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

  • Catching up with ... former Colts defensive tackle Jim Bailey

    Catching up with ... former Colts defensive tackle Jim Bailey

    When the Colts selected Jim Bailey in the second round of the 1970 NFL draft, it took awhile to tell him. Bailey had no phone. “My wife and I lived in an apartment off campus,” said Bailey, 69, then a defensive tackle at Kansas. “Someone came by and said the Colts were trying to reach me, so I...

  • A most unusual Army-Navy football game 75 years ago

    A most unusual Army-Navy football game 75 years ago

    Imagine an Army-Navy football game where the stands are mostly bare. It happened, 75 years ago, in the throes of World War II. On Nov. 28, 1942, the teams played in Annapolis before a sparse crowd of 11,000, a mite less than the year before when nearly 100,000 fans squeezed into Philadelphia’s...

  • Towson football ends season against Rhode Island

    Towson football ends season against Rhode Island

    RHODE ISLAND (3-7, 2-5 Colonial Athletic Association) @ TOWSON (4-6, 2-4) When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium Audio: 1300 AM, TowsonTigers.com Series: Towson leads 8-7. What’s at stake: A Towson victory would give the Tigers one more win than last year — a small hurrah, given the...

  • Morgan State aims to stop skid vs. Norfolk State in football season finale

    Morgan State aims to stop skid vs. Norfolk State in football season finale

    NORFOLK STATE (3-7, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) @ MORGAN STATE (1-6, 1-9) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Site: Hughes Stadium Radio: 88.9 FM Series: Norfolk State leads 19-10. What’s at stake: A victory would mark the first two-win season for the Bears since 2005; a loss would leave them 1-10,...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 12-18

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 12-18

    Nov. 16, 1986: The Loyola men’s soccer team upsets No. 1 Virginia, 1-0, in Charlottesville in the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament. Chris Webbert scores for the No. 13 Greyhounds (16-0-4), who’ll advance to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Duke, 2-1. Nov. 13, 1977:...

  • Morgan State, Delaware State seek second football wins

    Morgan State, Delaware State seek second football wins

    MORGAN STATE (1-8, 1-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) @ DELAWARE STATE (1-8, 1-6) When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Site: Alumni Stadium, Dover, Del. Radio: 88.9 FM Series: Morgan State leads 35-24 What’s at stake: Incentive is high for both teams to climb out of the MEAC basement. Give the edge to the...

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