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  • 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...
  • Her positive spin

    When she walks into the Olympic Stadium tomorrow night for the closing ceremony, Kimmie Meissner will have something more valuable than her sixth-place finish as a souvenir. The figure skater from Bel Air has added a line to her resume, one more...
  • Kept in isolation, Phelps gains world exposure

    Anita Nall and Michael Phelps killed time one afternoon last week at an Old Navy store near their downtown hotel here. At the checkout line, Nall shook her head and kept quiet. "I asked Michael, `Why are you buying sweats?' He said he needed them,"...
  • Game 5: Ravens stumble again trying to take next step

    As Ravens offensive linemen Wally Williams and Jonathan Ogden sat next to each other on stools in front of their lockers, they began to think about the team's three-year history in Baltimore. It has been an emotional ride with a familiar pattern. Win,...
  • Elrod gives the nod to worst, best and rest

    He has spent 26 seasons in an Orioles uniform, most in franchise history, so if anybody knows the best and worst in club history, it is bullpen coach and former catcher Elrod Hendricks. Hendricks, 53, has laughed with them all and laughed at them all for...
  • Hendricks is welcome O's anchor

    In a sport with constant change, the Orioles' Elrod Hendricks is the very soul of stability. Throughout the majors there are new players, new managers, new league alignments, even new teams. Two expansion franchises were added during the strike. Look at...
  • Robinson, entire staff to return in '91

    He's back. Using just two words, the Baltimore Orioles stated the obvious last night: Frank Robinson will return as the team's manager for the 1991 baseball season. The team's coaching staff also will be kept intact. "The job isn't done," Robinson said,...
  • Listening to 'Old No. 5' remains easy delight for Orioles watchers

    The TV Repairman: There's a knack to listening to Brooks Robinson do an Orioles game on television. You want clubhouse chatter, full disclosure of what Cal Ripken had for breakfast or a bunch of tiresome and meaningless statistics, "Old No. 5," as...