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November 15, 2010
The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle as their new manager, SI.com reported Sunday. The Pirates will announce the hiring Monday. Hurdle spent 2010 as the hitting coach for the Rangers, who led the majors in batting average, were fifth in runs scored and advanced to the World Series. The Pirates fired John Russell after three last-place finishes in three years. Pittsburgh has not enjoyed a winning season since 1992 and lost 105 games last season, the most for the franchise since 1952.
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From Sun staff reports | June 21, 2014
For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race. "The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa, resident and rising senior on the Naval Academy's varsity offshore sailing team. "Whether it was on the Chesapeake [Bay] or half an hour from the finish line, we definitely spent our fair share of time drifting around. "The biggest challenge was definitely just always trying to keep the boat moving.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | February 28, 2010
W ith a new spring training facility and a more talented roster, Orioles manager Dave Trembley has been all smiles for the first two weeks of spring training. Approaching his third full season at the helm of the club, Trembley sat down with The Sun on Thursday and spoke candidly about dealing with the difficulty of the 2009 season and the speculation that he would be dismissed, his vow to be tougher on his players and his early impressions of this year's club. Question: We're talking essentially about bullpen sessions, batting practice rounds and other basic drills, but can you talk about a couple of guys who have stood out to you in the first two weeks of camp?
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From Sun Staff and From Sun Staff | May 4, 2014
Annapolis skipper John White, whose USA 1162 team won the only race of the day in the J/80 class, earned North Sails Local Boat of the Day at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay. “Off the starting line, we were confident the east side of the course would be best for stronger winds and better current,” said White, whose team is preparing for the J/80 World Championship in Annapolis later this year. “We had a great start and won our side, but Will Crump [of Annapolis, the current J/80 class leader]
NEWS
June 18, 2008
On June 16, 2008, JOHN H. "Johnny" SKIPPER, JR., 51, of New Freedom, PA, formerly of Maryland Line. Husband of Crystal A. (Propst) Skipper. Son of Betty L. (Calp) Skipper and the late John H. Skipper, Sr. Brother of Kathy L. Smedley-Karoll, K. Joanne Martin, and Blaine J. Skipper. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will begin at 10 am Friday, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, PA. Interment in St. Abraham's Cemetery, Beckleysville. Friends may call at the mortuary on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., PO Box 96, New Freedom, PA 17349.
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July 5, 2004
On July 3, 2004, WILLIAM F. (Skip) JR.; beloved husband of Phyllis M. Skipper (nee Miller); father of Stacey Heyison and William F. Skipper, III; grandfather of Kari and Alexis Heyison; brother of Edna Brauning and Susie Skipper. Also survived by numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws and cousins. Services at ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, Wednesday at 11 A.M. Interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
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June 9, 2003
Suddenly, on June 5, 2003, LYDIA ANN "FLIP", of South Baltimore; beloved wife of Gilbert W. Skipper; loving daughter of Lydia A. Tansill (nee Cochran) and the late Norman E. Tansill, Sr.; devoted mother of Stacey Sherman and her husband Kenneth, Timothy and Kevin Skipper; loving grandmother of Kevin Michael Skipper, Jr.; dearest sister of Norman E. Tansill, Jr. and Denise Gottleib. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 130 E. Fort Avenue (South Baltimore)
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January 19, 2006
On January 18, 2006, MARGUERITE EDNA "FEETS" SKIPPER, of Randallstown, beloved wife of the late William Henry Skipper, devoted mother of the late William Thomas Skipper, dear grandmother of Sandy Frantz and her husband Thomas, loving great-grandmother of Amber Frantz, and dear aunt of Jerry and Peggy Oursler, Jean and Jim Haines, Steve, Glenn and L. Wilson Berry. She was predeceased by her siblings, George W. and L. Wilson Berry, Marie Crooks, Ethel Price, Annabelle Parsley and Esther Oursler.
NEWS
March 25, 2003
On Sunday, March 23, 2003, WM. TOM, beloved husband of the late Arlene Delores (nee Wright); son of Marguerite "Feets" (nee Berry) and the late Bill Skipper; devoted father of Sandra Lee Frantz; loving grandfather of Amber Frantz, father-in-law of Thomas M. Frantz. Friends may call at Loring Byers Funeral Directors, 8728 Liberty Rd (2 miles W. of Beltway exit 18B) Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held Thursday 11 A.M. Interment Wards Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company or Carroll County Hospice.
