Paul H. Hutchins Jr., a retired Baltimore Sun photographer who caught a leaping Brooks Robinson celebrating the Orioles' 1966 World Series sweep, died of heart failure Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 91 and lived in the Loch Raven Reservoir area north of Towson.
April 28, 2000: Mike Bordick’s seventh home run helps the Orioles defeat the Texas Rangers, 4-3, before an announced 44,092 at Camden Yards. With 29 RBIs, Bordick breaks the one-month team record for RBIs by a shortstop held by Cal Ripken Jr.
George W. “Bill” Childs, former president of Childs Express Inc., a five-generation-owned-and-operated Waverly moving business, died last Wednesday of congestive heart failure at his Towson home. He was 90.
Constituents, colleagues and lobbyists honored the late Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch at his funeral in Annapolis. City Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles said of Busch: "He was us." Former state delegate Bruce Poole said Busch had "an enduring interest that ordinary citizens had a shot."
From thousands of empty seats at Camden Yards to boos for struggling first basemen Chris Davis, there were plenty of reminders of the Orioles' 2018 futility at the team's 2019 home opener. But the fans who showed up said they were encouraged by the rebuilding club's energy and winning start.
As the Iron Man and Woman of Orioles' Opening Day, we are hoping to throw out the first pitch when we hit 50 years of annual attendance and take a victory lap around the stadium. Then we’ll come back for 51, and hope some good seats come our way.
‘A Celebration of Frank’ in Frank Robinson's memory will begin at 6:15 p.m. April 6 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. The event will feature a video tribute to Robinson, as well as appearances from Orioles greats Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer and Boog Powell.
The Orioles’ home opener is April 4, meaning that baseball will soon be back, and all will be well with the world. With all you fine folks in mind, we offer this guide to celebrating beyond Opening Day.
The first time I saw Frank Robinson play was at Memorial Stadium on my 9th birthday in May 1966. I remember vividly his aggressive base running and beef with the umpire after being called out. That play and reaction personified the take-charge attitude that Frank Robinson brought to the game.
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson led the Orioles to their first World Series title in 1966, was the first African-American manager in both the American and National Leagues and managed the Orioles for parts of four seasons. Here’s a timeline of his career.
Making a change is never easy on the player. It’s even worse on the coach whose job it is to put the players on the field that gives his team the best chance of winning. It’s a difficult decision because of the relationships that we form with each player.
When fans made a great catch of a foul ball at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium back in the good old days, Rex Barney, legendary announcer, proclaimed over the public address system, “Give that fan a contract!” In light of the Orioles' painful state of affairs, maybe that's not just a corny idea.