King of Baltimore Sports gets underway…

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Our summer promotion, “The Toyota Live Web King of Baltimore Sports” is now underway, as I’m sure you heard on WNST yesterday.

We’ll be releasing more information daily regarding The King, which will begin in earnest on Monday and go daily through our 10th Anniversary celebration, which will be held at Sports Legends Museum on Aug. 8.

We are also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Baltimore Colts first team championship of the modern era and the 25th Anniversary of the most recent Baltimore Orioles world championship. We are planning on having a grand gala on Aug. 8th so mark your calendar.

The 32-man brackets for the contest will be unveiled on Tuesday night at the Angle Inn in Dundalk.

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Here is your food for thought for the day: below is the list of all of the candidates we could cull for the final list of 32.

So far…

Tomorrow, we’ll release the 28 “first-ballot” entries. Next week, you can vote for the final four “play-in” contestants in right here at

We figure that there have been about 5,000 different people who’ve worn the name “BALTIMORE” on the crests of their jerseys over the past 50 years in Baltimore.

These are the best of the best…

Enjoy the names and your memories of these legendary Baltimore athletes.

And may the “REAL” King win…

Cal Ripken Jr.

Ray Lewis

Brooks Robinson

John Unitas
Boog Powell

Dave McNally

Brady Anderson

Jamal Lewis

Mike Mussina

Jim Parker

John Mackey

Gino Marchetti

Ed Reed

Eddie Murray

Jim Gentile

Gus Triandos

Mark Belanger

Al Bumbry

Mike Curtis

George Kunz

Wes Unseld

Matt Stover

Raymond Berry

Mike Flanagan

Lenny Moore

Frank Robinson

Jon Ogden

Lydell Mitchell

Scott McGregor

Mike Cuellar

Art Donovan

Jim Palmer

Chris McAlister

Mike Stankovic

Tom Matte

Todd Heap

Scott Manning

Earl Monroe

Bert Jones

Ken Singleton

Peter Boulware

Trent Dilfer

Rafael Palmeiro

Brian Roberts

Stan Stamenkovic

Gus Johnson

Robbie Alomar

Shannon Sharpe

Rod Woodson

Jimmy Orr

Miguel Tejada

Roger Carr

Gregg Olson

John Dutton

Paul Blair

Jim O’Brien

Rick Dempsey

Denison Cabral

Ted Hendricks

Bubba Smith

Rick Volk

Michael McCrary


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Baltimore Positive is the vision and the creative extension of four decades of sharing the love of local sports for this Dundalk native and University of Baltimore grad, who began his career as a sportswriter and music critic at The News American and The Baltimore Sun in the mid-1980s. Launched radio career in December 1991 with Kenny Albert after covering the AHL Skipjacks. Bought WNST-AM 1570 in July 1998, created in 2007 and began diversifying conversations on radio, podcast and social media as Baltimore Positive in 2016.