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: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 5-11

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 5-11

    Nov. 7, 1999: The Ravens crush the Browns, 41-9, in the first meeting of the teams in Cleveland since the original Browns moved to Baltimore for the 1996 season. Tony Banks throws a touchdown pass to Qadry Ismail and Rod Woodson returns an interception for a score as the Ravens win by the largest...

  • With uncertainty at quarterback, Morgan State to take on Bethune-Cookman

    With uncertainty at quarterback, Morgan State to take on Bethune-Cookman

    MORGAN STATE (1-7 overall, 1-4 MEAC) @ BETHUNE-COOKMAN (4-4, 3-2) When: Saturday, 4 p.m. Site: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla. Radio: 88.9 FM Series: Bethune-Cookman leads 21-8. What’s at stake: The yards pile up, but the Bears don’t win. In the past two games — both Mid-Eastern Athletic...

  • Towson football to take on surprising Elon team Saturday

    Towson football to take on surprising Elon team Saturday

    TOWSON (3-5 overall, 1-4 CAA) @ ELON (7-1, 5-0) When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Site: Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C. Radio, audio: 1300 AM, TowsonTigers.com Series: Towson leads 4-1. What’s at stake: A week ago, Towson hadn’t won a Colonial Athletic Association game in four tries. Now, after their 18-17 upset...

  • Catching up with ... former Colts cornerback Rex Kern

    Catching up with ... former Colts cornerback Rex Kern

    It was, Rex Kern said, the day he was accepted as a Baltimore Colt. A first-year defensive back in 1971, Kern was approached after practice at training camp in Westminster by quarterbacks Johnny Unitas and Earl Morrall. “Hey, rookie, want to stay and work out with us?” they asked. Kern obliged....

  • The Sun Remembers: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

    The Sun Remembers: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

    Nov. 2, 1996: “I can only go where I’m wanted,” Jon Miller says, announcing that he’s leaving after 14 years as the Orioles’ radio announcer because the team declined to renew his contract. Nov. 1, 1980: Maryland’s Charlie Wysocki rushes for 132 yards and a touchdown in a 24-0 win over North Carolina...

  • Morgan State football rallies but falls to Florida A&M, 34-31

    Morgan State football rallies but falls to Florida A&M, 34-31

    Trailing 21-7 in the first half Saturday, Morgan State’s football team seemed ripe for yet another blowout loss. Then the Bears swapped quarterbacks, scored 14 straight points and battled Florida A&M to the finish before losing, 34-31, in front of an announced 2,589 at Hughes Stadium. “There’s...

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