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April 4, 1993
A perfect Opening Day question is "Who's on first?" Action Packed begins the season and closes its second baseball set with a card featuring the Abbott and Costello routine. All Star Gallery II has 84 cards, including Babe Ruth, Brooks Robinson and Jimmie Foxx. There are no factory sets.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
Sixty miles east of Babe Ruth's birthplace, in the drowsy town of Sudlersville (population 497), stands a statue of the other great slugger from Maryland's past. But you'll have to stop at the town's only red light, corner of Church and Main, to view the life-size likeness of Jimmie Foxx at roadside. From his follow-through swing to the look on his face, it's clear that the bronzed Foxx has just done what he did 534 times in his 20-year career - he knocked one out of the park. That lusty swing landed the Queen Anne's County farmboy in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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SPORTS
May 9, 1998
Fastest players to hit 400 home runs in the majors, with name and number of official at-bats:Player .. .. .. .. .. ..ABsMark McGwire .. .. ...4,726Babe Ruth .. .. .. ...4,854Harmon Killebrew .. ..5,300Willie McCovey .. .. .5,751Jimmie Foxx .. .. .. .5,774Mike Schmidt .. .. ...5,790Pub Date: 5/09/98
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By Dan Connolly | August 26, 2008
Some firsts:: In the resumption of the April 28 suspended game, which the Orioles won in the 14th, Alberto Castillo earned his first major league win and Rocky Cherry his first career save. It was the first time Orioles pitchers achieved those milestones in the same game since July 2, 2004, when Eddy Rodriguez (win) and Daniel Cabrera (save) did it in a 16-inning, 7-6 win at Philadelphia. A balkfest:: Both starting pitchers in the second game committed balks. The Orioles' Chris Waters stopped in his windup in the fifth, which allowed Alexei Ramirez to score from third.
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By DAN RODRICKS | October 17, 1997
A long time ago, Gil Dunn discovered a truth about his hero's hometown -- the people in Sudlersville who remembered Jimmie Foxx didn't want to talk about him. He might have been one of the greatest right-handed sluggers ever, but his life after baseball seemed like one long stumble down a dark staircase. Years after his best clippings had turned yellow, his name would appear in sad newspaper updates that described him as broke or suggested a drinking problem. During one of the last trips Jimmie Foxx made to Sudlersville, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he couldn't get a personal check cashed.
NEWS
October 25, 1997
JIMMIE FOXX may be a legend to baseball historians, but modern-day players and fans barely know of him. Even in his home town of Sudlersville on the Eastern Shore (Queen Anne's County, six miles from the Delaware line), the memory of Double X, as he was known, was faint -- until recently.A Jimmie Foxx revival, of sorts, is under way. Today, in a memorial park named for him in Sudlersville, his new-found admirers will unveil a bronze statue of the greatest right-handed power-hitter in baseball history.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly | August 26, 2008
Some firsts:: In the resumption of the April 28 suspended game, which the Orioles won in the 14th, Alberto Castillo earned his first major league win and Rocky Cherry his first career save. It was the first time Orioles pitchers achieved those milestones in the same game since July 2, 2004, when Eddy Rodriguez (win) and Daniel Cabrera (save) did it in a 16-inning, 7-6 win at Philadelphia. A balkfest:: Both starting pitchers in the second game committed balks. The Orioles' Chris Waters stopped in his windup in the fifth, which allowed Alexei Ramirez to score from third.
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By Maureen McNeill and Maureen McNeill,Special to The Sun | June 7, 1991
SUDLERSVILLE -- Just a few years ago it looked like the end of the line for the tiny train station in this Eastern Shore town.But recently the old building got fired up again, this time as the Sudlersville Train Station Museum.And this museum has all the trimmings of Americana: arrowheads, gaslights and baseballs.Especially baseballs.One of the most prized items on display is a ball autographed by Connie Mack's 1932 Philadelphia Athletics. The ball is there to celebrate one of Sudlersville's favorite sons and most famous former resident, Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx, a player on the '32 Athletics.
FEATURES
By John Steadman | July 17, 1994
It's a rich baseball heritage, full of pride and distinction, that gives Maryland an all-time, home-grown all-star team with unmatched capabilities.Prolific sluggers with names like Ruth, Foxx and Baker give our state a poetic license to proclaim itself "the home of the home run." And Maryland has contributed many other blue-ribbon performers whose records deserve appreciation and recognition. There's no more appropriate occasion to do it than as a grand finale to the annual major-league All-Star week.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | January 19, 1995
Numberzzzzz:At the rate the betting line for the Super Bowl is going -- 17, 18, 19, all aboard! -- it could be in triple figures before XXIX graces our televisions Jan. 29. Nebraska might not be that much of a 'dog.* Here's a statistic that might stop you in your tracks: Mike Schmidt had 10 league-leading totals in home runs and RBIs during his career, which outdoes well-known sluggers like Henry Aaron (8), Ted Williams (8), Jimmie Foxx (7), Lou Gehrig (7), Hack Wilson (6), Mickey Mantle (5)
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2004
DETROIT - Rafael Palmeiro has joined some exclusive company on baseball's all-time home run list, but he said the name that comes next means more than all the others. Palmeiro has hit 535 home runs. With one more, he'll match Mickey Mantle for 11th on the all-time list. "I grew up hearing my dad talk about Mickey Mantle," Palmeiro said. "My dad spoke about him so much, I thought he was a baseball god. And Mickey is one of the all-time greats." Jose Palmeiro was the driving force behind his son's development as a baseball player.
