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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
The photograph hangs in Lenny Moore 's club basement, amid the hundreds of trophies, plaques and keepsakes that chronicle the life of the Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame running back. But few treasures mean as much to Moore as the black-and-white snapshot of him and his mentor, former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, with their arms draped around one another. Were the two to meet today, Moore said, they would again embrace. Never mind Paterno's recent dismissal in the wake of child sex abuse charges brought against onetime Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky.
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Dan Rodricks | March 29, 2014
You have to be of a certain age now, your mid-30s at least, to even remember the midnight trauma of March 28-29, 1984. But to fully appreciate the hard, numbing slap of that snowy night - how much it hurt, once upon a time - your memories of the Baltimore Colts would have to go back further than the 30 years since they packed up and moved to Indianapolis. For this old story to have any meaning anymore, you'd have to remember the last good years of the Baltimore Colts, the Bert Jones-Lydell Mitchell years, at least seven seasons before the move.
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Dan Rodricks | February 9, 2013
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says the team will make plans for a statue of Ray Lewis to honor The Great Mufasa for his stellar football career in Baltimore. And that's a good idea, but what about Lenny Moore ? First things first, please. "Without a doubt Ray Lewis is one of the greatest middle linebackers in NFL history, if not the greatest," says Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, coordinator of a Lenny Moore statue committee that formed a couple of years ago. "However, there must be a statue made this year, when the great Lenny Moore turns 80 years young, to finally recognize him for his great athletic accomplishments, but also for his outstanding and long-standing contributions to just about every public service and philanthropic cause Maryland has had. "We can talk about many athletes, but none in the history of Maryland has given to the community for as long, in as many areas, to just about every cause imaginable and without due recognition and thanks.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
Jan. 9, 2002: Fourth-ranked Maryland clears its bench in a 112-79 rout of North Carolina before a sellout crowd at Cole Field House. Juan Dixon leads the Terps (12-2), who accumulate the most points ever scored against the Tar Heels (5-7). Jan. 7, 2001: More than 3,000 screaming, sign-carrying fans greet the Ravens at BWI Airport after their 24-10 playoff win over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. The victory sends a Baltimore team to the AFC title game (against the Oakland Raiders)
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Dan Rodricks | November 21, 2011
Is it time for a statue to Lenny Moore , too? The great man, who played beautiful football for the Colts when they were Baltimore's team, turns 78 this Friday, and his admirers think that's an appropriate time to discuss commissioning a statue and getting on with a permanent public tribute. The idea would be a bronzed likeness of Mr. Moore, his big right hand cupped around a football held close to his side as he makes one of those great runs - usually after snaring a pass from Johnny Unitas - that live in the memory of so many Baltimoreans who cheered for the Colts in the stadium now gone from 33rd Street.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | July 30, 2008
It might have been Ravens training camp, but this was a Baltimore Colt doing the coaching yesterday. His team: 16 youths caught up in the state Department of Juvenile Services. Better known for his star turn as a halfback in the 1950s and 1960s, Lenny Moore has spent the past two dozen years helping troubled teenagers. Moore, 74, works for the community and family partnerships division of Juvenile Services, where his NFL connections help him arrange trips to training camp, exhibition games and other Ravens events.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2001
They watched the Ravens' football playoffs together, muffling their whoops in the hush of a hospital. Les Moore lay propped in bed in the critical care wing, more mindful of the TV than the IV in his arm. Beside him sat his father, Lenny, the Colts' Hall of Famer. Finally, things appeared to be looking up. Baltimore led Oakland by seven ... 10 ... 13 points. As the Ravens neared victory, Les looked more alert. Forgotten, for a moment, was his nine-year struggle with a chronic illness. Les sipped juice, ate mashed potatoes, urged the team on. Then, the Ravens won. "Man, we're going to the Super Bowl!"
