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By Bob Ryan and Bob Ryan,Boston Globe | June 10, 1991
BOSTON -- The middle part of this century produced three baseball players who stood above all others. Two were larger than life. The third merely reflected it -- the good parts.Joe DiMaggio (1936-51) came first. No serious baseball follower ever doubted his ability, but one must ask if there would ever have been a DiMaggio mystique had he played out his career in, say, Cincinnati. It doesn't hurt your chances of attaining celebrity if you're drinking with Jimmy Cannon at Toots Shor's every other night and giving daily quotes to Red Smith.
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November 22, 2010
Great player, better guy Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun There is a lot people don't know about Stan "The Man" Musial because he spent his entire amazing career out of the national media spotlight. He was the most prolific hitter of his era in the National League, he was a champion of racial justice in baseball and he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, which meant he was never going to have the same big-city appeal as Mickey Mantle or some of the other greats from the middle of the 20th Century.
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July 13, 1991
Basketball suspensions hurt Arkansas2Number of games pitched by 9 Hall of Famers:1. Babe Ruth. . . . . 163*George Sisler. . . 243. Jimmie Foxx. . . . 104. Roger Bresnahan. . . 95. Ty Cobb. . . . . . . 36. Honus Wagner. . . . .7. Tris Speaker. . . . 1(tie) Stan Musial. . . 1(tie) Ted Williams. . . 1* -- Ruth also pitched in 3 World Series gamesSource: Baseball Hall of Fame
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 11, 2009
BOSTON - -When former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson visited his old team during spring training this year, he approached second baseman Brian Roberts with a simple question, from one leadoff man to the other. "He came up and asked, 'Dude, how do you hit so many doubles?' " Roberts said. "I get ragged on all the time about it. ... I don't know how I turned into that guy, to tell you the truth." Roberts further cemented his reputation as one of the game's top doubles hitters in the Orioles' 7-5 loss Wednesday to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
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September 10, 1996
On All-Time listsGAMES1. Pete Rose, 3,5622. Cal Yastrzemski, 3,3083. Hank Aaron, 3,2984. Ty Cobb, 3,0355. Stan Musial, 3,0266. Willie Mays, 2,9927. Dave Winfiled, 2,9738. Rusty Staub, 2,9529. Eddie Murray, 2,951AT-BATS1. Pete Rose, 14,0532. Hank Aaron, 12,3643. Carl Yastrzemski, 11,9884. Ty Cobb, 11,4345. Eddie Murray, 11,103HITS1. Pete Rose, 4,2562. Ty Cobb, 4,1893. Hank Aaron, 3,7714. Stan Musial, 3,6305. Tris Speaker, 3,5146. Carl Yastrzemski, 3,4197. Honus Wagner, 3,4158. Eddie Collins, 3,3129.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1999
This "roar of the crowd" stuff is vastly overrated.This weekend, Major League Baseball named a 30-member All-Century team as voted on by fans and a panel of experts. After studying the results, all we can say is: Aah, what do they know?You see, The Sun asked its own distinguished group of voters -- columnist George F. Will, broadcaster Bob Costas, Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell, sportswriters Dave Kindred and Christine Brennan and Sun publisher and long-time fan Michael E. Waller -- for their selections.
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June 28, 1993
AS July nears, Baltimore is preparing for its second All-Star game. The first was played 35 years ago, on July 8, 1958.To celebrate its first All-Star game, Baltimore planned a parade. The 36-car procession left from the Emerson and Lord Baltimore hotels at 9:30 a.m. It moved west on Baltimore Street to Howard Street. From Howard, the caravan moved east on Lexington Street to Charles, then finally to 33rd Street and Memorial Stadium for the 1 p.m. game.The contest was billed as another classic confrontation between two of baseball's purest hitters, Stan Musial and Ted Williams.
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By John Steadman | June 15, 1994
CAMBRIDGE -- There's a gentle demeanor to Warren "Sheriff" Robinson, who spent 40 years in baseball, working under the two most distinguished executives the game has ever known, Branch Rickey and George Weiss, and, even before that, playing and rooming with Stan Musial when both were rookies at Williamson (W.Va.) in the Mountain State League.It was $5-a-week room rent but Robinson and Musial, since there was only one double bed, had to share it. That's the way life was in the minor leagues.
