| May 11, 2012
| 6:55 AM
There's the Hall of Fame plaque, the World Series ring and the hardware he won for Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player (twice) and countless other accomplishments.
Sometimes, Cal Ripken Jr. looks at that stuff and wonders: Is it really mine?
| May 15, 2012
| 6:00 AM
How could The Sun produce a historical list of the most outstanding athletes in Maryland's history and not include Tom Matte? I don't even want to guess.
One of the criteria was that the player had to have lived in Maryland for three years. Tom Matte has...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Brooks Robinson owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 — a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium — Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles veteran....
| May 23, 2012
| 3:32 PM
They have asked a date, found the perfect dress, matched the shoes and made the appointments for hair and nails. But the seniors and their parents at Maryvale Preparatory School must add one more thing to their to-do list before prom night Friday.
| May 17, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Three months, one week and two days. That’s how long it took to shape a list, start to finish, of the 175 greatest athletes in Maryland history.
The Sun published the rankings today, from top to bottom. Me? I feel like I just completed a daunting...
| May 18, 2012
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Once considered a key member of the Orioles' young rotation, right-hander Brad Bergesen will be pitching for Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday without a spot on the organization's 40-man roster.
That's something he hasn't done in more than...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:29 AM
The 30 best high school baseball players as selected by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches will be playing in the 31st annual Brooks Robinson All-Star game on Sunday, June 10.
Chesapeake-Anne Arundel County coach Ken King, chairman of the...
| May 28, 2012
| 2:43 PM
May 30, 1982: In an inauspicious start to a historic streak, 21-year-old Cal Ripken Jr. bats eighth and goes hitless in the Orioles' 6-0 loss to the last-place Toronto Blue Jays. An announced Memorial Stadium crowd of 21,632 sees the start of Ripken's...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Nov. 10, 2001: Johns Hopkins defeats archrival Western Maryland, 21-14, in Westminster, ending the latter's 33-game Centennial Conference winning streak. Zach Baylin's 15 receptions (three for touchdowns) set a school record for Hopkins (6-3). Western...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 6:29 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It's a good news, bad news scenario.
Let's get the bad news out of the way first.
Few players are as familiar with the challenges of moving from second base to third base as Placido Polanco.
The 14-year veteran has won Gold...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Sept. 6, 1995: Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig's major league record that had stood for 56 years. Fireworks explode around Camden Yards as Ripken jogs a victory lap around the field. A sellout crowd of 46,272...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 2:36 PM
YORK, Pa. – Roger Clemens is scheduled to pitch again for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters on Friday in Texas, but he doesn’t expect to return to the majors this season.
“I don’t see it happening. Everybody is speculating...