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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
Bob Turley, a hard-throwing right-hander who won the Orioles' first home game, died of liver cancer early Saturday morning, according to his son Terry Turley. He was 82. Turley pitched one season for the Orioles in 1954, their first in Baltimore, and he started the first big league game at Memorial Stadium. He was traded to the New York Yankees, with whom he won the Cy Young Award in 1958. The April 15, 1954 opener at Memorial Stadium was a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox played in front of 46,354 fans.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
Bob Turley, a hard-throwing right-hander who won the Orioles' first home game, died of liver cancer early Saturday morning, according to his son Terry Turley. He was 82. Turley pitched one season for the Orioles in 1954, their first in Baltimore, and he started the first big league game at Memorial Stadium. He was traded to the New York Yankees, with whom he won the Cy Young Award in 1958. The April 15, 1954 opener at Memorial Stadium was a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox played in front of 46,354 fans.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | October 7, 1991
Watching the sun set on an old ballpark, even if this one is far from an antique, creates a torrent of contrasting emotions, offering both torment and elation. Memorial Stadium was closed with proper dignity. It became reminiscent of a decommissioned battleship. Not to be detonated and blown to smithereens but, instead, temporarily stored in mothballs to await its final fate.The Baltimore Orioles delivered an appropriate eulogy and gave their field a formal farewell. It was different in that players onboth teams and a capacity crowd couldn't wait for the game with the Detroit Tigers to be over so they could see the grand ceremonial finale.
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By BOB BAYLUS NIGHT SHIFT Margot J. Fromer Diamond 280 pages. $4.99 (paperback) and BOB BAYLUS NIGHT SHIFT Margot J. Fromer Diamond 280 pages. $4.99 (paperback),LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 4, 1993
THE BOOK OF BALTIMORE ORIOLES LISTSBy David Pugh and Linda GeesonAmerican Literary Press144 pages. $9.95 (paperback) Did you ever wonder who on the Orioles wore No. 4 on his uniform before Earl Weaver? Or the four Orioles to appear in a movie? Neither did I, until I got a copy of the most enjoyable "The Book of Baltimore Orioles Lists" by two lifelong fans of the team, David Pugh and Linda Geeson. This book is chock-full of arcane lists certain to end -- or start -- some family arguments.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | April 5, 1991
The weather, that's what everyone remembers:April gloom in Baltimore, circa 1954."A bleak and blustery afternoon," The Sun reported."A horrible day," Bob Turley recalled.Fifty-two years had passed since the city's last major-league game. Now the Orioles were back, ready for their debut at Memorial Stadium, and it was raining on their parade.The players rode to the park in convertibles. Turley remembers getting into his uniform on the train from Detroit, where the club had opened the season.
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By BOB BAYLUS NIGHT SHIFT Margot J. Fromer Diamond 280 pages. $4.99 (paperback) and BOB BAYLUS NIGHT SHIFT Margot J. Fromer Diamond 280 pages. $4.99 (paperback),LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 4, 1993
THE BOOK OF BALTIMORE ORIOLES LISTSBy David Pugh and Linda GeesonAmerican Literary Press144 pages. $9.95 (paperback) Did you ever wonder who on the Orioles wore No. 4 on his uniform before Earl Weaver? Or the four Orioles to appear in a movie? Neither did I, until I got a copy of the most enjoyable "The Book of Baltimore Orioles Lists" by two lifelong fans of the team, David Pugh and Linda Geeson. This book is chock-full of arcane lists certain to end -- or start -- some family arguments.
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By Bill Tanton | July 1, 1993
With half the season still to play, it's already clear that Toronto, baseball's world champion, once again is the class of the American League.For the information of the Orioles and anyone else planning to overtake the Blue Jays, things could get even worse before they get better.That's the feeling of the Red Sox's Sam Mele, who scouted the entire Oriole homestand that ended last night."The Blue Jays will pick up another starting pitcher for the rest of the season," said Mele. "I'm sure of it. They've done it in the past."
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By John Steadman | June 26, 1991
Nostalgia plays well for the Baltimore Orioles, who take justifiable pride in what has been a glorious past and the myriad of heroes who passed in review. It's regrettable that their most famous discovery, Babe Ruth, isn't still with us because he'd no doubt be invited for what would be a command performance.The Orioles are to be commended for thinking with profound recall of what to do in their final season at Memorial Stadium. They have focused attention on a varied selection of some of the historic events that transpired in the 37 years the reborn American League franchise has played there.
