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  • Only strike stops roll, threatens The Streak

    Thirteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. Baseball found a way to get Cal Ripken off the field in 1994. It stopped playing. The season lasted until Aug. 12, when players went on strike. Team owners canceled the remaining...
  • A full year's work: pass Gehrig, and save baseball

    Fourteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. When Cal Ripken wasn't accepting more congratulations or soaking in another long ovation in 1995, he managed to hit .262 with 17 homers and 88 RBIs. The season was cut short, to...
  • 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...
  • Dundalk's Bielecki found pitch he could handle

    As a chunky 8-year-old youngster in the Dundalk Little League, Mike Bielecki was once exiled to right field because he couldn't catch the ball or hit. However, a tip from opposing coach Sonny Yeager rescued Bielecki. "He suggested that I should pitch,...
  • Bat, glove help solidify status as O's legend

    When the Detroit Tigers won 35 of their first 40 games in 1984, building a huge lead in the American League East when no wild card existed, there wasn't much for the Orioles to focus upon besides individual accomplishments. The pennant race had become an...
  • 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...
  • Excerpts from Eddie Murray's speech

    Excerpts from Eddie Murray's speech at Cooperstown: A nice, little sea of black and orange out there. It's a wonderful thing. I'm thankful to be here today. It's a dream, one of the few things I never dreamed. The game, I knew I was going to do. It's a...
  • '96 was balm in healing process

    WILL they chant his name in Cooperstown, the way they used to at Memorial Stadium, when the quiet kid out of Los Angeles took over first base for the Orioles, then never stopped producing hits and homers and runs, all the way back to Camden Yards? Will...
  • Star deserved far better than treatment he got

    WHEN Eddie Murray is inducted into the Hall of Fame today, Major League Baseball will show an appreciation of the superstar that he didn't receive as a player, either nationally or in Baltimore. Even though Murray was one of the sport's best clutch...
  • Road to fame a steady line drive

    Power. Consistency. Durability. Those were the hallmarks of Eddie Murray's 21-year major league career. He never led a league in batting, home runs or RBIs in a non-strike season and never won a league Most Valuable Player award, but he quietly...