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Sun StaffIt was the year Doug DeCinces walked from the shadow of Brooks Robinson. The year Mike Flanagan won a Cy Young Award. The year a team from Baltimore, in the words of Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer "just flat-out came together." "There was a maturation,"...
Tags: Sports, Earl Weaver, Piracy, Football, Eddie Murray
Vicki and Bob Abraham -- Tiffany & Co. man in the moon rattle. Nancy and Alan Abramson -- hand-painted burping clothes. Elizabeth Amos -- specially made small knitted booties. Joan Anderson -- For the Governor, Ronald Reagan time piece. For Joshua,...
The Evening SunIt's time for the Orioles to conduct their annual midsummer auction of veteran talent. That's how they got rid of Mike Flanagan in the first place. They'd be crazy -- and heartless -- to do it again. Flanagan, 39, already is drawing serious interest in...
Baltimore SunThe models that first-year pitching coach Mike Flanagan draws from are two of his former coaches, George Bamberger and Ray Miller. They developed strong bonds with their regular communication.This is what Flanagan wanted to do with his pitchers in his...
Baltimore SunHe was the first player out of the Orioles' dugout at the start of the seventh inning, walking slack-shouldered on a hot, indolent afternoon at a tumbledown ballpark near the ocean, maybe a thousand fans scattered around the bleachers. "Whoozat? Kevin...
Sun ReporterThe best lifetime ERA in the Orioles' bullpen belongs to a man who never drew a paycheck as a pitcher, who took the mound in one game, who blanked the opposition and who gladly never returned. Ask bullpen coach and batting practice pitcher Elrod...
Sun ReporterJim Palmer is still the longest shot in Florida, but three people closely connected to him during the height of his career won't write off his historic comeback attempt.And there is one thing they all say. "If anybody can do it, he's the one," said...
Tags: Sports, Earl Weaver, Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball
Sun ReporterThis time the picture in the rear view mirror wasn't pretty.Frank Robinson and the principal involved both insisted it didn't necessarily reveal a career-ending collision. But the meeting between Jim Palmer and the Boston Red Sox was more damaging than...
Sun ReporterHall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer admitted that he almost balked at the spring training invitation from the Baltimore Orioles, but he informed the club late last night that he will report to Twin Lakes Park for an extended tryout.He is expected to arrive in...
Tags: Sports, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Nolan Ryan
Sun ColumnistGrowing up in the Baltimore suburbs was an occasion for Michael Flanagan to watch John Unitas from a seat in the stands and applaud his achievements. He finally met him, via a rather circuitous route, having to go to Indianapolis from his office in...
Sun ColumnistTUCSON, Ariz. - The fans, that's the first thing you notice about the Colorado Rockies. "They're psycho," outfielder Dante Bichette said, laughing. "They're football fans. I wouldn't be surprised to see them painting their faces Opening Day." The fans...
Tags: Sports, Earl Weaver, Football, Eddie Murray, Andres Galarraga
Sun StaffThere's a side of Earl Weaver few people have seen, far removed from the man remembered for kicking and screaming his way through 17 seasons managing the Orioles. Weaver could be menacing and rude. Umpires ejected him 98 times. He feuded with his players...
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