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Richard Ben Cramer had the gift of a great writer: an agile mind that generated entertaining books and magazine articles in topics as disparate as Middle East politics and baseball. The Chestertown, Md., resident, who died Monday at age 62, "had raw...
Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win — not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October. It's more than the 27 World Series flags on the...
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he doesn't pay attention to the standings until August. For the past 14 seasons, Orioles fans haven't had the need to either, their team usually already long out of contention by this time of year. "I haven't looked...
The date — Sept. 6, 1995 — had been circled on calendars, not just in Baltimore, but throughout the country. The countdown for the Orioles' Cal Ripken Jr. to break Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games record had gone on for months. And yet, if I...
Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson broke two bones in his rear shoulder area, including his clavicle, when he fell backward at least 6 feet from an elevated stage during a charity event Friday night in Hollywood, Fla., the Palm Beach Post reported....
Brooks Robinson remains in a south Florida hospital, recovering from a broken shoulder that he suffered in a fall during a banquet Friday night. Henry Rosenberg, primary financier of a statue of Robinson that was erected near Camden Yards last year, said...
Is it possible to produce a mildly amusing primetime musical drama that doesn’t take place in high school or involve over- the-top singing? Yes, and ladies and gentlemen it’s called “Smash.” In the pilot episode, viewers enter...
Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore. He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
When he and his staff moved back into their offices in the Carroll Building last year after a renovation, Howard County State's Attorney Dario Broccolino noticed how bare the walls were and how lifeless the place seemed. It had been a while since the...
He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...
Tags: Joe Torre, Don Mattingly, World Series, Athletes, Lou Gehrig
Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in...
It's hard to believe, but the fresh-faced kid who burst into the Orioles lineup in 1982, caught the final out of the World Series in 1983 and broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive games record in 1995 has reached the half-century mark. Cal...
Tags: Family, World Series, Nolan Ryan, Athletes, Lou Gehrig
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