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  • Orioles finally get a crack at their long-time tormenters from New York

    Orioles finally get a crack at their long-time tormenters from New York
    Against anyone else, it would have seemed preposterous when the 12-year-old boy's hand reached into the field of play to change the course of the Orioles' 1996 playoff run.
  • Gus Triandos, beloved ex-Orioles catcher, dies at 82

    Gus Triandos, beloved ex-Orioles catcher, dies at 82
    Gus Triandos, a brawny slugger who won the hearts of Orioles fans starved for someone to cheer for in the 1950s, died Thursday at his home in San Jose, Calif. He was 82. "My father died in his sleep," his daughter, Lori Luna, said. "He'd been dealing...

    Gus Triandos: Baltimore's first sports hero

    Gus Triandos: Baltimore's first sports hero
    The year was 1959. I was 12 and shy to a fault. But an almost close encounter with my baseball hero, Gus Triandos, would change my life forever. Big Gus exploded onto the Baltimore baseball landscape, and into the lives of countless youngsters like me,...

    Is Rivera the best closer of all time?

     Is Rivera the best closer of all time?
    Forever a cut above Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Let's be honest. Luis Gonzalez didn't exactly smoke his single off Mariano Rivera in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. He fought off a cutter and fisted it just out of Derek Jeter's reach. But that's the...

    The Orioles -- and Baltimore -- reawaken

    The Orioles -- and Baltimore -- reawaken
    It thoroughly confounds the pundits that the Baltimore Orioles, separated by 15 years from their last winning season, and with a roster dominated by the young and unknown, would host the New York Yankees in a September series with first place on the line....