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July 6, 1997
In the record booksOrioles who hold All-Star Game records:Most triples in a career, 3, Brooks Robinson (tied with Willie Mays)Most home runs allowed in a game, 3, Jim Palmer in 1977Most home runs allowed in an inning, 2, Milt Pappas in 1965 and Jim Palmer in 1977 (tied with 10 others)Most bases on balls in a career, 7, Jim PalmerMost games played by a third baseman, 18, Brooks RobinsonMost career putouts by a third baseman, 11, Brooks RobinsonMost putouts by a game by a third baseman, 4, Brooks Robinson in 1966 (tied with George Kell)
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September 10, 1996
Favorite pitchersThe pitchers who have surrendered four or more home runs to Eddie Murray.Six: Bert Blyleven; Milt Wilcox; Frank Tanana.Five: Geoff Zahn; Dave Steib; Mike Caldwell; Larry Gura; Jack Morris; Mike Smithson.Four: Rick Langford; Jim Slayton; Dennis Leonard; Ken Schrom; Dan Petry; Richard Dotson; Jose DeLeon; Bruce Hurst; Sid Fernandez, Kevin Gross.40 not neededMurray tops the list of major leaguers with the most home runs in a career without hitting 40 or more in a season.Player .. .. .. .. ..HRsEddie Murray ... .. .500Stan Musial .. .. ...475Dave Winfield .. .. .465Al Kaline .. .. .. ..399Graig Nettles .. .. .390Power switchMurray is closing in on becoming baseball's top home-run slugging switch hitter.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 10, 2009
BOSTON - -The sizable gap between the two teams in proven major league talent is a perfectly acceptable explanation for the Boston Red Sox's recent dominance over the Orioles. But there are more subtle differences as well that fall into the realm of one team finding a way to win and the other consistently finding ways to lose. Victor Martinez came off the bench and delivered a three-run double off Danys Baez to break a seventh-inning tie and push the Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Orioles in front of an announced 37,712 Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
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By The Washington Post | September 9, 2009
BUDDY BLATTNER, 89 Baseball player and broadcaster Buddy Blattner, a former Major League Baseball player whose career as a broadcaster included seven years on "Baseball's Game of the Week" with co-host Dizzy Dean, died Friday of complications from lung cancer at his home in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield. Mr. Blattner was the dependable straight man of the broadcast duo. The colorful Mr. Dean, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930s, could be depended upon to mangle the English language, resort to such country colloquialisms as "he slud into second base" and break into a rendition of "The Wabash Cannonball" during on-the-field lulls.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 8, 2009
Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora has come to the mound on numerous occasions during Chris Tillman's first eight starts. Matt Wieters, or whoever was catching Tillman that day, has also been a frequent visitor. But with the rookie right-hander in a tough spot Saturday against the Texas Rangers, Tillman turned and saw second baseman Brian Roberts approaching the mound. "He said, 'Hey, I think they have your signs. You may want to switch them up,' "Tillman recalled. "He thought the runners at second base were relaying the signs to hitters.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun reporter | July 13, 2008
Billy O'Dell might be feeding the cows, or fishing for bass, or hunting the wild turkeys that scuttle about on the edge of his farm in South Carolina. Then it hits him. "I'll think, 'Did I really pitch against [Stan] Musial and [Willie] Mays and that crowd?' " O'Dell said. "'Was I really good enough to play with those guys?' "Sometimes it feels like a dream." The bronze plaque hanging on the wall of his den says otherwise: "Billy O'Dell, Baltimore Orioles, 1958 Major League All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.
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By Rob Rains and Rob Rains,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 2004
ST. LOUIS - When Jim Edmonds was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals from the Anaheim Angels late in spring training of 2000, Mark McGwire greeted him with this message: "Welcome to baseball heaven." As the crowd roared Wednesday night when Edmonds forced a seventh game in the National League Championship Series with his 12th-inning, walk-off homer, he was reminded again of McGwire's greeting. When he received the same kind of ovation for his diving catch in the second inning Thursday night that saved at least one and maybe two runs, he heard the voice again coming in unison from the mouths of 52,000 fans dressed in red. Is this heaven?
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By Dan Rodricks | February 19, 2003
IN CASE YOU missed it -- and chances of that are pretty good -- I promised to produce answers today to the Winter Day Quiz, presented in this space Monday as a public service to snowbound readers of The Sun. Some of you might have found the quiz through Sunspot.net. (A member of the Royal Navy did but e-mailed disappointment that the questions were not "global" enough.) But I have a feeling most of you missed the whole thing, home delivery of the paper being so daunting the day after the storm of the century.
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By The Washington Post | September 9, 2009
BUDDY BLATTNER, 89 Baseball player and broadcaster Buddy Blattner, a former Major League Baseball player whose career as a broadcaster included seven years on "Baseball's Game of the Week" with co-host Dizzy Dean, died Friday of complications from lung cancer at his home in the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield. Mr. Blattner was the dependable straight man of the broadcast duo. The colorful Mr. Dean, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1930s, could be depended upon to mangle the English language, resort to such country colloquialisms as "he slud into second base" and break into a rendition of "The Wabash Cannonball" during on-the-field lulls.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 11, 2009
BOSTON - -When former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson visited his old team during spring training this year, he approached second baseman Brian Roberts with a simple question, from one leadoff man to the other. "He came up and asked, 'Dude, how do you hit so many doubles?' " Roberts said. "I get ragged on all the time about it. ... I don't know how I turned into that guy, to tell you the truth." Roberts further cemented his reputation as one of the game's top doubles hitters in the Orioles' 7-5 loss Wednesday to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2001
BOSTON - With 12 games remaining in another fourth-place season, the Orioles' Cal Ripken needs to appear in 11 to become only the seventh player in major-league history to reach 3,000. Manager Mike Hargrove indicated yesterday that he intends to keep Ripken in the lineup, with the possible exception of one game of the Oct. 5 doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Ripken is on the verge of joining Pete Rose (3,562), Carl Yastrzemski (3,308), Hank Aaron (3,298), Ty Cobb (3,034)
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1999
This "roar of the crowd" stuff is vastly overrated.This weekend, Major League Baseball named a 30-member All-Century team as voted on by fans and a panel of experts. After studying the results, all we can say is: Aah, what do they know?You see, The Sun asked its own distinguished group of voters -- columnist George F. Will, broadcaster Bob Costas, Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell, sportswriters Dave Kindred and Christine Brennan and Sun publisher and long-time fan Michael E. Waller -- for their selections.
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