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By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
When Jon Miller arrived in Baltimore in 1983 to call Orioles games on the radio, the city was thriving. People packed restaurants and bars every night. The Orioles served as the primary reason for that, and later that year - the beloved broadcaster's first - the team won the World Series. According to Miller, the team's success can help rejuvenate the city and its economy. "It brings together people of all different races and backgrounds and brings the city together," said Miller, who was in town for an event hosted by the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and Museum.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Spending summer evenings with Orioles announcers Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer is a pleasure only afforded to us locals, but a new poll shows that few teams have the kind of respect and love for their broadcasters that Orioles fans do. The good folks at Awful Announcing polled their readership , and determined that the MASN broadcast team of Thorne and Palmer, along with fill-ins Jim Hunter and Mike Bordick, are the third-best local announce...
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Sports Digest | April 25, 2012
Orioles Series to begin with talk by Jon Miller The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation has announced plans for a summer event series celebrating "20 Years at The Yard. " The first program will be with former Orioles broadcaster Jon Miller from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May22 at the Enoch Pratt Central Library. Miller will share behind-the-scenes experiences from his legendary career. A cash bar will be available 5-6 p.m., followed by a program and exclusive Q&A session with Miller from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by contacting Whitney Edmonds at WhitneyE@babeRuthMuseum.com or calling 410-727-1536, ext. 3033.
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August 7, 2013
Regarding your article on Peter Angelos' legacy, some fans may mourn the departure of Davey Johnson, Pat Gillick and Jon Miller (" After 20 years owning Orioles, Peter Angelos' legacy still evolving," Aug. 1). Others also grieve over his purchase and then closure of Maison Marconi. John Roberts, Baltimore
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By Milton Kent | May 5, 1998
Many celebrity autobiographies rise or fall on the ability of the author to provide detail and nuance to the events of their lives, to take the reader into the important moments and explain the context of critical actions and decisions.In other words, dish the dirt.If you're looking for that from either Jim McKay's new "The Real McKay: My Wide World of Sports" (Dutton, 293 ppg, $24.95) or Jon Miller's "Confessions of A Baseball Purist" (Simon & Schuster, 269 ppg, $24), don't bother. Both McKay and Miller are far too classy individuals to turn tail on the people who have been front and center in their lives.
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November 11, 1996
SINCE BUYING the Orioles three years ago, Peter G. Angelos has seemed driven to act in the interests of Baltimore (local investors) and the fans (anti-management stance in baseball stoppage, push to win the pennant). He's a mega-millionaire local attorney who reacts emotionally like someone in the bleacher seats.How, then, could he fail to grasp what broadcaster Jon Miller meant to Orioles' fans? Though only 45 years old, Mr. Miller was typically mentioned with the giants of his craft: Vin Scully, Ernie Harwell and his occasional colleague, Chuck Thompson.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN SPORTS MEDIA CRITIC | February 27, 1997
Before there was a Brooks Robinson, there was a George Kell. Doug DeCinces had to supplant Robinson, and starting today, Mike Bordick becomes the answer to who followed Cal Ripken at shortstop.But while Robinson, DeCinces and now Bordick can forge new ground on the playing field, where success can easily be measured, Jim Hunter will have to replace the broadcasting legend of Jon Miller in both the radio booth and, just as importantly, in the minds of fans, where wins and losses aren't so precisely calculated.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1996
Jon Miller tells a story that speaks volumes about the curious nature of celebrity -- or maybe it doesn't.This past winter, the Oriole and ESPN baseball broadcaster takes a cruise from England to San Francisco via the Panama Canal. This being a British ship, no one has the slightest idea who he is. Which is fine with Miller, because this way he's not encircled every five minutes by florid-faced men in loud Bermuda shorts swirling the ice in their Bacardi and Cokes and barking, "Let's hear ya do Vin Scully!"
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Spending summer evenings with Orioles announcers Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer is a pleasure only afforded to us locals, but a new poll shows that few teams have the kind of respect and love for their broadcasters that Orioles fans do. The good folks at Awful Announcing polled their readership , and determined that the MASN broadcast team of Thorne and Palmer, along with fill-ins Jim Hunter and Mike Bordick, are the third-best local announce...
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August 7, 2013
Regarding your article on Peter Angelos' legacy, some fans may mourn the departure of Davey Johnson, Pat Gillick and Jon Miller (" After 20 years owning Orioles, Peter Angelos' legacy still evolving," Aug. 1). Others also grieve over his purchase and then closure of Maison Marconi. John Roberts, Baltimore
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By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
When Jon Miller arrived in Baltimore in 1983 to call Orioles games on the radio, the city was thriving. People packed restaurants and bars every night. The Orioles served as the primary reason for that, and later that year - the beloved broadcaster's first - the team won the World Series. According to Miller, the team's success can help rejuvenate the city and its economy. "It brings together people of all different races and backgrounds and brings the city together," said Miller, who was in town for an event hosted by the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and Museum.
