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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
The Orioles will be wearing the road grays of the Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants when they travel to Houston to play the Astros in MLB's eighth annual Civil Rights Game on May 30. The team tweeted out a picture of the jersey Wednesday morning , and like many baseball throwback jerseys, it's pretty tremendous. The road gray jersey is reminiscent of the Atlanta Braves away uniforms, with red trim and red script lettering and thin blue piping. The navy blue, red-brimmed hat features a white block B. Houston will wear the home whites of the Houston Eagles, a sharp white top with navy blue script and a navy hat. According to the Negro League Baseball Museum's website , the Elite Giants (pronounced E-light)
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to their hopes. The Orioles organization isn't commenting publicly on Selig's words, however, because it doesn't want to be viewed as campaigning for the annual event, which has been held in Baltimore twice. The American League won, 9-3, in 1993 at Camden Yards in the second season of the stadium's existence.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
The Orioles will play the Houston Astros in the 2014 Civil Rights Game at Minute Maid Park on May 30, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. The Civil Rights Game and a series of additional events that week will honor those who fought on and off the field for equal rights. The game will be televised on MLB Network. Other events include: a May 29 roundtable discussion about the role baseball played in the civil rights movement and the sport's current role as a social institution; the MLB Beacon Awards luncheon on May 30; and a youth baseball and softball clinic on a date to be determined.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
HOUSTON -- Right-hander Tommy Hunter , on the disabled list with a left groin strain, will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, likely at Double-A Bowie, Showalter said. Showalter said he believed Hunter would need two bullpen sessions before going on a brief minor league rehab assignment. He would then likely only need one or two rehab games at a minor league affiliate before being able to return to the Orioles, which puts him in play to be activated when he's eligible to come off the DL on June 5. "He's got a shot of making it," Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
HOUSTON - When he became the first black manager in the Major Leagues the 1975 as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians, Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was shocked to see that the Indians still specified a player's race on their scouting reports. Yes, Robinson - who as a player won two World Series titles as a player with the Orioles and won the 1966 Triple Crown - broke down the barrier for future black managers, but was immediately struck with the realizations of how some things still needed changing.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
No one will argue that the Orioles' offense could use a bit of a boost. Whether two men who joined them Thursday in batting practice could provide it is a different conversation entirely. Former Orioles Harold Reynolds and Brady Anderson were in full uniform yesterday before the Orioles' 3-1 loss to Houston, with Reynolds taking his hacks in the batting cage and trying to regain his late-80s All-Star form. Reynolds, now an MLB Network analyst, will broadcast today's Civil Rights Game in Houston.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
The Ravens likely won't pick until late this evening in the NFL draft. Given the team's penchant for trading back, it could be an even later night. So maybe it's best to wait until the evening to brew up something strong and read this Coffee Companion, which runs every morning, Monday through Friday, and recaps all the local sports headlines. - The lengthy wait for the NFL draft is finally over. We'll have plenty of coverage today, but here's our final mock draft . Check back throughout the day for more updates.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said before Friday's Civil Rights Game that he sees Baltimore as a leading candidate to host the 2016 All-Star Game. “Yes, they're certainly a very, very viable candidate,” Selig said before the Orioles' game against the Houston Astros. “When you think back, Camden Yards really started this whole ballpark expansion, and I believe that's one of the primary reasons for baseball attendance being at the historic high that it is today.” Selig, who is retiring at the end of this season, will select the locations for the 2016 and 2017 All-Star Games, and said he hopes to continue alternating the game's site between leagues.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Despite top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy being scheduled for just one inning Tuesday in extended spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'd "be surprised if you don't see another level gone to by him in that game. Just because the juices are flowing and somebody is trying to beat you. " Bundy, 21, has not pitched against an opposing hitter since March 2013; he had elbow surgery in June and has been gradually rehabbing in Sarasota, Fla., for most of the past year.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
