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The pose was pure Jim Palmer. The ceremony to unveil his sculpture, as you might expect, was pitch perfect. Palmer became the third Orioles great to be immortalized in bronze and put on display in the Garden of Greats behind center field at Camden...
Tags: World Series, Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jim Palmer, Arts
Following is a transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Saturday at Camden Yards. “Thank you, thank you, and I promise you, this will be the last ‘thank you’ of my career. I know Paul Blair, the last...
The Hartford CourantOnce upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness. Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
A fixture on the mound and in the booth, Palmer to become a permanent part of Camden Yards on SaturdayFour years into his major league career, Jim Palmer had gone from being a 19-year-old phenom to a World Series hero who outpitched Sandy Koufax before his 21st birthday to a sore-armed 23-year old trying to figure out a suddenly clouded future. Sidelined...
Tags: Cal Ripken, Jr., Cal Ripken, World Series, Autism, Baseball
Tribune reporterCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in a pastoral setting on the edge of this quaint village, Ron Santo's family and friends – along with thousands of Cub fans who considered him a friend even if they never met him -- came to pay tribute...
AP Sports WriterCHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster. Burnett just about stole the spotlight after the Cubs...
In this land of ours, the relationship between religion and politics is complex. We began with the establishment of colonies in the New World, by various European powers. Typically, colonists had no history of religious toleration and plenty of history...
The Baltimore SunJason Hammel capped his remarkable first-half -- one in which he emerged from nowhere to become the Orioles' most dependable starter and nearly make the American League All-Star team -- with his ninth quality start in 17 starts this season against the Los...
Tags: Erick Aybar, Trout, Buck Showalter, J.J. Hardy, Sports
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the help of several outstanding defensive plays, Matt Cain threw the first perfect game in Giants franchise history Wednesday, striking out a career-high 14 batters as San Francisco blanked the Houston Astros 10-0. Cain's gem was...
KIAHIt was a game for the record books, but not the kind Houston was hoping for. Giants pitcher Matt Cain pitched a perfect game Wednesday night, beating the Houston Astros 10-0. Cain had 14 strikeouts, tying Sandy Koufax's record for the most strikeouts in...
Tags: Houston Astros, Matt Cain
The Hartford CourantCROMWELL — The first PGA Tour stop in Connecticut was 60 years ago with the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield Country Club. Now called the Travelers Championship, it has gone through some name and sponsor changes through the years. But for...
It took me a while to find home plate. I'm an explorer who loves to discover the world's great cities on foot. During a trip to New York earlier this month — and like an archaeologist searching for clues to a lost civilization — I took such a...
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