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Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski
Hall of Fame baseball player Carl Yastrzemski, born Aug. 22, 1939, played left field for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983. He was named to the All-Star team 18 times during that span and was the 1967 AL MVP. (Photo AP)
Hall of Fame baseball player Carl Yastrzemski, born Aug. 22, 1939, played left field for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983. He was named to the All-Star team 18 times during that span and was the 1967 AL MVP. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • MINOR DETOUR

    MINOR DETOUR
    Among the joys of watching minor-league baseball in Maryland is that four of the Orioles’ minor-league teams—the Frederick Keys, the Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury), the Bowie Baysox, and the Aberdeen Ironbirds—play in such close proximity to each other and the big-league club. In the press box at a recent Delmarva Shorebirds game, the visiting team’s broadcaster loudly expressed envy over the relative closeness of the Orioles’ minor-league affiliates to the parent club. There’s also an intimacy associated with minor-league baseball that is absent at big-league games; whether it’s the atmosphere and more affordable cost of tickets that create an opportunity for families to enjoy each other’s company or the up and close and personal interaction with the ballplayers, minor-league baseball is more laid-back and casual than going to the big-league games. Plus, they’re readily accessible at the spur of the moment. We made early-season excursions to three of the four local parks—the Aberdeen Ironbirds’ season starts in mid-June—to let you know what’s on deck for 2014.
  • Orioles' farm teams offer intimacy, craft beer, giant dog shit

    Among the joys of watching minor-league baseball in Maryland is that four of the Orioles' minor-league teams-the Frederick Keys, the Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury), the Bowie Baysox, and the Aberdeen Ironbirds-play in such close proximity to each other...

    Fifty years ago today, Jim Palmer began Hall of Fame career with Orioles

    Fifty years ago today, Jim Palmer began Hall of Fame career with Orioles
    Fifty years ago, he strode to the mound from the bullpen in Boston, a gangly 19-year-old playing his first game in the big leagues. "Nervous?" Orioles manager Hank Bauer asked the rookie right-hander. "A little … apprehensive," Jim Palmer said,...

    Baysox, Bundy taking it slow for now

    Baysox, Bundy taking it slow for now
    Pitcher Dylan Bundy might be the biggest name on the roster of the 2015 Class AA Bowie Baysox. But he's destined for a very small role – at least for the first couple of weeks of the campaign. The Baysox open their season Thursday night at...

    Thursday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Apprentice baseball coach Cave gains 599th victory

    COLLEGES: Baseball: Apprentice School beat College of the Albemarle (N.C.) 12-1 Thursday, giving Bryan Cave his 599th coaching win. He will go for No. 600 Friday at War Memorial Stadium against Virginia Wesleyan. Winning pitcher Taylor Gomer held...