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By Mike Bowler | October 3, 1991
SORRY, Colts fans. That wasn't the greatest game ever played. It was the greatest game ever played in football, but the greatest game ever played in sports was 40 years ago today. It took place at the Polo Grounds in New York, and the Giants won the National League pennant over the Dodgers, 5-4.Bobby Thompson, of course, won it with a homer off Ralph Branca, while announcer Russ Hodges shouted, "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! . . ." It was a shout heard 'round the world (as we knew it then)
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August 20, 2013
I don't want to come off sounding like an anti-football fan, but overall, the media's coverage of Major League Baseball in Baltimore lacks balance. Until about 10 years ago, the warmer months yielded mostly baseball coverage, while the colder months were the domain of football chatter. Don't misunderstand, I love my Ravens, but in the summer months the coverage of the Orioles (and Major League Baseball) should be front and center. The Orioles are playing very respectable baseball and are in the pennant chase.
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SPORTS
September 16, 1991
With the baseball season down to its final weeks, it's time to determine who will prevail in the only races remaining -- the AL East and NL West.In the AL East, will Toronto hold on? Or will Boston, 3 1/2 games back, or Detroit, 5 1/2 behind, make a last successful run despite not facing the Blue Jays the rest of the season?In the NL West, will Atlanta hold the 1 1/2 -game lead it earned this weekend by winning two out of three from Los Angeles? Or will the Dodgers even the score in their upcoming series in Los Angeles and go on to win the pennant?
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
It must be August. Following the Orioles' 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night, first baseman Chris Davis conducted his postgame interview standing by his locker with his eyes fixed on one of the clubhouse televisions, watching the end of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners. In mid-sentence he broke from a thought. “Don't tell me they just won,” he said as the Red Sox completed a win over Seattle with a six-run ninth inning with a walk-off hit at Fenway Park.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
He is the answer to a trivia question: Who drove in the winning run that eliminated the New York Yankees from the American League East race and clinched a playoff spot for the Orioles in 1974?It wasn't anyone on the Orioles roster. It was George Scott of the Milwaukee Brewers.Eight games out of first place on Aug. 28, the Orioles won 28 of their last 34 games, but it was Scott who delivered the knockout blow with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning against the Yankees.It was 11: 06 p.m. on Oct. 1 and the Orioles were still in the clubhouse in Detroit, where they had agonized through a 7-6 win over the Tigers that afternoon to clinch a tie."
SPORTS
August 1, 1996
Athletics: Won 17 games in July for the first time since 1990, when they won AL pennant. Pub Date: 8/01/96
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 14, 1993
The wrong birds won the pennant, again.General Aidid made General Cedras' antics possible, in case no one had noticed.Merging Bell Atlantic with TCI gives one corporation control of every signal going in and out of your house. Bring back semaphore.Cheer up. The Postal Service is getting a new logo.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | September 26, 1997
Never mind the division. A pennant or nothing.The interrupted Southeast Asian economic miracle is really something, if only you could breathe and see it through the smoke and haze.It's Baltimore Book Festival weekend in the City That Reads. If someone you know was ever going to read a book, now wouldbe the time.Be patriotic. Eat Chesapeake rockfish.Pub Date: 9/26/97
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By JOHN EISENBERG | July 10, 1992
The following is a transcript of an argument that erupted in the Orioles' conscience soon after Arthur Rhodes limited the Minnesota Twins to six hits in seven-plus innings last night. The baseball disciples Patience and Pennant are arguing.Pennant: "Did you see that? Holy Vida Blue! That kid could win the division for us."Patience: "But he belongs in Rochester. He needs a little more polishing in the minor leagues. You know he does."Pennant: "How can you say that? He came in cold tonight and shut down the best-hitting team in the league.
