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Sports history tour

Outstanding athletes made their reputations in Baltimore, and here's the chance to reflect on what it must have been like to see them in their prime. Start at the Royal Farms Arena, where — in its days as the Civic Center — the NBA's Baltimore Bullets played, with Wes Unseld, Earl Monroe and Gus Johnson ruling the court. Then visit the 33rd Street site of Memorial Stadium, where the Brooks Robinson-led Orioles and Johnny Unitas' Colts won two World Series and a Super Bowl between 1966 and 1971. “It felt almost like home,” says Orioles great Boog Powell. “It felt that way to everybody.” Then, accessing Interstate 95 via I-395 east of Oriole Park at Camden Yards — a stretch known as Cal Ripken Way — visit New Cathedral Cemetery, the final resting place of 19th-century Orioles greats Ned Hanlon, Joe Kelley, Wilbert Robinson and John McGraw.

Memorial Stadium site, 900 E. 33rd St.

Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. royalfarmsarena.com

New Cathedral Cemetery, 4300 Old Frederick Road. www.newcathedralcemetery.com

Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun
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