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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2012
One of the most important players in the Orioles' last two runs to the World Serieshas to be honest. Ken Singleton is thrilled that the Orioles are in the playoffs, but he's got to pull for the New York Yankees. The former big league outfielder and a member of the Orioles' last two World Series teams in 1979 and 1983, is a long-time broadcaster for the Yankees-owned YES Network. That's why he was at Camden Yards on Sunday. “I've worked for the Yankees for 16 years now, I know who pays all my bills,” Singleton joked.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
When you play nine seasons with one club, and you are a career .293 hitter, eventually you are going to start moving up the organization's all-time lists. With a single in the first inning and a double in the seventh Thursday, right fielder Nick Markakis tied and then passed former teammate Brian Roberts for seventh on the Orioles' all-time hits list with 1,453. Next up for Markakis is sixth place and longtime right fielder Ken Singleton, who leads Markakis by two hits. The rest of the list is a "who's who" in Orioles' lore: Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is the organization's all-time leader with 3,184 hits.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1997
It's a rainy Friday night, and a large crowd files into the gymnasium at St. Paul's School in Brooklandville to watch the Crusaders play St. Mary's in basketball.When John Unitas and Ken Singleton take their seats a few rows behind the St. Paul's bench, there are a few whispers in the stands. But the regulars just go about their business; they're used to seeing Unitas and Singleton at St. Paul's. It's a local version of the Great Western Forum near Los Angeles, where fans have grown accustomed to sharing Lakers games with celebrities.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
How cold will it be Saturday night, when the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants meet in the Motor City for Game 3 of the World Series? Forty-three degrees, with temperatures dipping into the upper 30s by game's end, predicts meteorologist Jim Madaus, of CBS 62 in Detroit. "The [football] Lions have it better," Madaus said. "They play indoors. " The 1979 Orioles had it worse. It was a wintry 41 degrees at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 10 as they played host to the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 1 of the World Series - and downright frosty some 3 hours and 18 minutes later, after what was then the longest night game in the history of the Fall Classic.
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August 8, 2011
August 10, 1981: Cal Ripken Jr. made his major-league debut when he was summoned to pinch run for Ken Singleton.
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May 3, 1999
Athletics: Tony Phillips' walk in the second was his 1,262nd, tying him for 29th all-time with Jack Clark and Ken Singleton.Red Sox: The last time Tim Wakefield faced another knuckleballer was Aug. 16, 1996, against the Angels' Dennis Springer. First baseman Mike Stanley was scratched from the lineup because of back spasms.Pub Date: 5/03/99
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2002
New Orioles outfielder Chris Singleton bears a slight resemblance to the guy with the same last name who used to roam the outfield at Memorial Stadium. Enough so that he has spent his career living with the misconception that he is the son of former Orioles star Ken Singleton. "It seemed like every day of my rookie year, somebody would ask me, `How's your father?' " said Singleton with a laugh during his introductory news conference yesterday at Camden Yards. Apparently, it didn't bother him very much, because the 29-year-old center fielder has chosen to wear No. 29 in his first season with the Orioles -- the same number worn by Ken Singleton for a decade (1975-84)
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By ROCH KUBATKO | March 19, 2007
Terry Crowley is entering his 21st season as a hitting coach, including two stints with the Orioles, but many fans remember him as one of baseball's best pinch hitters during his playing days. Who gave you the nickname King of Swing? -- That came from the back of the bus one day from Ken Singleton. He was singing a song and trying to find words that rhymed. He was rhyming the whole deal. And he said something like, "Weaver said to Crowley, get up and do your thing. You are the King of Swing."
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By Peter Schmuck | July 14, 1992
SAN DIEGO -- Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken has long been known locally for his involvement in a variety of Baltimore charitable endeavors, but yesterday he received national recognition for his contributions off the field.Ripken received the 22nd Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the player who best exemplifies the humanitarian spirit exhibited by Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and represents baseball as well off the field as he does on it."I'm very honored," said Ripken.
