- Davey Johnson, Lee Smith, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Joe Carter and Lou Piniella are among the 10 who will be considered by Baseball Hall of Fame's Today's Game Era committee
Sept. 18, 2003: About 2,000 fans brave the onset of Hurricane Isabel to watch the
OriolesandManny Machado's attack of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura captured everyone's attention Tuesday as it became the biggest story in baseball on an otherwise quietCharles C. Baum, 73, adviser to professional athletes and local charities and arts organizations, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 24 at his Severna Park home.Buck Showalter has never lasted more than four years at any of his previous managerial stops, but his tenure in Baltimore seems to be cresting as he prepares to manage the Orioles in the postseason.Lee MacPhail, a longtime Major League Baseball executive who served as Orioles general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95.The New York Yankees have almost always been the measuring stick for the Baltimore Orioles. And pardon O's fans if they've always felt the game was a little bit rigged, whether by baseball economics or by the dark magic of an adolescent fan.Orioles: With another Orioles season derailed, focus again shifts to future. MacPhail, Showalter counting largely on pitching resurgence to right team struggling in every area.He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be long before Derek Jeter is a new lord of New York Yankees lore.