Mike Klingaman

Writer

A sports enterprise reporter for The Baltimore Sun, Mike Klingaman writes human-interest stories, historical profiles and a weekly retrospective called “The Sun Remembers.” He won the 1995 Associated Press Sports Editors feature writing award for a piece on Cal Ripken Jr. and was one of three finalists for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize in Specialized Reporting. A native of Catonsville, he is an avid, if oft-frustrated gardener who, for 10 years, wrote a nationally-syndicated column, "The Real Dirt."

Recent Articles

  • Retro: Get Navy's goat? Sorry, Army, not this year

    Retro: Get Navy's goat? Sorry, Army, not this year

    When Army and Navy butt heads Dec. 8, give the Midshipmen the edge on looks, at least. Their football helmets will bear the logo of a goat. Not just any old goat. The emblem on their headgear, gloves and cleats will be — for the first time — that of Navy’s goat, Bill, as a tribute to the purebred...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 2-8

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Dec. 2-8

    Dec. 8, 1996: The Orioles sign free-agent left-hander Jimmy Key, then a four-time All-Star, to a two-year, $7.8 million deal. Key, 35, will win 16 games for Baltimore’s 1997 American League East champs. Dec. 3, 2001: Third-ranked Maryland defeats Connecticut, 77-65, to win the BB&T Basketball Classic...

  • Memorable moments from Symphony of Lights: Proposals, runaway reindeer, a birth and more

    Memorable moments from Symphony of Lights: Proposals, runaway reindeer, a birth and more

    For 24 years, the shimmering rows of Santas, skaters and snowflakes have drawn wondrous stares and triggered untold videos by the more than 2.5 million passersby at the Symphony of Lights, a mile-long array of glittering Yuletide bliss. Though it has grown into one of the county’s most anticipated...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    Nov. 28, 1955: With their first-round NFL draft pick (ninth overall), the Colts grab Lenny Moore, a Penn State halfback who, The Sun predicts, “could furnish insurance for anticipated backfield needs.” Nov. 26, 1996: Second-ranked Monica Seles defeats No. 11 Mary Joe Fernández, 6-3, 7-5, in the...

  • The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Nov. 18-24

    The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Nov. 18-24

    Nov. 22, 1998: Priest Holmes rushes for 227 yards, an NFL season high, as the Ravens defeat the Bengals, 20-13, in Cincinnati. Nov. 23, 1974: Jockey Chris McCarron rides six winners at Laurel Park en route to a record 547 victories this year. His only loss this day is in a race won by Gregg McCarron,...

  • No armistice for Navy football in 1918

    No armistice for Navy football in 1918

    World War I left America with newfound might. As if to prove it, on Nov. 16, 1918 — five days after hostilities ceased — Navy’s football team went out and thrashed its opponent, 127-0. Pity Ursinus College, from Collegeville, Pa., the victim of that rout at Farragut Field in Annapolis. Navy, coached...

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