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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2005
Franklin A. "Hoot" Gibson, a retired Martin-Marietta Corp. supervisor and sandlot baseball star, died of a stroke Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Aero Acres resident was 91. Mr. Gibson was born in Baltimore and raised in the Colgate neighborhood. He was a 1931 graduate of then-Patterson Park High School, where he had been a pitcher and first baseman. Mr. Gibson's played sandlot baseball from 1930 to 1951 for Colgate, Cowenton, Chase and Becker's Dairy teams. He went to work in 1939 as a drop hammer operator forging parts for airplanes at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River.
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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | October 11, 2006
His windup is a touch slow, but Tommy Sesker still looks as if he belongs on the pitcher's mound. At age 78, decades past his playing prime with the Galesville Hot Sox, he can hurl a pitch past a former teammate at their old ball field. "You still got a little dip in it, boy," Chester Turner said to Sesker, after whiffing at home plate. "I can still throw it pretty good, but I ain't got the wind," Sesker, of Edgewater, assessed. "I was in there with the big boys. They threw the little boy in there because I was a good pitcher."
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FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | April 7, 1993
Tom Guiry and Marty York want people to know they take their work seriously. Forget about becoming the next Macaulay Culkins; for these actors the play's the thing -- or in this case the movie: "The Sandlot," opening today at area theaters.Ensconced recently in a Washington hotel room during a six-city promotional swing, the 12-year-old actors slog manfully through a day of interviews with television and newspaper reporters. Like actors three times their age, they talk glibly about their agents, the inspiration their director (David Mickey Evans)
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2005
Franklin A. "Hoot" Gibson, a retired Martin-Marietta Corp. supervisor and sandlot baseball star, died of a stroke Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Aero Acres resident was 91. Mr. Gibson was born in Baltimore and raised in the Colgate neighborhood. He was a 1931 graduate of then-Patterson Park High School, where he had been a pitcher and first baseman. Mr. Gibson's played sandlot baseball from 1930 to 1951 for Colgate, Cowenton, Chase and Becker's Dairy teams. He went to work in 1939 as a drop hammer operator forging parts for airplanes at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | April 15, 1992
Let's not waste any time today and get right to those "Q's without A's," sports fans. Any response or new business you have is always welcome, and all you have to do is buzz me on the 24-Hour Sportsline, 647-2499.* How's this for a bargain? The cost for amateur teams to rent the Anne Arundel Community College baseball diamond this summer is "only" $293 a game providing you play the game in less than three hours.Let me break it down for you non-profit sandlot teams who might want to take advantage of this "steal."
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino | December 12, 1999
1 Run Stephen Davis. He got three carries in the second half last week, but he needs 30 to control the ball and keep Jake Plummer off the field.2 Contain Plummer. To neutralize his sandlot style, the Redskins need to stay in their lanes to keep him from making plays out of the pocket.3 Get the short passing game working. With teams taking away the deep pass, Brad Johnson has to take what's there.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown | July 3, 1993
Tim Nordbrook couldn't have conceived a more fitting way to pay tribute to his old coach, the late Sterling "Sheriff" Fowble.Nordbrook, who played on Fowble's Baltimore sandlot teams and later was an Orioles infielder, organized the inaugural Sheriff Fowble All-Star Game, which will be played tomorrow at Memorial Stadium after the Bowie Baysox meet the New Britain Red Sox at 2:05 p.m.Tickets to the doubleheader are $5, with proceeds going to the Sheriff Fowble...
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 7, 1999
Arundel High's Bernie Walter, in 1998 The Sun's 1998 Metro Baseball Coach of the Year for a record fourth time, has been selected as the American Baseball Coaches Association Diamond Sports Division II National Coach of the Year.With more than 5,000 members, ABCA is the world's largest baseball coaches association. Members include college, high school and sandlot coaches.Walter, who led his top-ranked Wildcats (22-4) to a Maryland-record eighth state championship last spring and state-record 12th appearance in the final four, received the award at the coaching organization's annual banquet on Jan. 2 in Atlanta.
