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  • Earl Weaver timeline

    Earl Weaver timeline
    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 a lengthy stint in the minor leagues and then through a Hall of Fame managerial career with the Orioles and beyond.
  • Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate

    Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Bill Lachemann was on the same Dorsey High baseball team as legendary manager Sparky Anderson. He played his first professional game five years before Angels rising star Mike Trout's father was born and caught former Angels pitcher...

    Whispers: Cardinals believe they have closer in Motte

    Whispers The Cardinals are thrilled with the job Jason Motte has done as their closer. He tentatively has been written in for the job in 2012, keeping them from having to go outside the organization to get that piece. … The Red Sox are hoping...

    20 years ago, 'Why Not?' O's began final push

    20 years ago, 'Why Not?' O's began final push
    The day began 20 years ago with overcast skies and wisps of fog, a Friday. Despite the fact that the weekend is not expected to brighten, Baltimore baseball fans bask in a warm glow that has been building since April. Their team, the American League...

    'Why Not?' buzz: 1989 soundbites

    Here's a sampling of what was being said as the Orioles' 1989 season came down to the wire, concluding with the final series against the Blue Jays in Toronto to decide the American League East title. "It's going to Canada." - Reliever Brian Holton "We...