HOUSTON -- Right-hander Tommy Hunter , on the disabled list with a left groin strain, will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, likely at Double-A Bowie, Showalter said. Showalter said he believed Hunter would need two bullpen sessions before going on a brief minor league rehab assignment. He would then likely only need one or two rehab games at a minor league affiliate before being able to return to the Orioles, which puts him in play to be activated when he's eligible to come off the DL on June 5. "He's got a shot of making it," Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said before Friday's Civil Rights Game that he sees Baltimore as a leading candidate to host the 2016 All-Star Game. “Yes, they're certainly a very, very viable candidate,” Selig said before the Orioles' game against the Houston Astros. “When you think back, Camden Yards really started this whole ballpark expansion, and I believe that's one of the primary reasons for baseball attendance being at the historic high that it is today.” Selig, who is retiring at the end of this season, will select the locations for the 2016 and 2017 All-Star Games, and said he hopes to continue alternating the game's site between leagues.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
HOUSTON - When he became the first black manager in the Major Leagues the 1975 as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians, Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was shocked to see that the Indians still specified a player's race on their scouting reports. Yes, Robinson - who as a player won two World Series titles as a player with the Orioles and won the 1966 Triple Crown - broke down the barrier for future black managers, but was immediately struck with the realizations of how some things still needed changing.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
No one will argue that the Orioles' offense could use a bit of a boost. Whether two men who joined them Thursday in batting practice could provide it is a different conversation entirely. Former Orioles Harold Reynolds and Brady Anderson were in full uniform yesterday before the Orioles' 3-1 loss to Houston, with Reynolds taking his hacks in the batting cage and trying to regain his late-80s All-Star form. Reynolds, now an MLB Network analyst, will broadcast today's Civil Rights Game in Houston.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston. Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday , was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to the Civil Rights Game between the Orioles and the Houston Astros on Friday. Last week, Major League Baseball announced that Angelou would be unable to attend the Beacon Awards luncheon because of health reasons. “It is with deep regret that I able unable to attend the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon,” Angelou said in a statement to MLB.com.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
Despite top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy being scheduled for just one inning Tuesday in extended spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'd "be surprised if you don't see another level gone to by him in that game. Just because the juices are flowing and somebody is trying to beat you. " Bundy, 21, has not pitched against an opposing hitter since March 2013; he had elbow surgery in June and has been gradually rehabbing in Sarasota, Fla., for most of the past year.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
The Ravens likely won't pick until late this evening in the NFL draft. Given the team's penchant for trading back, it could be an even later night. So maybe it's best to wait until the evening to brew up something strong and read this Coffee Companion, which runs every morning, Monday through Friday, and recaps all the local sports headlines. - The lengthy wait for the NFL draft is finally over. We'll have plenty of coverage today, but here's our final mock draft . Check back throughout the day for more updates.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to their hopes. The Orioles organization isn't commenting publicly on Selig's words, however, because it doesn't want to be viewed as campaigning for the annual event, which has been held in Baltimore twice. The American League won, 9-3, in 1993 at Camden Yards in the second season of the stadium's existence.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston. Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday , was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to the Civil Rights Game between the Orioles and the Houston Astros on Friday. Last week, Major League Baseball announced that Angelou would be unable to attend the Beacon Awards luncheon because of health reasons. “It is with deep regret that I able unable to attend the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon,” Angelou said in a statement to MLB.com.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
The Orioles will be wearing the road grays of the Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants when they travel to Houston to play the Astros in MLB's eighth annual Civil Rights Game on May 30. The team tweeted out a picture of the jersey Wednesday morning , and like many baseball throwback jerseys, it's pretty tremendous. The road gray jersey is reminiscent of the Atlanta Braves away uniforms, with red trim and red script lettering and thin blue piping. The navy blue, red-brimmed hat features a white block B. Houston will wear the home whites of the Houston Eagles, a sharp white top with navy blue script and a navy hat. According to the Negro League Baseball Museum's website , the Elite Giants (pronounced E-light)
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Sports Digest | January 21, 2014
The 2014 Civil Rights Game will be played between the Houston Astros and the Orioles at Minute Maid Park on May 30, Major League Baseball announced Monday. The Civil Rights Game events pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans. Maya Angelou , Berry Gordy and Jim Brown will be honored at the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon during the game. Horse racing Carrasco winless in first journeyman outing Victor Carrasco rode as a journeyman for the first time Monday at Laurel Park, going winless with six mounts but finishing in the money three times.
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