NEWS
March 6, 2005
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a forest discovery hike, for children ages 8 to 10, from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. A Bird Walk, for ages 16 and older, is planned from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 18 at the visitor center. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Bird Buddies, a program about birds for ages 5 to 7, will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 19. Stories, songs and a trip outdoors are included.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | July 24, 1992
Let me give you sports fans a one-two punch today. We'll talk some pioneering baseball on the first swing and give you a knockout free boxing show to complete the combo.To revitalize youth baseball in the Annapolis and South County area, the Peninsula Athletic League has started a "Summer Sandlot Series," and the response has been terrific.Ed Stubbs and Bill Bilasi, members of the PAL board of directors, started the program this summer to give the kids in their community something more after the regular season ends.
NEWS
March 6, 2005
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will offer a forest discovery hike, for children ages 8 to 10, from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. A Bird Walk, for ages 16 and older, is planned from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 18 at the visitor center. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Bird Buddies, a program about birds for ages 5 to 7, will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 19. Stories, songs and a trip outdoors are included.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael MacCambridge and Michael MacCambridge,Special to the Sun | October 24, 2004
State of Grace: A Memoir of Twilight Time, by Robert Timberg. Free Press. 293 pages. $26. Trying to explain to a civilian the incredible pull that the game of football exerted on its participants, the retired Colts' All-Pro center Bill Curry once recalled the savage fatigue that can set in by the end of the fourth quarter, and the motivation that he felt in those dire times: "All the other exterior motives don't work, at some level all you really want...
SPORTS
October 20, 2003
TOP FIVE RECEIVERS Player, Team...Rec...Yds...TD Owens, 49ers...6...152...1 Smith, Panthers...10...151...1 Moss, Vikings...10...151...0 T. Taylor, Ravens... 4...138...2 Horn, Saints... 8...133...1 TOP FIVE PASSERS Player, Team...C-A...Yds... TD Delhomme, Panthers...31-49... 362...2 Brooks, Saints...23-30...352...3 Boller, Ravens...15-27...302...2 Brady, Patriots...24-34...283...2 Culpepper, Vikings...19-26...277...2 TOP FIVE RUSHERS Player, Team...Att...Yds...TD Tomlinson, Chargers.
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara | September 10, 2001
DANNY ALMONTE, the adolescent pitching phenomenon lately of the Little League, was a ringer, "one who enters competition under false representations," as the Merriam Webster would have it. But for some reason the outrage expressed at his unmasking reminds me of Claude Raines' line in the movie Casablanca as he orders Humphrey Bogart's cafe closed. "I'm shocked! Shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" he exclaims, just as a cafe functionary hands him his own winnings. Who can truly believe there have been no Danny Almontes before in the Little League?
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino | December 12, 1999
1 Run Stephen Davis. He got three carries in the second half last week, but he needs 30 to control the ball and keep Jake Plummer off the field.2 Contain Plummer. To neutralize his sandlot style, the Redskins need to stay in their lanes to keep him from making plays out of the pocket.3 Get the short passing game working. With teams taking away the deep pass, Brad Johnson has to take what's there.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 7, 1999
Arundel High's Bernie Walter, in 1998 The Sun's 1998 Metro Baseball Coach of the Year for a record fourth time, has been selected as the American Baseball Coaches Association Diamond Sports Division II National Coach of the Year.With more than 5,000 members, ABCA is the world's largest baseball coaches association. Members include college, high school and sandlot coaches.Walter, who led his top-ranked Wildcats (22-4) to a Maryland-record eighth state championship last spring and state-record 12th appearance in the final four, received the award at the coaching organization's annual banquet on Jan. 2 in Atlanta.
NEWS
By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | October 11, 2006
His windup is a touch slow, but Tommy Sesker still looks as if he belongs on the pitcher's mound. At age 78, decades past his playing prime with the Galesville Hot Sox, he can hurl a pitch past a former teammate at their old ball field. "You still got a little dip in it, boy," Chester Turner said to Sesker, after whiffing at home plate. "I can still throw it pretty good, but I ain't got the wind," Sesker, of Edgewater, assessed. "I was in there with the big boys. They threw the little boy in there because I was a good pitcher."
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1997
On a sunny fall Wednesday, young girls kick soccer balls at Howard County Park in Glenwood as a flock of geese squawk overhead, flying south.Then out-of-season noises erupt. "Clink." "Throw it home!" "Four! Four!"Timmy Siders, 11, rounds third, legs pumping, arms flailing, barely beating the tag at home plate.These are the kids of October, still at home with this summer game amid the dying leaves of fall.Siders plays infield for the Western Howard Renegades, an under-12 fall baseball team.
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