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Sun Remembers

  • The Sun Remembers: July 23-29

    The Sun Remembers: July 23-29

    July 26, 1984: On the eve of his 19th birthday, jockey "Cowboy" Jack Kaenel rides four winners on the opening day card at Timonium Race Course. Two years earlier, at 16, Kaenel won the Preakness aboard Aloma's Ruler. July 27, 1973: An eighth-inning single by Cleveland's George Hendrick spoils a...

  • The Sun Remembers: July 16-22

    The Sun Remembers: July 16-22

    July 16, 1970: Jim Valvano, 24, resigns as men's basketball coach at Johns Hopkins after one year, having led the Blue Jays to their first winning record (10-9) since 1946. Valvano becomes assistant coach at Connecticut and later takes North Carolina State to the NCAA Division I championship in...

  • The Sun Remembers: July 9-15

    The Sun Remembers: July 9-15

    July 13, 1989: Jockey Edgar Prado, 22, wins the first three races at Laurel Race Course. (Prado, now a Hall of Famer, continues to ride at age 50.) July 13, 1971: The Orioles' Frank Robinson hits a two-run home run and is named Most Valuable Player in the All-Star Game won by the American League,...

  • The Sun Remembers: July 2-8

    The Sun Remembers: July 2-8

    July 3, 2002: Orioles owner Peter Angelos says he's happy with the team's record (39-42) and that Syd Thrift, general manager since 1999, "is here to stay." Baltimore finishes 67-95 and Thrift is let go. July 4, 1965: In sweltering heat, Carol Mann, 24, of Towson shoots a 290 to win the Women's...

  • The Sun Remembers: June 25-July 1

    The Sun Remembers: June 25-July 1

    June 30, 1999: Maryland basketball star Steve Francis is the second overall pick in the NBA draft. A second-team All-American from Takoma Park, Francis is taken by the Vancouver Grizzlies. The 6-foot-3 guard will play nine seasons in the league and average 18.1 points a game. July 1, 1976: Nick...

  • The Sun Remembers: June 18-24

    The Sun Remembers: June 18-24

    This week in Baltimore sports.

  • The Sun Remembers: June 11-17

    The Sun Remembers: June 11-17

    June 14, 2000: The Ravens sign O.J. Brigance, 30, a free-agent linebacker who played four years with the Miami Dolphins. Familiar to city fans, Brigance helped the Baltimore Stallions win the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup in 1995. June 17, 1984: Gary Roenicke's grand slam defeats the Yankees,...

  • The Sun Remembers: June 4-10

    The Sun Remembers: June 4-10

    June 6, 1993: After a benches-clearing, 20-minute brawl between the Orioles and Seattle Mariners, seven players are ejected in Baltimore's 5-2 victory at Camden Yards. The Orioles' Rick Sutcliffe, Alan Mills and David Segui are ousted for throwing punches in a fight triggered by pitchers on both...

  • The Sun Remembers: May 28-June 3

    The Sun Remembers: May 28-June 3

    June 1, 1996: Jonathan Ogden, the NCAA indoor shot put champion, finishes 11th outdoors, ending his chances of making the Summer Olympics. Instead, the Ravens' No. 1 draft pick will report to training camp in Westminster. June 3, 1980: "It was a long time coming but it sure felt nice," says Milwaukee's...

  • The Sun Remembers: May 21-27

    The Sun Remembers: May 21-27

    This week in Baltimore-area sports

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