| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:13 PM
A century ago in spring training, a rawboned Orioles rookie stepped to the plate, swung from the heels and hit a fastball deep to right field. The ball landed in a rut in a cornfield, more than 400 feet from home plate.
In Fayetteville, N.C., a historic...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In baseball, it turns out, making a perfect schedule can be as elusive as throwing a perfect game.
There are a lot of rules, starting with the basics: For each major league team, 81 games must be on the road and 81 at home, with 13 home weekend series...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Aug. 23, 1978: In a swap of running backs, the Baltimore Colts send holdout Lydell Mitchell, their career rushing leader, to the San Diego Chargers for oft-injured Joe Washington. In his three seasons here, Washington will gain nearly 4,000 combined...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:43 AM
June 22, 1996: Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Orioles hit three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals, 5-3. Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Bonilla and Mark Smith connect for the second-place Birds (39-31).
June 20, 1974: Moses Malone,...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:48 PM
May 6, 1998: "It's like going in and telling your wife that you're not coming back," Carl Runk says after announcing his retirement as Towson men's lacrosse coach to the team. Runk, 62, led the Tigers for 31 years, winning the 1974 Division II national...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 1:20 PM
April 22, 2001: In a stunning upset, Baltimore's Hasim Rahman knocks out world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to take the title. A right cross to Lewis' chin floors the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in the fifth round in South Africa. Seven months later,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will open the 2015 season at home against Pawtucket, the team announced Monday when it released its schedule for next season.
The IronPigs will play their first seven games at home in 2015, starting with their Thursday,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Freddy Galvis had a horrific start to the 2014 season with the Phillies --- a 2-for-42 showing (.048 average) at the plate. Things got worse when he was sent to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. In his second game after the May demotion, he broke his...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots Friday night (7:30 p.m., 6 ABC) in their second game of the preseason. Due to injuries, the Eagles won't be in the best shape offensively but Nick Fierro will have full coverage in Saturday's...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Nick Brandt struck out six and pitched a complete game Wednesday as Gloucester Post 75 beat Colonial Heights Post 284 7-4 in the first round of the Junior state tournament in Richmond. Wesley Kellums hit a two-run double in a six-run...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:43 PM
The Norfolk Tides won a rain-shortened 2-1 game Saturday night against the Buffalo Bisons before 6,027 at Harbor Park.
With one out in the bottom of the eighth, the umpires stopped the game. It never resumed.
Perhaps the game will be best...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The IronPigs are searching for a new voice for Coca-Cola Park. Tim Chorones, the park's popular public address announcer since its opening, is stepping down after six seasons due to work and family commitments. A 1999 graduate of Catasauqua Area High...