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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Saint Agnes Hospital and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation said Friday that they have raised $1.4 million to renovate the baseball field of the former Cardinal Gibbons School, preserving a site where Babe Ruth once played. The hospital, meanwhile, is firming up plans to add homes and offices around the field, on the campus of the Catholic school that closed in 2010. Saint Agnes plans to break ground on the baseball field within the next year, launching what officials have envisioned as Gibbons Commons, a mixed-use development on Caton Avenue, across the street from the hospital.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Police identified the victim of a Sunday homicide in Annapolis as 21-year-old Mark Alexander Cooper. At around 1:20 a.m. Sunday, officers went to the 1100 block of Madison Street to investigate a report of gunshots, the Annapolis Police Department said. They found Cooper, who was from Glenarden, near a bench at a baseball field suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the first person to be killed in Annapolis this year. iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
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NEWS
By CAL RIPKEN JR | April 16, 2006
In baseball, my son does everything well, except run. Can you suggest some drills that would help him get faster? Diane Stevens, Towson DEAR DIANE / / While speed has become a very important part of the game -- as it is in almost any sport -- there are plenty of baseball players out there who have been successful without great speed. The first thing I would suggest would be for your son to concentrate on mastering the fundamentals of base running. There are countless stories of players who aren't that fast becoming excellent base runners and really helping their teams just by studying opposing pitchers, working on getting better jumps and really understanding the base-running options that go along with every possible game situation.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
The ball leaps off the bat, kicks up dust and bounds toward right field, a sure hit. Tom Coffin reckons not. The second baseman glides left, gloves the ball cleanly and throws the runner out. Coffin's teammates on the Colt .45s explode. "Woo-hoo!" "Way to go, Mr. Tom!" "You showboat, you!" Why the fuss? Coffin, a great-grandfather, is 73. It's Sunday morning in Dundalk and, on the American Legion baseball field, geezers like Coffin are feeling their oats. Once a week, nearly 150 players - from middle-aged men who still cherish the game to 70-somethings who inspire the rest - compete in the 10-team Eastern Baltimore County Over 40 Baseball League.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
If there's anything more all-American than Mount Airy, with its Norman Rockwell Main Street that has attracted droves of newcomers in recent years, it's probably baseball.But it is a baseball field at Twin Ridge Elementary School that has divided this community of 5,000 just as surely as the Carroll-Frederick County line that runs through the heart of town.On one side are the traditionalists who cling to a deeply held suburban principle the right to play amateur baseball on cool summer nights with bugs bouncing off vapor lights.
NEWS
By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
HARNEY -- When Elwood "Woody" Strickhouser and the other boys from the sticks of northwestern Carroll County landed home after whipping the Nazis and romping to victory in World War II, they were still in their 20s and needed some real excitement.So they built themselves a baseball field. They pooled their money, bought a wedge of farmland, cranked up their tractors and created one -- dugouts, grandstand, American flag and all."Spent some of the happiest days of my life here," Strickhouser says.
SPORTS
October 13, 2009
'Field of Dreams' 5:30 p.m. [AMC] Sure, historical inaccuracies abound in this Kevin Costner movie about a man who turns a cornfield into a baseball field to reconnect with his father. But who cares that the young Doc Graham has dark brown eyes and the old one has blue eyes if you end up wiping your own in the end?
NEWS
May 29, 1992
A member of a correctional institution cleanup crew today found the body of a girl, aged 15 or 16, lying on a baseball field just south of Lake Clifton High School.Police said the girl was lying face down under some bushes near a fence at the edge of the field, in the 2800 block of St. Lo Drive. She was wearing only a T-shirt. Homicide detectives were investigating.
SPORTS
August 8, 2000
Quote: "I know my place on Earth is not on the baseball field." - tennis star Pete Sampras, who took batting practice with the Reds and was not offered a contract It's a fact: Shawn Estes' 10 RBIs are the most by a Giants pitcher since Juan Marichal had 15 in 1966. Who's hot: The Reds extended their franchise record of 112 games without being shut out. Who's not: The Phillies' Robert Person is winless in his past eight starts. On deck: Padres closer Trevor Hoffman is trying to join Dennis Eckersley and John Wetteland as the only pitchers with four seasons of 40 or more saves.
