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Sun Remembers

  • The Sun Remembers: Aug. 27-Sept. 2

    The Sun Remembers: Aug. 27-Sept. 2

    Aug. 31, 2004: “I’m here for a Super Bowl,” says Deion Sanders, 37, an eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback, who signs a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Ravens. In his two years here, however, Baltimore fails to make the NFL playoffs. Aug. 31, 1997: For the first time, Baltimore hosts both a...

  • The Sun Remembers: Aug. 20-26

    The Sun Remembers: Aug. 20-26

    Aug. 21, 1989: Jeff Ballard defeats the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-0, at Memorial Stadium and becomes the first Oriole ever to pitch a shutout without a strikeout or walk. Aug. 23, 1979: Jockey Phil Grove rides five winners at Timonium Race Course, one of them Hot Slippers, a 5-year-old mare who hadn’t...

  • The Sun Remembers: Aug. 13-19

    The Sun Remembers: Aug. 13-19

    Aug. 17, 1999: “I was very happy that it happened at home,” Orioles reliever Jesse Orosco, 42, says after setting a major league record for appearances by a pitcher (1,072) in an 8-3 win over the Minnesota Twins before an announced 40,485 at Camden Yards. Aug. 19, 1981: Renaldo Nehemiah, former...

  • The Sun Remembers: Aug. 6-12

    The Sun Remembers: Aug. 6-12

    Aug. 8, 1998: The Ravens christen their $220 million stadium with a 19-14 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears before an announced sellout of 65,938. Matt Stover scores the first points on a 46-yard field goal for Baltimore. Aug. 7, 1988: A three-run home run by Elrod Hendricks, 47, off 1981...

  • The Sun Remembers: July 30-Aug. 5

    The Sun Remembers: July 30-Aug. 5

    July 30, 1996: The Orioles hit nine doubles — including two each by Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Bonilla and Gregg Zaun — in a 16-4 victory over the Twins in Minnesota. Aug. 5, 1983: "I only wish that I had 20 more years to give you out there," Brooks Robinson tells the announced crowd of 39,544 who...

  • 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...

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