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The Sun Remembers: July 28-Aug. 3

July 29, 1997: The Orioles obtain designated hitter Harold Baines, who attended St. Michaels, in a deal with the Chicago White Sox. Three years later, to the day, the Orioles trade him back again.

Aug. 2, 1987: Texas pitcher Bobby Witt strikes out four Orioles in one inning, tying a major league record, in the Rangers' 5-2 victory in Arlington. In the second inning, Witt fans Ray Knight, Terry Kennedy, Mike Young and Ken Gerhart. A dropped third strike allows Kennedy to reach first base.

Aug. 2, 1975: Lenny Moore, the Colts' flanker and running back, and Roosevelt Brown, the New York Giants tackle who'd starred at Morgan State, fight back tears as they are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. "My mother died in 1958, but I know she's right here alongside me," says Moore, who scored touchdowns in 18 straight games, an NFL record.

Aug. 3, 1960: At the Colts' training camp in Westminster, Art Donovan, the team's rotund defensive tackle, runs a 30-yard footrace against Bob Chambers, a 297-pound rookie from Norfolk, Va. Donovan wins by 3 yards. Chambers is released the same day.

Aug. 3, 1959: The Orioles' Jerry Walker, 20, starts the All-Star Game in Los Angeles and gets the win as the American League triumphs, 5-3. Walker, a right-hander, pitches three innings, allowing two hits and one run.

July 29, 1956: Golfer Arnold Palmer, 26, wins the seventh Eastern Open at Mount Pleasant by two strokes with a score of 277. Palmer, who won the U.S. Amateur in 1954, led for the last three rounds here.

July 30, 1924: It's a whirlwind day for Orioles pitcher Bill Henderson, who is married this morning at St. Ann's Catholic Church, and then starts the first game of a doubleheader against the Newark Bears at Oriole Park. Chased in the first inning, he starts the second game as well, hits a home run and goes the distance in an 8-3 Orioles victory

Aug. 2, 1901: The Orioles proclaim their first "Ladies Day" a success and decide to hold it weekly after a 5-4 American League victory over the Washington Senators. "The girls root for the home club," The Sun reports, "and are never known to agree with the umpire when he decides against it."


July 31, 1974: Jonathan Ogden, former Ravens offensive tackle who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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