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June 10, 2010
Larry Sheets Gilman In his first year as coach, the former Baltimore Oriole led a monumental turnaround at Gilman, guiding the Greyhounds — 3-16 last season — to a 27-5 mark and their first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship since 1996. Aided by a group of assistants that included Justin Baker, Rob Heubeck, Keith Kormanik, John Xano and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Sheets took a foundation of talented young players, including nine sophomores, and preached the importance of discipline and confidence.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Chris Davis' game-winning home run Monday night against the Chicago White Sox was the second pinch-hit homer of his career and his first with the Orioles. It was also his second pinch-hit, walk-off homer. On May 14, 2009, Davis -- while with the Texas Rangers -- hit a two-run homer against Seattle Mariners closer Brandon Morrow to end a game in Arlington, 3-2. That's right. Both times in his career that Davis has hit a pinch-hit homer it has won the game. As for the Orioles, according to their public relations department, the last time the Orioles had a game-winning, pinch-hit homer was Aug. 24, 1988 by Larry Sheets.
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By From Sun staff reports | January 29, 2011
FanFest, the Orioles' annual preseason celebration, comes to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday. The event, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature appearances by and autograph opportunities with nearly the entire Orioles team, as well as former players Mike Bordick, Rick Dempsey, Mike Flanagan, Ross Grimsley, Dick Hall, Tippy Martinez, Scott McGregor, Joe Orsulak, Jim Palmer, Boog Powell and Larry Sheets. Manager Buck Showalter and new bench coach Willie Randolph will be present, as will minor leaguer pitchers Zach Britton and Brandon Erbe.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Beginning in the fifth inning, Orioles slugger Chris Davis disappeared down the dugout tunnel to sneak in a few swings inside the batting cages below the seating bowl of Camden Yards, preparing himself in case he was needed in the late innings of Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. The bench hasn't been a familiar place for Davis, but mired in a 7-for-54 slump heading into Monday, that's where the Orioles first baseman found himself...
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
For years, they were a wartime footnote in baseball history, perhaps fondly remembered in the Midwest, where they had replaced minor-league teams lost for the duration.The All-American Girls Baseball League operated from 1943 until 1954. It became the subject of a permanent exhibit in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988 and became known to the larger world in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own."The "girls" who signed autographs at ballparks 50 years ago are now the Legendary Ladies of Baseball (incorporated for tax purposes in 1993)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Chris Davis' game-winning home run Monday night against the Chicago White Sox was the second pinch-hit homer of his career and his first with the Orioles. It was also his second pinch-hit, walk-off homer. On May 14, 2009, Davis -- while with the Texas Rangers -- hit a two-run homer against Seattle Mariners closer Brandon Morrow to end a game in Arlington, 3-2. That's right. Both times in his career that Davis has hit a pinch-hit homer it has won the game. As for the Orioles, according to their public relations department, the last time the Orioles had a game-winning, pinch-hit homer was Aug. 24, 1988 by Larry Sheets.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
Ryan Ripken just released a statement through a family spokesman after being drafted by the Orioles in the 20th round this afternoon . “I am excited and honored to have been drafted by the Orioles," he said. "As everyone knows, the Orioles are tied so closely to my family through my grandfather, uncle and my dad.  They have been my team for as long as I can remember so that makes this moment that much more special.  Right now I am enjoying the moment with my mom, dad and sister as I prepare to graduate from Gilman this weekend.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | February 26, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Glenn Davis made his first spring training appearance about halfway through yesterday's workout and had enough time for an impressive five-minute stint in the batting cage."
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | March 13, 1993
PHOENIX -- The list of former Orioles seeking a fresh start with defending American League West champion Oakland decreased by one yesterday when the Athletics released injured left-hander Jeff Ballard.Ballard, 29, was trying to revive his career in the A's minor-league camp, but Oakland club president Sandy Alderson said Ballard is suffering from an elbow problem that might require surgery.It is not known whether the injury is related to the one that forced Ballard to undergo arthroscopic surgery for the removal of bone chips in 1989.
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By BILL TANTON | August 25, 1994
The swing is still there -- a combination of grace and power that few hitters achieve.But instead of putting it to use in the big leagues, as he did for 6 1/2 years, Larry Sheets now uses it to show kids and other non-professionals how to swing a bat. The Larry Sheets Batting Academy operates at Sports, situated in a cavernous barn just east of York Road in Cockeysville.Since March, Sheets has been giving personal hitting lessons for hourly and half-hourly rates. That's a far cry from playing in the majors with players averaging $1.2 million, but Larry is comfortable with it."
