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Peter Schmuck

The Baltimore Sun

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Recent articles by Peter:

Al Kaline, who starred at Baltimore’s Southern High and became a Hall of Famer with the Tigers, dies at 85

Kaline was known as “Mr. Tiger,” but he was already a local legend when he signed with Detroit out of Southern High School. → Read More

With rest of professional sports world in limbo, NFL refuses to surrender center stage

The other professional sports leagues have all shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving the out-of-season NFL to dominate the headlines, and it's doing a great job of that. → Read More

Orioles’ Trey Mancini’s health scare reminds us where baseball ranks in greater scheme of things

This is about a young man in his prime who is facing a frightening personal challenge, one that Mancini and the team are not ready to specifically address. → Read More

John Means throws three perfect innings, Rio Ruiz stays on major roll in Orioles’ 3-2 win over Phillies

Left-hander John Means threw three perfect innings and Rio Ruiz had three hits in the Orioles 3-2 exhibition victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. → Read More

Top draft choice Adley Rutschman not among Orioles’ first round of roster cuts

The Orioles made their first roster cuts of the spring, reassigning three infielders and two pitchers to their minor league camp, which officially opens Tuesday. → Read More

Wade LeBlanc makes solid spring debut as Orioles beat Red Sox, 11-5, in exhibition home opener

The 35-year-old left-hander pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just one hit in a solid performance that carried the O’s to an 11-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. → Read More

Orioles open Grapefruit League exhibition schedule with 5-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves

Orioles rookie Chandler Shepherd gave up three runs in the first inning of a 5-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon in the exhibition opener for both teams at Cool Today Stadium. → Read More

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends punishment for Astros sign-stealing, talks Orioles’ future, MASN dispute

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred continued to defend his handling of the Astros sign-stealing scandal Sunday, and also addressed the future of the Orioles and the on-going MASN dispute between the O's and Nationals. → Read More

In crowded competition for Orioles rotation, left-hander Tommy Milone sees ‘opportunity’

The Orioles have almost reached the point where they could have a 40-man roster just for pitchers. → Read More

The Astros’ apologies for their elaborate sign-stealing scheme ring hollow

The Houston Astros held a news conference to apologize for the sign-stealing scandal that soiled their 2017 World Series title. Fans can decide for themselves whether their contrition was sincere. → Read More

Schmuck: This trip to Orioles spring training takes a detour down memory lane

This year, I’ll be giving my take on the careers of a bunch of guys you had never heard of a year ago and a bunch more you aren’t familiar with yet. But every season is fascinating in its own way. → Read More

Can’t thank Lamar Jackson enough for finally giving us a reason to watch the Pro Bowl

Lamar Jackson has stolen the show at Pro Bowl Week and will give NFL fans a reason to watch the Pro Bowl for a change, columnist Peter Schmuck writes. → Read More

Schmuck: Maryland basketball gets physical with Ohio State and comes away with a signature victory

The Maryland men’s basketball team needed to win one like this ... a bar fight of a game that showed they could get physical with one of the best teams in the country. → Read More

Schmuck: Steelers game may not be critical, but it’s still meaningful for the Ravens and their fans

The Ravens don’t have to win Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it would certainly be a nice way to close out the regular season and ride an unprecedented tidal wave of success into the playoffs. → Read More

Schmuck: Pondering Ravens’ playoff matchups and more takeaways from NFL Week 16

Now that the Ravens have assured themselves of the smoothest path through the playoffs, all that’s left is to ponder their possible opponents for the AFC divisional round in three weeks at M&T Bank Stadium. → Read More

Schmuck’s takes: Maryland men’s basketball looks ordinary, Browns fans still bitter and more

Clearly, something’s not right in the land of the turtle, where the Terps are finding out the hard way that the whole tortoise and hare thing doesn’t work in basketball. → Read More

Schmuck: Patriots and Bills clinch playoff berths, Steelers have life and more takeaways from NFL Week 15

The victory over the Bengals kept New England mathematically alive for the No. 1 playoff seed, but that would require the Patriots to win their final two games and the Ravens to lose their last two. → Read More

Army-Navy 2019: Coverage of the 120th football game between U.S. military academies

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s 120th football game between the Army West Point Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen. Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry is the X factor going into Army-Navy game. “I think he’s the X factor and he has been every year,” Army West Point linebacker Cole Christiansen said when asked about Perry. “He’s a super-fast, super-slippery runner. A lot of our… → Read More

Schmuck: Undefeated Maryland men’s basketball team has risen to No. 3 in nation, which means both a lot and a little

Several of the other big college basketball powers have suffered unexpected early losses while Maryland has taken care of business, going 8-0 and winning three games in four days to earn the title in the Orlando Invitational over Thanksgiving weekend. → Read More

The five games in Week 12 that mattered to the Ravens ahead of ‘Monday Night Football’

Here’s a look at the five games in Week 12 that should matter to the purple passionate. → Read More