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January 17, 2001
Kirby Puckett Born: March 14, 1960, Chicago Height, weight: 5 feet 8, 210 Batted, threw: Right Career: The center fielder batted .318 over his 12-year career and led the Twins to two unlikely world championships. The youngest of nine children, Puckett grew up in the housing projects of Chicago's South Side. The Twins made Puckett the third pick of the January 1982 draft, and after batting .472 with 16 homers in his final season at Triton College, he signed a minor-league contract. Puckett was called up to the majors on May 8, 1984, and he tied a major-league record with four hits in his first major-league game.
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Sports Digest | October 3, 2014
UMBC men's lacrosse coach Zimmerman's contract extended two years UMBC men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season, the school announced Wednesday. He will enter his 22nd season at UMBC in 2015, his 29th overall. His career record stands at 228-153; his winning percentage of .598 is among the top 10 of active Division I coaches. More college lacrosse: Ohio State will travel to Baltimore for Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Weekend.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | November 11, 1994
*TC It was at a national sporting goods convention in New York in 1968 that Jim Ports was introduced to a sport that would soon become his passion.Now, after 26 years of devotion to slo-pitch softball, Ports tomorrow will become the first Marylander inducted into the U.S. Slo-Pitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame during its convention in Chandler, Ariz.Ports, 58, a Perry Hall resident and businessman and the USSSA Maryland state director since 1968, is being recognized for his accomplishments as a player, coach, sponsor and administrator.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- For each inductee he introduced Friday night, emcee Chick Hernandez ran through a list of that person's accomplishments at the University of Maryland. For most who were announced, the 400 people gathered at tables in the Heise Room at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center would give a standard applause as the inductee was led from the back corner of the room to the front and eventually to their seat. But when Hernandez introduced Len Bias, the 400 rose from their seats and clapped for an extended period as members of Bias' family - his parents and two of his siblings - was led to the front of the room.
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November 11, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Western Maryland College's second-leading career football rusher and one of the school's finest gridiron coaches were just two of five Green Terror athletic greats expected to be inducted into the college's Sports Hall of Fame yesterday.Joe Brockmeyer of Anne Arundel County, who gained 3,022 yards in his playing days, and Dr. Robert J. Waldorf of Alexandria, Va., who directed the Western Maryland football squad to conference titles four years in a row, will be joined by Allen Jacobson of Livingston, N.J., Lester J. Knepp of Augusta, Ga., and John M. Robinson of Severna Park in the hall's Class of 1990.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | April 19, 1993
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Eddie Delahoussaye has been elected to thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame.Delahoussaye, 41, is one of 14 jockeys to win 5,000 races, seven to ride earners of more than $100 million, and four to win back-to-back Kentucky Derbys.Delahoussaye, who has been on the Hall of Fame ballot the last few years, was elected by a panel of 100 turf writers, who chose him from among five jockeys, including Steve Cauthen.Tom J. Kelly, who developed 63 stakes-winning horses in the East, was elected this year's Hall of Fame trainer.
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By Staff Report | January 2, 1994
The Rotary Club of Westminster, chartered for nearly 75 years, is creating a Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame to be housed at Carroll Community College.The Hall of Fame will consist of plaques honoring the inductees.On Jan. 19, five charter members, chosen by a committee of local residents, will be inducted into the hall at a banquet in the atrium at Carroll Community College.The Sports Hall of Fame is one of many projects the Rotary Club has established. Others include the first city playground, Little League baseball, initiating Westminster High School scholarships and sponsoring foreign exchange students.
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October 11, 1998
The Maryland Commission for Women and Women Legislators of Maryland are seeking recommendations of outstanding Maryland women for induction into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.The Hall of Fame honors women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state, and can serve as role models for young women.Nominations will be accepted from organizations and individuals. An independent committee of citizens will review the nominations and make recommendations to the governor.
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July 22, 2007
Next weekend Who: Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn are inducted. In addition, Rick Hummel will receive the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for baseball writing and Denny Matthews will get the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting. When: Next Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cooperstown, N.Y., on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center at 124 Susquehanna Ave., a mile south of the Hall of Fame. Cost: Seating free and unlimited. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended. TV: 1:30-4:30 p.m. next Sunday, ESPN Classic (taped coverage, 8-9 p.m. Monday, ESPN2)
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Sports Digest | September 15, 2014
Racehorse Native Dancer, swimmer Beth Botsford , baseball-football players Tommy Brown and Brian Jordan , lacrosse player and coach Bob Scott and figure skater Kimmie Meissner will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. In addition, the Hall will present the John Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the contribution of individuals over a long career of supporting and advancing athletics in the state of Maryland, to the late Earl Banks , who was the football coach at Morgan State.
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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The ride from Collingswood, N.J., to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame takes about four hours by car. Fueled by a passion for the game very few possess, a South Jersey gym rat named Gary Williams arrived here in the class of 2014 after a four-plus-decade coaching journey. “It's a great thrill, a very humbling experience,” Williams told a packed house at Symphony Hall that included nearly 100 family members, former players, assistants and friends, including Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and former Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
A few months after Maryland men's basketball star Len Bias died from a cocaine overdose in June 1986, and a few days after Dunbar High coach Bob Wade was named to replace Lefty Driesell as coach, a reporter called Gary Williams to ask whether he would have considered taking the job. "It would have been hard, but I would have had to do it - Maryland's my school," said Williams, who was entering his ninth year as a Division I head coach and had...
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
On Friday he is to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a greying icon of a long-gone professional league that introduced the tri-colored ball and the 3-point shot. That's where Bob "Slick" Leonard won acclaim. Three times in the early 1970s, Leonard coached the Indiana Pacers to championships in the American Basketball Association before it merged with the NBA in 1976. But while his induction is expected to embrace his Hoosier roots and ABA genius, Leonard really honed his skills as the Bullets' coach in 1963-64.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
The Baseball Hall of Fame reduced the number of years a player can remain on the ballot from 15 years to 10 last weekend. Though no one has come out and said it, the change seemed to target high-profile steroid users and limit their chances to enter the museum in Cooperstown. Unfortunately, it could have the same effect on former Orioles great Mike Mussina. FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver wrote about the rule change on his site Monday , and noted how the shorter ballot terms could keep players who voters might view as Hall of Fame tweeners from reaching the 75 percent vote threshold needed to enter the Hall.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Since a memorial service at a sweltering, standing-room only Cole Field House was held a few days after Len Bias' death in June 1986, there has been little official connection between the former basketball All-American and the University of Maryland. But nearly three decades after his fatal cocaine overdose, and the fallout that led to significant changes at the school, Bias will formally be recognized by Maryland when he is inducted posthumously into the Terps' athletics Hall of Fame.
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