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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | February 8, 2009
Baltimore lawyer and sports agent Ron Shapiro reaches into his pocket and pulls out a Ravens business card reading "Special Advisor to the Owner." Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says he created the title to demonstrate that Shapiro holds a significant, if little-known, place with his football team and in his life. Quietly, Shapiro - better known as Cal Ripken Jr.'s agent - advised Bisciotti during the buyout of former owner Art Modell under which Bisciotti took control of the Ravens in 2004.
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By Laura Vozzella | August 4, 2011
Good thing Ron Shapiro isn't a told-you-so kinda guy. Not after The New York Times reported recently on how Chinese companies are finding a back door into the U.S. stock market . Shapiro, a prominent sports agent-attorney whose clients have included Cal Ripken Jr., warned about the same sort of stock market shenanigans 42 years ago, as lead author of a Maryland Law Review article titled, “The 'Going Public Through the Back Door' Phenomenon...
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By DAN BERGER | August 25, 1992
Hurricane Andrew is the doing of (A) the Bush administration; (B) the Democratic Congress; or (C) God. If you marked C, your candidate dropped out of the race.Bush and Clinton are preparing a Category 5 campaign with sustained winds above 155 miles an hour.In attacking Hillary Clinton's legal pushiness and causes, leading Republicans have managed to come out in favor of child abuse as a family value.Cal Jr. for President! Ron Shapiro for trade negotiator.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | February 8, 2009
Baltimore lawyer and sports agent Ron Shapiro reaches into his pocket and pulls out a Ravens business card reading "Special Advisor to the Owner." Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says he created the title to demonstrate that Shapiro holds a significant, if little-known, place with his football team and in his life. Quietly, Shapiro - better known as Cal Ripken Jr.'s agent - advised Bisciotti during the buyout of former owner Art Modell under which Bisciotti took control of the Ravens in 2004.
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May 20, 2008
3 colleges schedule graduations Three county colleges and universities have scheduled commencement ceremonies this week. Towson University will hold graduation exercises at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday and Friday for its colleges and schools at the Towson Center arena on campus. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's undergraduate ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The graduate school ceremony will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Retriever Activities Center on campus.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2001
No one can accuse the Cleveland Indians of lacking a long-term management plan. The club announced yesterday that - effective Nov. 1 - executive vice president and general manager John Hart will move into an advisory role and that Baltimore native Mark Shapiro, 34, will take over the day-to-day operation of the franchise. Shapiro, the son of prominent Baltimore lawyer and player representative Ron Shapiro, has worked his way up through the Indians' organization since joining the team as an assistant in baseball operations in 1992.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | May 8, 2006
Call him a parent's dream. A Gilman School and Princeton University graduate. An overachieving college football player. Smart, well-mannered, good-looking. Straight out of college, he worked in real estate construction in Southern California and retail in New York. There's little doubt Mark Shapiro could have succeeded in corporate America. Ron Shapiro, the well-connected, well-respected sports agent and Baltimore attorney, kept repeating that message to his oldest son. Try to stay away from baseball's grip, he would tell him. And, for goodness sake, don't follow your old man's footsteps into the world of player representation.
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By John Steadman and John Steadman,Sun staff | September 6, 1998
"The Power of Nice," by Ron Shapiro, Mark Jankowski and James Dale. John Wiley & Sons. 259 pages. $24.95.It's a working, step-at-a-time walk-through of how to make a deal that reduces hardball negotiation to its most simplistic form of communication: a theme of "kill 'em with kindness." The grand and effective lesson plan put forth by Ron Shapiro and his associate, Mark Jankowski, offers an insight that applies logic, reason and persuasion - from the complex setting of the board room and multimillion-dollar transactions to boys trading bubble gum cards on a playground.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2002
John McCurdy, a power-hitting shortstop from the University of Maryland and Arundel High School, signed with the Oakland Athletics for $1.375 million last night at his Crofton home. McCurdy, 21, had a prolific junior season at College Park, batting .443 with 19 homers, 20 doubles and four triples for an .828 slugging percentage with 77 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. McCurdy hit only six homers as a sophomore, but his exceptional work ethic with the Terps and his summer team, the Maryland Orioles, made him one of the nation's top players.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 4, 1990
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Baltimore Orioles had everything in place for yesterday's Rule V draft but a contingency plan.The club was all set to select outfield prospect Pat Howell from the New York Mets. Pitcher Mike Smith had been released to make room on the 40-man roster. The news release had been drafted. But the Minnesota Twins drafted Howell before the Orioles came up to bat.Instead of gaining an outfielder who stole 79 bases at the Class A level last season, the Orioles lost a pitcher who was 9-6 for the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings, but a club official said that Smith no longer figured in the team's long-range plans.
