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January 9, 1990
In their first year of eligibility, Jim Palmer (three-time AL Cy Young Winner) and Joe Morgan (two-time NL MVP) are elected to the Hall of Fame. The Orioles’ right-hander compiled a 268-152 (.638) record while spending his entire 19-year career in Baltimore, and Morgan, best known for his years with the Big Red Machine, finished his 22-year tenure in the big leagues with a batting average of .271 playing with five different teams.

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This Baltimore mom is widely becoming known as #BestMomEver on the internet after video surfaced of her dragging her son out of the riots.

David Simon Talks About Where the Baltimore Police Went Wrong

David Simon is Baltimore’s best-known chronicler of life on the hard streets. He worked for the Baltimore Sun city desk for a dozen years, wrote Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (1991) and, with former homicide detective Ed Burns, co-wrote The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood (1997), which Simon adapted into an HBO miniseries. He is the creator, executive producer and head writer of the HBO television series The Wire (2002–2008), and a member of The Marshall Project’s advisory board. He spoke with Bill Keller on Tuesday.

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”these four boys from Baltimore are the best thing in my life are the reason for my smile today and always, are my inspiration, are why I believe in a better world every day. I love them with all my soul and with all my life, I do believe in angels because in my life, I have four of them that I will carry with me forever” - s

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The Baltimore health system put Robert Peace back together after a car crash shattered his pelvis. Then it nearly killed him, he says.

A painful bone infection that developed after surgery and a lack of follow-up care landed him in the operating room five more times, kept him homebound for a year and left him with joint damage and a severe limp.

“It’s really hard for me to trust what doctors say,” Peace said, adding that there was little after-hospital care to try to control the infection. “They didn’t do what they were supposed to do.”

Pushed by once-unthinkable shifts in how they are reimbursed, Baltimore’s famous medical institutions say they are trying harder than ever to improve the health of their lower-income neighbors in West Baltimore.

But dozens of interviews with patients, doctors and local leaders show multiple barriers between the community and the glassy hospital towers a few blocks away.

In Freddie Gray’s Baltimore, The Best Medical Care Is Nearby But Elusive

Photo credit: Doug Kapustin for Kaiser Health News; Nora Tarabishi/Courtesy of Capital News Service; Iman Smith/ Courtesy of Capital News Service;Lance Rosenfield/The Washington Post/Getty Images.