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Peter Schmuck

Peter Schmuck is a sports columnist for The Baltimore Sun. He has been covering sports, particularly baseball, for decades and has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (Dodgers, Angels and Orioles). He also spent a decade as The Sun's national baseball writer.
Lee Smith was the most prolific closer of his generation and it only took 22 years for anyone to notice

Smith's career took him on a long journey that passed through eight cities, including a brief stop in Baltimore. The journey that brought him to Cooperstown took a little bit longer.

Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony features both a small-town feel and an international flavor

While former Orioles Mike Mussina, Harold Baines and Lee Smith celebrated their small-town roots, fans came from Puerto Rico and Panama to help welcome Edgar Martinez and Mariano Rivera to the Hall of Fame.

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