game. July 1, 1976: Nick...

  • 1924 Phillies had pitching woes that 2017 Orioles fans can relate to

    1924 Phillies had pitching woes that 2017 Orioles fans can relate to

    Ninety-three years ago, the lowly Philadelphia Phillies set what appeared to be a record for the ages: 20 straight games in which they surrendered five or more runs. During that stretch (Sept. 3 to Sept. 24, 1924), National League teams battered the Phillies' pitching staff for 169 runs — 8.4 per...

  • The Sun Remembers: June 18-24

    The Sun Remembers: June 18-24

    This week in Baltimore sports.

  • The Sun Remembers: June 11-17

    The Sun Remembers: June 11-17

    June 14, 2000: The Ravens sign O.J. Brigance, 30, a free-agent linebacker who played four years with the Miami Dolphins. Familiar to city fans, Brigance helped the Baltimore Stallions win the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup in 1995. June 17, 1984: Gary Roenicke's grand slam defeats the Yankees,...

  • The Sun Remembers: June 4-10

    The Sun Remembers: June 4-10

    June 6, 1993: After a benches-clearing, 20-minute brawl between the Orioles and Seattle Mariners, seven players are ejected in Baltimore's 5-2 victory at Camden Yards. The Orioles' Rick Sutcliffe, Alan Mills and David Segui are ousted for throwing punches in a fight triggered by pitchers on both...

  • Bass sorcerer Bryan Schmitt eager to conjure up a fishing victory on the Potomac River

    Bass sorcerer Bryan Schmitt eager to conjure up a fishing victory on the Potomac River

    ‘A rod in his hand is a magic wand,’ a longtime friend says of the most recent winner on the FLW Tour, a Deale resident who attended Oakland Mills.

  • The Sun Remembers: May 28-June 3

    The Sun Remembers: May 28-June 3

    June 1, 1996: Jonathan Ogden, the NCAA indoor shot put champion, finishes 11th outdoors, ending his chances of making the Summer Olympics. Instead, the Ravens' No. 1 draft pick will report to training camp in Westminster. June 3, 1980: "It was a long time coming but it sure felt nice," says Milwaukee's...

  • Former Colts star Andy Nelson gets surprise for his 84th birthday

    Former Colts star Andy Nelson gets surprise for his 84th birthday

    Rick Volk, former Colts safety, and Glenn Murphy, a diehard fan, surprised Andy Nelson Friday to mark the former All-Pro safety’s 84th birthday at his barbecue restaurant in Cockeysville. Nelson, one of the oldest living Colts, played for Baltimore from 1957 to 1963 and starred on both the 1958...

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