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May 18, 1991
Pete Rose was taking last-minute coaching for his debut last night as a television sportscaster on Cincinnati station WLWT -- a trial run for what Rose has said could be his next career -- broadcasting.WLWT asked Rose to pinch-hit for at least four nights during the next six weeks, when regular sportscaster Greg Hoard is off, said Bill Hayes, Rose's business manager.* ASTROS: The Houston Astros would go on a four-week, 26-game road trip next season to make way for the Republican National Convention, according to a preliminary draft of the 1992 National League schedule.
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David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Whether it's hosting "Inside the NBA" or calling a Major League Baseball playoff series, Ernie Johnson makes sports broadcasting seem easy. There has not been much joy for Orioles fans with the Birds losing the first two games of the American League Championship Series to the Kansas City Royals, and TBS delivering lackluster telecasts. The delay of the first pitch on opening night in Baltimore because super-bright TV lights on the set of the TBS pre-game show in center field were left on was an unforgivable gaffe.
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By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | August 12, 1997
ARLINGTON, Va. -- DNA evidence shows it is virtually certain that NBC sportscaster Marv Albert bit -- and had a sexual encounter with -- the woman who has charged him with sexual assault, lab tests released yesterday show."
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The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly and The Associated Press' David Ginsburg tied for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's honor of Maryland Sportswriter of the Year in 2013, the organization announced Thursday. Connolly, who has covered baseball and the Orioles for The Sun since 2005, received the honor for the first time, while Ginsburg has been recognized twice. WJZ-TV sports director Mark Viviano was named Maryland Sportscaster of the Year by the organization for the fourth time, including the past two years.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | May 31, 1991
Bruce Cunningham and Max Morgan present themselves as ready for the challenge of proving to Baltimore that there really is room for two more television sportscasters in this six-sportscaster town.Cunningham and Morgan are the sports guys at WBFF-TV 45's hour-long News at Ten, which debuts Monday night, and they'll have their hands full in a city where there are friends you can turn to who'll see you through and be on your side."This is a tremendous challenge, but it's one that Bruce and I are looking forward to," said Morgan, who will anchor sports Sunday through Thursday nights.
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August 16, 2007
77 Frank Gifford Sportscaster 54 Kathie Lee Gifford TV personality 49 Madonna Singer 49 Angela Bassett Actress 44 Steve Carell Actor
SPORTS
June 25, 2000
Let's hire on merit, not race or gender In Milton Kent's June 9 "Media Watch" column, he addresses the fact that WBAL-TV weekend sports anchor Damon Andrews is leaving for a job in Chicago and advises WBAL general manager Bill Fine that maybe it's time to hire a female sportscaster in Baltimore. I think Mr. Kent's focusing on the station hiring a female and the fact that he mentions Baltimore is left with only one minority sportscaster is narrow-minded and all too typical of Mr. Kent's views.
NEWS
February 22, 2004
On February 18, 2004, CHRIS THOMAS, 55, of Tampa, FL, died at the University Community Hospital. He was born in Passaic, NJ and eventually made Tampa his home. Now Chris Thomas, born Christian Thomas Olrick, legendary Tampa Bay Area sportscaster and radio is leaving legions of loved ones and fans to pursue life's meaning without him. He was a beloved husband and father. He made his career as a popular radio personality at WDAE-AM 620 and former sportscaster at WFLA-TV. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Elizabeth Bonfield, daughter Kaitlyn Elizabeth Bonfield Olrick, daughter Shawna Leigh Olrick, son Jeffrey Thomas Olrick, daughter-in-law Amy Loch Olrick and grandson Joshua Thomas Olrick.
NEWS
March 9, 2005
An article yesterday about a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 north of White Marsh did not give the exact date in October when the crash occurred. The accidents began about 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Articles published Monday and yesterday on the late sportscaster Chuck Thompson incorrectly characterized his honor from the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1993, Mr. Thompson received the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award, which, though not signifying induction into the Hall, is the highest honor a baseball announcer can receive.
