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  • 'Reckless' Richards cracks open O's coffers

    In seven years with the Orioles, Paul Richards made the largest trade in baseball history, signed Brooks Robinson, invented the oversized catcher's mitt and preached a pitching-and-defense philosophy that defined the Orioles for years after he was gone....
  • Back in the bigs

    First in a series of occasional articles on the Orioles' five decades in Baltimore. In a March 1953 meeting in Tampa, Fla., the owners of the eight American League franchises rejected Bill Veeck's plan to move his downtrodden St. Louis Browns to...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gene Autry a Contender in American League Expansion Team

     
    Nov. 19, 1960: Hank Greenberg, former baseball star who was part owner of the Chicago White Sox, was out as the potential bidder for the American League baseball team hoping to start play in Los Angeles in 1961. So who......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk when he struck out Tony Lazzeri in Game 7 of the 1926 World Series?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Grover Cleveland Alexander was drunk and/or asleep in the bullpen when he was called out to face Tony Lazzeri in the 7th inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Modern baseball......
  • Ernie Harwell dies at 92; longtime Detroit Tigers announcer

    Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully, died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had...
  • Tony Kubek named 2009 Ford Frick Award winner

     
    Belated but hearty congratulations to Tony Kubek for being announced the other day as the Baseball Hall of Fame's 2009 Ford C. Frick Award winner, presented annually for "major contributions to baseball broadcasting." Kubek, who had a long career as......
  • Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

     
    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
  • Baseball Commissioner Visits Dodger Bullpen

     
    April 18, 1960: And now warming up in the Dodger bullpen—the commissioner of baseball? Ford Frick presented the Dodgers with their championship rings. When he realized he had one ring left and no one to give it to, Frick headed to the bullpen to honor...