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Mike Klingaman connects with former Baltimore sports stars.

  • Catching up with ... former Maryland quarterback Mark Manges

    Catching up with ... former Maryland quarterback Mark Manges

    They come by mail to Mark Manges’ home in Cumberland — weathered copies of a 1976 Sports Illustrated magazine, begging the autograph of the Maryland quarterback on the cover. Manges peers at the photo, scrawls his name and sends it back. “I get several of these a year to sign,” Manges said of that...

  • Catching up with ... former UMES and NFL star Carl Hairston

    Catching up with ... former UMES and NFL star Carl Hairston

    Coming from UMES, then a speck of a school on the Eastern Shore, it took time for Carl Hairston to learn the ropes as an NFL rookie in 1976. His first day in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles, Hairston did what he’d always done in college. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end stuffed his sweaty...

  • Catching up with ... former Colts quarterback Greg Landry

    Catching up with ... former Colts quarterback Greg Landry

    He arrived in Baltimore in 1979, a graying quarterback with scarred knees and muted expectations. A second-stringer, the Colts’ Greg Landry would be. So what happened? Starter Bert Jones got hurt, Landry took the reins and the man his teammates called “Pops” passed for nearly 3,000 yards and 15...

  • Catching up with ... former Orioles infielder Lenn Sakata

    Catching up with ... former Orioles infielder Lenn Sakata

    Gone are the large, owl-like glasses he wore as an Oriole. LASIK eye surgery cleared Lenn Sakata’s vision 10 years ago. But hindsight is 20-20, so Sakata, a utility man, has long realized the blessings of having played six years in Baltimore. “Earl Weaver made me a major league player,” the 63-year-old...

  • Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

    Catching up with ... former Oriole Tom Shopay

    The fan mail rolls in, maybe 20 cards a month to Tom Shopay's home in Miami, Fla. His autograph is what people want and Shopay, a .201 lifetime hitter, is happy to oblige. Some folks compliment him on his baseball success. "I'm thinking, 'Have they got the right guy?'" said Shopay, 72. Others sum...

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