Born in Chestertown, Maryland, William (Swish) Nicholson (1914-1996) became a star batter for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies.
Perhaps best known for the Terps (Terrapins) basketball team, the University of Maryland athletics program organizes many sporting teams. At College Park, the University operates Byrd Stadium (48,000-person capacity) and Comcast Center, a 17,000 seat basketball facility opened in Fall 2002.
Sport enthusiasts use local paths, such as the Baltimore and Annapolis (B & A) Trail Park, to hike, jog, cycle, and rollerblade. The "B & A" Trail, a 13.3-mile long path in Anne Arundel County, runs from Glen Burnie in the North to the north shore of the Severn River in Annapolis. It is a section of the East Coast Greenway that stretches 2,600 miles from Key West, Florida, to Calais, Maine.
Certain sports stadiums and other large facilities in the State are the concern of the Maryland Stadium Authority.
July 1, 2009
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