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  • Who's the greatest?

    Frank Robinson may have been the most talented player ever to don an Orioles uniform, but there are several other former Orioles who can lay claim to the title of The Greatest Oriole: Cal Ripken The Iron Man shortstop broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly...
  • The Greatest Oriole

    The flag, which fluttered above left field at Memorial Stadium, was a study in simplicity - a surprisingly unobtrusive reminder of the day that Frank Robinson became the only player to hit a baseball completely out of the old ballpark. Maybe you have...
  • Who's greatest in pecking order?

    Tony Muser called it an impossible task. Terry Crowley wanted no part of it. Scott McGregor simply was appreciative for having such skilled players behind him, no matter who rated higher. Will Cal Ripken be remembered as the greatest Oriole, putting...
  • Murray's words touch all bases

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Eddie Murray may be a man of few words, but for 18 minutes yesterday, he poured out his heart to a crowd of 18,000 that showed up for the 2003 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center. The former Orioles...
  • Cal moves up hit list, but slowly, with bad leg

    Nineteenth of a series recounting Cal Ripken's 20 full major-league seasons. On Nov. 1, 2000, Cal Ripken signed a one-year contract that assured his return for another season. But what kind of player would the Orioles be getting? He was guaranteed to be...
  • He may not fit the bill, but he will pay price

    THE IMAGE still lingers. Rafael Palmeiro, called to testify before a congressional committee on March 17, pointed his finger at committee chairman Tom Davis and denied that he had ever used illegal performance-enhancing drugs. There was no tortured legal...
  • In a blink, Hall uncertain

    Citing a confidentiality agreement with Major League Baseball repeatedly during a 25-minute teleconference yesterday, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro avoided specific questions about when and what he might have taken that triggered a failed steroids...
  • Palmeiro suspended

    Five months after adamantly denying before Congress that he had used steroids, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro has been suspended for violating Major League Baseball's policy on the banned substance. The suspension, announced yesterday, will last...
  • One last hit parade

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Two months ago, Cal Ripken looked like everything he never wanted to be. He was batting a meager .210 on the June afternoon when he announced he would retire at the end of this season, a part-time third baseman playing out the...
  • Hitting his mark

    SEATTLE - The list is so impressive that it humbles a likely first-ballot Hall of Fame player. Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro recites the names - Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray - and says he doesn't belong in their class. But a run-...
  • 3000

    SEATTLE - The emotionless cucumber-cool ballplayer, the man who never gets too high or too low, sat in the visitors' dugout with a towel draping his face. His chest heaved while he held that towel tightly to his mug, experiencing the most private of...