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Catching up with ...

Mike Klingaman connects with former Baltimore sports stars.

  • Catching Up With ... Fred Carter

    Catching Up With ... Fred Carter

    The player who scored the biggest basket in Baltimore Bullets history turned 68 Thursday. Happy Birthday, Mad Dog. "I can still shoot," Fred Carter, the man with the feral nickname, said from his home in Norristown, Pa. "I can't make the 20-footer, but I'm good from 12 to 15. The range isn't there,...

  • Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts QB Y.A. Tittle

    Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts QB Y.A. Tittle

    He was Baltimore's first football star, an oddly named quarterback on a motley Colts team that boasted his strong arm but little else. For three years, Yelberton Abraham (Y.A.) Tittle led the club, won fans' hearts and even got his face plastered on the wrappers of Koester's Bread. Then the Colts...

  • Catching Up With ... Kim Herring

    Catching Up With former Ravens safety Kim Herring

    There's a whiff of the past in the Ravens' current playoff run. So said Kim Herring, strong safety on the Super Bowl XXXV championship team. Then as now, the Ravens rallied around linebacker Ray Lewis — but for different reasons. During the 2000 season, when Lewis was assailed publicly for his...

  • Catching Up With ... Jeff Mitchell

    Catching Up With former Ravens center Jeff Mitchell

    Twelve years later, the play sticks in Jeff Mitchell's mind. The one-time Ravens center can still hear the collision, see the Denver player fold and sense the game turning on one bone-jarring hit. "I'd never seen anything like it," Mitchell said of the play that occurred early in the Ravens' victory...

  • Catching Up With ... Barry Krauss

    Catching Up With former Baltimore Colts linebacker Barry Krauss

    Don't misunderstand. Barry Krauss loved Baltimore — from the crabcakes to the Inner Harbor to the rich provenance of the NFL team that picked him sixth overall in the 1979 draft. But five years later, the Colts' move to Indianapolis proved a godsend for the players, said Krauss, a tough linebacker...