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May 20, 2008
3 colleges schedule graduations Three county colleges and universities have scheduled commencement ceremonies this week. Towson University will hold graduation exercises at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday and Friday for its colleges and schools at the Towson Center arena on campus. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's undergraduate ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The graduate school ceremony will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Retriever Activities Center on campus.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | May 7, 2007
The first family of sports management convened an impromptu meeting on the field at Oriole Park the other day. Mark Shapiro, the general manager of the Cleveland Indians, and his brother-in-law, Eric Mangini, the coach of the New York Jets, carried on an animated conversation near the visitors' dugout, while Ron Shapiro, who wears too many hats to fit them all into a tidy paragraph, beamed like a proud father nearby. That's because he is a very proud father and a very proud father-in-law.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | May 8, 2006
Call him a parent's dream. A Gilman School and Princeton University graduate. An overachieving college football player. Smart, well-mannered, good-looking. Straight out of college, he worked in real estate construction in Southern California and retail in New York. There's little doubt Mark Shapiro could have succeeded in corporate America. Ron Shapiro, the well-connected, well-respected sports agent and Baltimore attorney, kept repeating that message to his oldest son. Try to stay away from baseball's grip, he would tell him. And, for goodness sake, don't follow your old man's footsteps into the world of player representation.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2002
John McCurdy, a power-hitting shortstop from the University of Maryland and Arundel High School, signed with the Oakland Athletics for $1.375 million last night at his Crofton home. McCurdy, 21, had a prolific junior season at College Park, batting .443 with 19 homers, 20 doubles and four triples for an .828 slugging percentage with 77 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. McCurdy hit only six homers as a sophomore, but his exceptional work ethic with the Terps and his summer team, the Maryland Orioles, made him one of the nation's top players.
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By Amy Rosewater and Amy Rosewater,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 24, 2001
CLEVELAND - Mark Shapiro won't forget his visit to this city in November 1991. It was cold and wet, and the cab driver took him by the site where Jacobs Field was to be built. "He told me that someone had just gotten car-jacked there," Shapiro said. "I was wondering what I was doing there." His interview with the Indians was at Municipal Stadium, a vast facility built in 1932. In 1991, when the Indians lost 105 games, the official average attendance was 12,985. But there were many times when only several hundred showed up. No, Cleveland wasn't the top choice for Shapiro.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2001
No one can accuse the Cleveland Indians of lacking a long-term management plan. The club announced yesterday that - effective Nov. 1 - executive vice president and general manager John Hart will move into an advisory role and that Baltimore native Mark Shapiro, 34, will take over the day-to-day operation of the franchise. Shapiro, the son of prominent Baltimore lawyer and player representative Ron Shapiro, has worked his way up through the Indians' organization since joining the team as an assistant in baseball operations in 1992.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | May 7, 2007
The first family of sports management convened an impromptu meeting on the field at Oriole Park the other day. Mark Shapiro, the general manager of the Cleveland Indians, and his brother-in-law, Eric Mangini, the coach of the New York Jets, carried on an animated conversation near the visitors' dugout, while Ron Shapiro, who wears too many hats to fit them all into a tidy paragraph, beamed like a proud father nearby. That's because he is a very proud father and a very proud father-in-law.
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By Amy Rosewater and Amy Rosewater,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 24, 2001
CLEVELAND - Mark Shapiro won't forget his visit to this city in November 1991. It was cold and wet, and the cab driver took him by the site where Jacobs Field was to be built. "He told me that someone had just gotten car-jacked there," Shapiro said. "I was wondering what I was doing there." His interview with the Indians was at Municipal Stadium, a vast facility built in 1932. In 1991, when the Indians lost 105 games, the official average attendance was 12,985. But there were many times when only several hundred showed up. No, Cleveland wasn't the top choice for Shapiro.
FEATURES
By John Steadman and John Steadman,Sun staff | September 6, 1998
"The Power of Nice," by Ron Shapiro, Mark Jankowski and James Dale. John Wiley & Sons. 259 pages. $24.95.It's a working, step-at-a-time walk-through of how to make a deal that reduces hardball negotiation to its most simplistic form of communication: a theme of "kill 'em with kindness." The grand and effective lesson plan put forth by Ron Shapiro and his associate, Mark Jankowski, offers an insight that applies logic, reason and persuasion - from the complex setting of the board room and multimillion-dollar transactions to boys trading bubble gum cards on a playground.
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By John Feinstein | April 27, 1993
Almost no one caught Cal Ripken smiling throughout July and deep into August. His slump kept getting worse and he was beginning to think that his contract negotiations might never end.Ripken's agent, Ron Shapiro, and Orioles president Larry Lucchino had held their first meeting to discuss a new contract on Sept. 26, 1991, even before Ripken's MVP season had concluded. Both men knew that this would not be an easy or a brief negotiation.They were right. In all, it would take 333 days to produce a signed contract.
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