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On this edition of Sports and Torts, we step up to the plate with former White Sox and Orioles slugger Harold Baines. Plus, former NFL defensive lineman Roger Brown who was a part of two different Fearsome Foursomes with the Lions and the Rams.
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Sports and Torts: Harold Baines

Harold Baines graduated in 1977 from St. Michaels High School where he batted .532 and was named a High School All-American his senior year. One month later, the Chicago White Sox made Baines the first selection overall in the 1977 Draft. His average wasn't the only reason why they took that chance, the owner of the White Sox at the time, Bill Veeck, had actually spotted Baines playing Little League ball at the age of 12 and remembered him! Judging by his career numbers, it was not too bad a choice.
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Sports and Torts: Roger Brown

Roger Brown was a member of the famed Fearsome Foursome along with Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, and Lamar Lundy. It is often considered one of the best defensive lines in NFL history. He became a member of the Los Angeles Rams' version of the Fearsome Foursome in 1967 when Rosey Grier tore his achilles tendon and could no longer play.
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Harold Baines
Baines was right fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for five American League teams from 1980 to 2001. He is best known for his three stints with the Chicago White Sox, the team on which he now serves as coach. He ranked 7th in AL history in games played (2,830) and 10th in runs batted in (1,628) upon his retirement. Noted as well for his power hitting in clutch situations, he is tied for 7th in AL history in grand slams (13),[1] 4th in 3-home run games (3),[2] and tied for 7th in major league history in walk-off home runs (10).[1] Baines batted over .300 eight times and hit .324 in 31 career postseason games, topping the .350 mark in five separate series. A six-time All-Star, he led the AL in slugging average in 1984. He held the White Sox team record for career home runs from 1987 until Carlton Fisk passed him in 1990; his eventual total of 221 remains the club record for left-handed hitters, as do his 981 RBI and 585 extra base hits with the team. His 1,652 games as a designated hitter are a major league record, and he held the mark for career home runs as a DH (236) until Edgar Martínez passed him in 2004. He also led the Major Leagues in Hits as a DH (1,688) until the mark was surpassed by David Ortiz on July 10, 2013. With 1,628 RBI, Baines has the most RBI of any non-steroid era player eligible for the Hall of Fame not currently inducted.

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Roger Brown
rown was drafted in the 4th round, 42nd overall, in the 1960 NFL Draft out of Maryland Eastern Shore by the Detroit Lions. Played in the College All-star game in Chicago vs the Baltimore Colts. Played with the original fearsome foursome, with Alex Karras, Sam Williams and Darris McCord, He was named the 1962 Outstanding Defensive Lineman in the league, and sacked both Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas for safeties. Tying an individual NFL record for safeties scored in a single season; first set in 1932. He played for the Lions through the 1966 season, then was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Was known for his performance in the "Thanksgiving Day Massacre" game against the Green Bay Packers in 1962 where he sacked Bart Starr 7 times, including one for a safety.

During his stint with the Rams, Brown, along with Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, and Merlin Olsen formed the "Fearsome Foursome", the most feared defensive line at the time. He retired after three seasons with the Rams, ending a career in which he was an NFL Pro Bowl player for 6 straight seasons (1962–1967) and a 2-time first-team All-Pro (1962 and 1963). Brown was the first NFL player to have a playing weight over 300 lb but his size and speed made him one of the most dynamic players of the time.