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Baltimore Sun's Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Peter G. Angelos

Baltimore Sun's Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: Peter G. Angelos

The summer of 2010 had turned sweltering, but Baltimore’s municipal pools were on the verge of shutting down because of budget shortfalls. The City Council was about to hold hearings on the debacle when gifts started pouring in to keep the pools open. The biggest of them, $300,000, came from an anonymous donor, who later turned out to be Peter G. Angelos.

Many Baltimoreans know Mr. Angelos chiefly as the owner of the Orioles, but there is much more to him than that. Friends and even critics who know him well credit him with an unwavering sense of right and wrong and a bottomless devotion to seeing that the former is done.

He was the only owner in Major League Baseball to...

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