Michael Baldwin

Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978.

Mike's first job was sports editor of the Seminole Producer before moving on to the Edmond Sun as sports editor from 1979-1982. He has covered many beats, starting with high school sports. He has also covered OU, OSU and Thunder in addition to the Dallas Cowboys while living in Dallas from 1994-2001 while with The Oklahoman.

Mike and his family live in Edmond where he continues to work in the field of his passion, Sports.

Top Stories

  • Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys dominate Saints 38-17

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Former Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Tony Romo threw for 262 yards and three scores.

  • Canoe Marathon World Championships: Copenhagen, Rome and now Oklahoma City

    By Mike Baldwin and Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Steve Jourdan, a 65-year-old member of South Africa’s senior team, said one of the perks of being on a national canoeing team is to travel to places around the globe to compete in world championships like the one being held this weekend on the Oklahoma River. “I've been to some amazing places,” Jourdan said. “Last year we were in Denmark in Copenhagen, a beautiful course. One year were on the Tiber River in the middle of Rome, paddling underneath those beautiful ancient landmarks, an amazing experience. We’ve been to Spain. They’ve all been great. Oklahoma City is great.” When asked how Oklahoma City’s course stacks up with Rome aesthetically, Jourdan said: “Oklahoma City has a different vibe. The people

  • OKC Barons' training camp schedule

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Oklahoma City Barons training-camp practice sessions are open to the public free of charge at the Cox Convention Center. Monday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Thursday: practice 10-11:15 a.m. Friday: Preseason road game (at Texas Stars) Saturday: Preseason road game (at San Antonio). Sunday: Day off Monday, Oct. 6: practice 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7: practice 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8: practice 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9: practice 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC lowers ticket prices with new seating configuration

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The Barons have lowered tickets prices for the 2014-15 season. In a newly configured 6,468-seat setup at the Cox Convention Center, the Barons are offering 1,500 tickets to every home game for $10 compared to 400 tickets a game sold at $10 last season.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: OKC should have some familiar faces as it opens training camp

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The 2014-15 Barons will open the season building around veteran forward Matt Ford, who scored 25 goals for OKC last season, and defenseman Brad Hunt, who compile 50 points to establish the franchise scoring record for a blue-liner last season.

  • Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints to face Dallas Cowboys

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Former OU receiver is coming off a solid rookie season in New Orleans

  • Pro football: Wes Welker's suspension leads to policy changes

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The NFL Players’ Association last week approved a revision to the league’s drug policy. Some claim Welker’s situation was the catalyst to speed up negotiations that will now hand out different punishments based on the violated substance.

  • Canoe Marathon World Championships: Why Hungary is the team to beat

    By Mike Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Since the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow, Hungary has won a combined 164 medals in the summer and winter Olympics. One quarter (41) of Hungary’s medals have been won in canoeing, including 18 gold medals.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: Dodgers minor league system on the rise

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system isn’t as highly regarded top to bottom, but they have elite prospects they hope will be impact major leaguers, some who could be playing in 2015 in Oklahoma City.

  • OU football: Tony Jefferson making an impact with Arizona Cardinals

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Tony Jefferson had himself a game Sunday in the Arizona Cardinals' 20-14 win over San Francisco. The former OU standout led the Arizona Cardinals with 10 tackles ,  had a huge second-down sack of Colin Kaepernick on the 49ers’ last true chance to score, and he absorbed the headbutt from Anquan Boldin that changed the game. Boldin hit Jefferson with a headbutt, resulting in a 15-yard penalty, which derailed the 49ers' drive. A chance at seven points turned into a field goal attempt that was blocked by Tommy Kelly. The Oklahoman's NFL beat writer Mike Baldwin will have a feature story on Jefferson on Nov. 2 when Jefferson and the Cardinals come to Arlington to play the Dallas Cowboys.

  • How former Oklahoma State cornerback Tyler Patmon turned a tryout into a job with the Dallas Cowboys

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State safety earned a role in the Cowboys’ secondary thatnks to a big preseason game against Miami.

  • Collected Wisdom: Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame manager and L.A. Dodgers legend

    Compiled By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Los Angeles Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has spent the past 65 years with the Dodgers organization, a longer tenure than anyone in baseball history with one team. Lasorda was in Oklahoma City on Wednesday to help announce that the Dodgers have bought a share of the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: Dodgers impressed with Oklahoma City, ballpark

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    When Dodgers representatives were asked on Wednesday why they ended a long-standing relationship with Albuquerque, the No. 1 reason was Oklahoma City and its top-notch ballpark.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers to announce affiliation with OKC RedHawks on Wednesday

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Mandalay Baseball Properties announced earlier this year it would be selling all five minor league teams it owned, including the RedHawks, who will be purchased by Dodgers minority owner Peter Guber.

  • Oklahoma City officially home to Triple-A affiliate of Los Angeles Dodgers

    BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Mandalay Baseball Properties announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon they are selling the RedHawks to Mandalay CEO Peter Guber, who will move the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark next season. “The Los Angeles Dodgers look forward to making Oklahoma City our long-term home for our Triple-A franchise,” said Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten. “We are committed to the great sports fans and the great city of Oklahoma City.” One issue that will be discussed in upcoming weeks is whether the RedHawks will keep the same nickname and possibly change logos and uniforms since the Dodgers logo has a rich tradition.

  • Collected Wisdom: Cal Ripken Jr., former Baltimore Orioles star

    Interviewed by Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. compiled one of the most accomplished careers in Major League Baseball history. Ripken and his brother, Billy, own three minor league baseball teams. He is CEO of Ripken Baseball, whose goal is to grow the love of baseball from a grassroots level. Ripken also is an analyst for TBS during the playoffs.

  • Former Oklahoma State, John Marshall player Antonio Smith is a Raider on the field but still a cowboy off the field

    By Mike Baldwin, Staf Writer | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Never considered an elite prospect, Smith was an unheralded recruit from John Marshall and a fifth-round NFL Draft pick out of Oklahoma State in 2004. Since then, he has earned nearly $50 million playing for the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans and this season the Oakland Raiders. Some of that money was invested in a 150 acre ranch in north Jones.

  • Former Oklahoma State star Perrish Cox earns bragging rights in San Francisco 49ers' win over Dallas Cowboys

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    A fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State in 2010, Cox said he was almost too amped up playing so close to where he grew up.

  • Dallas Cowboys struggle with turnovers in season-opening loss to San Francisco 49ers

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    The consensus is the Cowboys probably will have to win shootouts to compensate for a defense that has issues at nearly every position. If Dallas loses the turnover battle like it did on Sunday, there could be many ugly losses.

  • Pro football: Buffalo Bills sign former East Central receiver Caleb Holley to practice squad

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    An Anchorage, Alaska, product, Holley broke a 35-year-old receiving record last season at East Central with 970 yards and nine touchdowns on 55 catches. He also set the single-game record with 224 yards on 14 receptions.