| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Someday, people will tell their grandchildren about this. How, under the swooping roof of the Aquatics Centre, on the final day of his final Olympics, they saw Michael Phelps race for the final time. They’ll remember how they saw him, one more time,...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:20 AM
Cal Ripken Jr.will not come to your kid's school and help him polish off a bully.
What exactly do you want for $16.99?
But with his latest children's book, the Hall of Famer hopes he can arm your kids, informationally, with what they need to handle...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend.
It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 11:25 AM
One of this town’s all-time sports greats joined Babe Ruth and Johnny Unitas today as athletes immortalized with statues in Baltimore.
And with the grace that made him perhaps the best defensive third baseman in the history of baseball, former...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:31 PM
They pass through the tiny row home at a steady clip, 50,000 pilgrims a year on a mission to visit their mecca. Here, in a second-floor bedroom of a narrow little residence on Emory Street, on a bitter cold day in 1895, George Herman Ruth was born....
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:59 PM
William Malcolm Pitcher, an insurance firm owner, died of cancer July 5 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson, one of the local charities he assisted during his life. The Brooklandville resident was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Bateman Avenue,...
| Jun 17, 2011
Milling about the club level of Ripken Stadium on Monday morning, awaiting the Aberdeen IronBirds' media day activities to begin, I was surrounded by members of this year's team who had been requested by myself and other attending journalists to sit and...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:23 PM
If you asked Reservoir senior T.J. Pipik about this season, he might only tell you about the loss to Atholton in the Class 3A East regional semifinals after winning 21 games in a row. The last game of a high school career tends to stick in one's craw like...
| Jun 29, 2011
Sometimes in sports, defense is even more important than offense. Defense can intimidate other teams.
Such was the case with Howard High this season and its chief intimidator was senior catcher Kaci Frick, the Columbia Flier/Howard County Times...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Lara Hall's husband, Jay Hood, recently bought her diamonds for her birthday — baseball diamonds, printed on the pages of a vintage scorebook from the 1960s.
The book, an unused Houston Colt .45s scorekeeping manual, cost Hood about $5 on eBay. For...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 8:24 AM
I am having a disturbing recurring thought about the plight of the Baltimore Orioles. If Buck Showalter is not the appointed savior of this franchise, then who is?
Orioles fans are preparing for yet another season of mediocrity as the dog days of the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Clifton A. Milway, a retired career utility company lineman who was known for his flavorful slow-cooked pit beef, died June 21 of complications from a broken hip at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.
The Bel Air resident was 90.
The son of...