June 26, 1982: "I'm hoping for a long future in Baltimore," quarterback Art Schlichter says after signing with the Colts. Schlichter, from Ohio State and the fourth player taken in the 1982 NFL draft, will play three games for the Colts before being suspended for gambling and just 13 games before leaving the NFL for good.
June 25, 1970: Against his family's wishes, Tom McMillen, a highly recruited, 6-foot-11 player from Mansfield, Pa., accepts a basketball scholarship to North Carolina. "That boy is not going with our blessing," says his mother, Margaret. "He's our son and he has a moral obligation to obey his parents." Sure enough, McMillen enrolls at Maryland instead, becomes a star for the Terps and, eventually, a U.S. congressman.
June 27, 1969: Left-hander Dave McNally (11-0) pitches the first-place Orioles to a 4-1 victory over Detroit at Memorial Stadium. It's the 13th straight victory over two years for McNally, 26, who holds the defending World Series-champion Tigers to five hits.
June 27, 1965: At the Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City, 24-year-old Carol Mann of Towson wins the Lady Carling Open by three strokes. It's the second LPGA victory for the 6-foot-3 Mann, who'll go on to win 38 tour events in her career.
June 27, 1955: The last-place Orioles muster four hits in losing an exhibition game, 13-1, to the York White Roses, their Class B club. Brooks Robinson, 18, gets two hits for York, including a 380-foot home run.
June 28, 1920: His best boxing days are behind him, but Baltimore still loves Kid "Tiger" Williams, its onetime world bantamweight champion. After scoring a third-round technical knockout of Dutch Brandt at Oriole Park, Williams is mobbed by fans and carried into the Orioles dugout.
June 25, 1914: Babe Ruth pitches five innings of stellar relief as the Orioles overcome a 7-0 deficit to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 13-8, at Oriole Park. The victory improves Baltimore's record to 42-21, best in the International League.
June 28, 1902: The Orioles forfeit an American League game to the Boston Americans when, in the eighth inning, manager John McGraw refuses to leave the field when ejected for arguing a call. McGraw's tantrum breaks up a contest between two Hall of Fame pitchers, Cy Young and Baltimore's Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity.
June 27, 1983: Jim Johnson, the Orioles' closer whose 51 saves last year set a team record.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun