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What if Gary Thorne called a walk-off World Series homer ...

Well, he did - just not for the Orioles. The venerable MASN play-by-play man, whose home run calls pack so much unbridled joy and enthusiasm into mere seconds, is working for ESPN during the Fall Classic, calling games for ESPN International, which distributes the World Series games to a worldwide audience. Fans get the games in three languages - English, Spanish and Portugese - throughout

Emotional Robinson gives heartfelt thanks as bronze likeness is unveiled

When the long-awaited moment finally came, when the black shroud festooned with black-and-orange ribbons and bows was removed to unveil a bronze image of Brooks Robinson throwing to first base, the unflappable No. 5 found it difficult to contain his emotions as an appreciative crowd roared and Oriole-colored confetti filled the air. “I haven’t had an applause like that in a long time, believe me,”

Brooks Robinson statue dedication set for Saturday, Oct. 22 at noon

Saturday’s the day - a statue honoring legendary Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson will be dedicated at noon at a plaza between Washington Boulevard and Russell Street, northwest of Camden Yards. For the geographically impaired - or those who have never participated in the time-honored Baltimore baseball tradition of hoisting a brew at PIckles Pub or Sliders (or both) - here’s a map of the

Showalters invite O’s fans to Oct. 29 Trick or Trot 5K

You might not know it by his steely dugout visage, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter can be a softy - especially when it comes to kids. That’s why Showalter and his wife Angela are hosting the second annual Trick or Trot 5K run/walk, a family-friendly event that which will wind through the streets of Canton and Patterson Park on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event benefits

A timely, non-Orioles Chuck Thompson memory

Fifty-one years ago this afternoon, at precisely 3:36 p.m., a guy who became synonymous with the Orioles called arguably the greatest home run in baseball history. In Pittsburgh, no less. Chuck Thompson was doing the national radio broadcast for NBC when Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski stepped to the plate at Forbes Field and hit a 1-0 pitch from the Yankees’ Ralph Terry over the

Bid now for Baysox jerseys featuring Rocko, the pitching fish

Add the Double-A Bowie Baysox to the list of Orioles affiliates who are making available to fans some of their uniform jerseys. Unlike the sales being conducted by the Single-A Frederick Keys and Delmarva Shorebirds, the Eastern League Baysox are conducting an online auction of their black-and-teal alternate jerseys featuring Rocko, the pitching fish. Those jerseys not auctioned off during the final weekend of the

Keys, Shorebirds selling the shirts off their backs

Most baseball-crazy folks collect things that have some personal meaning, some hoard everything they can get their hands on with a team logo on it and still others focus their devotion to a specific player. And then there are the folks who see only the future in their motive for collecting, adding an item to their array of baseball goodies while a player is still

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