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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1998
Vincent Percy Lee, a Baltimore native who played with the Baltimore Black Sox in the professional Negro Baseball League, died Saturday of cancer at Levindale Medical Center in Northwest Baltimore.In addition to the Black Sox, Mr. Lee, 89, played for many Negro League teams during his 23-year career, including the Baltimore Elite Giants, Kansas City Monarchs, Miami Giants and Denver Monarchs."He just loved to play baseball," said Louis C. Fields, a friend and Negro League historian who has researched the teams and players for the last five years.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The furor over former Raven Ray Rice thrust the issue of domestic violence into the spotlight, but it also highlighted a part of football that fans likely spend little time thinking about: the league's security apparatus. Staffed largely by former police and federal law enforcement personnel — often high-ranking ones — the security departments maintained by the league and individual teams have a reputation of being able to work their contacts and launch behind-the-scenes investigations at the first sign of trouble.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1999
HAGERSTOWN -- The skies were crystal blue, just a couple of cottony clouds snoozing above the mountains, sunshine dripping everywhere, temperatures cruising to 80, a perfect evening to watch the Hagerstown Suns baseball club, in first place with religion on their side.One problem: Almost nobody showed up for the game.The pretzel man resigned himself to serving a dozen pretzels. The pizza woman rang up 15 customers. The souvenir girl sold one hat, one ball, a couple of 50-cent score cards -- that's it.Never has the future looked so bleak for the future of professional baseball in Hagerstown.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
It's easy to understand why the Blast might have taken the Pennsylvania Roar lightly, given its slow start Friday night. Going into the game, the Blast had beaten the Major Indoor Soccer League expansion team in their first four meetings by a combined margin of 90-7, including two rare shutouts. Maybe it was because of a 12-day layoff in between games. Or maybe it was the early start time - 7:05 p.m. instead of the typical 7:35 p.m. at Baltimore Arena - that made the Blast's offense a no-show for more than a quarter.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1995
Contrary to published reports, Little Leaguers will not be required to pay an additional $6 fee to wear uniforms with big-league nicknames, Rich Levin, Major League Baseball's chief spokesman, said yesterday.Levin said there has been no recent increase in the approximately 9 percent licensing fee that manufacturers pay to Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP). A story published Thursday by Florida Today said the $6-per-uniform increase was part of the MLBP's "cracking down" on copyright infringement by "Little League teams and amateur adult leagues."
SPORTS
November 17, 1992
Draft Order: The Colorado Rockies, having won a coin flip las week with the Florida Marlins, will make the No. 1 pick at 2 p.m. EST. The Marlins will follow, and the teams will alternate picks throughout the first round. Each expansion team will take 13 players in the first round, and the 26 established major league clubs will each lose one player.Draft Process: There will be three rounds, with the Marlins picking first in the second and third rounds. There will be five minutes between each selection, and a 30-minute break between the rounds.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
An amateur baseball league with a reputation for luring many of the area's top players will not field teams in 2014, according to an announcement on its website. Baltimore Metro Baseball, which has fielded teams in multiple age divisions since 1977, "will not hold leagues for the 2014 season," the announcement said. League officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Online message boards indicate the decision to end the league was made in November. In a 500-word explanation posted on its website, Baltimore Metro Baseball says that starting in the early 2000s, participation shrank from 135 teams in nine age divisions to just 30 teams in three age divisions.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff writer | February 12, 1992
It's Sunday morning. While many people either are sleeping late or at church services, Quinton Burton is playing basketball.The 23-year-old former Hammond High School star catches a pass and lays one infor two points in a county recreation league game.Burton, who in 1987 took his game to Providence College on an athletic scholarship, went on to play professional ball in Switzerland. There, he led his team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 40 pointsand 15 rebounds, and was third in assists, with eight per game.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1996
It wasn't exactly a rubber-stamp formality but, as expected, the Board of Governors of the American Hockey League met yesterday in Boston and approved the sale of the Bandits franchise to Mike Caggiano."
