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  • Orioles, MLB foot bill for under-12 city softball team to play at All-Star Week

    Orioles, MLB foot bill for under-12 city softball team to play at All-Star Week
    When Ebony Johnson learned that she and her softball team would spend MLB All-Star Week in Minneapolis, she admitted to being a little more excited than her players. "They're just 11 and 12 years old," she said. "So many of them haven't left the city....
  • Vi Ripken kidnapping mystery still 'open investigation,' still unsolved

    Vi Ripken kidnapping mystery still 'open investigation,' still unsolved
    Two years later, the mysterious kidnapping of one of Aberdeen's most prominent citizens remains a wide-open case. Aberdeen police say they have nothing new to report in the abduction of Vi Ripken. The matriarch of Maryland's first family of baseball...
  • Once again, Orioles' Adam Jones hits a home run in the first inning

    Once again, Orioles' Adam Jones hits a home run in the first inning
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones sent the first pitch he saw Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels over the center-field wall in the first inning for a two-run home run. It was Jones' 21st home run of the season -- 11 of which have come in the...
  • Kevin Gausman shines as Orioles hold on for 4-3 win over Los Angeles Angels

    Kevin Gausman shines as Orioles hold on for 4-3 win over Los Angeles Angels
    When Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman walked off the mound after the fourth inning Wednesday, moments after third baseman Manny Machado turned in another stunning defensive gem, the rookie said he wasn't dreaming of his potential moment in history....
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter campaigns for Nick Markakis to make All-Star Game

    Orioles' Buck Showalter campaigns for Nick Markakis to make All-Star Game
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Right fielder Nick Markakis ranked 10th among American League outfielders in the most recent All-Star Game fan balloting, but manager Buck Showalter campaigned Wednesday for the team's longest-tenured player to make his first...
  • Some more Chris Davis numbers from Tuesday's game

    Some more Chris Davis numbers from Tuesday's game
    PITTSBURGH -- The Orioles public relations department crunched some more numbers on Chris Davis’ three home-run game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, the second of his career. It’s the 20th time it has happened in...
  • On his 28th birthday, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still waiting to test elbow

    On his 28th birthday, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still waiting to test elbow
    PITTSBURGH -- Catcher Matt Wieters celebrated his 28th birthday Wednesday on the road with his team. But Wieters is still waiting out the stiffness in his right elbow, and he remains unsure about when he'll be able to test it by throwing. Initially,...
  • Nick Markakis continues to climb Orioles' all-time hit list with same lunch-pail demeanor

    Nick Markakis continues to climb Orioles' all-time hit list with same lunch-pail demeanor
    When Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis slapped a single to left field in his first at-bat Friday night against the Cleveland Indians, he continued his climb up the franchise’s all-time hit list. Markakis was by no means finished. He hit...
  • Ripken Foundation, Arundel officials create a home field advantage

    Ripken Foundation, Arundel officials create a home field advantage
    Early this past week, Rick Anthony, director of Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, went to see the new synthetic turf at Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park in Annapolis before the formal ribbon-cutting held Thursday. "I was blown away," he said....
  • Braves select Gavin Sheets out of Gilman in MLB draft

    Braves select Gavin Sheets out of Gilman in MLB draft
    Gavin Sheets, the son of former Orioles outfielder and Gilman coach Larry Sheets, was drafted in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He was the No. 1,123 pick overall. Sheets just finished his...
  • Washington Nationals pick Ryan Ripken in 15th round of MLB draft

    Washington Nationals pick Ryan Ripken in 15th round of MLB draft
    Players selected on the final day of the major league baseball first-year draft rarely receive national attention, but the Washington Nationals turned some heads Saturday by picking Ryan Ripken (Gilman), son of former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. The...
  • Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. will be forever linked as Hall of Fame classmates

    Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. will be forever linked as Hall of Fame classmates
    Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn always¬†will be linked by a splendid Sunday in July 2007, when baseball fans massed to celebrate all that was still good in the game. The pair went into the Hall of Fame together — Gwynn, the voluble hitting wizard,...