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  • Mass wedding recalls Elkton's claim to fame

    Seventy years ago, the small town of Elkton was the marriage capital of the East Coast. Wedding chapels lined Main Street like a miniature Las Vegas strip (minus the casinos, of course). Today, the Historic Little Wedding Chapel is Elkton's sole...
  • F. Robinson, 70, still has what O's lack -- fire

    FRANK ROBINSON turns 70 today, still angry after all these years. The most important player in Orioles history - the one without whom there might never have been a championship tradition here - was forever angry about opponents who tried to shake his...
  • 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...
  • Year-by-year inductees

    (BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...
  • Players balk on steroid use

    Putting the integrity of the national pastime under a harsh spotlight, a House committee questioned a panel of superstars Thursday about steroids in baseball, eliciting sharp denials from several -- and in the case of retired home run legend Mark McGwire,...
  • 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...
  • 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...