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By John Steadman | October 24, 1990
PERMITTING A midget to pinch hit almost defies imagination, except it happened -- not once but twice. A baseball historian writes, in a belated yet intriguing revelation, that Baltimore was the "stage" for this precedent-setting interlude almost a century ago.Eddie Gaedel, wearing No. 1/8 on his back, went to bat for the St. Louis Browns in 1951. The midget walked on four pitches and, soon thereafter, American League president Will Harridge, obviously prejudiced against little people, ruled him ineligible.
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September 27, 2006
Lacrosse -- Howard County Lacrosse Program, a nonprofit organization offering youth lacrosse for youngsters ages 5 to 14, is seeking players. Five levels of play are offered: Clinic, Tyker, Lightning, Midget and Junior. Play will be at county parks and schools, and runs from late March through June. www.hclacrosse.com. Registration: 410-313-7275, or www.hcrpsports.com.
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By Don Markus | August 18, 1991
Eddie Gaedel might be the most famous midget ever to appear in a professional baseball game, but he was neither the first nor the most successful. Forty-six years before Gaedel's appearance in St. Louis, a local midget actor named Jerry Sullivan showed up in Baltimore in the uniform of the Buffalo Bisons.With the Bisons trailing their Eastern League opponents, 10-2, in the top of the ninth inning on Sept. 18, 1905, Sullivan was escorted to the plate by teammate Rube Kissinger. With no objections from plate umpire Charlie Simmer or Orioles manager Hugh Jennings, Sullivan faced Baltimore pitcher Fred Burchell.
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July 17, 2005
On July 14, 2005, LINDA M. "Midget" MADONNA of Joppa, MD. Beloved wife of Carmen M. Madonna. Devoted mother of Douglas P. Shuck, Fred Willis, Jr., and the late Donald E. Shuck. Loving sister of Johnny Darnell, Carol Corder, and Beverly Brown. A service will be held at the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, Abingdon, MD on Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 8:15 P.M. Friends may call at the funeral home in Abingdon on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:15 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 572, Bel Air, MD 21014.
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By Andy Lee and Andy Lee,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 9, 2001
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Northwood Rams won their 15th and most important game of the season yesterday, capturing the midget division (11-14 years) national championship, 26-0, over the Everett (Mass.) Eagles in the Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. "National champions, that's us," said Northwood coach Herb Estep. "We played a strong game." The Rams got a 42-yard touchdown on a pass from quarterback Marcus Taylor to Levy Butler and touchdowns runs from Quinton Garrus of 12 yards, Nathan Irby of 17 yards and Jarrod Jones of 29 yards.
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September 27, 2006
Lacrosse -- Howard County Lacrosse Program, a nonprofit organization offering youth lacrosse for youngsters ages 5 to 14, is seeking players. Five levels of play are offered: Clinic, Tyker, Lightning, Midget and Junior. Play will be at county parks and schools, and runs from late March through June. www.hclacrosse.com. Registration: 410-313-7275, or www.hcrpsports.com.
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By Staff report | April 3, 1991
Many Carroll County wrestlers landed berths in Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association regional tournaments by placing in the top three in recent qualifiers.Three Manchester Wrestling Club members were first and two others also qualified March 23 at the Middle Atlantic district tourney at Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, Pa.Matt Myers took the 55-pound title in the Midget class for ages 8-9, Zach Maloff was first in the 58-pound class in the Junior category for 10-11 year olds, and Keith Jackson won the 135-pound title in the Senior division for those 18 and over.
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By Neil A. Grauer | August 26, 2001
AMID the grandeur that Major League baseball is bestowing on Cal Ripken Jr. during his final season as a player, a slight pause may be in order to remember one of the goofiest moments in the history of the Orioles' franchise -- the day a midget went to bat for the team's hapless progenitor, the lowly St. Louis Browns. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the day the wily Bill Veeck ("as in wreck," he used to say) sent in 3-foot, 7-inch Eddie Gaedel to bat for the Browns, assuring them a walk -- and baseball immortality for him. Even ABC News made note of the milestone, but failed to acknowledge that Veeck (who in later years talked about acquiring the Orioles)
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By STAN DILLON | July 16, 1995
Two weeks ago, Luke Dempsey pulled off the biggest win of his career. He set fast time and won his feature in the eastern quarter-midget regionals.Dempsey, 7, has won several races at his weekly track.Dempsey races in the junior stock division at the Hagerstown quarter-midget track every week. The second grader at Manchester Elementary is in his third year of racing. He keeps moving up through the classes and continues to capture his share of races.He finished last year with three consecutive wins.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2004
The Maryland Transit Administration is investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy who was struck by an MTA bus while running alongside it in West Baltimore on Saturday. The bus was heading west on Groveland Avenue and turned right onto the 4800 block of Belvedere Ave. about 7:45 p.m. when a group of about six children who were playing in a nearby field began running toward the bus, MTA spokesman Richard Scher said yesterday. The children were running right up against the bus when the boy apparently slipped and the right rear tire of the bus ran over him, killing him instantly, Scher said.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2004
The Maryland Transit Administration is investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy who was struck by an MTA bus while running alongside it in West Baltimore on Saturday. The bus was heading west on Groveland Avenue and turned right onto the 4800 block of Belvedere Ave. about 7:45 p.m. when a group of about six children who were playing in a nearby field began running toward the bus, MTA spokesman Richard Scher said yesterday. The children were running right up against the bus when the boy apparently slipped and the right rear tire of the bus ran over him, killing him instantly, Scher said.