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By Ed Waldman and Ed Waldman,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2004
A former radio executive said yesterday he has bought majority control of three Maryland-based farm teams of the Orioles. David Pearlman, president of Triple Play Partners LLC of Lexington, Mass., declined to say how much he paid to Comcast-Spectacor for the Double-A Bowie Baysox and the Single-A Frederick Keys and Delmarva Shorebirds. Triple Play Partners was started this year by Pearlman and partner Steve Horowitz. Pearlman, a former senior executive at Infinity Radio and co-founder of American Radio Systems, said the two plan to buy more minor league teams across the country.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
After a stunning three-point loss to Northeastern Wednesday night, the Towson men's basketball team had just two days to lick its wounds and craft a game plan against Colonial Athletic Association leader Delaware. That was fine with Marcus Damas. "That's the great thing about basketball," the senior forward said. "You can play again in a couple days, and I'm happy that we get Delaware on Saturday. " Wednesday's 57-54 setback to the Huskies, which ended with sophomore guard David Walker's three-pointer from 30 feet away as time expired, certainly took some of the luster off Saturday's road game against the Blue Hens at the Bob Carpenter Center at noon.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
An amateur baseball league with a reputation for luring many of the area's top players will not field teams in 2014, according to an announcement on its website. Baltimore Metro Baseball, which has fielded teams in multiple age divisions since 1977, "will not hold leagues for the 2014 season," the announcement said. League officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Online message boards indicate the decision to end the league was made in November. In a 500-word explanation posted on its website, Baltimore Metro Baseball says that starting in the early 2000s, participation shrank from 135 teams in nine age divisions to just 30 teams in three age divisions.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
Aquille Carr's NBA Development League journey has come to an end, at least for now. The Delaware 87ers on Friday released the former Patterson star, known in Baltimore as the “Crimestopper” for his must-see athletic feats. Brandon Williams, the 87ers' general manager, said the team placed Carr on waivers and that other D-League teams had 48 hours to claim the 20-year-old point guard. “He's got some incredible gifts and talents,” Williams said. “There's a lot he's going through privately.
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Sports Digest | December 24, 2013
MISL Blast's Ferdinand is Player of the Week Blast midfielder Max Ferdinand was named the Major Indoor Soccer League Player of the Week after recording seven goals and 16 points over two games in a home-and-home sweep of the Pennsylvania Roar. Ferdinand entered the weekend with just two goals and six points, but was in fine form against the Roar. Returning to Reading, where he starred in high school, Ferdinand had a hat trick, including a 3-pointer, on Friday night, then followed that with a nine-point night on four goals and one assist Saturday at Baltimore Arena.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
Josh Boone is in a familiar spot, one that he first used to his advantage coming out of South Carroll High a decade ago. But instead of starting as a relative unknown, Boone is trying to return from what could be easily called professional basketball oblivion. Back then, the skinny 6-10 forward went from being an "under the radar" recruit to quickly becoming a key member of an NCAA championship team as a freshman at Connecticut and being named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and second-team all-league as a sophomore with the Huskies.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Before Tuesday's game, the Orioles reassigned outfielder Lew Ford to minor league camp, cutting the spring roster to 37 players, which included nine non-roster invitees. After Monday's injury to designated hitter Wilson Betemit, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that “some of the dynamics changed” in forming the 25-man Opening Day roster. That means that when whittling down the mix of reserve players, players who can play first base as well as outfield have a better chance of making the team, because Betemit could have served as a backup first baseman.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | May 16, 2008
The Orioles just completed a two-game sweep of the defending World Series champions, their latest attempt to prove that a rebuilding club doesn't have to hit rock bottom before bouncing back to its collective feet. Think that was tough? Now they'll try to take down the ghosts of their interleague past. Sort of makes the Boston Red Sox seem a lot less formidable. Since interleague play began in 1997, the Orioles have posted the worst record among American League teams at 79-114. "We haven't really had a good record in a lot of things the last 10 years," second baseman Brian Roberts said, "so I don't think it really matters who you're playing."
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | September 6, 1993
It was a huge theater for a small drama.And on most nights, even the good nights, the place felt empty.This was the summer that minor league baseball came to a major league ballpark -- the year the Bowie Baysox called Memorial Stadium home.In a stadium that holds 54,000 people, the Baysox regularly fell about 50,000 short."It was a big thrill," Keith Lupton, the general manager, said. "But I really anticipated seeing more people."A farm team for the Baltimore Orioles, the Baysox moved to 33rd Street for a single season while their new stadium in Bowie is under construction.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. - Kevin Gausman, the Orioles' first-round pick last season out of LSU, threw his first bullpen session with the big league club Thursday. Gausman said he hasn't been informed of any innings count limit for this season, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter has indicated that Gausman and Dylan Bundy will be paced so that they are available to the major league club in September and October. Gausman, a 22-year-old right-hander, threw in front of pitching coach Rick Adair late last season during a road series in Tampa Bay, but Thursday's was his first structured session in his first big league camp.
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By Edward Lee | October 31, 2012
In the wake of the NFL fining the Ravens $20,000 for failing to list free safety Ed Reed's torn shoulder labrum on injury reports, the team deluged Wednesday's injury report by placing a season-high 15 players on it. Defensive end Pernell McPhee did not practice because of a thigh injury. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (right shoulder), cornerback Jimmy Smith (groin) and wide receiver Jacoby Jones (foot) participated on a limited basis. Eleven players practiced fully. Eight are starters, and they are safeties Bernard Pollard (chest)
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