June 21, 2004
Fifty-one years after graduation, on the eve of his alma mater's closing, Southern High's best-known athlete can still warble the old school song. Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Famer, clears his throat, long-distance, and ... Hit it, Al. On the site of old Fort Federal, stands the school we love, Southern in our hearts forever, we shall rise above. Kaline stops, sighs. "That brings back a lot of good memories," he says. "It's a shame there will be no more Southern Bulldogs." When classes end Friday, Southern, a neighborhood fixture in Baltimore City since 1910, ceases to exist.
September 10, 1996
Favorite pitchersThe pitchers who have surrendered four or more home runs to Eddie Murray.Six: Bert Blyleven; Milt Wilcox; Frank Tanana.Five: Geoff Zahn; Dave Steib; Mike Caldwell; Larry Gura; Jack Morris; Mike Smithson.Four: Rick Langford; Jim Slayton; Dennis Leonard; Ken Schrom; Dan Petry; Richard Dotson; Jose DeLeon; Bruce Hurst; Sid Fernandez, Kevin Gross.40 not neededMurray tops the list of major leaguers with the most home runs in a career without hitting 40 or more in a season.Player .. .. .. .. ..HRsEddie Murray ... .. .500Stan Musial .. .. ...475Dave Winfield .. .. .465Al Kaline .. .. .. ..399Graig Nettles .. .. .390Power switchMurray is closing in on becoming baseball's top home-run slugging switch hitter.
July 3, 1993
July 13, 1993 Oriole Park at Camden YardsTwelve former Orioles are on the American League team that will play a National League team of old-timers in the Heroes of Baseball All-Star Game on July 12 at Camden Yards. The rosters:AMERICAN LEAGUE Player .. .. .. .. .. Team .. .. Pos.Luis Aparicio* ... .. Orioles .. CoachYogi Berra* ... .. .. Yankees .. CoachPaul Blair . .. .. .. Orioles .. OFBill Buckner .. .. .. Red Sox .. 1BAl Bumbry .. .. .. .. Orioles .. OFBert Campaneris .. .. A's ... .. SSDoug DeCinces . .. .. Orioles .. 3BBobby Doerr* .. .. .. Red Sox .. CoachBob Feller* ... .. .. Indians .. PMark Fidrych .. .. .. Tigers ... PRollie Fingers* .. .. A's ... .. PBobby Grich ... .. .. Orioles .. 2BKen Griffey Sr. .. .. Mariners . OFReggie Jackson* .. .. O's/Yanks.
July 19, 2001
Former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Barry Shetrone died of a heart attack yesterday, 12 days after his 63rd birthday. Shetrone, who pioneered the Anne Arundel County 50-and-over Senior Softball League and was inducted into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, had been recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, according to longtime friend Howie Becraft. "I just saw Barry on Sunday at a reunion and he didn't look well, had lost a lot of weight, but this is a shock," Becraft said.
August 7, 1991
If this is August, then Johnny's must be winning in Johnstown, Pa.Every year at this time, the Johnny's New and Used Cars sandlot baseball team heads for the All- American Amateur Baseball Tournament in Johnstown. The event brings together the 16 best 20-and-under teams east of the Mississippi River for a week of double-elimination play.When this year's tournament opens Monday, Johnny's doubtless will be the favorite. The team managed by 78-year-old Walter Youse, the Milwaukee Brewers' East Coast scouting supervisor, has won nine of the last 12 championships and 17 in all, dating to 1955.
June 19, 2001
Baseball Athletics: Activated DH John Jaha. Designated P T. J. Mathews for assignment. Braves: Activated P Damian Moss; optioned him to Triple-A Richmond. Cardinals: Optioned P Bud Smith to Triple-A Memphis. Purchased contract of 2B Stubby Clapp from Memphis. Placed OF J. D. Drew on 15-day DL with broken right hand. Cubs: Recalled P Will Ohman from the Triple-A Iowa. Optioned IF Jason Smith to Iowa. Expos: Placed OF Curtis Pride (Silver Spring) on 15-day DL with bruised right wrist.