SPORTS
April 18, 1998
Quote: "I'd like to feel [DH Chili Davis will] be fine. [Surgery] was a no-brainer, so we can have him right for the pennant run." -- Yankees manager Joe Torre.It's a fact: White Sox sluggers Albert Belle and Frank Thomas went a combined 0-for-8 with five strikeouts yesterday.Who's hot: The Red Sox's Nomar Garciaparra extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a third-inning single.Who's not: The Tigers lost their sixth straight.On deck: Next weekend's Yankees-Tigers series, originally set for Detroit, was rescheduled for Yankee Stadium.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2012
A month before he joined the Orioles as the organization's new executive director of international recruiting, curiosity took Fred Ferreira to the Mexican coastal city of Mazatlan. With more than 40 years of experience scouring for international talent, Ferreira has uncovered many diamonds in the rough throughout Latin America. And his most recent such discovery emerged last November in the Mexican Pacific League, a world away from the intimidating cathedrals of the American League East like Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
The Orioles will unveil a bronze sculpture of Cal Ripken Jr. at Camden Yards on Thursday, the 17th anniversary of the day Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played. There was probably a time early in the season when fans expected the Ripken unveiling - the fifth in a series of six honoring the club's greats - to be the only bright spot in another dreary September of Orioles baseball. But in a twist that has shocked the baseball world, the current team is an even better story than the nostalgia.
NEWS
August 30, 2012
Around the Baltimore metropolitan area, something is happening. It hasn't happened in many years - almost a generation, in fact. It's the end of August, the Orioles are in a pennant race, and there's a sense of possibility in the air. People are turning to MASN to see if the Orioles are staging yet another dramatic, late-inning comeback. They're flipping on WBAL to hear Joe Angel proclaim - as he has already done more times this season than all of last year - that "The Orioles are in the win column!"
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
Try to imagine it: a Sunday afternoon in late September, and not one so far away that it feels like a fantasy. Another sweltering Baltimore summer has dissipated, and in the cool autumn breeze you can smell fresh grass and meat on the grill. You're full of nervous energy because, as is the case today back in real life, it's the day of the Ravens home opener at M&T Bank Stadium. Maybe you're even heading to the stadium, ready to tailgate. But something is distracting you. It's stirring up old feelings, emotions so dormant you almost forgot you once had them.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 29, 2009
The day began 20 years ago with overcast skies and wisps of fog, a Friday. Despite the fact that the weekend is not expected to brighten, Baltimore baseball fans bask in a warm glow that has been building since April. Their team, the American League cellar-dweller just a year earlier, has a chance to win the pennant. Just one game back of the Toronto Blue Jays with three to play, the Orioles need a sweep at SkyDome to make everyone forget about the previous season, the one that began with 21 losses and ended with 107. "From the beginning, everybody figured they didn't have a chance," recalls Peter Angelos, still nearly four years away from becoming the owner.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | June 11, 2008
Two rare baseball phenomena are on course to happen so far this season, but, like asteroids that come hurtling into Earth's part of the galaxy, they are unlikely to hit the mark. These two things intersect at 1060 West Addison in Chicago, where the Atlanta Braves are playing the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chipper Jones, the Braves' superb third baseman, is hitting over .400 for the first third of the season, chasing an elusive mark last achieved by Ted Williams in 1941. And the Cubs, the most championship-famished franchise in the history of major American sports, have the best record in the major leagues, with hopes of capturing their first pennant since 1945 and even - maybe, perhaps - their first world championship since nineteen-aught-eight.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker BTC and Kent Baker BTC,Staff Writer | August 4, 1992
His broken wrist nearly mended, Hoiles now has a case of pennant feverOrioles catcher Chris Hoiles said "it would have been nice to see how this year would have turned out" had he played a full season.But no one will ever know what kind of numbers Hoiles would have produced had his right wrist not been broken by a pitch from Tim Leary during a June 21 game in which the New York Yankees pitcher was charged with doctoring the baseball.All the Orioles' No. 1 catcher wants now is to get back into the pennant race.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | July 26, 2007
There's a time-honored expression: "When one bowling alley closes, another opens." At least, I think that's it. And even if not, I'm using it because it's perfect for the top of today's column: There's a new bowling alley opening in Baltimore. Too many of our cherished, elderly lanes have died off in recent years - Seidel's closed in May at the age of 78 - but Mustang Alleys is due to open in another week or so on the edge of Little Italy, at Bank Street and Central Avenue. Mustang Alleys will be a sports bar-bistro with a party room on the second floor of a 19th-century tack factory that's been renovated and rigged for upscale bowling.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun reporter | September 24, 2006
Forty years ago last week, the Orioles bagged a pennant and threw themselves a party. For three hours, the new American League champions whooped and hollered and turned the visitors' clubhouse in Kansas City into Lake Champagne. Players sloshed through the bubbly, pelted one another with sandwiches and reveled in having brought Baltimore its first AL flag. Manager Hank Bauer received a mustard-and-mayonnaise shampoo. Slugger Boog Powell dunked sportswriters in the whirlpool bath, upside-down.
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