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2020 The National Pastime: A Bird's Eye View of Baltimore
Golf Magazine deemed that Babe Ruth was “once America’s most famous golfer.” Ruth was hitting the links while the Olympic trials were being held in Baltimore. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Baltimore, Berlin, and the Babe: Baseball and the 1936 Olympic Games

Golf Magazine deemed that Babe Ruth was “once America’s most…
Junior Gilliam with the Baltimore Elite Giants (NOIRTECH / LARRY LESTER)

George Scales and the Making of Junior Gilliam in Baltimore, 1946

The Baltimore Elite Giants. In the front row, Tubby Scales…
2000 AAABA Champion Maryland Orioles with General Manager Walter Youse (center) and Manager Dean Albany (standing far left second row). (GREG PAUL)

Summer College Baseball in Maryland

2000 AAABA Champion Maryland Orioles with General Manager Walter…
Howie Fox (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

Howie Fox: Baltimore’s Unique Oriole

In a stunning development on September 29, 1953, the city of…
1954 Baltimore Orioles Yearbook (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

Dick Armstrong: Orioles PR Pioneer and His ‘Mr. Oriole’

Major league public relations (PR) practices evolved slowly during…
Tom Gastall (COURTESY OF THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

The Final Flight of Tom Gastall

The 1955 crop of baseball “bonus babies” included Massachusetts…
Gus Triandos was the starting catcher in the 1958 All-Star game, one of only two hometown Orioles to make the AL squad. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

The 1958 Midsummer Classic

Major League Baseball held its 25th annual All-Star Game at Memorial…
Stu Miller (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Stu Miller: The (Almost) Lost Oriole

Although best remembered for a windswept balk during the July…
Dick Hall (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Dick Hall’s Baltimore Legacy

Dick Hall’s trade to the Baltimore Orioles — with Dick Williams…

The 1966 Orioles: More than Frank Robinson

The 1966 season was the culmination of several good seasons for…
Frank Robinson (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Frank Robinson and the Trade that Ignited Two(!) Dynasties

“Bad trades are a part of baseball; I mean who can forget Frank…

The Baltimore Orioles’ 1971 Japan Trip

On January 1, 1971, the chairman of the board of the Baltimore…
Dave McNally (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Dave McNally and Peter Seitz at the Intersection of Baseball Labor History

On September 26, 1962, Dave McNally took the mound for the first…
Steve Stone (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Steve Stone’s Cy Young Season

The 1978 Baltimore Orioles already had a stable full of thoroughbreds…
Billy Martin (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Billy Martin and the Baltimore Brawls

The Yankees headed to Baltimore for a three-game series beginning…

Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr.: Two Quiet Heroes

As I write this, I am aware that I might be the only person…
David W. Smith, circa 2018

Retrosheet Begins in Baltimore

We baseball fans want the truth. Some of us want to know how…

Itchy Xu: From Chi­nese Sports Trailblazer to Baltimore Orioles Prospect

A group of boys hung over their dorm’s balcony railing, hardly…

When Sam Malone Faced Boog Powell

Baltimoreans strolling on Eutaw Street outside Oriole Park before…

Promising Flight of Baby Birds

Other than finishing a season in first place, Nothing is more…
2020 The National Pastime: A Bird's Eye View of Baltimore

Editor’s Note: The National Pastime 2020

Welcome, friends, to our “virtual visit” to Charm City. A…

Appendix 1: Howie Fox: Baltimore’s Unique Oriole

This is the online appendix for Herm Krabbenhoft's "Howie Fox:…