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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | August 28, 1993
Jim Palmer's last official trip to a big-league mound came about a decade ago, but the Orioles have never stopped appreciating their Hall of Fame pitcher.Or, as it turns out, paying him.Palmer, who, except for a brief spring-training comeback two years ago, retired in 1984, will collect $30,468 from the Orioles this year, putting him among more than a dozen former players and front-office employees who are receiving a little more than $8.6 million in deferred salaries and bonuses from the Orioles.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
They have handled similar situations the only way they know (( how -- with class.One is rich, famous and a future Hall of Famer.The other is a senior at Howard High.Say hello to Cal Ripken and Rachel Grantham."Cal Ripken would rather be playing shortstop, there's no doubt about it," said Howard coach Dave Vezzi. "But Cal's playing third base and helping his team. Rachel's the same way. She's not going to come out and say, 'I don't want to play second base, I want to be pitching.' She's going to help the team whatever way she can, and if playing second base is where she's going to help, that's what she'll do."
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By Matt Schnabel, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Donnell Whittenburg isn't quite sure when his gymnastics career began, years before the medals, the tryouts and traveling across the country, but he can remember where it all started: the backyard of his childhood Baltimore home. The 19-year-old U.S. men's national team member, who will compete on Thursday in the preliminary rounds of the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, recalls performing handstands and other stunts outside his house, a practice his mother, Sheila Brown, didn't take to fondly.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton has no structural damage in his injured left shoulder, but it continues to appear likely that he will start the season on the disabled list after his visit with renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. Britton visited Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., for another opinion on the recent flare up of inflammationon his left shoulder. Andrews saw no structural damage, but he received two rounds of platelet rich plasma injections to help settle the inflammation.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 17, 1996
The Bandits, already affiliated up (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) and down (Raleigh IceCaps), have agreed to another working agreement with a hockey team, this one with the Richmond Renegades of the East Coast Hockey League.The Bandits serve as a developmental team for Anaheim, and Ducks players not making the team here usually end up in Raleigh of the ECHL. The agreement with Richmond will involve free agents signed to AHL contracts by Baltimore. To date, the Bandits have signed two players who belong to them, defensemen Keith Aldridge and Brian Goudie, and are expected to sign two or three more.
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By Brent Jones | July 27, 2001
QUARTERBACKS 18 Elvis Grbac Ht: 6-5 Wt: 240 Age: 30 Year: 9 College: Michigan Acquired: UFA '01 The key to the new and what the Ravens hope is a vastly improved passing game. 7 Chris Redman Ht: 6-3 Wt: 223 Age: 23 Year: 2 College: Louisville Acquired: D3 '00 Extensive time during the preseason should show whether he can handle backup position. 1 Randall Cunningham Ht: 6-4 Wt: 215 Age: 38 Year: 16 College: UNLV Acquired: UFA '01 Looking to end his stellar career with a Super Bowl ring.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
Fairly or not, elite U.S. swimmers seem to spring from largely white, suburban pools of the country, which makes Lia Neal stand out. Hailing from Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood, the 17-year-old Neal made the Olympic team Saturday night after coming in fourth in the 100-meter freestyle, winning a spot on the relay team that will compete in London. Neal, whose father is African-American and mother is Chinese, has been mentored by the likes of Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt, who have traveled with rising young swimmers as they gain experience competing in Moscow, Berlin and Stockholm.
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By MIKE PRESTON | June 13, 2009
The Ravens might have hit the rookie-free-agent jackpot again. The team has had success in the past with undrafted free agents like inside linebacker Bart Scott, center Mike Flynn and safety Will Demps. As the Ravens conclude offseason minicamps next week with a rookie minicamp, one player in particular has caught the eyes of the coaching staff. Meet Kevin Joseph Gerard, better known as K.J., a cornerback-safety out of Northern Arizona. Usually, rookie free agents don't meet NFL standards.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | December 10, 1993
PHOENIX -- Apparently there was a reason for Washington Bullets forward Larry Stewart packing his bags and making the team's three-game road trip, which concluded here last night. Team officials said there was a possibility he would be activated during the trip, and yesterday that became a reality.Stewart, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Coppin State, was activated for last night's game against the Phoenix Suns. He broke his right foot during a summer league game in Philadelphia and was placed on the injured list at the start of the season.
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By Buster Olney | February 26, 1995
Joe BorowskiWhat he would be doing if there were no strike: Borowski, 23, would be attempting to win a spot in the Orioles' bullpen in a critical spring for him. Borowski has pitched five seasons in the organization, but has been stuck at Double-A Bowie the last two years. In 1994, he saved 14 games and had a 1.91 ERA.Where he is instead: Sitting out the wait in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J.How he's filling his time: Borowski drives to his alma mater, Marist High School, to work out with prep baseball players.
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