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September 26, 2005
"We don't have as much respect for our fellow man as we used to have, [and players] don't have as much respect for the game of baseball as we used to." Joe Morgan Baseball Hall of Famer "Matt [Leinart] wasn't the big star. Reggie [Bush] wasn't the big star. This was one where the entire team wins." Pete Carroll Southern California coach, on the Trojans' win over Oregon on Saturday "We need to win every game." Jason Michaels Philadelphia Phillies outfielder, on the tight National League wild-card race
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By Barbara Pash | May 7, 2014
On Tuesday, the sky a clear blue, the temperature in the 70s with just the right bit of breeze, the beautiful day served as the backdrop for a heartwarming event at St. Paul's School for Girls in Lutherville. For the ninth year in a row, the private school hosted League of Dreams Day during which St. Paul's girls play a baseball game with students from Ridge Ruxton School, a Baltimore County public school in Towson for special needs young people, ages 3 to 21. "Our school is committed to being a partner with the Baltimore disabled community," said LuAnn Blackman, St. Paul's 11th-grade dean, a math teacher and moderator of the St. Paul's Club for Students for Disability Awareness, which organized the event.
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FEATURES
September 9, 1998
The Sun's Peter Schmuck recently tagged Orioles assistant general manager Kevin Malone and asked him for his pitch on reading:"I think reading has nothing but positive effects on every person, no matter what profession they are in. It stimulates all kind of different thought processes."One of the things people don't think about - reading provides a release. It's a form of relaxation, a sanctuary where people can separate themselves from the pressures of the game of baseball."Reading books also expands your horizons and helps with your ability to think and conceptualize.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
At 19, faced with the possibility of not being able to play baseball for the summer, Dan Duquette struck out on his own. He created a semipro team to represent his hometown. Duquette corralled players, drummed up sponsors and even dragged the ballfield. He went door-to-door in the mill town of Dalton, Mass. (pop. 6,500), begging donations for bats, balls and travel costs. He persuaded the owner of the local bar, The Hard Hat, to buy uniforms. And he organized a 30-game schedule for his team, the Collegians, an adventurous slate that encompassed a four-state area.
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By BUSTER OLNEY and BUSTER OLNEY,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1996
The longer it went, the uglier it got. The uglier it got, the longer it went. Nine innings of baseball between the Orioles and New York lasted 4 hours and 21 minutes last night at Camden Yards, the longest nine-inning game in major-league history.The Yankees won 13-10, but only the most patient of fans or insomniacs from the original crowd of 43,117 remained when the game finally ended at 11: 57 p.m. Those who stayed probably won't remember that it was Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez who hit a three-run homer off Orioles right-hander Keith Shepherd to break a 9-9 tie.But they will recall all too many pitches (exactly 400)
NEWS
March 3, 2005
IN 10 SEASONS in major-league baseball, Jack Roosevelt Robinson hit for a .311 average and was a hellion on the basepaths and a vacuum in the field. But of course, Jackie Robinson is much less remembered for his game than for his groundbreaking role in transforming the game of baseball and, to a remarkable degree, American society. Yesterday, Mr. Robinson, who died in 1972, was belatedly honored with a Congressional Gold Medal, awarded about 300 times since the Revolutionary War as Congress' highest expression of national appreciation.
SPORTS
September 7, 1995
Text of Ripken's speechAfter last night's record-breaking game, Cal Ripken delivered the following speech:When the game numbers on the warehouse changed during fifth innings over the past several weeks, the fans in this ballpark responded incredibly. I'm not sure that my reactions showed how I really felt. I just didn't know what to do.Tonight, I want to make sure you know how I feel. As I grew up here, I not only had dreams of being a big-league ballplayer, but also of being a Baltimore Oriole.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2003
Despite the snow on the ground, at least one county coach is already passionately thinking about the spring baseball season. He's the new Centennial Eagles baseball coach, Denis Ahearn, who has had a couple of meetings with prospective ballplayers. Ahearn, 26, a native of Westchester County, N.Y., has an impressive baseball background, is married to a former Mount Hebron lacrosse player and considers himself lucky just to be alive, much less able to coach. He replaces Dave Appleby, who resigned because of a time conflict with his responsibilities as guidance counselor at Elkridge Elementary School.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | June 17, 1994
The game of baseball lost a great coach and community worker Wednesday when James Marc Rickels of Sykesville was fatally struck by lightning after a Little League game, friends and league officials said yesterday."
SPORTS
February 12, 1995
Get in the SpiritI'm sure that The Sun would like to increase its readership. One way would be to forget about using nearly half of the Sports section's front page (Jan. 22) for a large color photograph and accompanying story about riots in Miami before Super Bowl XXIII.This story was a waste of space. The riots happened six years ago and have no current sports interest.Instead, you could have had a story about the exciting Spirit game and still had plenty of room for local college and high school sports.
