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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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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | April 14, 1994
They haven't worn Orioles uniforms for years. But what are they doing today? Get updated on the lives of former stars of Baltimore baseball. Today: the man who pitched the Orioles' first home opener, Bob Turley.To look at his Marco Island, Fla., home with the marble columns and the ersatz Michelangelo ceiling paintings, one might take Bob Turley for a 1994 major-league pitcher, a seven-figure-salary man with a vicious slider and an equally effective agent. One never would know that the year he entered Orioles history he made $9,000.
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Dan Rodricks | August 18, 2012
"Did you ever notice Mike when he came off the mound after a good inning?" asks Alex Flanagan, widow of the Orioles Hall-of-Famer who committed suicide a year ago. "He always had his head down. " That provokes a vivid memory of No. 46, the smart pitcher who studied all and fooled many of the 11,684 batters he faced over 18 major league seasons. He was the long-haired lefty with a mustache who won the American League Cy Young Award in the Orioles' 1979 World Series season. He was all business on the mound, and Alex is correct about Mike's demeanor during his walk to the dugout after most of his 2,770 innings: head down, serious, pondering what he had just done well or not so well.
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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 Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
Gus Triandos, a brawny slugger who won the hearts of Orioles fans starved for someone to cheer for in the 1950s, died Thursday at his home in San Jose, Calif. He was 82. "My father died in his sleep," his daughter, Lori Luna, said. "He'd been dealing with congestive heart failure for 10 years. It was hard for him to get up. "His heart just gave out. " A catcher and four-time All Star, Triandos played with the Orioles from 1955 through 1962 and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 1981.
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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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