| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Baseball lost one of its great ambassadors Wednesday when former Cubs manager Don Zimmer died in Florida at 83.
Zimmer, nicknamed “Popeye” for his strength and big cheeks, spent 66 years in baseball.
But few were as wild as his three-...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this evening regarding the passing of longtime Major League player, manager, coach and Tampa Bay Rays senior advisor Don Zimmer, who was 83:
"Like everyone in Major League...
| Jan 28, 2014
Dave Miley has accumulated more than 1,000 wins as an International League manager. Jeff Manto compiled 658 hits over seveb seasons in the league with seven different teams. Jim Weber has a consecutive games streak that's more than double Cal Ripken's....
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:31 AM
There are a lot of Orioles fans out there who think the voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America were way off base when they named Bob Melvin American League Manager of the Year instead of Buck Showalter.
Of course, everybody around...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:53 PM
For many, the lasting image of Earl Weaver will be that of a fiery, short man kicking dirt and spewing his displeasure at an umpire. Weaver's personality — described as "combative," "irascible" and also "caring" — carried from his childhood to...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:11 PM
No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers.
Who is crazier? Joe Maddon or Andrew Friedman?
Or do the two men running baseball's best operation — without question the most efficient — know something that...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:05 PM
(Reuters) - The Oakland Athletics rewarded manager Bob Melvin with a two-year contract extension after he led the team to a division title and was voted American League Manager of the Year, the team said on Monday.
The extension will keep Melvin, who led...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:27 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
O's shut out for the first time in 49 games, lose to Jays...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:49 PM
Sitting in the visitors' dugout, Davey Johnson looked out over the park that used to be home, took a deep breath and grinned. It had been 15 years, but Johnson was finally managing again in Camden Yards.
"Feels good to be back," said Johnson, now the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:21 PM
— Left-hander Joe Saunders was not the popular choice to get the Orioles' first postseason start in 15 years and to try and guide the club back to Baltimore for its first home playoff contest since Game 6 of the 1997 American League Championship...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 7:41 AM
We just had our annual BBWAA meeting, and there are two things of interest that came out of it.
One: Next year, the BBWAA season awards – that’s MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year – will be announced on MLB...