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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won't happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz in the voting for American League designated hitter. The Orioles should have at least one more -- center fielder Adam Jones is having another All-Star-type season. There's a possibility if Jones makes a late run in the fan voting -- the teams will be announced Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN -- that he could start in the AL outfield for the second consecutive year.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Mike Boddicker has a World Series ring from the Orioles, whom the right-hander helped win it all in 1983. On Friday, however, he'll wear a Kansas City Royals T-shirt to watch the start of the American League Championship Series. "I bleed Royals blue," Boddicker said by phone from his home in Overland Park, Kan., 20 minutes from Kauffman Stadium. "This city has gone nuts. We've waited 29 years for a playoff team. These people have been so loyal for so long; I'll root for the city because it deserves this.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1997
Dale Hunter is a stoic player who keeps his feelings under wraps in good times and bad.But yesterday, when he emerged from a team meeting in which Capitals general manager David Poile announced Hunter had been named to the NHL All-Star team as a special selection by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, he was anything but stoic"I don't know what to say," Hunter said, his eyes moist, his voice catching. "Give me a few minutes."Hunter joins Philadelphia Flyers center Dale Hawerchuk as the commissioner's choices for the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won't happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz in the voting for American League designated hitter. The Orioles should have at least one more -- center fielder Adam Jones is having another All-Star-type season. There's a possibility if Jones makes a late run in the fan voting -- the teams will be announced Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN -- that he could start in the AL outfield for the second consecutive year.
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July 9, 1999
Quote: "If you had asked me about making the All-Star team two years ago, I would have just laughed. I didn't even make the all-star team when I was pitching in the independent Northern League in '97."-- Jeff Zimmerman, Rangers rookie reliever, on being named to the American League All-Star team.It's a fact: Jose Canseco's homer was only his second at Tropicana Field, the Devil Rays' home, since June 5.Who's hot: The Yankees' Derek Jeter reached base nine times (seven hits, two walks) in 15 plate appearances during the three-game series against the Tigers.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 15, 1998
The Maryland Bay State select team, a squad comprising the best male high school players from around the state, will take on an all-star team from England at 4 p.m. today at McDonogh School.The contingent, which defeated New York's Hudson Valley All-Star team, 34-7, last month, is led by All-Metro players Damien Davis (Gilman), Owen Daly (McDonogh), Dan Lamonica (Boys' Latin) and Joe Rosenbaum (McDonogh).Pub Date: 7/15/98
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | July 3, 1995
TORONTO -- It doesn't bother Mike Mussina that for the first time in his four-plus-year career he isn't a member of the AL All-Star team."It's obviously an accomplishment," said Mussina, a member of the 1992, '93 and '94 AL teams. "I don't start out in spring training [aiming] to make the All-Star team. At least that's not my goal for the year. If your focus was the All-Star team, then your season stops in the middle of July."If Mussina were to win his last two starts before the All-Star break, he would have nine wins and be on a pace to have 19 victories in a 144-game season.
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September 16, 2007
Offense -- "He is going to hit. He's got power and bat speed. He's got a great, big league body. Athletic, big and strong." Defense -- "He has good hands and feet and a cannon arm. He still has to learn how to catch. Technically, he needs some work. But he's a [Rule 5] guy that went from A ball to catching in the big leagues. His defense will improve with more experience." Overall -- "He is going to be very, very good, an All-Star eventually. He's not going to be a .300 hitter, but he'll hit .275 with 20-plus home runs.
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By FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM | June 25, 1996
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dean Palmer doesn't want to say too much about his hitting streak. He doesn't want to "break it down too much."But Rangers manager Johnny Oates knows why Palmer is so hot: "It's the haircut."Palmer, who was 8-of-13 (.615) during last weekend's series against the Boston Red Sox, has been sporting a buzz cut of late. He was batting .305 entering last night's game against the Orioles at the Ballpark in Arlington and was leading American League third basemen in home runs and RBIs.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 25, 1991
BOWIE -- Team president Susan O'Malley is taking her job seriously as the unofficial campaign manager for Washington Bullets point guard Michael Adams and Pervis Ellison, in their bids to make the 1991-92 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team.In the current issue of the Bulletin -- the team publication distributed to season-ticket holders -- O'Malley recommends that fans marking ballots not vote heavily for any rival guards or centers as "second choices" to Adams and Ellison. She also has spirited ballots away whenever the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons appear at the Capital Centre, when a preponderance of the fans favor the visitors.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Major League Lacrosse on Tuesday announced the 24-player roster that will compete against Team USA in the MLL All-Star Game on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Harvard Stadium. Team MLL features the best players from the league's eight teams, including nine-time All-Star and Boston Cannons defender Brodie Merrill and last year's league Most Valuable Player, Florida Launch midfielder Kevin Crowley. The Chesapeake Bayhawks (1-5), the two-time reigning league champions who have sputtered to last place in the league, will be represented by midfielder Joe Walters (Maryland)
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
While wrapping up their Super Bowl coverage this week, the folks over at Pro Football Focus put together an interesting post with an all-star team of their highest-graded playoff performers over the past six seasons. Three Ravens players made the squad, but it may surprise you which three players they were. Former Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis had their highest single-postseason grade at his position, but it was not in 2012, when the Ravens won the Super Bowl during his final ride in the NFL. No, Lewis made it for his fine performance in 2008, when he had 29 tackles for two forced fumbles in three playoff games.