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Sports Digest | April 25, 2012
Orioles Series to begin with talk by Jon Miller The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation has announced plans for a summer event series celebrating "20 Years at The Yard. " The first program will be with former Orioles broadcaster Jon Miller from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May22 at the Enoch Pratt Central Library. Miller will share behind-the-scenes experiences from his legendary career. A cash bar will be available 5-6 p.m., followed by a program and exclusive Q&A session with Miller from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by contacting Whitney Edmonds at WhitneyE@babeRuthMuseum.com or calling 410-727-1536, ext. 3033.
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By Dan Connolly and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 1, 2010
Jon Miller, who called the Orioles' final out of their last World Series Championship title in 1983, has been named the 2010 winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions in baseball broadcasting. He will be honored in Cooperstown, N.Y., during this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony on July 25 along with 2010 Hall inductees outfielder Andre Dawson, manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey and New York Daily News writer Bill Madden, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient for baseball writing.
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By RAY FRAGER | October 7, 2005
It's baseball's postseason, so you know what that means for the discerning television sports viewer. Yes, it's the annual Jeanne Zelasko Hairstyle Watch. Hey, we kid. And welcome back to the postseason for the Fox studio host after the birth of her second child this summer. Actually, it's time to hang on every word uttered by game announcers and then unfairly parse them in this space. Or to talk about their hair. During Tuesday's St. Louis Cardinals-San Diego Padres game, ESPN's Joe Morgan tried to give a fresh take on the obvious point of not giving a team extra outs with shoddy defense.
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By Milton Kent | May 5, 1998
Many celebrity autobiographies rise or fall on the ability of the author to provide detail and nuance to the events of their lives, to take the reader into the important moments and explain the context of critical actions and decisions.In other words, dish the dirt.If you're looking for that from either Jim McKay's new "The Real McKay: My Wide World of Sports" (Dutton, 293 ppg, $24.95) or Jon Miller's "Confessions of A Baseball Purist" (Simon & Schuster, 269 ppg, $24), don't bother. Both McKay and Miller are far too classy individuals to turn tail on the people who have been front and center in their lives.
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By Ken Fuson and Ken Fuson,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1998
"Confessions of a Baseball Purist," by Jon Miller, with Mark Hyman. Simon & Schuster. 269 pages. $24.Move to Baltimore, and two things will happen. Strangers will call you "hon" for no apparent reason. And baseball fans will shake their heads mournfully and say, "You should have heard Jon Miller."If you can imagine Cal Ripken calling in sick, then you can imagine the surprising jolt this city's sports fans felt two years ago when Miller was not offered a new contract and eventually accepted the announcing job for the San Francisco Giants.
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November 10, 1996
May not renew ticket planUntil Jon Miller's exit, I defended Peter Angelos' moves. But allowing Miller to go is a Baltimore tragedy that ranks with the exit of the Colts. Miller is beloved by thousands of Baltimore baseball fans who sit at Camden Yards listening to him paint a picture of the game before them. As a longtime season-ticket holder, I am going to think long and hard about returning my renewal notice with the voice of the Orioles gone.Len ArztBethesdaWill playing talent exit, too?
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By Peter A. Jay | November 7, 1996
HAVRE DE GRACE -- In some respects, although not in others, Peter Angelos exemplifies the maxim that you'd better be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.When he became the owner of the Orioles he seemed the answer to the hopes of all who followed the team -- and on a less emotional level, to the hopes as well of politicians, business people and others with a personal stake in the survival of a successful baseball franchise in Baltimore.After...
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By Sylvia Badger | November 9, 1997
HANNAH MORE SCHOOL'S recent fund-raiser was a fun-filled evening, chaired by Sandi Dennison of Trammell Crow Co.; Sandy Pagnotti of P. W. Feats; and Karen Adler, the owner of Wedding Pages.Highlights included performances by two terrific groups -- the Jones Falls Express, an a cappella group that includes Mark McGrath, who's married to Channel 2 news anchor Mary Beth Marsden, and the Hard Travelers, with guest Bill Danhoff, who wrote "Country Road" and "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" for the late John Denver.
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By Ken Rosenthal | October 28, 1997
Davey Johnson is daring Peter Angelos to get rid of him?Good for Johnson.Someone had to stand up to this bully of an owner, look him square in the eye, call his bluff.And of all the men who have worked for the Orioles during Angelos' reign of terror, only Johnson had the guts.It could all backfire on the manager, who might end up returning for the final year of his contract if Angelos won't give him an extension.Indeed, the only way for Johnson to save face now is by quitting, and that's exactly what Angelos wants.
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