| Aug 21, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Nick Nicaise's first word was "car." While his childhood pals mooned over Mickey Mantle, he idolized driver Dan Gurney.
And when his wife glimpsed a grown-up Nicaise beaming as he flitted around the garage area at an IndyCar race, she told him, "You're...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 5:46 PM
The remnants of Hurricane Irene are behind the Orioles and New York Yankees, but some strong feelings linger in its wake.
The Yankees were not happy about the way the Orioles handled the rescheduling of Saturday's doubleheader — the games were...
| Apr 1, 2012
A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude — playing as the 2009 New York Yankees, I had...
| Nov 27, 2011
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Bryan Harman will have a quiet spring this year. But he's a busy man this winter. Last weekend, he was honored as the 2011 Maryland High School Coach of the Year by the Maryland Oldtimers Baseball Association at the Del Capri Restaurant, in Dundalk....
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Marjorie G. Gilbert, a retired certified public accountant who co-owned a Baltimore County jewelry business, died of pneumonia complications Feb. 13 at Sinai Hospital. She was 88 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born Marjorie Gross in Newark, N.J., she was a...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:25 PM
NEW YORK — Fifty years later, Sal Durante admitted he was so short, he needed to stand on his seat to catch that ball — the one hit by Roger Maris, a man whose stature just keeps growing.
There was only admiration Saturday at Yankee Stadium...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Pits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Library to display exhibition of baseball memorabilia: The Baseball Reliquary presents "Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of '68," an exhibition chronicling the extraordinary baseball season of 1968,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Terry Cannon grew up in Detroit rooting for his hometown Tigers.
Cannon is the executive director of the Baseball Reliquary, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 2:52 PM
To the sports fans and careful readers who called or wrote us about the Almanac item on Monday, thank you. And yes, we know that the caption about Mickey Mantle was wrong. But thanks for sharing. We appreciate hearing about such errors and ask you to keep...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...