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By Peter Baker | August 18, 1991
J.J. Isler of San Diego, who won the all-women's Santa Maria Cup here in May, has qualified as a skipper in the Cadillac Columbus Cup match racing series that will be sailed here this fall.Isler will be the first female skipper in this competition.Other skippers scheduled to compete are:John Kostecki, Team USA. Kostecki is an Olympic silver medalist and a world champion in the J/24 class.Jim Brady, Team Chesapeake. Brady is the 1990 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and a world champion in the J/24 class.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning. Already down a couple of races to Team New Zealand, the trophy known as the Auld Mug served as motivation for Spithill and the other 10 sailors on board Oracle in the first-to-nine wins competition held in San Francisco. "I didn't want to let it go," Spithill recalled Friday, during a public interview with Annapolis-based sailing legend Gary Jobson before a packed ballroom at the Annapolis Marriott as part of Sailing World magazine's seminar series at the U.S Sailboat Show.
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Peter Schmuck | September 14, 2013
With his team reeling from three straight losses and desperate to win every game possible over the final 2 ½ weeks of the regular season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter started unheralded backup catcher Steve Clevenger behind the plate instead of two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner Matt Wieters in the opener of the three-game road series against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was one of those Buck-ball decisions that leaves fans scratching their heads, but the local kid made good and delivered a game-tying double in the seventh inning on Friday night at Rogers Centre to put the Orioles in position to collect that critical victory.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
With the way their designated hitters have fared this season -- Danny Valencia on Friday notwithstanding -- the Orioles are obviously excited to add Michael Morse to their lineup . Apparently the Washington Nationals are also pumped up about "Beast Mode" coming back to Mid-Atlantic. This from Amanda Comak of The Washington Times : [Nationals] manager Davey Johnson said they were discussing the Orioles waiver claim of Morse during Thursday night's game and the dugout buzzed with the possibility of the slugger returning to the D.C. area.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly first met Orioles manager Buck Showalter 22 years ago as 20-year-old minor leaguer. They were teammates for the Yankees' Double-A team in Nashville. Tonight, they will manage against each other for the first time in the opener of this weekend's interleague series at Camden Yards. Mattingly said he noticed Showalter's ability to gauge talent once Showalter became a coach and eventually managed Mattingly with the Yankees from 1993-95. “You really see it as a manager,” Mattingly said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
On occasion, Orioles manager Buck Showalter will wax poetic about certain baseball subjects as if he were sitting on a country porch, telling stories and sipping lemonade. Thursday afternoon was one of those times - when Showalter was asked about managing this weekend against Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly, whom Showalter played with in the minors, managed in the majors and has remained close to over the years. "You know how people say friends are people that know all about you and still like you?
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Buck Showalter is in need of some coffee. The Orioles manager pops a plastic cup into the well of a newfangled instant coffee maker in the visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field, not hesitating to say it pales in comparison with the old-school percolating coffee pot back in his office at Camden Yards. The season is long, and he's tired. His right knee hurts, and in a few moments he will have an ice wrap on it the size of large melon as he hobbles around on the second-to-last day of baseball's grueling 162-game regular season.
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By PETER FRANK | November 14, 1990
A month ago, the second Cadillac Columbus Cup sailing regatta was held on the Chesapeake Bay off the Patapsco River. Among the stories that developed during that week of match racing was the formation of America 3, expected by many to be the super defense syndicate in the 1992 America's Cup.While America 3 was getting pretty good bang for its buck at the Columbus Cup, another story was developing into a squall that blew through the fleet.A principal player in both stories was Larry Klein, a self-assured Californian who had been Rolex Yachtsman of the Year and carried a short and impressive list of sailing credentials.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1994
Restaurants in Annapolis, Solomons Island and Ocean City have joined a state program to reduce alcohol-related boating accidents by offering free, nonalcoholic drinks and prizes to sober skippers.The program, called Designated Skippers, operates much like the Designated Driver program. Boaters choose someone from their party who pledges to drive the boat and to abstain from alcoholic beverages while they are on the water.The designated skipper gets a yellow, dated wristband that entitles him or her to free, nonalcoholic drinks.
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By Zach Helfand, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
Sitting in the visitors' dugout, Davey Johnson looked out over the park that used to be home, took a deep breath and grinned. It had been 15 years, but Johnson was finally managing again in Camden Yards. "Feels good to be back," said Johnson, now the manager of the Washington Nationals, before Friday night's series opener against the Orioles. "Little different view from this angle," he added. Different view, same landmarks. There, in the dugout across the field, that's where Johnson watched his final game wearing an Orioles cap. Over the right field wall, that's where Tony Fernandez launched his series-clinching home run in the top of the 11th inning, breaking a scoreless tie for the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the 1997 American League Championship Series.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2012
As the Orioles open their Grapefruit League schedule Monday with a day-night, split-squad doubleheader, expect manager Buck Showalter to examine all of his potential leadoff hitter options with Brian Roberts' health still uncertain. "We'll move some things around, look at some different scenarios," Showalter said Sunday. "You'll see a number of guys there. I want to take a look at how it feels and how it looks. If we're comparing all of them to Brian Roberts, they're all going to finish second.
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