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  • Physical, emotional pain take their toll

    Eighteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. No matter what else Cal Ripken did in 1999, the season forever would be remembered for his first two trips to the disabled list. A body that allowed him to continue playing...
  • Cal moves up hit list, but slowly, with bad leg

    Nineteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. On Nov. 1, 2000, Cal Ripken signed a one-year contract that assured his return for another season. But what kind of player would the Orioles be getting? He was guaranteed to be...
  • He sees stars after broken nose, drives O's to ALCS

    Fifteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. Cal Ripken suffered two breaks in 1996 - one to his nose, another to his streak of consecutive starts at the same position. The season ended with Ripken in the American League...
  • Maker of magical moments leaves imprint for all time

    Like everyone else, Mike Flanagan carries a moment, a flash that offers an indelible impression of Cal Ripken, his former teammate who grew to become, as Ripken's younger brother Bill liked to say, "the biggest man in the game." The moment was Aug. 9, 51...
  • Thompson, 83, expected to be removed from life support

    Baltimore broadcasting legend Chuck Thompson is expected to be removed from life support systems today after suffering a stroke that has left him brain dead, his brother said last night. "As it stands now, he would be a vegetable if we would keep him...
  • 35 years later, O's still swept up in joy

    Save for Cal Ripken's emotional farewell tour, the recently completed Orioles season was definitely a year to forget for hometown fans. But 35 years ago, it was truly a festive time in Baltimore. The youthful 1966 Orioles had just breezed to their...
  • Ripken to offer advice in column in The Sun

    Cal Ripken Jr. always envisioned a career beyond playing baseball for the Orioles, but writing an advice column for a newspaper? Ripken, who gave up his professional athletic career at the end of the 2001 season, has agreed to answer readers' questions...
  • '10 years ... in many ways, it seems like it was yesterday'

    As the Orioles prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cal Ripken's record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game Tuesday, The Sun asked Ripken for his recollections. TEN YEARS ... unbelievable. In many ways, it seems like it was yesterday. That is,...
  • Palmeiro back to a game in crisis of faith

    Palmeiro back as fans question game's soul In Aberdeen yesterday, in the hot summer sun, children of all ages played baseball. The kids, some as young as 8, took batting practice and shagged fly balls on fields where the green grass is mowed in...
  • Memories play on, 10 years later

    The record-breaking evening of Sept. 6, 1995, wasn't just Cal Ripken's night to pass Lou Gehrig on the consecutive games list. It was also a celebration of baseball, of Baltimore, of a favorite son. For many, it was the most memorable night ever spent...
  • Based on survey, Palmeiro faces a long haul to Hall

    The debate was supposed to have ended on that night last month in Seattle when Rafael Palmeiro stroked his 3,000th hit, a well-placed double that bounced in front of the left field fence at Safeco Field, a spot in baseball immortality landing with it. As...
  • When heroes falter, it's forgive or forget

    Ray Lewis was accused of murder. Latrell Sprewell choked his coach. Muhammad Ali refused to go to war and was labeled a traitor. All rebounded to attain greater stature than before. Ben Johnson was stripped of a gold medal days after he set a sprint...