Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts quarterback, is honored as The Baltimore Sun's No. 2 Maryland athlete for his Hall of Fame career
Brooks Robinson owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 — a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium — Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles veteran.
Michael Phelps may be a global icon as the most golden of Olympians, but Baltimore remains where he touches home plate both as an athlete and a fan.
Baltimore Sun's Top 175 athletes: Despite his big-time power and three American League Most Valuable Player awards, 1930s slugger Jimmie Foxx of Sudlersville has been overshadowed
Baltimore Sun's Top 175 athletes: Baltimore Colts offensive lineman Jim Parker, who sprung Lenny Moore and protected Johnny Unitas, was named to All-Pro first team eight straight years