SPORTS
December 10, 2006
This week's guest picker is longtime Baltimore sportscaster Keith Mills. Last week's guest, WJFK Radio's Anita Marks, went 8-8. Overall, the guests are 114-80. Here are this week's predictions (not against the spread): Name Last week's games Thursday's game Overall record Ravens@Chiefs Vikings@Lions Titans@Texans Patriots@Dolphins Raiders@Bengals Eagles@Redskins Falcons@Buccaneers Giants@Panthers Colts@Jaguars Packers@49ers Seahawks@Cardinals Bills@Jets Broncos@Chargers Saints@Cowboys Bears@Rams
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By Tony Glaros | December 10, 2013
In the upside-down world of radio and TV, where careers come and go like chunks of ice in pre-Christmas storms, Adam Vorce is making his mark. And he is doing it the old-fashioned way, by wearing out shoe leather, by developing contacts, by staying positive. The North Laurel resident, a 22-year-old student in TV and radio at Howard Community College, is an eager, fresh-faced sports junkie who can rattle off box scores and factoids like nobody's business. With a goal of a career as a sportscaster, he knows that getting your foot in the door means paying your dues, sacrificing your time and energy and making a name for yourself in a field that's rife with competition.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
The new year brings some new jobs on radio and Internet for one-time Baltimore media figures Anita Marks, Marc Clarke and Troy Johnson. Marks, a former show host at 105.7 The Fan, will start Jan. 5 as a weekend host on NBC Sports Radio. Her shift will run from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. At this point, no Baltimore stations carry the NBC Sports Network. Several stations in Washington do, but none carries the full lineup of NBC programming. You can, however, listen to NBC Sports Radio online here . The new job for Marks was announced and reported on Dec. 18. You can read one of those reports at sportsmediajournal.com . I wonder if the Baltimore guys who seemed to so love hating on Marks when she was at 105.7 The Fan will be checking out her new network gig. Meanwhile, Clarke and Johnson, of The Big Phat Morning Crew that left the airwaves at Baltimore's WERQ (92.3 FM)
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2011
For all the big journalists associated with Brian Williams' "Rock Center," it was sportscaster Bob Costas who put this self-important, over-promoted newsmagazine on the map Monday with his exclusive interview of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. What a "get" for Costas, and what a superb job of getting to the heart of the matter by Costas with the man accused of sexually abusing boys as young as 10 years old in his capacity as coach and head of a foundation that purported to mentor adolescent boys.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2011
Let's be honest, I expected one of the worst Ravens' broadcasts of the year Sunday. It was bad enough that CBS Sports, which has gone three-for-three in seriously flawed Ravens telecasts this season, was covering the game. But worse yet, it was the CBS team of Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf calling it. There is no sports broadcaster more reviled in these parts than Dierdorf. In fact, last season, I had to elevate my review rhetoric to a new high (or low) and invoke the word "gasbag" to describe him. (It has since been used at this blog for several CBS sportscasters who act like they know and get it oh-so-wrong way too often for the salaries they are being paid.)
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
I have a story in today's Sun about the shrinking role for sports anchors and information in late TV newscasts in Baltimore. You can read it here . One of the peoeple interviewed in the story is Scott Garceau, longtime anchor at WMAR-TV, who who was let go when the station cut its sports department three years ago. Garceau has successfully transitioned to afternoon drivetime host on WJZ-FM (105.7 TheFan). You can hear him there from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays. We had planned to end the piece in today's paper on what I thought was one of the most intriguing and provocative quotes in the story.
SPORTS
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2011
Nick Charles, a pioneering figure in cable TV sports at CNN and one-time Baltimore broadcaster at WJZ-TV, died Saturday at his home in New Mexico, according to the cable news network. He was 64 and had been battling bladder cancer since 2009. Mr. Charles, who worked as a sports anchor at WJZ-TV from 1972 to 1976, died “peacefully, looking out at the spectacular land that drew him to Santa Fe, New Mexico,” his wife, Cory, a producer for CNN International, told the network.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,Evening Sun Staff | January 15, 1992
Glenn Brenner told of the time he was a pitcher in the minor leagues. No more than 10 seconds had elapsed and a crowd was moving in. People sort of gathered around when they sensed a Brenner story coming:"I couldn't get anybody out. I mean, I was bad-bad. It was just the third inning and the other team had about a dozen hits already. Birdie Tebbetts was working as a minor-league instructor for the Mets then and he came out to the mound. I said, 'Birdie, Birdie, help me, help me, what is it, what's wrong?
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By MILTON KENT | July 22, 1996
In this era of the glib and overly polished sportscaster, the guy who writes out and tosses off his best lines in hopes that television sports columnists will note his "spontaneity," NBC's Dick Enberg stands practically alone.Enberg, the network's lead football voice and nightly essayist during the Olympics, is that increasingly rare breed of sportscaster whose work consistently is of high quality. In the early days of these Games, Enberg, the best storyteller of his era, is up to his usual.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | October 16, 2009
Margaret Dempsey McManus, a former Evening Sun reporter and syndicated columnist who was the widow of sports broadcasting legend Jim McKay, died Thursday in her sleep of congestive heart failure at her Monkton home. She was 89. Born Margaret Mary Dempsey in Baltimore and raised on Park Avenue in Towson, she was a Towson Catholic High School graduate and basketball team captain. She earned a degree in 1942 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she was editor of the school newspaper.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,kevin.vanvalkenburg@baltsun.com | September 19, 2009
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday morning that 167 horses pre-entered the 2009 Jim McKay Maryland Million for the 12 races at Laurel Park on Sept. 26. Nineteen horses are cross-entered, bringing the total number of entries to 186, and the event expects 90 percent participation, according to Mike Gathagan, spokesman for the Maryland Jockey Club. This is the first year the Maryland Million will be run with McKay's name attached to it, a fitting tribute considering it was McKay who originally dreamed up the idea to support horse racing in his adopted home state.
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