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The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
Players selected on the final day of the major league baseball first-year draft rarely receive national attention, but the Washington Nationals turned some heads Saturday by picking Ryan Ripken (Gilman), son of former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. The Nationals chose Ripken, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State in Florida, in the 15th round (No. 454 overall). He batted .321 with one home run and 24 RBIs in 42 games as a freshman this year. In 2012, Ripken was drafted in the 20th round by the organization for which his father spent the entirety of his 21-year major league career.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Gavin Sheets, the son of former Orioles outfielder and Gilman coach Larry Sheets, was drafted in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He was the No. 1,123 pick overall. Sheets just finished his senior season at Gilman, batting .400 with five home runs and 36 RBIs for the Greyhounds. A first baseman and pitcher, he is set to attend Wake Forest. Sheets, 6 feet 4 and 215 pounds, bats and throws left-handed. He is at least the third son of a former Oriole to be drafted Saturday.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
Ryan Ripken just released a statement through a family spokesman after being drafted by the Orioles in the 20th round this afternoon . “I am excited and honored to have been drafted by the Orioles," he said. "As everyone knows, the Orioles are tied so closely to my family through my grandfather, uncle and my dad.  They have been my team for as long as I can remember so that makes this moment that much more special.  Right now I am enjoying the moment with my mom, dad and sister as I prepare to graduate from Gilman this weekend.
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By From Sun staff reports | January 29, 2011
FanFest, the Orioles' annual preseason celebration, comes to the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday. The event, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature appearances by and autograph opportunities with nearly the entire Orioles team, as well as former players Mike Bordick, Rick Dempsey, Mike Flanagan, Ross Grimsley, Dick Hall, Tippy Martinez, Scott McGregor, Joe Orsulak, Jim Palmer, Boog Powell and Larry Sheets. Manager Buck Showalter and new bench coach Willie Randolph will be present, as will minor leaguer pitchers Zach Britton and Brandon Erbe.
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June 10, 2010
Larry Sheets Gilman In his first year as coach, the former Baltimore Oriole led a monumental turnaround at Gilman, guiding the Greyhounds — 3-16 last season — to a 27-5 mark and their first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship since 1996. Aided by a group of assistants that included Justin Baker, Rob Heubeck, Keith Kormanik, John Xano and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Sheets took a foundation of talented young players, including nine sophomores, and preached the importance of discipline and confidence.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
For years, they were a wartime footnote in baseball history, perhaps fondly remembered in the Midwest, where they had replaced minor-league teams lost for the duration.The All-American Girls Baseball League operated from 1943 until 1954. It became the subject of a permanent exhibit in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988 and became known to the larger world in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own."The "girls" who signed autographs at ballparks 50 years ago are now the Legendary Ladies of Baseball (incorporated for tax purposes in 1993)
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The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
Players selected on the final day of the major league baseball first-year draft rarely receive national attention, but the Washington Nationals turned some heads Saturday by picking Ryan Ripken (Gilman), son of former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. The Nationals chose Ripken, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State in Florida, in the 15th round (No. 454 overall). He batted .321 with one home run and 24 RBIs in 42 games as a freshman this year. In 2012, Ripken was drafted in the 20th round by the organization for which his father spent the entirety of his 21-year major league career.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Beginning in the fifth inning, Orioles slugger Chris Davis disappeared down the dugout tunnel to sneak in a few swings inside the batting cages below the seating bowl of Camden Yards, preparing himself in case he was needed in the late innings of Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. The bench hasn't been a familiar place for Davis, but mired in a 7-for-54 slump heading into Monday, that's where the Orioles first baseman found himself...
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By BILL TANTON | August 25, 1994
The swing is still there -- a combination of grace and power that few hitters achieve.But instead of putting it to use in the big leagues, as he did for 6 1/2 years, Larry Sheets now uses it to show kids and other non-professionals how to swing a bat. The Larry Sheets Batting Academy operates at Sports, situated in a cavernous barn just east of York Road in Cockeysville.Since March, Sheets has been giving personal hitting lessons for hourly and half-hourly rates. That's a far cry from playing in the majors with players averaging $1.2 million, but Larry is comfortable with it."
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | March 13, 1993
PHOENIX -- The list of former Orioles seeking a fresh start with defending American League West champion Oakland decreased by one yesterday when the Athletics released injured left-hander Jeff Ballard.Ballard, 29, was trying to revive his career in the A's minor-league camp, but Oakland club president Sandy Alderson said Ballard is suffering from an elbow problem that might require surgery.It is not known whether the injury is related to the one that forced Ballard to undergo arthroscopic surgery for the removal of bone chips in 1989.
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