John Joseph Scocca, a retired Johns Hopkins biochemistry professor recalled for his keen critical eye, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease May 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 72 and lived in Aberdeen.
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.
As an usher for the Baltimore Orioles at Memorial Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Gordon Huggins has witnessed six World Series, Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-setting 2,131st consecutive game, and many of the best players in the game's history.
Joseph "Jerry" Hankoff, a retired insurance agency owner and a decorated World War II bombardier-navigator, died April 24 of dementia complications at Edgewater Point in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 91 and had lived in Pikesville.
Betty G. Hocker, a retired Baltimore opera singer who wrote the "Fort McHenry March" during the nation's bicentennial, died Saturday from complications of dementia at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 101.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Four young men broke into the Stadium Place YMCA in Waverly early Tuesday and stole a 60-inch television, a portable oxygen tank and food, and also damaged a vending and bank machine, Baltimore police said on Wednesday.
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton had four homers -- all of the two-run variety -- on Tuesday against the Orioles. It's the 16th time that has happened in major league baseball history and only the second involving the Orioles.
The YMCA at Stadium Place in Waverly was broken into overnight, according to a spokesperson, and is closed Tuesday morning as police investigate. The extent of damage, and what, if anything was taken, could not immediately be learned.
Fifteen years after their split, Peter Angelos and Davey Johnson might have a chance to patch things up. The Orioles owner says, "enough time has passed," while his former manager says he has "buried the hatchet."
After three weeks of practice and Saturday's spring game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, sophomore fullback Noah Copeland and junior noseguard Travis Bridges are among the bright spots for a team looking to reverse course after last season's disappointing 5-7 record.
Police and baseball go together like, well, maybe not so much. But cops and criminals are part of this city¿s fabric, and sometimes get just as much attention, if not more, than the ballplayers themselves. Opening Day gives us a chance to look back at the times our police and our Orioles shared headline at Camden Yards.
Camden Yards, the stadium that changed baseball and Baltimore, turns 20 this year. The innovative ballpark changed the way stadiums were designed and played a key role in keeping the Orioles in Baltimore.