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Lou Gehrig

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  • Roots of Florida Gulf Coast's tournament run trace back to Baltimore

    Roots of Florida Gulf Coast's tournament run trace back to Baltimore
    The Cinderella team of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament hails from Florida, but its coaches have Maryland roots. Andy Enfield set scoring records at Johns Hopkins before he became head coach at Florida Gulf Coast, the darling of the...
  • Five nostalgic books on baseball

    My father, Bill Guilfoile, was a baseball executive for 40 years with the New York Yankees, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also a compulsive reader, and it's no surprise that his favorite subject was the game that has...
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • CBS telecast came up short on story of fans' love for Ray Lewis

    CBS telecast came up short on story of fans' love for Ray Lewis
    With a TV event as emotional and epic as the last game in Baltimore for Ray Lewis, it would be a mistake to micro-critique the telecast of the game itself by CBS Sports. I'll talk about the work of the Ravens' 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts by...
  • Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family

    Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family
    If you want to meet the matriarch of Maryland's most famous baseball family, just go to a minor league game in Aberdeen. There she is on dozens of summer nights — plain-spoken and tough as leather but also open, happy to talk about the thousands...
  • Orioles reveal a sneak peek of the Cal Ripken Jr. sculpture

    Orioles reveal a sneak peek of the Cal Ripken Jr. sculpture
    The Orioles released a little teaser of what the Cal Ripken Jr. sculpture is going to look like, but good luck guessing the pose. The O's posted the above photo on their Facebook page today, no doubt to help drum up anticipation for Thursday night's...
  • Orioles make the most of a playoff atmosphere, beating Yankees 10-6

    Orioles make the most of a playoff atmosphere, beating Yankees 10-6
    Adam Jones often wondered just how deafening Camden Yards got back when the Orioles were competing for division titles years ago. The Orioles center fielder usually turned to head trainer Richie Bancells, who has been with the team for nearly three...
  • Orioles will celebrate Cal Ripken Jr. (and a pennant race) Thursday

    Orioles will celebrate Cal Ripken Jr. (and a pennant race) Thursday
    The Orioles will unveil a bronze sculpture of Cal Ripken Jr. at Camden Yards on Thursday, the 17th anniversary of the day Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played. There was probably a time early in the season when fans expected...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. to make debut as in-game TV analyst for Sunday's O's game

    Cal Ripken Jr. to make debut as in-game TV analyst for Sunday's O's game
    Cal Ripken Jr. will make his in-booth color commentary debut during the Orioles’ game against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon on TBS. Ripken – who has previously worked in the TBS studio – will call the crucial AL East showdown along...
  • As Orioles fight to be No. 1 and honor No. 8, we're on cloud 9

    As Orioles fight to be No. 1 and honor No. 8, we're on cloud 9
    I died and went to heaven. No wait, it's just Camden Yards, easily mistaken Thursday night as the place where all good Orioles fans who have spent the last 15 years in purgatory go to get their just rewards. The O's were not just back in town, they were...
  • Fans learn the art of pencil-and-paper baseball scorekeeping

    Fans learn the art of pencil-and-paper baseball scorekeeping
    Lara Hall's husband, Jay Hood, recently bought her diamonds for her birthday — baseball diamonds, printed on the pages of a vintage scorebook from the 1960s. The book, an unused Houston Colt .45s scorekeeping manual, cost Hood about $5 on eBay. For...