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  • Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck

    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....
  • 'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis

    'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis
    Chris Davis' astonishing start to this season hasn't occurred by accident. Through 12 games, he's putting up numbers that are only fit for video games. But it's the result of the 27-year-old Orioles first baseman's realizing that he can truly get more...
  • Roberto Alomar was simply the best at second base

    Roberto Alomar was simply the best at second base
    Former Baltimore Sun Orioles writer Buster Olney told me back in the 1990s that he thought Roberto Alomar was the best all-around player in the game. I don't think I fully agreed with him at the time, but he definitely wasn't very far from correct. We'...
  • Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark

    Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark
    Leading off the second inning, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis sent Yankees starter Hideki Kuroda’s 2-1 pitch into the left field seats for his major league-leading 31st home run this season. Davis broke former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson&...
  • Manny happy returns

    Manny happy returns
    When the Orioles promoted Manny Machado last August to play third base, they felt the 20-year-old's impact immediately. His defense solidified one of the club's weaknesses, and the stability he provided at the position was instrumental in the Orioles'...
  • Manny Machado's milestones before 21

    Manny Machado's milestones before 21
    Manny Machado before 21 •He has 118 hits, second in the major leagues behind the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, who has 120. •His 38 doubles have him on pace for 71, which would break Earl Webb’s single-season MLB record of 67,...
  • Orioles lose second straight game to Yankees, drop to third place in AL East

    Orioles lose second straight game to Yankees, drop to third place in AL East
    NEW YORK – Remember the New York Yankees? That shell of a franchise that was left for dead after being swept last weekend at Camden Yards, the mega-salaried club that simply couldn't overcome injuries and old age? Well, after beating the Orioles,...
  • Thome didn't miss a chance to credit Manuel

     
    Twins DH Jim Thome has crossed paths with hundreds of people in the baseball world throughout his 21-year major league career. Only one, though, was worthy of being mentioned after he hit his 600th career home run Monday against the......
  • Day 2 of Ultimate Road Trip: Cincinnati will be tough to beat

     
    As a Cardinals fan I am supposed to hate the Reds. It's one of the best rivalries in baseball at the moment and that brawl they had last year was one of the worst in recent MLB history. But visiting Cincinnati on Friday, my first time ever in the Queen...
  • Bill Plaschke: Kindness backstopped Jim Thome's run to 600 homers

     
    Jim Thome: Kindness, integrity backstopped Jim Thome's run to 600 homers...
  • Trey Griffey looks up to Detroit Lions’ receiver Calvin Johnson

     
      You would think it was a given. Ask Ken Griffey Jr.'s son who his favorite athlete is and you would have to figure Trey Griffey would put down his father. So it's an obvious choice, right? After all, his dad is known as one of the best power-hitters...