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By Michael Olesker | January 31, 2002
ONE YEAR ago, Lenny Moore turned on a television set and watched the Baltimore Ravens battle the Oakland Raiders for a place in the Super Bowl. Moore, once the glorious Sputnik of Baltimore Colts football championships, had a front row seat in a little intensive care room at Northwest Hospital Center, on Old Court Road in Baltimore County. "Dad, I think it's gonna be all right," his son Leslie said, looking up from his hospital bed. The message carried two meanings: The Ravens were going to win, and Leslie Moore, 43, for nine years battling the hideous disease called progressive systemic sclerosis, or scleroderma, was staging a rally of his own. "Oh, we were so excited," Lenny Moore was remembering yesterday.
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By RAY FRAGER | October 16, 2008
ESPN will air The Greatest Game Ever Played on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. However, Baltimore Colts fans should be forewarned. ESPN has assembled several of the Colts and Giants who played in the 1958 NFL championship game to discuss it - including Raymond Berry, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore and Art Donovan. However, ESPN brought those former Baltimore greats and some '58 Giants together with modern counterparts from the past two Super Bowl champs - and that means members of the Indianapolis Colts.
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December 21, 2006
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Colts Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore 's name is synonymous with Baltimore's football tradition. Now he could have his image immortalized. A $750,000 fund-raising drive in conjunction with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation was announced Monday to create a statue to honor Moore. "We know without a doubt that Lenny not only has excelled in the area of football," said Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, the founder of the Lenny Moore Statue and Wax Figurine Committee, "but has also significantly contributed to many, many organizations.
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Sports Digest | November 25, 2013
Et cetera Fundraiser for Lenny Moore statue, wax figure launched today Today, the Lenny Moore Statue and Wax Figurine Committee, in collaboration with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, will launch a fundraising drive to purchase and build both a statue and a wax figurine in honor of former Baltimore Colts running back Lenny Moore , a Pro Football Hall of Famer who turns 80 years old today. Moore played as a halfback for Penn State and the Colts, with whom he was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1956.
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February 14, 2013
What's more embarrassing than to have to take down a commemorative statue? Accomplished individuals may encounter situations over a lifetime that overshadow the acts that brought them recognition. William Donald Schaefer's statue was dedicated at a point in time when he was unlikely to tarnish his legacy. With Joe Paterno, the timing was not so fortuitous. Johnny Unitas ' statue was a safe bet. The Oriole players' statues are probably going to stand the test of time. At 80, we can confidently reflect on the life achievements of Lenny Moore and declare him worthy of a commemorative statue.
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Dan Rodricks | February 9, 2013
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says the team will make plans for a statue of Ray Lewis to honor The Great Mufasa for his stellar football career in Baltimore. And that's a good idea, but what about Lenny Moore ? First things first, please. "Without a doubt Ray Lewis is one of the greatest middle linebackers in NFL history, if not the greatest," says Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, coordinator of a Lenny Moore statue committee that formed a couple of years ago. "However, there must be a statue made this year, when the great Lenny Moore turns 80 years young, to finally recognize him for his great athletic accomplishments, but also for his outstanding and long-standing contributions to just about every public service and philanthropic cause Maryland has had. "We can talk about many athletes, but none in the history of Maryland has given to the community for as long, in as many areas, to just about every cause imaginable and without due recognition and thanks.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
Dennis H.L. Sherman, a retired tailor who was also known as "The Tie Man," died Dec. 14 of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 87. "I first met him when I was in middle school. Back then I used to wear ascots, and he thought that was so cool," said Matthew "Bay Bay" Williams, a Baltimore portrait artist. "He was a most interesting fellow. " Dennis Howard Lee Sherman was born in Norfolk, Va., and raised in Petersburg, Va., where he graduated from high school. During World War II, he served in the Army as a private.
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By Michael Olesker | April 25, 2002
THEY ARRIVED to honor a son who died too soon, and stayed to celebrate a generation that goes on forever. Fifteen months ago, Leslie Moore died, at 43, of a disease called scleroderma that wasted his lungs and kidneys and pancreas. Three nights ago, the Baltimore Colt immortal Lenny Moore translated a father's grief, and his love for his son, into a desire to nurture lots of kids in the Baltimore area who need financial help for college. Nearly a thousand folks arrived Monday evening at Martin's West in Woodlawn.
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