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The pose was pure Jim Palmer. The ceremony to unveil his sculpture, as you might expect, was pitch perfect. Palmer became the third Orioles great to be immortalized in bronze and put on display in the Garden of Greats behind center field at Camden...
Following is a transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Saturday at Camden Yards. “Thank you, thank you, and I promise you, this will be the last ‘thank you’ of my career. I know Paul Blair, the last...
Tags: Baseball, Jim Palmer, Charity, Muhammad Ali, Buck Showalter
A fixture on the mound and in the booth, Palmer to become a permanent part of Camden Yards on SaturdayFour years into his major league career, Jim Palmer had gone from being a 19-year-old phenom to a World Series hero who outpitched Sandy Koufax before his 21st birthday to a sore-armed 23-year old trying to figure out a suddenly clouded future. Sidelined...
Tags: Baseball, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr.
In this land of ours, the relationship between religion and politics is complex. We began with the establishment of colonies in the New World, by various European powers. Typically, colonists had no history of religious toleration and plenty of history...
The Baltimore SunJason Hammel capped his remarkable first-half -- one in which he emerged from nowhere to become the Orioles' most dependable starter and nearly make the American League All-Star team -- with his ninth quality start in 17 starts this season against the Los...
Tags: Erick Aybar, Baseball, Howie Kendrick, Jason Hammel, Trout
The Baltimore SunBrooks Robinson owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 — a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium — Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles veteran....
Many fans have lost hope as the Orioles have posted a dismal record over the past 14 seasons. Now the team is starting its new season by testing the faith of some of them as well. Friday is Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles, as well as for 17 other...
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...
Maddux dominant Kevin Cowherd Baltimore Sun OK, are we including cheaters? Or, ahem, alleged cheaters? If so, it's hard not to go with Mr. Steroid Scandal himself, Roger Clemens, with his 354 career wins, 3.12 ERA and 7 Cy Young Awards. But if...
Tags: Greg Maddux, Baseball, Athletes, Cy Young, Nolan Ryan
It's fortunate personal computers and their use for rotisserie baseball format hadn't been invented when I was growing up, otherwise I might not have made it out of grade school. Then again, most guys who grew up in the 1950s were the equivalent of...
It was no thanks to Larry Jaster that the Dodgers made a second consecutive trip to the World Series in 1966. The rookie left-hander from the St. Louis Cardinals pitched five shutouts in 1966 — all, remarkably, against the National League...
Sun reporterForty years ago last week, the Orioles bagged a pennant and threw themselves a party. For three hours, the new American League champions whooped and hollered and turned the visitors' clubhouse in Kansas City into Lake Champagne. Players sloshed through...
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