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  • For the Orioles, a Season of loss

    A cold, steady rain mixed with snow had caused Game One of the 1979 World Series to be postponed. The following day, morning snow and afternoon rain had given way to a cold and damp evening, with the game time temperature 41 degrees. More than three hours later, it was considerably colder as Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan and Pirates slugging first basemen Willie Stargell stared each other down with two outs in the ninth inning, their breath apparent in the chilled night air. The effect of the biting cold had been plainly evident in the combined six errors committed that night by two normally excellent defensive teams. Mr. Flanagan, however, inning after inning, seemingly willed himself to keep pitching, despite the falling temperature and the unpredictable play that it produced.
  • This, that and the other

    Has anyone seen the Cheers episode where Sam Malone tries to keep his bar patrons from watching a rerun of a 1975 Red Sox-Orioles game because, in a drunken moment, he hit the Oriole Bird with a baseball and didn’t...

    Looking back on '79 Series

    Here at Roch Around the Clock, I’d like to think that we’re a family. A bit on the dysfunctional side, but a family nonetheless. “We Are Family!” Maybe if placed in this context, the phrase won’t make you want to...

    Yea for York

    He still remembers the first professional uniform he ever wore. He was 18 years old, fresh off the bus from Arkansas. The jersey said White Roses across the chest. In his first pro game, the public address announcer in York, Pa., announced the team's...

    Phillies nominee for Roberto Clemente Award announced

    The Phillies' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was announced Tuesday. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the five-time defending National League's nominee. The annual award recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball...