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By Jim Henneman | September 26, 1990
NOW THAT he's achieved his near-impossible dream, Dan Boone has one more goal for this year.He'd like to get his winter job back. And not the one with the construction gang back in San Diego.Boone (who prefers Dan to Daniel, as opposed to his pioneering uncle of seven generations ago), used the newly formed Senior League as his return ticket to the major leagues. The irony now is that he might need permission to go back."Everything is set, and I definitely want to go back," Boone said. "I think it's just a matter of the club giving permission."
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By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,Special to The Sun | March 21, 2007
Nancy Hambleton turns 79 in a few weeks. She wants to improve her tennis game. A 5-foot-4, right-handed player, Hambleton relies more on precision than power and plays about four times a week, mostly in doubles matches. "They say it's the sport of a lifetime," Hambleton said. "I like the exercise, and it keeps you trim. It's good socially, and I've met a lot of people through tennis." She could be the model athlete for Welcome Back to Tennis, an initiative by the United State Tennis Association Senior Tennis Leagues in Anne Arundel County and the International Council on Active Aging.
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By Larry Whiteside and Larry Whiteside,Boston Globe | December 16, 1990
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- At first, you don't believe it. Jim Rice in the Senior Professional Association. How can this be?If you want proof that there's no telling the lengths to which a man will go if he truly loves his profession, consider the gamble Rice is taking in the 2-year-old league. The fact that Rice is a former Boston Red Sox superstar and a Hall of Fame candidate makes no difference. He says there are some things you can't accomplish sitting on the outside looking in."It's my life," Rice says when asked why he's playing baseball when he could be enjoying the "retirement" forced upon him in November 1989 when the Red Sox decided not to retain him. "I've played it all my life.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2000
Cliff Gillespie swings and connects with a satisfying thwack -- a tremendous hit out to center field that should be at least a double. Except that George Horn comes out of nowhere, feet sprinting over the dew-wet grass, glove outstretched, to make it an out. Take away all the back, knee and wrist braces, and you would never know these guys are senior citizens. On the field, the Howard County Reds are simply ballplayers. One of 12 teams in the Baltimore Beltway Senior Softball League, they're gearing up for a four-month, 42-game season (not counting the tournament and playoffs)
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By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,Special to The Sun | March 21, 2007
Nancy Hambleton turns 79 in a few weeks. She wants to improve her tennis game. A 5-foot-4, right-handed player, Hambleton relies more on precision than power and plays about four times a week, mostly in doubles matches. "They say it's the sport of a lifetime," Hambleton said. "I like the exercise, and it keeps you trim. It's good socially, and I've met a lot of people through tennis." She could be the model athlete for Welcome Back to Tennis, an initiative by the United State Tennis Association Senior Tennis Leagues in Anne Arundel County and the International Council on Active Aging.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | September 17, 1990
TORONTO -- First of all, Dan Boone's parents named him "Danny," not "Daniel." But enough about him being a seventh-generation nephew of the famous pioneer. Orioles PR czar Rick Vaughn has documented why his comeback is one of the most amazing in major-league history.Boone, 36, pitched in the majors last night for the first time since Sept. 30, 1982 -- a mere 2,908 days ago. He worked 2 1/3 scoreless innings in the Orioles' 6-5 loss to Toronto, allowing two hits and striking out two."I was really pumped up," Boone said.
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By Mark Hyman | November 22, 1990
Jim Palmer's latest comeback attempt apparently isn't a comeback at all. Palmer said yesterday that "there is no truth" to a report in Tuesday's Denver Post that he seriously is considering resuming his major-league baseball career.But then he repeated many of the things he told the Post reporter."I just told him I was going to throw. You never know. I may play in the Senior [Professional Baseball]League. Why? Because it's something to do."Palmer, 45, hasn't pitched in a major-league game since May 1984, when the Baltimore Orioles released him. But he often has spoken of trying to resurrect his 19-year career.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | September 28, 1990
* The Orioles today returned first baseman Randy Miligan to the active roster. Story, Page D5.CLEVELAND -- The Orioles' starting pitcher on Sunday wears uniform pants that belong to the batboy. "I don't care," lefthander Dan Boone said defiantly. "They fit."The 5-foot-8, 139-pound Boone was ecstatic yesterday after learning he will make his first major-league start against Cleveland. Only two weeks ago, he labeled his return to the majors "a miracle."What was this?"Unbelievable."Boone, 36, will be trying to earn his first major-league win since May 19, 1982, when he beat St. Louis pitching for San Diego.
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By Donald G. Vitek | August 8, 1991
It's almost time for the young bowlers of the county to get out their bowling balls and shoes for some serious competition."Next weekour youth leagues will begin," said Tom Bell, assistant manager of Fair Lanes Southwest Lanes. "On Aug. 17, a Saturday, of course, the Young America fall/winter leagues will begin."That league is for youngsters from age 4 and up. Call Sandy Mize,the youth director, at 789-2400 for information on times.JoiningTom Bell and Sandy Mize in greeting the returning bowlers will be George Zelinski and Assistant Manager Judy Tsay.
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By DON VITEK | August 15, 1993
In just six days, the winter Young American Bowling Alliance league will start at Brunswick Columbia."And don't forget that the meeting for the Sunday Night Pinbusters leagues will be held on Sunday [today]," said Barbara Deming, sales director at the Columbia lanes. "That league starts on Aug. 22."With the new season upon us what's happening at Brunswick Columbia?For one thing, the concourse has been leveled so the approaches are handicapped-accessible. And there's new seating at the lanes.