NEWS
By Mark Anthony Neal | July 14, 2009
When the rosters for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game were announced, only 10 black players, including the Orioles' Adam Jones, were among the 64 picked for the American League and National League rosters. Among the 16 players chosen as starters by fan vote, only Derek Jeter of the Yankees is African-American. The 1979 All-Star Game, by contrast, featured 16 African-American players, including seven starters and seven future Hall-of-Famers. In 2009, a little more that 10 percent of all Major League Baseball players are black - the first increase in more than a decade but still a far cry from the close to 30 percent mark achieved in the mid-1970s.
SPORTS
July 26, 2008
Call it baseball's version of the circle of life. Orioles manager Dave Trembley looks across the field at the Los Angeles Angels and sees the kind of team that he would like his team to be. Angels manager Mike Scioscia looks across the field at the Orioles and sees one of the organizations that was a model for what his team has become. "They have balance in every conceivable area," said Trembley. "They have every component you would want. When somebody gets hurt, they can bring somebody up from the minor leagues and not miss a beat."
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By PETER SCHMUCK | April 8, 2008
When the Orioles shock the world and reach the World Series this October, we'll look back on April 7 as a watershed day in club history. We will all remember it as the day the O's - in unison - let us know they were mad as hell and not going to accept the ridiculously low expectations that have been ascribed to them by the supposed experts in the media. It started when reliever Jamie Walker angrily called out a local writer before the game for repeating the spring mantra that the Orioles will probably have one of the worst records in team history.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporter | September 6, 2007
WASHINGTON -- On the 12th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-tying 2,130th consecutive game, the House of Representatives voted yesterday to rename a section of Interstate 395 after the former Orioles star. The measure would christen the highway that runs from I-95 to Conway Street in front of Camden Yards as Cal Ripken Way. Ripken, who ultimately bested Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games mark by more than 500 games, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July. "He inspired the people of Baltimore every season with his quiet and unassuming dedication to his work and continues to do so in retirement through numerous charitable works and his youth baseball foundation," said Rep. John Sarbanes, a Baltimore County Democrat who sponsored the measure.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | July 30, 2007
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The record-setting crowd shouted out its love of Cal Ripken Jr. at yesterday's Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. But it was when Ripken was expressing love for his family that the usually stoic Orioles great lost his composure. Speaking of his son and daughter, Ripken became visibly moved, wiped tears from his eye and momentarily stopped his speech. Moments later, he again had to compose himself after mentioning his wife. From among the estimated 75,000 spilling out beyond the Clark Sports Center field and onto weed-covered hills nearly 300 yards from the podium came cries of "We love you, Cal!"
SPORTS
By Rick Maese | July 29, 2007
Do you have two minutes, Eddie? Eddie Murray: Who are you with? The Baltimore Sun. Murray: You one of those venomous writers from The Sun? No, I don't think so. Just a couple of questions on Cal? At the event last week [Ripken's send-off at Camden Yards], did you get to spend much time around Cal, and did you get a feel for where his head was as he approached this weekend? Murray: I have no idea where it is. I didn't get to see him a whole lot in Baltimore. He showed up actually a little late at the ballpark that day. Just a little conversation on the field, and we were out of there.
NEWS
August 2, 2005
Ryne Sandberg, second baseman for the Chicago Cubs, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Excerpts from his remarks in Cooperstown, N.Y., offer a sobering context for yesterday's reports of steroid use by ballplayers, including the Orioles' Rafael Palmeiro. THE REASON I am here, they tell me, is that I played the game a certain way, that I played the game the way it was supposed to be played. I don't know about that, but I do know this: I had too much respect for the game to play it any other way, and if there was a single reason I am here today, it is because of one word: respect.
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By Howard Kleinberg | December 4, 1998
MIAMI -- When Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and the New York Yankees did their things this past season, they gave back to the game of baseball a soul that has been lacking for some years. Several weeks later, baseball showed that soul was only temporary.It may seem only minor that baseball took away the 2000 All-Star game from South Florida and awarded it to Atlanta. But beneath it lies something that should concern any city with a major-league team, or one hoping to get one.It's about a new stadium.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | January 10, 2007
Cal Ripken Jr.'s career speaks for itself. The 3,184 hits. The 431 home runs. The two American League Most Valuable Player awards. The historic string of 2,632 consecutive games played that initially assured his place among the immortals. It will all be on the bronze plaque soon to be cast for display in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It's going to be hard to fit much else on that plaque, but I hope there still is room to mention what I believe was the most significant achievement of Ripken's amazing career.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | December 6, 2006
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Retirement apparently hasn't disrupted Cal Ripken Jr.'s game. The former Orioles great can still sidestep controversy and offer carefully measured responses to the media like a seasoned pro. While at baseball's winter meetings here yesterday to discuss Ripken Baseball's new partnership with the synthetic surfacing company FieldTurf, Ripken inevitably was peppered with questions about the upcoming National Baseball Hall of...
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