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The Sun remembers: Jan. 6-12

Jan. 10, 1991: "We're a better team than we were yesterday," Orioles manager Frank Robinson says after the trade that brings slugging Houston Astros first baseman Glenn Davis to Baltimore in exchange for three young players — pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch, and outfielder Steve Finley. Schilling blossoms into one of baseball's best, while Harnisch and Finley become All Stars. Davis, meanwhile, hits 24 home runs in three years, and retires.

Jan. 12, 1983: Brooks Robinson becomes the 14th player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first try, excluding the five-member inaugural class. The former Orioles third baseman receives 92 percent of the votes, then the ninth best in history.

Jan. 10, 1976: The Colts' Ted Marchibroda, who turned a 2-12 loser into a 10-4 division winner in his first year at the helm, is named NFL Coach of the Year by the Associated Press. "Bert Jones ... should get a lot of credit for the turnabout," Marchibroda says of his quarterback.

Jan. 7, 1964: The Colts announce a $1 increase in ticket prices, giving them the second-most expensive seats in the NFL. Mezzanine and box seats now cost $7.

Jan. 12, 1958: Baltimore players spark the West's 26-7 victory over the East in the first nationally televised Pro Bowl before an announced 66,634 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Alan Ameche breaks a 66-yard run and catches a touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas; Bert Rechichar kicks two field goals; and tackle Art Donovan stars on defense.

Jan. 7, 1949: Poly's undefeated ice hockey team defeats Forest Park, 3-0, at the Sports Centre. The Engineers, defending Maryland Scholastic Association champions, are led by Carroll "Bad Boy" Waltemyer, who manages a goal, an assist — and four trips to the penalty box.

Jan. 7, 1937: More than 250 midshipmen show up for boxing tryouts at Navy. Opponents of coach Spike Webb's squad this season include Western Maryland, Syracuse, Virginia and Penn State.

Jan. 6, 1922: "I feel like the wreck of the Hesperus," a Park School basketball player says after her team's 86-14 loss to Roland Park Country School.

Jan. 8, 1902: John McGraw, the feisty manager of the American League Orioles, weds Blanche Sindall before a capacity crowd at St. Ann's Catholic Church at Greenmount Avenue and East 22nd Street. Those attending include Willie Keeler, Wilbert Robinson, Joe McGinnity and Joe Kelley, all Baseball Hall of Famers-to-be.


Jan. 9, 1965: Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues who, at 5 feet 3, is the shortest player in NBA history. He played 14 years in the league after leading the Dunbar Poets to two undefeated seasons.

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