Sun archives: Elrod Hendricks

Elrod Hendricks

Elrod Hendricks waves to fans from the bullpen at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Opening Day of the 1998 season. (Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / March 31, 1998)

Sun archives: Elrod Hendricks

June 23, 2006

Rick Maese: Ian Hendricks builds on a baseball legacy

When we last saw Ian Hendricks, he'd just thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at Camden Yards, the one that opened the Orioles' season. Rick Dempsey gave him a hug and the crowd stood in appreciation of Ian's father, Elrod Hendricks, the Orioles' longtime coach who died in December.

April 4, 2006

John Eisenberg: Elrod's widow can't forget: 'Fact is they broke his heart'

Her late husband's team began another season yesterday at Camden Yards. Her youngest son threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

March 31, 2006

John Eisenberg: O's should do right thing, retire Hendricks' number

Opening Day at Camden Yards is just days away, and the Orioles still haven't decided whether to retire Elrod Hendricks' uniform No. 44.

February 26, 2006

Orioles Notebook

Hendricks gets an early honor at Florida park

While the organization continues formulating plans to honor Elrod Hendricks on Opening Day at Camden Yards, the club has memorialized the beloved coach at its spring training facility.

December 30, 2005

Elrod Hendricks: 1940-2005

A tribute brighter than Elrod's smile

The stoic Hall of Famer, the one with the icy glare and unnerving calm in baseball's most pressured situations, stood outside the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in a spitting rain yesterday contemplating his most difficult challenge.

December 30, 2005

Peter Schmuck: Hendricks' 'Oriole Way' gone, current O's are just wayward

It was an appropriate sendoff. Elrod Hendricks was remembered fondly by his family, friends and former teammates in a heartfelt and spiritual memorial service yesterday that drew 1,000 mourners to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. What else would you expect for a man so loved and respected in this close-knit community?

December 24, 2005

Elrod Hendricks: 1940-2005

John Eisenberg: Today's vagabonds can't grasp Hendricks' connection

As I drove in to work yesterday, I listened to radio talk shows still mourning Elrod Hendricks' death. That was all the callers wanted to discuss.

December 23, 2005

Elrod Hendricks 1940-2005

'Ellie's Place' was beloved by all

It is the area directly behind the home team's on-deck circle at Camden Yards, in between the Orioles' dugout and the netting that protects well-seated fans from foul balls.

December 23, 2005

Peter Schmuck: By reaching out to others, Hendricks touched us all

Maybe Elrod Hendricks could only have happened in Baltimore, where our heroes don't have to be bigger than life. They just have to be like us ... or, in Elrod's case, they just have to like us as much as we like them.

December 23, 2005

A character with class, Elrod never failed the fans

It's an old joke, and not a particularly funny one, either.

December 22, 2005

Elrod Hendricks: 1940-2005

Longtime beloved Oriole dies at 64

Elrod Hendricks, an affable and beloved sports figure in Baltimore who spent 37 of his 45 seasons in professional baseball in an Orioles uniform as a player or coach, died last night.

December 22, 2005

John Eisenberg: Elrod's team was community

In his own way, Elrod Hendricks was the most valuable Oriole every year. He was a one-man community outreach program, forever taking the time to sign autographs, chat up fans, make appearances, giggle with kids - the kind of stuff that pro athletes used to do all the time.

May 5, 2005

Orioles notebook

Grateful Hendricks returns to clubhouse for warm welcome

First, Steve Reed came over and put Elrod Hendricks in a bearhug. Steve Kline did the same moments later. Jay Gibbons was next and then Miguel Tejada walked across the clubhouse to Hendricks' locker and gave the Orioles' longtime bullpen coach a firm pat on the back.

April 18, 2005

Peter Schmuck: Orioles' Bancells earns huge save for waving Hendricks to hospital

IT WOULD have been so easy to make the wrong decision. The Orioles were getting ready to return home from St. Petersburg, Fla., on Thursday night, and longtime bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks just didn't feel right.

August 27, 2001

For Hendricks, O's Hall is `icing on cake'

Membership in the Orioles Hall of Fame swelled to 44 yesterday with the inductions of bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks, former pitcher Mike Boddicker and former general manager Hank Peters.

June 20, 1995

Hendricks is welcome O's anchor

In a sport with constant change, the Orioles' Elrod Hendricks is the very soul of stability.

June 30, 1994

Now pitching, Elrod Hendricks?

The best lifetime ERA in the Orioles' bullpen belongs to a man who never drew a paycheck as a pitcher, who took the mound in one game, who blanked the opposition and who gladly never returned.

May 25, 1994

Elrod gives the nod to worst, best and rest

He has spent 26 seasons in an Orioles uniform, most in franchise history, so if anybody knows the best and worst in club history, it is bullpen coach and former catcher Elrod Hendricks.

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