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Mickey Mantle

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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. Against the New York Yankees? Jeffrey Maier was just another chapter in a long...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    Here's a roundup of what other media outlets are saying about the Orioles: ** Joe Posnanski of Sports on Earth offers his take on Orioles catcher Matt Wieters after his two-homer performance in a win against the Athletics. It is becoming less and less...
  • Transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at sculpture unveiling ceremony

    Transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at sculpture unveiling ceremony
    Following is a transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Saturday at Camden Yards. “Thank you, thank you, and I promise you, this will be the last ‘thank you’ of my career. I know Paul Blair, the last...
  • Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher

    Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher
    At first glance, there's little about Ben Delgado that screams "catcher." He stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 170 pounds, size usually reserved for a middle infielder … or a place-kicker. Then you see him on the field. He throws out 71 percent of would-...
  • Mesa Musings: Listening to the old Pacific Coast League

    College football's bowl season is upon us, but it's time to talk a little Hot Stove League baseball. The year was 1957. I was 12 years old and a huge Mickey Mantle fan. We didn't have Major League Baseball in Southern California in those days. The...
  • Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue

    Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue
    Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore. He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw. Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City. On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...
  • Renters insurance gains traction as market expands

    Renters insurance gains traction as market expands
    Renters insurance, a once nice-but-optional choice, is the new must-have in the booming rental market. "Multiple trends are probably fueling this," said Raleigh Floyd, a spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co. "Apartment vacancy rates are trending downward,...
  • Grand Prix organizers seek a mix of hard-core fans and novices looking for a spectacle

    Grand Prix organizers seek a mix of hard-core fans and novices looking for a spectacle
    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...
  • Showalter: Yankees' scheduling complaints 'disrespectful' to Flanagan

    Showalter: Yankees' scheduling complaints 'disrespectful' to Flanagan
    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...