| May 4, 2012
| 10:51 AM
1) Taft Apartments
The Taft celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and its staff plans to celebrate all year long. In its days as a hotel in the early part of the 20th Century guests like Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Babe Ruth and Lassie are...
| May 7, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Allan Lewis Purdham II, 41, of College Road, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born Feb. 19, 1971, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of Allan L. Purdham of Hagerstown and the late Carol Estelle Clemons Purdham....
| May 8, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Another big name in baseball is in the headlines decades after he was last on the mound. The surburban Boston home of Babe Ruth is up for sale.
The asking price is more than The Babe made in his entire career. The estate called The Home Plate Farm in...
| May 9, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Sixty miles east of Babe Ruth's birthplace, in the drowsy town of Sudlersville (population 497), stands a statue of the other great slugger from Maryland's past. But you'll have to stop at the town's only red light, corner of Church and Main, to view...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:36 PM
“Eat, Spit and Be Happy.” That’s the motto of ConAgra’s David Sunflower Seeds. That also apparently is the motto of most people who sit in city park bleachers as evidenced by the abundant piles of sunflower seed shells literally...
| May 17, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Three months, one week and two days. That’s how long it took to shape a list, start to finish, of the 175 greatest athletes in Maryland history.
The Sun published the rankings today, from top to bottom. Me? I feel like I just completed a daunting...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:25 PM
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Behind a stellar offensive performance from its No. 3 hitter, Crescenta Valley Tile finds itself back in the hunt for the La Crescenta Babe Ruth Division 13-15 championship.
When Crescenta Valley needed its slugger to come...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Spending big bucks on baseball memorabilia: a record breaking bid on the earliest jersey worn by Babe Ruth.
The jersey went for $4.4 million. It's the earliest jersey known to exist worn by Ruth. It's a circa 1920 New York Yankees road model he wore in...
| May 26, 2012
| 11:49 AM
George Edward "Hunky" Sauerhoff, a political aide and fundraiser who was the founder and president of the Loyal Sons of Pigtown, died May 12 of heart failure at FutureCare Cherrywood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Reisterstown.
| May 22, 2012
| 4:52 PM
When Jon Miller arrived in Baltimore in 1983 to call Orioles games on the radio, the city was thriving.
People packed restaurants and bars every night.
The Orioles served as the primary reason for that, and later that year — the beloved...
| May 22, 2012
| 10:11 PM
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Sometimes miracles come about in mysterious ways.
On other occasions, they can appear to literally fall from the sky, which was the case for the Crescenta Valley Tile Babe Ruth baseball team on Tuesday evening.
Tile received a...