Nov. 26, 2000: In a 44-7 victory over the visiting Cleveland Browns, the Ravens (9-4) score more points than they did in all of five games during October. Jamal Lewis rushes for 170 yards, Trent Dilfer passes for two touchdowns and Matt Stover kicks three field goals for the Super Bowl-bound winners.
Nov. 27, 1978: "I've always liked him," Orioles manager Earl Weaver says of outfielder John Lowenstein, 31, whom the team purchases off waivers from the Texas Rangers for $20,000. The zany Lowenstein will play seven years here, twice hitting over .310 and helping the Birds to two American League pennants and the 1983 world championship.
Dec. 2, 1971: The Orioles trade outfielder Frank Robinson, 35, who led them to four AL pennants and two world championships, to the Los Angeles Dodgers. "These have been the greatest six years of my life," says Robinson who, last year, hit .281 with 28 home runs and 99 RBIs. In return for Robinson and reliever Pete Richert, Baltimore gets Doyle Alexander, a surly pitcher who'll go 35-37 here, and three forgettable players.
Dec. 1, 1962: "He's fabulous, a terrific quarterback. He's everything they said," Army football coach Paul Dietzel says of Navy's Roger Staubach, who leads the Midshipmen to a 34-14 victory over the Cadets in Philadelphia. Staubach, a sophomore, passes for two touchdowns and runs for two more as Navy (5-5) defeats Army (6-4) for the fourth straight year.
Nov. 26, 1960: In a Heisman Trophy-clinching performance, Navy's Joe Bellino rushes for 85 yards and a touchdown, catches two passes and intercepts one in the waning seconds as the Orange Bowl-bound Mids defeat Army, 17-12, in Philadelphia. The game is witnessed by an announced 98,616, including Vice President Richard Nixon, who sits on the Army side of the field despite having served in the Navy during World War II.
Nov. 30, 1958: Trailing, 27-7 at halftime, the Colts storm back to defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 35-27, and clinch their first Western Conference title. Lenny Moore's 73-yard touchdown run is the game-winner before a sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium, and Johnny Unitas throws a TD pass in his 23rd consecutive game, tying him for the all-time NFL record.
Dec. 1, 1948: Loyola's defending Mason-Dixon Conference basketball champions open with a 71-54 loss to Villanova. The Wildcats get 19 points from Paul Arizin (future Hall of Famer for the Philadelphia Warriors) while holding the Greyhounds' Jim Lacy, the nation's fifth-leading scorer last year, to five points.
Nov. 25, 1933: Lenny Moore, Hall of Fame running back-receiver, who led the Colts to two NFL championships and was five times first-team All-Pro.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun