| Jul 2, 2011
| 8:24 AM
I am having a disturbing recurring thought about the plight of the Baltimore Orioles. If Buck Showalter is not the appointed savior of this franchise, then who is?
Orioles fans are preparing for yet another season of mediocrity as the dog days of the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:53 AM
Clifton A. Milway, a retired career utility company lineman who was known for his flavorful slow-cooked pit beef, died June 21 of complications from a broken hip at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.
The Bel Air resident was 90.
The son of...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 6:38 PM
He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played.
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...
| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Feb 24, 2011
| 1:40 PM
April 22, 1914: Babe Ruth made his pitching debut for the International League’s Orioles. The 19-year-old allowed six hits as Baltimore beat Buffalo, 6-0. Ruth also had two hits.
| Oct 31, 2010
Aubrey Huff grew up in the Fort Worth area wanting to be a pitcher like Nolan Ryan, only to find out, "I didn't throw very hard."
So he became a slugger and made the majors. Now he's in the World Series with the San Francisco Giants, taking on the...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Home-run king Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice for impeding a grand jury investigation into illegal steroid distribution, closing a sordid chapter in a scandal that ensnared some of baseball's greatest players.
The verdict Wednesday...
| Nov 14, 2010
| 7:56 AM
LAGUNA NIGUEL -- The bat Kirk Gibson hit his iconic home run with in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series was sold for $575,912 at an auction that wrapped up early Sunday.
Gibson's jersey from the same game went for $303,277.
The items were among the...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Harry R. Hughes, governor of Maryland, 1979-1987
"Our interactions were not always friendly; that is putting it mildly. … I still call him the mayor. I think most people do. … He really loved Baltimore. I don't think he ever got over that....
| Dec 18, 2010
Alvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:43 PM
CHICAGO — If Chicago has been willing to believe that a cow caused the Great Chicago Fire, maybe it will buy this one: The White Sox got the idea to throw the 1919 World Series after the Cubs did the same thing one year earlier.