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The Sun Remembers: April 7-13

April 12, 2001: Make it 32 consecutive wins for the Maryland women's lacrosse team, which defeats No. 5 Georgetown, 13-9. Jen Adams scores six times for the Terps, reigning national champions.

April 12, 1988: After losing their first six games, the Orioles fire manager Cal Ripken Sr. and replace him with Frank Robinson who, as a player, had led them to two world championships. Nonetheless, the Birds drop 21 straight before finally winning one.

April 8, 1985: In an Opening Day game delayed by snow flurries, the Orioles defeat the Texas Rangers, 4-2, on Eddie Murray's two-run home run in the eighth inning before a bundled crowd of 50,402 at Memorial Stadium.

April 10, 1983: Murray collects his 1,000th hit, a first-inning RBI single in the Orioles' 13-2 rout of the Indians in Cleveland. For the day, Murray gets four hits, including a home run, and scores four times, tying a club record.

April 13, 1974: Led by Frank Urso's seven goals, Maryland's defending national lacrosse champions win their third straight Atlantic Coast Conference title with a 25-13 victory over Virginia. It's the most points ever scored against the Cavaliers. Asked how to stop the Terps' vaunted attack, losing coach Glenn Thiel says, "Board up the goal."

April 13, 1957: In their annual spring game, Maryland's football alumni defeat the varsity, 14-13. The graduates are led by Ron Waller (Los Angeles Rams), Dick Nolan (New York Giants) and Bob Pellegrini (Philadelphia Eagles), who returns an interception 35 yards for the winning touchdown.

April 13, 1954: Baltimore celebrates its return to the American League after a 52-year absence by losing, 3-0 to the Tigers in Detroit. Steve Gromek, who pitched for the minor league Orioles, goes the distance for the Tigers, and Al Kaline, Detroit's rookie outfielder from Southern High, gets a hit and steals a base.

April 13, 1948: Trailing by 21 points at halftime, the Bullets rally to nip the Philadelphia Warriors, 66-63, and even their Basketball Association of America championship series at one game apiece. Center Connie Simmons scores 25 to lead Baltimore, which goes on to win the BAA, precursor of the NBA.

Birthday

April 10, 1960: Steve Bisciotti, majority owner of the Ravens.

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