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By Peter Schmuck | July 14, 1992
SAN DIEGO -- Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken has long been known locally for his involvement in a variety of Baltimore charitable endeavors, but yesterday he received national recognition for his contributions off the field.Ripken received the 22nd Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the player who best exemplifies the humanitarian spirit exhibited by Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and represents baseball as well off the field as he does on it."I'm very honored," said Ripken.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who has been involved in various charity initiatives in Baltimore and his hometown of San Diego, has been named the club's nominee for this year's Roberto Clemente Award. The award is presented annually at the World Series to one big leaguer who has demonstrated a high level of character and meritorious community service, emulating the example set by Clemente, the Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder who died in a plane crash while attempting to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1997
CLEVELAND -- Orioles outfielder Eric Davis has carried on his fight against cancer in front of the world, and has done so with such grace and altruistic spirit that the baseball world took special notice yesterday.Davis received the Roberto Clemente Man of the Year Award at a media gathering before Game 4 of the 93rd World Series, and also received some welcome -- though not unexpected -- news from the Orioles.The club helped Davis celebrate baseball's most prestigious off-the-field honor by officially fulfilling owner Peter Angelos' June pledge to renew his contract, picking up a $2.5 million option for the 1998 season.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
Adam Jones received good news and bad news in the Orioles' clubhouse before Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. The good news was that the center fielder had been named the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player who best represents Major League Baseball through contributions on and off the field. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old had also just learned that he was being held out of the starting lineup for a fourth consecutive game because of a sore right thumb, which left him in a somber mood as he spoke with reporters about the recognition he received for his work in the community.
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By MIKE BERARDINO and MIKE BERARDINO,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | July 12, 2006
On a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon, thousands of baseball fans make their way toward PNC Park by walking over the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Once they cross the mustard-yellow structure, many of them pause at a hulking statue of Clemente before taking the center-field entrance into the sandstone stadium for the All-Star Futures Game. Some pose for pictures. Others spend a few moments in silent reflection. Then there are the two frizzy-haired twin boys, age 12 or so, grinning wildly behind thick glasses.
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May 5, 2010
Let courts do work Bill Kline The Morning Call Let's get this straight. The people of Arizona elect their legislators and their governor and they in turn establish a law — for Arizona only — that enforces something that already is illegal. And now others across this nation are calling for Major League Baseball to bigfoot the people of Arizona by pulling the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix. What's next? Should baseball pull the Twins out of Minnesota because the Mall of America emits too much carbon dioxide?
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
NEW YORK -- Throwing out the first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series last night was just the latest in a series of memorable events that took place for Sammy Sosa during a weekend of tributes that began Friday night with a special Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.City streets were blocked off yesterday afternoon for a parade in Sosa's honor, and the Chicago Cubs outfielder was given the Roberto Clemente humanitarian award after arriving at Yankee Stadium."Everywhere I go, people in America show their appreciation.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | January 4, 1992
The baseball cards were in an old cigar box in the room where I slept as a child, behind some toys in a closet. Now it's the room my children destroy at their grandparents' house. I was on an idle rummage during the holidays, finding camp letters and frightening, old pictures, and came upon buried treasure.The box had once held some of the cigars my grandfather was never without. On the lid was a drawing of a woman with two red roses in her dark hair, and when I raised it my grandfather was alive again for a moment.
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By Milton Kent | March 6, 1998
If you've been a Baltimore baseball fan for any length of time, or happen to know someone who was, the name of Roberto Clemente has been seared into your consciousness for quite a while.Clemente, who patrolled right field for the Pirates from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, virtually single-handedly beat the Orioles in the 1971 World Series."He didn't play right field. He performed in right field," said former Oriole Frank Robinson.Despite four batting titles, 12 Gold Gloves and 3,000 career base hits, Clemente, a Puerto Rican native, felt underappreciated and misunderstood because of his race and heritage.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1994
Tomorrow Cal Ripken's perfect-attendance mark reaches 2,000.And, for the first time, his consecutive games streak will be officially recognized by a piece of memorabilia.Crown Central Petroleum Corp. has produced 150,000 posters commemorating the event. They will be sold at Maryland, northern Virginia and southern Pennsylvania stations for $1.69 with an eight-gallon purchase.Each poster is numbered on a gold-foil sticker and shows Ripken in action, throwing the ball to first base.The Orioles shortstop is donating his proceeds to the Kelly and Cal Ripken Jr. Foundation.
