Paul Blair holds court for reporters after the Oriole game at Memorial Stadium. It was Blair’s bunt in the 12th inning that scored the winning run against the Minnesota Twins. (Paul Hutchins, Baltimore Sun files, Oct. 4, 1969)
The first game of the first American League Championship Series, between the Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins, was played 45 years ago, Oct. 4, 1969, on a Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The playoffs, as everyone called them, were an innovation for baseball — which had added divisional play that year — and not everyone was in favor of them.
photo by yulescanyon
Baltimore Sun front pages after Orioles’ division titles
Happy #flashbackfriday, Baltimore! Today, with storms looming, we’re throwing it back to Tuesday with this photo of the lightning dancing in the sky above #OPACY. Photo — Karl Merton Ferron, #BaltimoreSun (at Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Alright, Baltimore/DMV: We follow some pretty great photographers, but we want to know your favorites
And, we want to tell the Baltimore (and beyond) #photography community about them. Over on our blog, The Darkroom, we want to feature area photographers who are doing something special, original or just phenomenal, but we know there are some great photographers out there that we don’t know about.
Who are your favorites? Let us know.
We want to see your best interpretation of “Summer Vacation” for this week’s #ReaderSunShots theme. Be creative and hit us with your best shot.
To submit: Tag your photos on Instagram or Twitter with #SunShots2014, or upload directly at photos.baltimoresun.com. Winning photos will be showcased online and in print.
Pictured: Fans burst out in laughter as the Orioles Bird sprays Richard Aberbach of Baltimore with silly string between innings during the first game of the Grapefruit League Season for the Orioles at Fort Lauderdale Stadium Sat., Feb. 28, 1998. Aberbach, here on vacation to see the Orioles play, was posing for the Bird, who was holding a trick camera. (Baltimore Sun/Karl Merton Ferron)
Brooks Robinson and his son, circa 1965.
“Newsrooms are emotional places.”
— Overheard at The Washington Post
We knew Frank Underwood could cheat, connive, even murder. But sing?
This Day in History: Aug. 28 -
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to 200,000 people at a peaceful civil rights rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AFP/Getty Images)