The Orioles didn¿t get a deep outing form their starter, their offense piled up strikeouts and they again relied on the home run. Occasionally, though, that formula works ¿ and it did Tuesday in a 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees before an announced 30,785 in the Bronx.
I might from Boise, Idaho, a town hours and hours away from the nearest pro baseball team-glancing at a map I'd say the Seattle Mariners are the closest I could get to a hometown team-but I was raised by a rabid Dodgers fan.
"At the Ballpark: A Fan's Companion" is a 64-page volume designed not only to introduce young would-be fans to America's greatest game, but also to answer any questions that might arise as they watch it.
Though there is no question that Johnny Bench was one of the greatest catchers of all time, I'm still trying to figure out how he ended up being introduced before the All-Star Game as one of baseball's four greatest living players.
Manny Machado records four RBIs, hits one of Orioles' three homers as club wins season-high sixth straight game, 9-4 over the Yankees, to pull within two games of first place. The Orioles improved to 31-30, moving back above .500 for the first time since they were 12-11 on May 3.
Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public school educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards where he had ushered for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure. He was 65.
Former WBAL WMAR television and radio broadcaster Ted Patterson's entire life has been consumed by sports — and that goes for his Towson residence, too, which is overflowing with baseball, football and boxing memorabilia — some of which that dates back to the 19th century. Patterson will attend his 41st consecutive Orioles Opening Day March 31.
In honor of the Roman Catholic Church naming Francis I its new pope, Baseball historian/statistician Bill Arnold put together a list of all-time, home-run leaders under each of the 11 popes since Major League Baseball was officially formed.
There was some speculation that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi might drop Alex Rodriguez in Wednesday's lineup because the aging star is 1-for-9 with five strikeouts in the series so far. But the lineups are out and Rodriguez is batting third as the Yankees¿ designated hitter.
For years, any big-picture assessment of the Baltimore Orioles has included a reminder of its growing streak of losing seasons. The number was 14 going into this year, a run of futility stretching all the way back to 1997. It won't hit 15.
When Eddie Murray's sculpture is unveiled at Camden Yards on Saturday, if the sun catches the bronze just so, onlookers might get a glimpse of themselves in the mirrored shine. It's fitting for the Orioles' most prolific hitter ever.
Eddie Murray, the former Orioles Hall of Famer, has been linked to an investigation by federal authorities in a wide-ranging insider trading case that already has ensnared teammate Doug DeCinces, according to a Reuters report.
Across from Turner Field, the home of the Braves, a parking lot sits on the old site of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. The concrete outer facade of the stadium is still there, and there is brick to outline where the old field was, but for the most part it's just concrete and white lines.
Leave it up to the qualifying members of the Baseball Writers Association of America to make their own decision, says former Orioles great Rafael Palmeiro. The Hall of Fame doesn't need to offer any advice beyond what it already suggests about character and integrity, he believes.