Retro Baltimore Trivia

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: Who was the last Oriole to win the All-Star Game MVP honor?

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Baltimore and the surrounding area sure has changed a lot in its centuries-long history. But many traditions and landmarks from decades ago are still around today, give or take a few variations.More

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  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: What future U.S. president volunteered to fight during the Battle...

  • Slugger Arlett was 'The Buzzer' who rang the Orioles' bell in the early 1930s

    Slugger Arlett was 'The Buzzer' who rang the Orioles' bell in the early 1930s

    Orioles minor leaguer Buzz Arlett was so bad defensively that he might've needed a cushion to protect his head from popups. But he was so strong that one of his home runs reportedly knocked out an unsuspecting resident in a nearby house.

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: What Orioles player achieved a .646 slugging percentage -- a team...

  • In 1978, The Sun endorsed a dark horse — and helped him become governor

    In 1978, The Sun endorsed a dark horse — and helped him become governor

    In the 10 years leading up to 1978, Maryland had seen two governors come and go…and go in spectacular fashion. Sprio Agnew had been elected vice president, then resigned five years later in the wake of a bribery scandal that ended in tax evasion charges. His successor in Annapolis, Marvin Mandel,...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: In May of 1977, what singer, who would die in three months, performed...

  • Classic cocktails — including Lord Baltimore Hotel’s Diamondback Cocktail — and vintage postcards mix deliciously in new book

    Classic cocktails — including Lord Baltimore Hotel’s Diamondback Cocktail — and vintage postcards mix deliciously in new book

    Authors Diane Lapis and Anne Peck-Davis have merrily combined their love of vintage 1930s and 1940s colorful linen postcards with their appreciation of classic cocktails from the golden age of post-Prohibition drinking in their recently published book “Cocktails Across America.” They have matched...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: What Baltimore newspaper were Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden...

  • That time a whale showed up in Baltimore's harbor

    That time a whale showed up in Baltimore's harbor

    A whale was spotted off Ocean City this year, but decades ago, one could be seen right in Baltimore’s harbor. No one on board the New Orleans tanker in March of 1940 had realized the unwitting catch made by the ship off the coast of Cape Hatteras, although they had wondered what had caused the...

  • As May 1968 drew to a close, enthusiasm for Robert Kennedy's presidential bid was growing in Maryland

    As May 1968 drew to a close, enthusiasm for Robert Kennedy's presidential bid was growing in Maryland

    Excitement was building in Maryland for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential bid as May 1968 drew to a close. There was even talk that the candidate himself might be visiting. The month had started with great promise, as local supporters basked in RFK’s twin victories in the Indiana and Washington...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Retro Baltimore Trivia

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: In May of 1832, the first Democratic National Convention took...

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