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  • Walters welcomes heavenly bodies

    Walters welcomes heavenly bodies
    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...
  • This Day in Orioles History: April 22

    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.
  • World Series Notebook

    World Series Notebook
    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...
  • Iconic Kirk Gibson Home Run Bat Sold for $576,000

    Iconic Kirk Gibson Home Run Bat Sold for $576,000
    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...
  • Friday Buffet: The strange and sad demise of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games

    Friday Buffet: The strange and sad demise of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games
    On Thursday, the entire staffs of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games were given pink slips. The company, which released “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” (which I reviewed in February), was in partnership with the state of Rhode Island to bring...
  • Site set for Maryland State Private School baseball championship

    Site set for Maryland State Private School baseball championship
    The Maryland State Private School baseball championship game between St. Frances Academy and The Heights School will be played Saturday, 4 p.m., at Cardinal Gibbons' Babe Ruth Field, 3225 Wilkens Ave.
  • The Sun Remembers

    The Sun Remembers
    May 30, 1982: In an inauspicious start to a historic streak, 21-year-old Cal Ripken Jr. bats eighth and goes hitless in the Orioles' 6-0 loss to the last-place Toronto Blue Jays. An announced Memorial Stadium crowd of 21,632 sees the start of Ripken's...
  • In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases

    In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases
    "H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!" So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach. For many fans, baseball...
  • Staying active key for two 100-year-old seniors

    Staying active key for two 100-year-old seniors
    What's in a century? I the early 1900's America saw Babe Ruth's home-run record, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon and women's suffrage. Audrey Whiting of Houston was alive for it all. She celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday. "She's just so sweet...
  • From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms

    From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms
    It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
  • From Atlanta: In the middle of a parking lot, a tribute to history

    From Atlanta: In the middle of a parking lot, a tribute to history
    Across from Turner Field, the home of the Braves, a parking lot sits on the old site of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The concrete outer facade of the stadium is still there, and there is brick to outline of the old field. Metal squares show where the...