| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:25 PM
NEW YORK — Fifty years later, Sal Durante admitted he was so short, he needed to stand on his seat to catch that ball — the one hit by Roger Maris, a man whose stature just keeps growing.
There was only admiration Saturday at Yankee Stadium...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:32 PM
A National Archives and Records Administration employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling government property — including a recording of Babe Ruth's voice — and selling it on eBay, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced.
| Oct 23, 2011
| 2:40 PM
When Paul Brachfeld heard about the heist of historic documents in Baltimore this summer, the National Archives inspector general acted quickly.
First, he checked his records to see if the suspects — Barry Landau, a well-known collector, and his...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 11:25 AM
One of this town’s all-time sports greats joined Babe Ruth and Johnny Unitas today as athletes immortalized with statues in Baltimore.
And with the grace that made him perhaps the best defensive third baseman in the history of baseball, former...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:34 PM
James Hall Bready, an Evening Sun editorial writer for more than three decades and originator of the "Books and Authors" column that was published in The Baltimore Sun for nearly 50 years, died Saturday of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Visitors to the Orioles’ official website on Thursday morning were greeted by a picture of the nine-foot bronze statue of Brooks Robinson that was unveiled across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday.
“Statue for Robinson...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations.
Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Organizers of the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame are looking for ways to rejuvenate a proud institution that has been around since 1956.
They're hoping this helps: one of the Hall's most star-studded classes will be inducted at an upcoming ceremony...
| Jan 10, 2013
Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59.
McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:51 PM
"The Scandinavian Riviera," as some locals affectionately call it, runs along Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage, Minn., hard by the Canadian border. More prosaically, it's the area along State Route 61.
My wife and I headed to Lake Superior's...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that?
Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...