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From Sun staff and news services | November 3, 2013
Hall of Fame center Walt Bellamy, a four-time All-Star during 14 NBA seasons who played for the Bullets during their first two years in Baltimore, died Saturday, according to the Atlanta Hawks. He was 74. No cause of death was announced. Bellamy was an All-American at Indiana and won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics before being the No. 1 overall pick in the 1961 draft by the Chicago Packers. He averaged 31.6 points and 19 rebounds for the Packers in 1961-62, making the All-Star team and earning the Rookie of the Year award.
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August 6, 2013
Major League Baseball took its strongest action yet against the use of steroids in the national pastime on Monday, handing down 12 season-ending suspensions and one that will keep the game's highest-paid star, Alex Rodriguez, off the field until 2015. The Baltimore Orioles, we are happy to report, were not implicated in the latest fallout from the sport's investigation of the Coral Gables, Fla., Biogenesis lab, but members of the team had two of the most interesting things to say about it. The first is remarkable not just for what was said but for who said it. Nick Markakis, the Orioles' excellent but generally soft-spoken right fielder, unloaded on steroid users just before the suspensions were announced Monday, saying baseball should ban players for at least five years for a first offense.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
The Israel Lacrosse Association issued a statement Tuesday saying that its women's national team will forfeit if it is scheduled to play a World Cup game between sunset Friday, July 19 and sunset Saturday, July 20, which is Judaism's holy day of Shabbat that week. The opening rounds of the 19-team Women's World Cup begin Thursday, and only the top eight teams would be eligible to play in the championship bracket on July 19 or 20. The Federation of International Lacrosse has told the Israelis it will not rework the schedule if they advance and are slated to play on Shabbat.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
NEW YORK - For the first time in 16 years, the Orioles will have three elected starters in baseball's annual All-Star Game - the most of any team in the majors - and will have a total of four players on the American League team for the first time since 2005. First baseman Chris Davis, who led all players with 8,272,243 votes, shortstop J.J.Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were elected by the fans for the first times in their careers and will start the annual exhibition July 16 at Citi Field in New York.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1996
Rafael Palmeiro is hitting .324 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs, but there's a very good chance he again will be left off the American League All-Star team.The Orioles first baseman was not in the top eight in fan balloting the last time the vote totals were released. So starting the game is out.He could get a shot as a reserve, but Palmeiro plays a position that is loaded with many of the league's great hitters (Mo Vaughn, Frank Thomas) and popular players (Cecil Fielder and Mark McGwire).
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2002
Chris McCray shrugs off the expectations heaped on him since the senior at Fairmont Heights in Prince George's County committed to playing basketball with the Maryland Terrapins. "Everybody expects me to come in and play like Juan Dixon," McCray said, referring to the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. "I'm just going to try to do my best and play my game." McCray, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, will get an opportunity to introduce himself to Terrapins fans in the Baltimore area when he leads a U.S. All-Star team into the second annual Charm City Challenge tonight at the Towson Center at Towson University.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
Ty Whittaker was sitting on his couch, perusing the Internet on his iPad last month when he saw the horrifying news: an EF5 tornado had ravaged Moore, Okla., and the surrounding area. Whittaker, an assistant coach for the Team Maryland, and his players were supposed to stay in the area during the all-star baseball team's upcoming trip for the Heartland Classic tournament from June 18-22. He immediately contacted host families in the devastated area and learned that all of the families' houses were safe.
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By Katherine Dunn | May 20, 2013
The IAAM coaches have announced their all-star lacrosse teams: A Conference Sammie Burgess, McDonogh Gabby Cha, Mount de Sales Molly Cobb, Notre Dame Prep Ellie DeGarmo, Bryn Mawr Caroline Federico, Maryvale Nevi Fernandez, St. Paul's Cece Finney, Roland Park Liz Haus, Notre Dame Prep Miranda Ibello, Maryvale Stephanie Lazo, St. Mary's Julie Legar, Garrison Forest Maggie Preas, McDonogh ...
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