SPORTS
April 30, 2007
Paul Bako, Orioles catcher What is the strangest thing you've seen on the baseball field? It was actually here in Cleveland with the Royals. Last year, I was sitting on the bench and Runelvys Hernandez and John Buck had just come off the field. Runelvys had just thrown a good inning and came in and Buck was taking his catcher gear off right next to me. Well, Runelvys took a swing at Buck, his catcher. They started swinging at each other during the game.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
A longtime minority contracting advocate has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, alleging the creation of a new baseball field in Park Heights is bypassing competitive bidding requirements. In the lawsuit filed in Baltimore Circuit Court, Arnold M. Jolivet alleges the city violated the law when awarding the $2 million project to develop a youth ballpark near Pimlico Race Course . "Mayor Rawlings‐Blake and the Board of Estimates simply voted to award the contract to the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Inc., completely without seeking any competitive bids from other interested and qualified bidders," Jolivet's lawsuit states.
NEWS
May 9, 2013
Aberdeen Maryland State Police and Sheriff's Office report: Djbril Ramatoulay, 21, of the 700 block of West Bel Air Avenue, was charged Tuesday with failing to appear in court for a case in which he was found guilty of failing to obey a police order and possessing marijuana. Someone was trying to open a window in the 3700 block of Aldino Road Wednesday. Aberdeen police report: Someone stole a cell phone in a cab Tuesday in the first block of North Philadelphia Boulevard.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
The Sun's Scott Dance recently reported on the salvaging of baseball fields at the shuttered Cardinal Gibbons school ("$1.4 million raised for baseball field at site of Cardinal Gibbons School," April 20). He reported money was raised by the Cal Ripken Foundation and other donors. Last week, State Comptroller Peter Franchot asked for the resignation of Towson University President Maravane Loeshke for the school's failure to manage their budget allowing for the insolvency of their sport's teams including baseball.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Saint Agnes Hospital and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation said Friday that they have raised $1.4 million to renovate the baseball field of the former Cardinal Gibbons School, preserving a site where Babe Ruth once played. The hospital, meanwhile, is firming up plans to add homes and offices around the field, on the campus of the Catholic school that closed in 2010. Saint Agnes plans to break ground on the baseball field within the next year, launching what officials have envisioned as Gibbons Commons, a mixed-use development on Caton Avenue, across the street from the hospital.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Jim Johnson's baseball dreams were born just off the banks of the Susquehanna River in the quaint upstate New York town of Endicott. The river flowed just past the left-field line of his high-school baseball field. With a population of about 13,000, it's the epitome of Small Town, USA. This is where Johnson - a self-described 'grinder' - spent his time between the baseball field and the local firehouse, where he was a volunteer firefighter. Had he not pursued baseball, he would have been a fireman.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2012
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts made his first competitive appearance on a baseball field in more than a year at Prince George's Stadium on Wednesday night and enjoyed every relatively uneventful minute of it. "It was exciting…fun," he said. "You realize how much you enjoy playing the game of baseball and how fortunate you are to be able to play it this long and hopefully continue to do it. " Roberts has been recovering from the effects of multiple concussions since suffering his second in eight months in a game at Fenway Park last May. He has embarked on a 20-day injury rehabilitation assignment that he hopes will get him ready to return to the major league lineup in mid-June, but has a few more steps to take before that can happen.
NEWS
December 9, 2010
Dear Luke Scott Yes, you do have an absolute right to your opinions and to state them publicly, regardless of how ridiculous they might be. You also have the right to brag about killing helpless animals, barbaric as that might be. Finally, you have the right to point to the sky to thank God when you get a base hit, though I think it is rather pompous and egotistical to think that God cares what you do on the baseball field. Having said all that, I would offer a piece of advice…just shut up. Arnold Paskoff
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Police identified the victim of a Sunday homicide in Annapolis as 21-year-old Mark Alexander Cooper. At around 1:20 a.m. Sunday, officers went to the 1100 block of Madison Street to investigate a report of gunshots, the Annapolis Police Department said. They found Cooper, who was from Glenarden, near a bench at a baseball field suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the first person to be killed in Annapolis this year. iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2012
The St. Frances baseball team, which had been among the leaders in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, has been forced to forfeit all of its games because of incomplete paperwork on two transfer students. “It's an unfortunate situation,” said Rick Diggs, executive director of the MIAA. “It was absolutely not intentional. It's just that over the past two years our paperwork involving transfers has become more complicated.” Diggs said the paperwork errors were discovered by the league office during routine cross-checks of team rosters that are done for the entire league, and the decision to impose forfeits was made Thursday.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2011
In the midst of what he called the "toughest stint" of his career, Orioles veteran second baseman Brian Roberts isn't sure whether he'll play baseball again this season, but he remains confident that he'll be a productive member of the team in the future. "Through the whole process, I certainly want people to understand that there's nobody more frustrated than I am, there's nobody that loves playing the game of baseball still more than I do," Roberts said in a phone interview with The Baltimore Sun and MLB.com.
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