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May 5, 2010
Let courts do work Bill Kline The Morning Call Let's get this straight. The people of Arizona elect their legislators and their governor and they in turn establish a law — for Arizona only — that enforces something that already is illegal. And now others across this nation are calling for Major League Baseball to bigfoot the people of Arizona by pulling the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix. What's next? Should baseball pull the Twins out of Minnesota because the Mall of America emits too much carbon dioxide?
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By MIKE BERARDINO and MIKE BERARDINO,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | July 12, 2006
On a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon, thousands of baseball fans make their way toward PNC Park by walking over the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Once they cross the mustard-yellow structure, many of them pause at a hulking statue of Clemente before taking the center-field entrance into the sandstone stadium for the All-Star Futures Game. Some pose for pictures. Others spend a few moments in silent reflection. Then there are the two frizzy-haired twin boys, age 12 or so, grinning wildly behind thick glasses.
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By TODD RICHISSIN and TODD RICHISSIN,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2000
Mr. Heller comes into the girls' locker room and watches the girls dress and undress. He eyes at young girls' chests and one day ran in the locker room and hugged my friend when she was only in a bra. -- from an 11-year-old girl's statement to investigators about a teacher Seven girls tell the same story: The gym teacher, in the locker room, touching, hugging. On this day, with separate accounts drawn in the innocent, roundish handwriting of sixth-grade girls, life as Ronald Heller knows it is over.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
NEW YORK -- Throwing out the first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series last night was just the latest in a series of memorable events that took place for Sammy Sosa during a weekend of tributes that began Friday night with a special Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.City streets were blocked off yesterday afternoon for a parade in Sosa's honor, and the Chicago Cubs outfielder was given the Roberto Clemente humanitarian award after arriving at Yankee Stadium."Everywhere I go, people in America show their appreciation.
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By Milton Kent | March 6, 1998
If you've been a Baltimore baseball fan for any length of time, or happen to know someone who was, the name of Roberto Clemente has been seared into your consciousness for quite a while.Clemente, who patrolled right field for the Pirates from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, virtually single-handedly beat the Orioles in the 1971 World Series."He didn't play right field. He performed in right field," said former Oriole Frank Robinson.Despite four batting titles, 12 Gold Gloves and 3,000 career base hits, Clemente, a Puerto Rican native, felt underappreciated and misunderstood because of his race and heritage.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1997
CLEVELAND -- Orioles outfielder Eric Davis has carried on his fight against cancer in front of the world, and has done so with such grace and altruistic spirit that the baseball world took special notice yesterday.Davis received the Roberto Clemente Man of the Year Award at a media gathering before Game 4 of the 93rd World Series, and also received some welcome -- though not unexpected -- news from the Orioles.The club helped Davis celebrate baseball's most prestigious off-the-field honor by officially fulfilling owner Peter Angelos' June pledge to renew his contract, picking up a $2.5 million option for the 1998 season.
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By TODD RICHISSIN and TODD RICHISSIN,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2000
Mr. Heller comes into the girls' locker room and watches the girls dress and undress. He eyes at young girls' chests and one day ran in the locker room and hugged my friend when she was only in a bra. -- from an 11-year-old girl's statement to investigators about a teacher Seven girls tell the same story: The gym teacher, in the locker room, touching, hugging. On this day, with separate accounts drawn in the innocent, roundish handwriting of sixth-grade girls, life as Ronald Heller knows it is over.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1996
In a position-by-position analysis, the Boston Red Sox and Orioles stack up very closely in the American League East, with the New York Yankees not far behind. The Detroit Tigers are a distant fourth and the Toronto Blue Jays somewhere just above Triple-A.First basemen1. Mo Vaughn, Red Sox: Vaughn won AL MVP last year, hitting .300 with 39 homers and 126 RBIs. But he struck out 150 times and is a defensive liability.2. Rafael Palmeiro, Orioles: He is a very, very close second. Palmeiro is better defensively, and his production is almost identical -- .310 average, 39 homers and 104 RBIs.
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