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The year was 1959. I was 12 and shy to a fault. But an almost close encounter with my baseball hero, Gus Triandos, would change my life forever. Big Gus exploded onto the Baltimore baseball landscape, and into the lives of countless youngsters like me,...
Schools and government offices aren't the only things closing down in anticipation of today's snowstorm. Here is a partial list, continually being updated, of cultural and commercial institutions shutting down for the day. The American Visionary Art...
For Baltimore baseball fans inspired by the Orioles' surprising success last year, spring training couldn't have come soon enough. Those who never wanted that magic season to end along with newbie Birds fans are already flocking in droves to the team's...
The Havre de Grace City Council is trying to deal with traffic issues in the Grace Manor area. At their meeting Monday night, council members approved the creation of a sub-committee to address street and traffic safety issues around the neighborhood,...
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Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
When Jon Miller arrived in Baltimore in 1983 to call Orioles games on the radio, the city was thriving. People packed restaurants and bars every night. The Orioles served as the primary reason for that, and later that year — the beloved...
Native Londoner Kimberly Marie Freeman lives and works 200 miles north of Baltimore, but she's enthusiastically joining the effort to save one of the city's cultural treasures. Shutting the Edgar Allan Poe House, she says with a hint of exasperation,...
It's the most recognizable digit in Baltimore. Authorities said that didn't dissuade four young men from ripping Cal Ripken Jr.'s 3 1/2 -foot-tall aluminum number 8 off its base in front of Camden Yards Tuesday night, throwing it into the back of a...
It's 30 minutes before game time at Camden Yards, and Greg Schwalenberg peers out at the vast expanse of empty green seats. He grimaces. "What kind of crowd are they expecting?" he asks a nearby usher. "Let's see, 10,000," the man replies. "It's been...
Jim McKay probably would have been a little embarrassed that an entire ballroom of people made such a fuss in his honor last night at the Hilton Baltimore. Throughout his broadcasting career, he always strived to make the story about his subjects, not...
Jim McKay saw so much of the world during his lengthy and legendary broadcasting career. His syrupy voice, endearing charm and calming presence always made viewers of ABC's Wide World of Sports feel at home, whether he was profiling cliff divers in...
Special to the SunIt was a grand slam get-together at Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center, as the Babe Ruth Museum presented "A Legendary Evening - Reunion of the 1966 World Champion Baltimore Orioles." Several hundred fans noshed on gourmet sandwiches,...
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