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The Sun Remembers: June 9-15

June 12, 1993: A 10-game winning streak, their longest in six years, lifts the Orioles over .500 for the first time. Paul Carey gets three hits as the Birds score four runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 5-1.

June 13, 1985: The Orioles (29-26) sack manager Joe Altobelli, who led them to the 1983 world championship, and rehire Earl Weaver, who led them to the 1970 title. "We tried to get the best guy we could," club owner Edward Bennett Williams says, "and we simply got a guy who's the best." Weaver lasts 11/2 seasons, during which the Orioles lose more games than they win.

June 9, 1977: At Bowie Race Course, a horse named John U To Berry charges from last place to first to win the day's featured race. It's the second victory in nine days for the colt sired by Forward Pass.

June 14, 1969: Maryland names Buddy Beardmore as men's lacrosse coach, replacing Hezzy Howard, who's also an English professor at College Park. Beardmore, 29, a former All-America midfielder for the Terps, will coach 11 years and lead the school to NCAA tournament championships in 1973 and 1975.

June 9, 1964: "What a deal!" Bullets coach Bob Leonard exclaims as Baltimore and Detroit make an eight-player trade. The Bullets send Terry Dischinger, Rod Thorn and Don Kojis to the Pistons for Bailey Howell, Don Ohl, Bob Ferry and rookies Wally Jones and Les Hunter. Howell and Ohl will help the Bullets to the 1964-65 NBA Western Division finals.

June 15, 1937: Walter Alston's four hits, including two home runs, and six RBIs, lead the Rochester Red Wings past the last-place Orioles, 13-5. Nearly three decades later, Baltimore will sweep the 1966 World Series from the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are managed by Alston.

June 13, 1914: More than 5,000 fans at Oriole Park see the Birds run their winning streak to 13 with a doubleheader victory over Newark's defending International League champions. Babe Ruth wins the opener, 3-2, allowing six hits with five walks and four strikeouts.

June 11, 1894: To commemorate Wilbert Robinson's 30th birthday, Baltimore fans surprise the Orioles catcher with a solid silver service, which is presented to him at home plate before his first at-bat. "Robinson did what most other ballplayers do under the same circumstances," The Sun reports. "He struck out."

Birthday

June 12, 1967: Edgar Prado, the Hall of Fame jockey who was Maryland's leading jockey six times during the 1990s.

mike.klingaman@baltsun.com

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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