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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Season brings out sure-handed production

    Ninth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. Cal Ripken's 1990 season evolved into a glove story. The Orioles finished nine games below .500 after making an improbable run toward the American League East title the previous summer....
  • 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...
  • Calling his own number, Ripken ends the streak

    Seventeenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. Cal Ripken entered his manager's office around 7:30 p.m. on the night of Sept. 20, 1998, and ended the major leagues' longest consecutive-games streak at 2,632. He did so...
  • 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...
  • 'Why Not?' year opens with bang as O's rebound

    Eighth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. The healing began with one swing. Cal Ripken's bat met a Roger Clemens fastball, and more than a two-run deficit disappeared. So did the possibility of repeating the previous season's...
  • MVP gives Memorial a rousing goodbye

    Tenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. The last season at Memorial Stadium brought tears from sentimental fans, more losses than wins from the Orioles, and another Most Valuable Player Award for Cal Ripken. Making himself...
  • 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...
  • '83 crown wasn't only feather in Ripken cap

    The second of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 major-league seasons. The curtain to the 1983 season lowered on the careers of three future Hall of Famers: catcher Johnny Bench, pitcher Gaylord Perry and outfielder Carl Yastrzemski. It opened wide...