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By SANDRA McKEE | April 6, 2003
Mel Kenyon, the veteran Midget Car and Indy Car driver, will be 70 years old April 15, but his passion for his sport hasn't diminished. "Racing," he said. "What else could I do as well? What else did I like better? A lot of people get tired of working and constantly need more money for what they do. I'm guessing, based on the hours I put in and the expenses I have to pay, I'm working for about $1 an hour." Yes, present tense. Kenyon, who has more U.S. Auto Club national midget car championships (seven)
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By Andy Lee and Andy Lee,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 9, 2001
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Northwood Rams won their 15th and most important game of the season yesterday, capturing the midget division (11-14 years) national championship, 26-0, over the Everett (Mass.) Eagles in the Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. "National champions, that's us," said Northwood coach Herb Estep. "We played a strong game." The Rams got a 42-yard touchdown on a pass from quarterback Marcus Taylor to Levy Butler and touchdowns runs from Quinton Garrus of 12 yards, Nathan Irby of 17 yards and Jarrod Jones of 29 yards.
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By Andy Lee and Andy Lee,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 5, 2001
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Too big. Too fast. Too strong. Too much. The Lakeland Vikings of Baltimore were all of that and more yesterday as they routed the Tucson (Ariz.) Dolphins, 26-0, in a semifinal in the junior midget division of the Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. The Vikings advance to the national championship game against the winner of the semifinal between Dale City, Va., and the Crosstown Cowboys of Dallas. "We played a very good game," said Vikings coach Kevin Roberson.
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By Neil A. Grauer | August 26, 2001
AMID the grandeur that Major League baseball is bestowing on Cal Ripken Jr. during his final season as a player, a slight pause may be in order to remember one of the goofiest moments in the history of the Orioles' franchise -- the day a midget went to bat for the team's hapless progenitor, the lowly St. Louis Browns. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the day the wily Bill Veeck ("as in wreck," he used to say) sent in 3-foot, 7-inch Eddie Gaedel to bat for the Browns, assuring them a walk -- and baseball immortality for him. Even ABC News made note of the milestone, but failed to acknowledge that Veeck (who in later years talked about acquiring the Orioles)
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By Andy Lee and Andy Lee,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 1999
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Too big, too strong, too fast, too much. The Suniland (Fla.) SunDevils were all of that and more yesterday as they stopped Northwood's title run by defeating the Rams, 30-0, in the championship game of the Junior Midget Division in the 1999 Pop Warner Super Bowl at Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex. The two teams had combined for more than 70 points in their semifinal games, setting up a much-anticipated title game. But hopes for a high-scoring duel fizzled as the SunDevils took control from the start.
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By SANDRA McKEE | April 6, 2003
Mel Kenyon, the veteran Midget Car and Indy Car driver, will be 70 years old April 15, but his passion for his sport hasn't diminished. "Racing," he said. "What else could I do as well? What else did I like better? A lot of people get tired of working and constantly need more money for what they do. I'm guessing, based on the hours I put in and the expenses I have to pay, I'm working for about $1 an hour." Yes, present tense. Kenyon, who has more U.S. Auto Club national midget car championships (seven)
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By STAN DILLON | January 30, 1994
Luke Dempsey of Westminster has come a long way in his first year of racing.He finished fifth in points, won nine trophies, landed corporate support from Kodak Film and had his car on display at the Miller Motorsports trade show in King of Prussia, Pa.Luke isn't your ordinary driver. He is in kindergarten at Manchester Elementary School. Next month the 3-foot-6 youngster turns 6. He has a year of racing experience.And he can't wait until the 1994 season starts. Last year, he raced quarter-midgets weekly at the Norlebco Quarter-Midget Club in Jonestown, Pa.Luke always has been around racing.
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By Andy Lee and Andy Lee,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 9, 1999
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Northwood Rams and the Suniland (Fla.) Sun Devils each routed their respective semifinal opponent yesterday to advance to the national football title game Saturday in the Junior Midget division of the 1999 Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex.In an earlier game in the Pee Wee division, another Northwood Rams team was beaten, 6-0, by the Niles Park Ridge (Ill.) Falcons.The Northwood Junior Midgets were led by Chris Jackson, who scored four touchdowns, three on passes from quarterback Earl Chaptman, in their 35-8 rout of Pleasant Grove, Texas.
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By Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 1997
FORGET PRINCETON, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and Loyola -- Brooklyn Park has lacrosse.And it's taking Anne Arundel by storm. The Brooklyn Park Broncos Youth Athletic Association's lacrosse program has been existence only two years, but already the Midget B team (ages 11 and 12) -- one of four teams playing the sport there this year -- finished 12-0 and won the county championship, defeating AYIA of Annapolis, 7-5, June 7.A strong defense, featuring Scott Grob in goal and Andy Cross, John Scardina, Kurt Rich and Branden Myers, triggered a potent offense of Cory Noseworthy, Chad Raymond, Steve Reeves and Dave Mueller.
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