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Mickey Mantle: A Baseball Icon With a Serious Flaw (Book Review)

I recall, not fondly, a game the then-mighty New York Yankees played against our Baltimore Orioles way back on April 30, 1960, at fabled Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street. Mercifully, it was only an exhibition contest. The Yanks subdued the […]

Mickey Mantle: A Baseball Icon With a Serious Flaw (Book Review)

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I recall, not fondly, a game the then-mighty New York Yankees played against our Baltimore Orioles way back on April 30, 1960, at fabled Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street. Mercifully, it was only an exhibition contest. The Yanks subdued the […]

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Baseball Icon Branch Rickey Gets the Jimmy Breslin Treatment

The late Branch Rickey was a baseball icon. He was former part-owner of a National League team, the fabled Brooklyn Dodgers. The team was based in Brooklyn, New York.

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for 2019 home opener. April 4, 2019. (Credit Michael Jordan/BPE)

Don’t Play Ball: Cancel the Season

Baltimore Orioles Home Opener April 4, 2019. (Mike Jordan) All of the Oriole players have decided to play this year because their careers are on the line. In fact, their

Letter to the Editor: Astros cheated baseball; Orioles cheated their fans

Recently, Major League Baseball penalized the Astro's with a loss of draft picks, with fines, and banned two senior executives for a year as punishment for cheating during the

Nationals give up advantage and head back to Houston

Update: The Nationals won Game 6 in spectacular fashion, 7-2. Juan Soto, Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon knocked in homeruns, for a total of four runs. The 2019 World Series

Babe Ruth as a Baseball Icon and Cultural Celebrity: The Legacy Thrives

He was one of Baltimore’s greatest sons - George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr. Born on February 6, 1895, he was one of the two surviving children of George Herman Ruth,

Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ changed the game for sports writers

BALTIMORE  — In all of the culture wars waged across America over the last half-century, Jim Bouton hurled some of the most compelling strikes. He didn’t just write a

Take me out to the ball game and let’s party like it’s 1989 again

BALTIMORE – Around here, four wins in the first week of the brand new Orioles season lets everybody dream a little. After last year’s disgrace, some of us are

Babe Ruth was the twinkle in America’s eye

BALTIMORE – Nearly a quarter-century ago, when this city opened brand new Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a local sports writing legend named John Steadman hired a small plane

Orioles are worse than the ’88 team

BALTIMORE —  Turn away if you must, but do not deny the arithmetic, which is inscribed on our souls. Any moment now, the Baltimore Orioles will match the worst

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