1. Matt Wieters Gives Baltimore Orioles a Building Block For The Future

    By any measure, Baltimore Orioles rookie catcher Matt Wieters has been outstanding since making his Major League debut for the Orioles on May 29.While it is easy to notice his 13 RBI in the month of August and ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 177 reads 1 comments

  2. Chatting College Football with Former Marshall Coach Jack Lengyel

    As we prepare for the much anticipated start of the 2009 college football season, Sports Then and Now will spend this week getting ready for the college football season with previews of some ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 1,594 reads 0 comments

  3. Remembering Nile Kinnick: An American Hero

    In preparation for the start of college football season, we recognize as the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week, a former Heisman Trophy winner who was more than just a football hero—he was an American Hero...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 1,312 reads 6 comments

  4. LeBeau's Nomination Another Undeserved Win For Steeler Nation

    I’m sure this article will not further endear me to members of the Steeler Nation, but the recent announcement by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Senior Committee of Dick Lebeau as one of ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 930 reads 48 comments

  5. Hey Boston Red Sox Fans, The Season Isn't Over Yet!

    Hold tight Red Sox fans. Just when you might have thought it was time to start packing up your Ortiz and Papelbon jerseys for the year and replace them with your Patriots, Bruins or Celtics garb, the Sox have come back to life...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 175 reads 4 comments

  6. Is Joe Flacco Ready To Take The Next Step?

    Joe Flacco had more playoff success as a rookie than any other starting quarterback in NFL history. However as he enters his second year, the question is whether Flacco can take the next step and become one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 428 reads 4 comments

  7. Rollins College Women's Tennis: Grand Slam Greatness

    Teenage girls patrolling the courts at Grand Slam tennis tournaments is nothing new for the sport of women’s tennis...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 382 reads 2 comments

  8. Helen Wills Moody: A Dominant Champion

    Few women’s tennis players have enjoyed greater success in Grand Slam championships than this week’s Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 230 reads 5 comments

  9. Mack Herron: Small in Stature, Big in Talent

    The Boston Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week was small in stature, but during his brief time in the NFL played like a giant.Mack Herron stood only 5'5" and a half inches tall and weighed in around 170 lbs...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 1,378 reads 6 comments

  10. Remembering The Greatness Of Mark "The Blade" Belanger

    The Baltimore Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week for this week is a former member of the Baltimore Orioles who may not have given the team a significant amount of offensive production, but was one of the best ever at fielding his position...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 551 reads 3 comments

  11. David Price: No Longer A Rookie For Tampa Bay

    When David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and Jason Berken of the Baltimore Orioles faced off Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, it was technically a matchup of two Major League rookies...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  12. David Pearson: A Great Career That Might Have Been Even Greater

    The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Week was the hottest racer in NASCAR 40 years ago.Between 1966 and 1969, David Pearson won three Grand National (now Sprint Cup) Championships and 44 total races...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 125 reads 5 comments

  13. Five Key Questions for the Baltimore Orioles

    As the Baltimore Orioles complete another disappointing season and prepare for 2010, there are five key questions that team president Andy MacPhail must answer...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 245 reads 8 comments

  14. Remembering the Legacy of the Chicago College All-Star Game

    Imagine a crowd of 105,840 people turning out to watch an NFL preseason game. It probably wouldn’t happen today unless it included a cage match between Michael Vick and Adam “Pacman” Jones...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 751 reads 1 comments

  15. The 10 Players Most Deserving of Being in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    After two months of painstakingly looking at each position to determine which players that have been overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame are the most deserving, it is finally time now, ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 1,340 reads 19 comments

  16. Who Is, But Maybe Shouldn't Be, In the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

    It has been quite interesting over the past two months analyzing the best players at each position who have not yet earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 2,142 reads 61 comments

  17. Canton Conundrum: Best Special Teams Players Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    We conclude the position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame by looking at the top special teams players who have not yet earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 2,087 reads 7 comments

  18. Sports Memories: My First Visit to Camden Yards

    You will notice from the “On This Date” section of Baltimore Sports Then and Now that 17 years ago today, Aug. 5, 1992, Mike Mussina tossed a five-hit shutout as the Orioles defeated Detroit 4-0...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 95 reads 1 comments

  19. What If? The Lost Years of Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, and Bob Feller

    The names Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, and Bob Feller conjure up images of greatness on the baseball diamond, but a lack of overwhelming career statistics often hurts these superstars when the discussion turns to the greatest players in baseball history...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 3,170 reads 4 comments

  20. Canton Conundrum: Best Defensive Backs Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Our position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame rolls along with a look at the top defensive backs that have yet to earn a bust in Canton...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 1,790 reads 15 comments

  21. Baltimore Orioles: From Bad to Worse

    It's been a very rough week for the Baltimore Orioles. Their newest phenom struggled in his major league debut, their surprisingly great rookie hurler got hit in the shin and will miss ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 229 reads 9 comments

  22. Enough Already: It Is Time For Baseball Execs To Tell The Full Truth

    Okay, enough already with this slow leak of the names of Major League Baseball players who reportedly tested positive during the infamous 2003 performance enhancing drug testing program...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 5 years ago 149 reads 2 comments

  23. Canton Conundrum: The Best Linebackers Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Our position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame continues with a position that includes both players who served as the quarterback of the defense ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 6 years ago 4,340 reads 17 comments

  24. Didn't You Used To Be Nomar Garciaparra?

    Things sure have changed in the five years since Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein made the controversial decision to trade iconic shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to the Chicago Cubs...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about almost 6 years ago 339 reads 4 comments

  25. Looking Back: How Orioles Hurlers Fared In Their First Career Starts

    With Chris Tillman scheduled to make his first start in the majors, I thought it would be interesting to go back in time and see how some of the great pitchers in Baltimore Orioles history fared ...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 107 reads 2 comments