SPORTS
May 9, 1998
Fastest players to hit 400 home runs in the majors, with name and number of official at-bats:Player .. .. .. .. .. ..ABsMark McGwire .. .. ...4,726Babe Ruth .. .. .. ...4,854Harmon Killebrew .. ..5,300Willie McCovey .. .. .5,751Jimmie Foxx .. .. .. .5,774Mike Schmidt .. .. ...5,790Pub Date: 5/09/98
NEWS
October 25, 1997
JIMMIE FOXX may be a legend to baseball historians, but modern-day players and fans barely know of him. Even in his home town of Sudlersville on the Eastern Shore (Queen Anne's County, six miles from the Delaware line), the memory of Double X, as he was known, was faint -- until recently.A Jimmie Foxx revival, of sorts, is under way. Today, in a memorial park named for him in Sudlersville, his new-found admirers will unveil a bronze statue of the greatest right-handed power-hitter in baseball history.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | October 17, 1997
A long time ago, Gil Dunn discovered a truth about his hero's hometown -- the people in Sudlersville who remembered Jimmie Foxx didn't want to talk about him. He might have been one of the greatest right-handed sluggers ever, but his life after baseball seemed like one long stumble down a dark staircase. Years after his best clippings had turned yellow, his name would appear in sad newspaper updates that described him as broke or suggested a drinking problem. During one of the last trips Jimmie Foxx made to Sudlersville, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he couldn't get a personal check cashed.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | January 19, 1995
Numberzzzzz:At the rate the betting line for the Super Bowl is going -- 17, 18, 19, all aboard! -- it could be in triple figures before XXIX graces our televisions Jan. 29. Nebraska might not be that much of a 'dog.* Here's a statistic that might stop you in your tracks: Mike Schmidt had 10 league-leading totals in home runs and RBIs during his career, which outdoes well-known sluggers like Henry Aaron (8), Ted Williams (8), Jimmie Foxx (7), Lou Gehrig (7), Hack Wilson (6), Mickey Mantle (5)
FEATURES
By John Steadman | July 17, 1994
It's a rich baseball heritage, full of pride and distinction, that gives Maryland an all-time, home-grown all-star team with unmatched capabilities.Prolific sluggers with names like Ruth, Foxx and Baker give our state a poetic license to proclaim itself "the home of the home run." And Maryland has contributed many other blue-ribbon performers whose records deserve appreciation and recognition. There's no more appropriate occasion to do it than as a grand finale to the annual major-league All-Star week.
SPORTS
By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2004
DETROIT - Rafael Palmeiro has joined some exclusive company on baseball's all-time home run list, but he said the name that comes next means more than all the others. Palmeiro has hit 535 home runs. With one more, he'll match Mickey Mantle for 11th on the all-time list. "I grew up hearing my dad talk about Mickey Mantle," Palmeiro said. "My dad spoke about him so much, I thought he was a baseball god. And Mickey is one of the all-time greats." Jose Palmeiro was the driving force behind his son's development as a baseball player.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | October 5, 1992
That Cal Ripken suffered a batting average loss of 72 points, a power shortage of 42 runs batted in and 20 fewer home runs, compared to last year's Most Valuable Player season, doesn't mean he stands alone when it comes to experiencing a below par performance after winning baseball's most illustrious individual award.Ripken concluded 1991 with .323, 34 home runs and 114 RBI. Yesterday ended a dismal overall showing when the numbers are compared. In 1992, he batted .251, had 14 home runs and accounted for 72 runs batted in for the otherwise surprising Orioles.
SPORTS
April 4, 1993
A perfect Opening Day question is "Who's on first?" Action Packed begins the season and closes its second baseball set with a card featuring the Abbott and Costello routine. All Star Gallery II has 84 cards, including Babe Ruth, Brooks Robinson and Jimmie Foxx. There are no factory sets.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | October 12, 1992
What Joe DiMaggio, a symphony to behold, contributed on the baseball field was for the public to savor and enjoy. His record book deeds may prevail for perpetuity, stamped with a degree of achievement that gives him a special identification. He is described as a stoic man who prefers to travel alone, to partake only of his own counsel, and to work diligently protecting a personal life that has known both glittering ecstasy and profound sorrow.That, of course, is his prerogative, an inalienable right that deserves to be respected.
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