With 2017 drawing to a close, The Baltimore Sun sports staff is sharing some of its favorite memories from the past year. Here are the stories, moments and characters that left the deepest impressions.
Brooks Robinson turns 80
Few athletes are singled out, in print, for a milestone birthday. Brooks Robinson is one.
When he turned 80 in May, we had to call the Hall of Fame third baseman. Could he actually be that old? He reckoned so.
“The big eight-oh has got me,” said Robinson, perhaps Baltimore’s favorite son of sports.
Outwardly, Robinson accepts old age with grace. He has weathered prostate cancer and...