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September 10, 1996
"To me, the most amazing thing about him is, if you want to describe him in one word, it's professionalism. He is a professional. He never takes a day off. He plays everyday. That's RTC what makes him the great player he is. He knows people pay to see him play, and he doesn't disappoint people. He's right there as the best to ever play for me, without question."-- Tommy Lasorda"When Eddie first came up, I took him under my wing and tried to help him out. To see the ballplayer he's become, and to feel like maybe I played a small part in that, is special."
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2012
One of the most important players in the Orioles' last two runs to the World Serieshas to be honest. Ken Singleton is thrilled that the Orioles are in the playoffs, but he's got to pull for the New York Yankees. The former big league outfielder and a member of the Orioles' last two World Series teams in 1979 and 1983, is a long-time broadcaster for the Yankees-owned YES Network. That's why he was at Camden Yards on Sunday. “I've worked for the Yankees for 16 years now, I know who pays all my bills,” Singleton joked.
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August 8, 2011
August 10, 1981: Cal Ripken Jr. made his major-league debut when he was summoned to pinch run for Ken Singleton.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | March 19, 2007
Terry Crowley is entering his 21st season as a hitting coach, including two stints with the Orioles, but many fans remember him as one of baseball's best pinch hitters during his playing days. Who gave you the nickname King of Swing? -- That came from the back of the bus one day from Ken Singleton. He was singing a song and trying to find words that rhymed. He was rhyming the whole deal. And he said something like, "Weaver said to Crowley, get up and do your thing. You are the King of Swing."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2002
New Orioles outfielder Chris Singleton bears a slight resemblance to the guy with the same last name who used to roam the outfield at Memorial Stadium. Enough so that he has spent his career living with the misconception that he is the son of former Orioles star Ken Singleton. "It seemed like every day of my rookie year, somebody would ask me, `How's your father?' " said Singleton with a laugh during his introductory news conference yesterday at Camden Yards. Apparently, it didn't bother him very much, because the 29-year-old center fielder has chosen to wear No. 29 in his first season with the Orioles -- the same number worn by Ken Singleton for a decade (1975-84)
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May 3, 1999
Athletics: Tony Phillips' walk in the second was his 1,262nd, tying him for 29th all-time with Jack Clark and Ken Singleton.Red Sox: The last time Tim Wakefield faced another knuckleballer was Aug. 16, 1996, against the Angels' Dennis Springer. First baseman Mike Stanley was scratched from the lineup because of back spasms.Pub Date: 5/03/99
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By James H. Bready | April 5, 1999
IT IS time, as the last baseball season of the 1900s begins, to put together the Baltimore team of the century. That is, a lineup of the best players to have pitched, batted and fielded in this city's behalf.Such a project could be carried out in committee of the whole (48,876 seating capacity) ballpark, or by any one centenarian. The ensuing argument could carry us into the 2000s.Rules: to be eligible, a nominee must have played at least one full, pennant-standings inning for a Baltimore team in the American, Federal, Negro or International leagues, in the 1900s (sorry, Judy Johnson, Jimmie Foxx, Al Kaline)
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By James H. Bready | April 5, 1999
IT IS time, as the last baseball season of the 1900s begins, to put together the Baltimore team of the century. That is, a lineup of the best players to have pitched, batted and fielded in this city's behalf.Such a project could be carried out in committee of the whole (48,876 seating capacity) ballpark, or by any one centenarian. The ensuing argument could carry us into the 2000s.Rules: to be eligible, a nominee must have played at least one full, pennant-standings inning for a Baltimore team in the American, Federal, Negro or International leagues, in the 1900s (sorry, Judy Johnson, Jimmie Foxx, Al Kaline)
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By MILTON KENT | November 13, 1997
During the past two years, John Lowenstein has been seen all over the western United States and Canada. From cigar festivals in Arizona to Alaskan cruises to trips through British Columbia, the iconoclastic former Orioles outfielder-turned television analyst has been in more places than Waldo.Where he hasn't been, since the end of the 1996 season, is the Orioles' broadcast booth, and from just outside the hot tub at his Las Vegas home yesterday, Lowenstein said he's tanned, rested and ready to get back to calling the action.
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