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Joyce Pennington opened a letter from the state recently and got some unexpected news: At the end of this month, she will be dropped from an Illinois program that helps pay for prescription medications. The 62-year-old Midlothian woman, who has severe...
Baltimore Sun staffBaltimore Colts Hall of Famers Art Donovan, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Weeb Ewbank, John Mackey and Jim Parker will be inducted into the Hall of Legends at the Sports Legends Museum on Dec. 6, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced...
Sun StaffHis crushing blocks launched Lenny Moore's runs and saved John Unitas' skin. Jim Parker, the Hall of Famer who anchored the Baltimore Colts' offensive line during the club's glory years, died yesterday of congestive heart failure and kidney disease at...
JIM PARKER was one of our great storytellers. Some of the stories were true, and some were embellished for comic effect. Buddy Young used to say, "Parker'll call you up at 2 in the morning, just to make up a story." But here's one that's true: Parker, the...
Sun StaffBlue and white were the dominant colors at Jim Parker's funeral yesterday. He lay in a blue casket, which stood in a sea of blue and white floral arrangements, one a Baltimore Colts horseshoe and another bearing his jersey number, 77. Blue and white were...
Sun StaffForty-some years ago, Baltimore wrapped itself in blue and white. Blue-collar workers toiled at steel mills and shipyards. White marble steps beckoned them home. Come fall, folks packed Memorial Stadium on Sundays to cheer the Colts, a club of castoffs...
Sun StaffRavens Stadium got the Unitas touch yesterday, from the 13-foot statue of John Unitas to a ring of honor induction for Baltimore Colts Hall of Famers to an eloquent halftime address by the late quarterback's wife. "He was very much looking forward to...
Tags: John Mackey, Sculpture, Football, Heart Attack, Arts and Culture
Sun StaffMourners said goodbye to John Unitas yesterday, evoking memories of a steely, Hall of Fame quarterback and a tender father who stayed close to his coal-shoveling roots. Cardinal William H. Keeler said he found "sanctity" in the man who threw footballs as...
Sun StaffEvery time Gino Marchetti takes a step, he remembers The Game. It was Dec. 28, 1958. Marchetti's Baltimore Colts were playing the New York Giants in what is now known as The Greatest Game Ever Played. It was fourth down. Marchetti had just made the...
Sun StaffThe first words I remember are "Get the baby out from in front of the TV." I was 3 years old when the Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants in the 1958 NFL championship game, so it's a safe bet that my father wanted an unobstructed view of the man...
Sun StaffIn 1957, when he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, Jim Parker was one of the country's most sought-after football players. He lived up to the hype, earning All-Pro honors eight consecutive seasons and getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of...
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Jul 24, 2005 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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Dec 27, 1998 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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Nov 23, 1999 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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