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April 4, 1991
Vice President Dan Quayle is expected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Monday at the Orioles-White Sox game, the last season opener to be played at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.Quayle will be accompanied by two other first ball hurlers, Bob Turley and Virgil Trucks, the starting pitchers in the first game ever played at Memorial Stadium.In addition, the Orioles announced that U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Delores King Williams will sing the national anthem Monday. A Baltimore native, Williams is a member of the Army's Jazz Ambassadors.
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By Jim Henneman | March 7, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Bob Turley and Virgil Trucks, who were the starting pitchers in the first baseball game ever played at Memorial Stadium, are scheduled to meet today with the two pitchers expected to start the last opener.Turley and the Orioles beat Trucks and the White Sox 3-1 in the 1954 opener. Those two are scheduled for a picture session here today with Ben McDonald and Jack McDowell, who will start today's exhibition and figure to face each other in the season opener April 8.Turley and Trucks both live on the southwest coast of Florida and are expected to take part in the Orioles' elaborate plans for their last opener at Memorial Stadium.
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By Bill Tanton | July 1, 1993
With half the season still to play, it's already clear that Toronto, baseball's world champion, once again is the class of the American League.For the information of the Orioles and anyone else planning to overtake the Blue Jays, things could get even worse before they get better.That's the feeling of the Red Sox's Sam Mele, who scouted the entire Oriole homestand that ended last night."The Blue Jays will pick up another starting pitcher for the rest of the season," said Mele. "I'm sure of it. They've done it in the past."
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By JOHN STEADMAN | October 7, 1991
Watching the sun set on an old ballpark, even if this one is far from an antique, creates a torrent of contrasting emotions, offering both torment and elation. Memorial Stadium was closed with proper dignity. It became reminiscent of a decommissioned battleship. Not to be detonated and blown to smithereens but, instead, temporarily stored in mothballs to await its final fate.The Baltimore Orioles delivered an appropriate eulogy and gave their field a formal farewell. It was different in that players onboth teams and a capacity crowd couldn't wait for the game with the Detroit Tigers to be over so they could see the grand ceremonial finale.
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By John Steadman | June 26, 1991
Nostalgia plays well for the Baltimore Orioles, who take justifiable pride in what has been a glorious past and the myriad of heroes who passed in review. It's regrettable that their most famous discovery, Babe Ruth, isn't still with us because he'd no doubt be invited for what would be a command performance.The Orioles are to be commended for thinking with profound recall of what to do in their final season at Memorial Stadium. They have focused attention on a varied selection of some of the historic events that transpired in the 37 years the reborn American League franchise has played there.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | April 5, 1991
The weather, that's what everyone remembers:April gloom in Baltimore, circa 1954."A bleak and blustery afternoon," The Sun reported."A horrible day," Bob Turley recalled.Fifty-two years had passed since the city's last major-league game. Now the Orioles were back, ready for their debut at Memorial Stadium, and it was raining on their parade.The players rode to the park in convertibles. Turley remembers getting into his uniform on the train from Detroit, where the club had opened the season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | September 29, 2006
New York -- Daniel Cabrera brought down the curtain on his erratic 2006 season in grand fashion last night, nearly making history on baseball's biggest stage. Cabrera carried a no-hit bid into the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium, before second baseman Robinson Cano, a childhood friend of the pitcher's, lined a one-out single to left field. Orioles@Red Sox Tonight, 7:05, Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Erik Bedard (15-10, 3.67) vs. Red Sox's Julian Tavarez (4-4, 4.52) Near no-hitters Orioles pitchers who have taken no-hit bids into the ninth inning: Bob Turley 4/21/54: 8 1/3 inn. vs. Cleveland Don Ferrarese 5/12/56: 8 inn. at New York Dave McNally 5/15/69: 8 1/3 inn. at Minnesota Mike Cuellar 8/10/69: 8 inn. vs. Minnesota Jim Palmer 6/16/73: 8 1/3 inn. vs. Texas Wayne Garland 7/15/74: 8 inn. vs. Oakland Mike Flanagan 9/26/78: 8 2/3 inn. vs. Cleveland Storm Davis 6/26/83: 8 inn. vs. Detroit Eric Bell 5/5/87: 8 inn. at Minnesota Mike Mussina 5/30/97: 8 1/3 inn. vs. Cleveland Daniel Cabrera 9/28/06: 8 1/3 inn. at New York
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | July 8, 2007
ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- When he recorded his last strikeout on a night full of them, Erik Bedard pounded his glove with his fist and then hugged his catcher, Ramon Hernandez. It was a display of emotion the Orioles have rarely seen from the stoic Bedard, but it certainly was fitting for the occasion. In the Orioles' 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers last night at Ameriquest Field, Bedard tied a franchise record with 15 strikeouts, including 10 of 12 batters at one point. He faced the minimum number of batters, as the Rangers had two hits and no walks and had both base runners erased on double plays.
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