With 6,997 career victories, Edgar Prado needs three to reach 7,000, a mark met by just seven other jockeys. Named to ride two horses Thursday and two Friday, Prado could hit that goal by Preakness Day (May 19).
Jimmy Key, George Zuverink and Art Bragg were on the sports pages back in the day.
Slumping Orioles Dennis Martinez, Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Singleton rise from the depths while Tippy Martinez gets the A's to go fishing. Meanwhile, the 1983 O's move back into first place.
Former Maryland coach Dick Edell died Wednesday morning, of pneumonia, at Howard County General Hospital. The Glenelg resident was 74.
May 1, 1977: Orioles outfielder Pat Kelly, batting .087, hits two home runs — including a walk-off blast in the 10th inning — in a 3-2 victory over the California Angels at Memorial Stadium. May 1, 1966: Led by Colts defensive tackle Billy Ray Smith, grand marshal of the outing, 500 people take...
The 1983 Orioles traveled west, but there were no stops at Yosemite.
When her mount streaked across the finish line to capture the Maryland Hunt Cup, Joy Slater described it thus: “It’s like getting to heaven.” It has been 38 years since Slater broke the grass ceiling, becoming the first woman to win the 4-mile Hunt Cup, the world’s toughest timber race. The 122nd...
So the Orioles are 6-17? Big deal. They’ve had starts just as bad — and worse. And in 1988, it got so bad that manager Frank Robinson got a pep talk from President Ronald Reagan.