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  • Text of Peter Angelos' statement

    Baltimore Orioles principal owner Peter Angelos was not present at Cal Ripken's press conference. The following statement was read on Angelos' behalf by vice president Joe Foss. Cal Ripken is a great athlete, a great sportsman and a great Marylander....
  • Emotional time for mother, siblings

    Mom knew. Vi Ripken was puttering around the house in Aberdeen on Saturday when the phone rang. Her eldest son was calling. They spoke briefly, family chitchat. Then Cal took a deep breath and swung. "I just wanted you to know that I've made my...
  • Eye disease limits WBAL's Thompson; Role is restricted to radio commentary

    In an article in Wednesday's editions, The Sun reported that Orioles radio announcer Chuck Thompson was undergoing "new, experimental therapy" to treat the eye disease macular degeneration. When Thompson's treatment began earlier this year, the therapy...
  • 'A class all to himself'

    Chuck Thompson, whose familiar radio voice painted the picture of Baltimore sports for more than half a century, died yesterday morning after suffering a stroke Saturday. He was 83. Mr. Thompson, known for his catch phrases "Ain't the beer cold!" and "Go...
  • Career highlights and signature phrases

    Career highlights - 1939: At 18, Thompson breaks into broadcasting by calling games of Albright College for WRAW in Reading, Pa. - 1946: Calls first major league baseball game in Philadelphia. - 1948: Hired in Baltimore to do play-by-play for...
  • From The Baltimore Sun's archives: Vi Ripken first to hear news of Cal Ripken Jr.'s retirement

    Mom knew. Vi Ripken was puttering around the house in Aberdeen on Saturday when the phone rang. Her eldest son was calling.They spoke briefly, family chitchat. Then Cal took a deep breath and swung. "I just wanted you to know that I've made my decision....
  • Thompson makes the call on 'once in a lifetime experience'

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Performance, longevity and a voice smoother than the consistency of maple syrup, dripping with the rich resonance that has always been his, has brought Chuck Thompson to a cherished and satisfying career achievement -- enshrinement in...
  • Go to the Hall, Miss Agnes Thompson's being honored

    Go to war, Miss Agnes -- Chuck Thompson is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Orioles' legendary announcer was named yesterday as the 1993 winner of the Ford C. Frick Award, given to a broadcaster who has made a major contribution to baseball. His...
  • In the rough-and-tumble baseball of the 1890s, Baltimore rose to the top with skill and guile

    In the rough-and-tumble baseball of the 1890s, Baltimore rose to the top with skill and guile
    A century ago, Baltimore was a bustling, brawling, blue-collar city of 500,000, teeming with trolleys and privies and chimneys that belched coal smoke. The skyline was beveled by breweries and churches. Cardinal Gibbons and Enoch Pratt were people, not...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •Log Home Bus Tour, tour seven log homes in the Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail, Oct. 12, $20. Hivel Un Dahl, Bruce, 610-395-9836. •Palaces and Pumpkins, tour of Washington Irving's Home and admission to Great Jack O'Lanterns...
  • Bud Selig honors Vin Scully with prestigious award

    Before Friday, there was one person in baseball who had received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award as a non-player: Rachel Robinson,  wife of the late Jackie Robinson. That number doubled when Commissioner Bud Selig presented Dodgers...
  • Saturday: Braves at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.

    Braves at Marlins When/where: 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park, Miami On the air TV: Fox Sports Florida Radio: 940-AM, 1230-AM (West Palm), 710-AM (Spanish) On the mound LHP Alex Wood (10-10, 2.92) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (6-10, 4.19): This is a rematch of...