Baltimore Morning Herald

The Baltimore Morning Herald was a daily newspaper published in Baltimore in the beginning of the twentieth century.

Coordinates: 39°17′25.8″N 76°36′50.4″W / 39.290500°N 76.614000°W

Baltimore Morning Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
FoundedFebruary 10, 1900


The first edition was published on February 10, 1900.[1] The paper succeeded the Morning Herald and was absorbed by the Baltimore Evening Herald on August 31, 1904, appearing on weekends as the Baltimore Sunday Herald.[2] Its offices were located at the northwest corner of St. Paul and East Fayette Streets, facing the recently completed Baltimore City Circuit Courthouses of 1896-1900 (renamed for Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. in 1985).

The building was devastated by the Great Baltimore Fire of February 1904 and stood on the northern edge of the "Burnt District". The Herald printed an edition the first night of the fire on the press of The Washington Post, in exchange for providing photographs to The Post, but could not continue this arrangement because of a long-standing arrangement between the Post and the Baltimore Evening News. For the next five weeks The Herald was printed nightly on the press of the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph and transported 100 miles (160 km) to Baltimore on a special train, provided free of charge by the B&O Railroad.[3]

In June 1906, the paper was purchased by competitor Charles H. Grasty, editor/owner of The Evening News, and Gen. Felix Agnus, owner/publisher of The Baltimore American.[3] Assets, staff and resources of the Herald were divided between the two publications, which later merged under the ownership of newspaper magnate Frank Munsey.

The Herald's most notable writer and editor was H. L. Mencken, who described his experiences in Newspaper Days (1941), the second volume of his autobiographical trilogy.[3]


  1. ^ "About Baltimore morning herald. (Baltimore [Md.]) 1900-1904". Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Baltimore Morning Herald". Guide to Special Collections. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Mencken, H.L. (1941). Newspaper Days. New York, N.Y.: AMS Press. ISBN 9780404201760.
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During the season, Andrew Freedman, principal owner of the National League's (NL) New York Giants, with the financial backing of John T. Brush, principal owner of the NL's Cincinnati Reds, purchased the Orioles from John Mahon, who was deeply in debt. They raided the Orioles roster, releasing several of Baltimore's better players so that they could sign them to the Giants and Reds. AL president Ban Johnson seized control of the Orioles the next day and restocked their roster with players received on loan from other AL teams.

The Orioles' second season in Baltimore would ultimately prove to be their last, as the team was moved to New York after the season, where they became known as the New York Highlanders.

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