Frank C. Robey Jr., 80, a former Baltimore high school principal who was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates and who went on to serve as Baltimore County's administrative officer, died of heart failure Monday at Gilchrist Hospice Care.
Memorial Stadium may be gone, but it lingers in the hearts of sports fans — and the handiwork of John Swope. A woodworker from Parkville, Swope has constructed a miniature version of the ballpark on 33rd Street that was demolished beginning in 2001.
Chris T. Delaporte, 75, the director of Baltimore's recreation and parks program in the 1980s and later headed the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer July 29 at the Life Care Center of Port Townsend, Wash.
Christopher W. Dinisio, a retired Washington Metropolitan Department police officer and bicylist, died Saturday from a massive heart attack while riding his bicycle. The Marriottsville resident was 67.
Fifty years ago Friday, the first-place Orioles defeated the California Angels, 2-1 on Boog Powell's walk-off home run before a jubilant 19,312 at Memorial Stadium. It was another in a season of storybook victories for the 1966 Orioles, who went on to win it all. Prior to playing the Angels at Camden Yards on Friday night, the club will pay homage to that team, trotting out a number of players from Baltimore's first World Series champion in a pregame tribute.
Dr. Raymond F. Waldron, a retired Baltimore dentist, a devout Roman Catholic and avid sports fan who'd resort to his rosary for encouragement whenever his team fell behind, died Friday from cancer at a daughter's Greensburg, Pa., home. He was 81.
A look behind "The City," a multimedia work about Baltimore, past and present (including Freddie Gray riots), with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts and film by James Bartolomeo, being premiered in April by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Marin Alsop.
Despite all the alternate plans — proposals for a dome, a multi-purpose stadium to attract a football team back to town and handfuls of alternate sites — Baltimore ended up with a baseball-specific ballpark on a former industrial site. On Monday, the Orioles host their 25th home opener at the seemingly timeless Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The ritual of renewal that is Opening Day can be both transformative and defining. While it offers the opportunity for a new beginning, it is also invites reflection as to where we have been and where we are headed. And that analysis applies to a city as well as its baseball team.
Loyola Maryland has endured setbacks in the past. But Saturday¿s 15-6 loss against No. 11 Duke at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore was the program¿s most lopsided outcome since March 8, 2008, when that squad also fell to the Blue Devils, 21-8.
Alice Berney Hoffberger, 90, a philanthropist and arts patron who rooted for the Baltimore Orioles, the team her husband's family owned, died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at the Blakehurst Retirement Community.
Charles "Charlie" Oberman, who had been a supervisory usher at Royal Farms Arena for 50 years and also had ushered at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards, died Jan. 23 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 96.
When Frank Robinson was acquired by the Orioles 50 years ago this offseason, he found that Baltimoreans welcomed his bat in the lineup more than his presence in their neighborhoods. When he moved into Ashburton, that was already beginning to change.
After meeting "cute" at the inaugural Baltimore City Fair in 1970 and getting married two years later, John and Dawn Strumsky have built quite a life together as they approach their 44th year of wedded bliss.