| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Judging by the long lines outside Baltimore Convention Center on a freezing Saturday morning and the near-record attendance estimate at the end of Orioles FanFest, reports that this has been a winter of widespread discontent may have been greatly...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:07 AM
1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.
1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:33 PM
The departure of right fielder Nick Markakis, who after nine seasons with the Orioles signed a four-year, $44 million contract this winter with the Atlanta Braves, had a significant impact on the players he left behind in Baltimore.
"It’s going to...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Amid an offseason of player departures from the Orioles, two franchise cornerstones said they were healthy and ready to return to the field in spring training after injuries cut their seasons short in 2014.
Catcher Matt Wieters, who didn’t play...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:28 PM
The Marlins late Tuesday officially announced the signing of free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract.
Suzuki will become the first Japanese-born player to compete for the Marlins in the franchise's 22-year history. The Marlins have...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:33 PM
The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration cases to four, agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million deal with right-hander Bud Norris on Monday.
Norris, 29, was 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts last year for the Orioles. He made $5.3 million in...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Laurin Mincy gladly accepted the responsibility of giving the ninth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team a much-needed kick-start Saturday at the Smith Center in Washington. The redshirt senior sparkled in the second half, and her performance allowed...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox.
Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:01 PM
From 1984 through 1989, few were as great as Don Mattingly. The same can be said for his trademark mustache.
Alas, that six-season stretch wasn't enough for Donnie Baseball to earn enough votes to become a Hall of Famer this year, his 15th and final...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Based on the way salaries are structured in Major League Baseball, with players getting large raises after accruing three years of big-league service time, the Orioles knew they’d be doling out millions of dollars for arbitration-eligible players...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The New York Yankees re-signed switch-hitting third baseman Chase Headley on Monday to a four-year contract extending through the 2018 season.
Headley's deal is reportedly worth at least $50 million.
The Yankees acquired Headley, 30, from the San...