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By KEVIN COWHERD and KEVIN COWHERD,SUN STAFF | July 4, 1999
It's 9:30 in the morning and the sun is already baking Lou Karpouzie Field in Highlandtown, turning the base paths into a dust bowl and the outfield grass into a dry green hibachi.But the old softball players gathered on this parched diamond seem not to notice the heat.You watch them for a few moments and realize these are not your generic old guys. They're not wearing Bermuda shorts and knee-high black socks with loafers, and they're not standing around talking about the Early Bird special at some seafood restaurant or how does Slick Willie get away with it.Instead, these old guys are wearing shorts and crisp black jerseys with smart red lettering that says "Dundalk Seniors," and right now they're in the middle of batting practice.
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By Ed McDonough and Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 2, 1998
TANEYTOWN Little League has had a banner season, with huge 450-player turnout this year.That turnout included the addition of two fast-pitch softball teams.The organization scrambled to find practice sites for all the teams, leading to talk of trying to find at least one more diamond for the group next year.A field for the two softball teams was added this year to the three Little League fields and main 90-foot diamond at Memorial Park used for teams ranging from T-ball (ages 5 and 6) to senior league (ages 16 to 18)
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1996
With the first serve of the volleyball, 12 players are on the move, throwing down some vicious spikes and talking trash.But what makes these players unusual is that none of them is younger than 50. They are members of the Pasadena Senior Volleyball League.Every Sunday and Tuesday from October through March, these energetic elders don their team jerseys and knee pads and play some of the best volleyball in the state.Sit at home and collect pension checks as time passes them by? No way, say the players.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Special to The Sun | July 31, 1994
See, this is how it works.The Beach Club calls me with a hole-in-one story. I call the guy who made the ace for more details or some interesting quotes and, not only do I get the quotes, I also get a second story about a senior league.Tom Boenzli of West Ocean City is the hero of all this action because he really hit a perfect 7-iron shot to the 155-yard fifth hole at the Beach Club and it took one bounce and cuddled down into the cup. That's the ace -- his first in 43 years of playing golf!
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By DON VITEK | August 15, 1993
In just six days, the winter Young American Bowling Alliance league will start at Brunswick Columbia."And don't forget that the meeting for the Sunday Night Pinbusters leagues will be held on Sunday [today]," said Barbara Deming, sales director at the Columbia lanes. "That league starts on Aug. 22."With the new season upon us what's happening at Brunswick Columbia?For one thing, the concourse has been leveled so the approaches are handicapped-accessible. And there's new seating at the lanes.
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By Steven Kivinski and John Harris III and Steven Kivinski and John Harris III,Staff writers | February 16, 1992
They play just as hard as kids more than half their age, and from listening to them talk about their exploits, they probably have more fun.The men who participate in the county's thriving 50-and-over senior basketball and volleyball leagues aren't out to prove anything. They just want to enjoy the sports they grew up with or get themselves back into the shape of their more youthful days."Watching sports doesn't turn me on," said Bobby Pollero, who plays in the Tuesday night volleyball league and the Sunday afternoon basketball league.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Special to The Sun | July 31, 1994
See, this is how it works.The Beach Club calls me with a hole-in-one story. I call the guy who made the ace for more details or some interesting quotes and, not only do I get the quotes, I also get a second story about a senior league.Tom Boenzli of West Ocean City is the hero of all this action because he really hit a perfect 7-iron shot to the 155-yard fifth hole at the Beach Club and it took one bounce and cuddled down into the cup. That's the ace -- his first in 43 years of playing golf!
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By Donald G. Vitek | August 15, 1991
"I've been in the bowling industry over 20 years," said Sharon Scott, marketing director at Fair Lanes Annapolis. "And the crew that we have at Annapolis now is one of the best I've seen."Scott said a new system using three units of oil on the lanes is in place for the start of the fall/winter season.Approximately 40 leagues will begin the last week in August and just after Labor Day.The youth leagues will be on Saturday mornings, and the Senior League will bowl Friday mornings at 10."We do have a new league that should prove interesting," Scott said.
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By Donald G. Vitek | August 15, 1991
"I've been in the bowling industry over 20 years," said Sharon Scott, marketing director at Fair Lanes Annapolis. "And the crew that we have at Annapolis now is one of the best I've seen."Scott said a new system using three units of oil on the lanes is in place for the start of the fall/winter season.Approximately 40 leagues will begin the last week in August and just after Labor Day.The youth leagues will be on Saturday mornings, and the Senior League will bowl Friday mornings at 10."We do have a new league that should prove interesting," Scott said.
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By Donald G. Vitek | August 8, 1991
It's almost time for the young bowlers of the county to get out their bowling balls and shoes for some serious competition."Next weekour youth leagues will begin," said Tom Bell, assistant manager of Fair Lanes Southwest Lanes. "On Aug. 17, a Saturday, of course, the Young America fall/winter leagues will begin."That league is for youngsters from age 4 and up. Call Sandy Mize,the youth director, at 789-2400 for information on times.JoiningTom Bell and Sandy Mize in greeting the returning bowlers will be George Zelinski and Assistant Manager Judy Tsay.
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