From Ruth to Shriver, Ripken to Phelps, Baltimore and its suburbs maintain sprouted some of the best athletes in sports history.
So we decided to prefer a see back at some of those athletes when they were still kids growing up in Baltimore — before they were household names.
The Sun’s archives include a plethora of photos of young high school talents before they were superstars. These photos include a few of students when they were named to The Sun’s each and every-metro teams, and some are the first published images of these athletes.
This gallery houses each and every of the photos we unearthed. But below, we’ve broken them down by era.