| May 16, 2012
| 4:31 PM
They pass through the tiny row home at a steady clip, 50,000 pilgrims a year on a mission to visit their mecca. Here, in a second-floor bedroom of a narrow little residence on Emory Street, on a bitter cold day in 1895, George Herman Ruth was born....
| 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 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...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:12 AM
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...
| May 25, 2012
| 12:45 PM
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.
| May 28, 2012
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore is a rather Catholic town; if you ever lived here you know that.
I was born and raised an Irish Catholic in Baltimore; if you frequent this blog you may have known that.
Baseball is the ultimate sport for bizarre connections to history. No...
| Mar 17, 2013
Getting paid to be funny is great work if you can get it. And comedian Patti Vasquez knows she's fortunate to be busy.
"I'm in Iowa next week and then South Carolina after that," Vasquez said recently. "I mean, it took us two weeks just to coordinate...