The next time you feel jealous of pro baseball players, remember this: They still have to do photo day. In major league camps in Florida and Arizona, that one bit of awkwardness you left behind in grade school remains a rite of spring.
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Orioles’ first-ever World Series win, over the Dodgers. As The Sun’s Mike Klingaman writes, the victory brought an evening of serious celebration to the streets of Baltimore.
On Saturday afternoon, Orioles fans received some bad news — Adam Jones confirmed the practice of him hitting star Orioles players with pies in the face during postgame interviews has been banned for safety reasons.
Here’s a look at some of the Orioles’ messier moments.
Cal Ripken Sr. would have turned 80 today. The former Orioles manager and long-time coach was born Dec. 17, 1935 and died in 1999. He’s the father of Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.
As the Orioles’ 2015 season comes to a close and a play-off appearance seemingly remote, I started to look for something different during the games. I was looking for interesting pictures that show the traditions of the game, like players chewing bubble gum, fans seeking autographs or a batter get thrown at after a home run. I also photographed tight close-ups of mitts used by last season’s Rawlings Gold Glove award winners that have gold labels, and how the home team grounds crews always smooth the infield on the top of the inning when the Orioles are on the field. There are images that show that fraction of a second that is invisible in real time, like a bat breaking on impact with a pitch, a runner avoiding a tag or beating a throw to reach base.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,131st consecutive game, we selected 25 of the most memorable Baltimore Sun covers highlighting the record-breaking Orioles shortstop’s career.
Coming soon: Order “Iron Man: Moments in Cal Ripken Jr’s Storied Career,” the new special edition book showing key moments from Ripken’s career in the pages of The Sun.
On a rainy and drizzling day the Baltimore Orioles launched their home campaign by taking on the Toronto Blue Jays. Though the weather was inhospitable the fans still came out to cheer on their team as expectations ran high following the great 2014 season where the O’s won the American League East pennant. Alas the weather wasn’t the only thing that didn’t cooperate as the home team lost, but hope springs eternal as there is a lot of baseball yet to be played.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Tuesday, photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Kenneth K. Lam and Jerry Jackson photographed the Orioles game against the Kansas City Royals in game four of the ALCS in Kansas City.