| 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 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....
| 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.
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 7:46 PM
NASCAR's ends its first quarter this week, when it stops at Richmond International Raceway for a three-day show highlighted by the Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 on Saturday.
Racing begins on Thursday with the K&...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 2:42 AM
The New York Yankees became Major League Baseball's flagship franchise almost as much for the glamorous image they project as for the 27 titles in their trophy case.
From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, Joltin' Joe to A-Rod, the Yankees have almost always been...
| Oct 17, 2010
Bristol Palin is dancing with the stars, Meghan McCain is a busy blogger, and Kim Jong Un is lining up as a successor to his father, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Being the offspring of a politician has some benefits along with the headaches.
| Dec 30, 2010
| 11:11 PM
GLENDALE — Editor's Note: The following is a recap of the 2010 local sports scene from the summer and fall seasons.
The second half of 2010 brought numerous headlines, ranging from a former Glendale Community College baseball standout helping the...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:39 AM
To understand the appeal of sacred relics, which have caused wars and attracted devout pilgrims for nearly a millennium, look no further than Babe Ruth's bat.
Baseball fans in Baltimore forked over $10 last week to hold the Sultan of Swat's 32-ounce club...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:59 PM
William Malcolm Pitcher, an insurance firm owner, died of cancer July 5 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson, one of the local charities he assisted during his life. The Brooklandville resident was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Bateman Avenue,...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:47 PM
THOUSAND OAKS — "Carmageddon" didn't stop the La Crescenta 14-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team from making it to Thousand Oaks High on Saturday morning.
The closure of the 405 Freeway for construction and maintenance near the vicinity didn't prove...