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  • 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...
  • Who's greatest in pecking order?

    Tony Muser called it an impossible task. Terry Crowley wanted no part of it. Scott McGregor simply was appreciative for having such skilled players behind him, no matter who rated higher. Will Cal Ripken be remembered as the greatest Oriole, putting...
  • At 3rd, short, slow-starting kid wins over Weaver, AL

    This is where The Streak began, in 1982, its inception dependent on the patience of manager Earl Weaver, who continued to write Cal Ripken's name into the lineup until the kid proved he belonged. Ripken batted .128 with no RBIs in 23 games with the...
  • Out of the blue

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Opening Day, like summer, comes late to this small city in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. And like summer, the annual love affair between the townspeople and the Bluefield Orioles is intense and short, just 10 weeks...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scouts of merit lay dynasty's foundation

    In their heyday, the Orioles won three World Series titles and six American League pennants and produced baseball's best regular-season record from 1956 through 1985, winning six more regular-season games than the New York Yankees. Their enduring success...
  • Camden Yards' day at park becomes a national pastime

    It was never Larry Lucchino's intention to change the way baseball stadiums were built. It never entered his mind that the old-style brick ballpark, a short walk from the Inner Harbor, in the shadows of the historic B&O warehouse, with glorious views...
  • In 4th year, production, popularity on the rise

    Jim Palmer had retired after a month in 1984. Al Bumbry and Ken Singleton were released after that season. Cal Ripken needed big hands to carry all the torches that were passed to him in 1985. Given additional responsibilities with the loss of some...
  • President salutes Ravens' season

    WASHINGTON - While NFL teams are looking ahead to a new season, President Bush gave the Baltimore Ravens another chance yesterday to savor this year's Super Bowl triumph, offering them a presidential pat on the back at the White House. Bush appeared with...
  • Pro Football Hall fumbles in shunning of Modell

    THE ABSENCE OF Ravens owner Art Modell's name from the list of 15 finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003 was expected. There is still too much passion and, in some cases, disdain when his name is mentioned. It's a shame....
  • The Greatest Oriole

    The flag, which fluttered above left field at Memorial Stadium, was a study in simplicity - a surprisingly unobtrusive reminder of the day that Frank Robinson became the only player to hit a baseball completely out of the old ballpark. Maybe you have...