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The Sun Remembers: Nov. 3-9

Nov. 6, 2005: Maryland's third-ranked field hockey team defeats No. 1 Wake Forest, 3-2, for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in College Park. Freshman Susie Rowe scores the game-winner with 41 seconds left, giving Terps coach Missy Meharg her 300th career victory.

Nov. 5, 1983: Despite a stellar show by Maryland quarterback Boomer Esiason (355 passing yards and three touchdowns), the visiting Terps fall to No. 3 Auburn, 35-23. The winners go ahead to stay on Bo Jackson's 5-yard TD run.

Nov. 6, 1982: Napoleon McCallum rushes for 147 yards and a TD as Navy (5-4) defeats Syracuse, 20-18. McCallum, a sophomore tailback, gains 45 yards on eight straight carries to set up the winning field goal.

Nov. 9, 1975: Down 28-7 in Buffalo, the Colts rally to beat the Bills, 42-35 before an announced 77,320. Quarterback Bert Jones passes for 306 yards and two TDs, and Baltimore also scores on a fake field-goal attempt as holder Marty Domres throws 15 yards to Bill Olds.

Nov. 6, 1969: Orioles left-hander Mike Cuellar and Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers share the American League Cy Young Award — the first tie in the history of the prize. Cuellar (23-11) won 13 of 15 decisions after the All-Star break to lead the Birds to the World Series. McLain went 24-9.

Nov. 8, 1966: "I wasn't surprised that I won, but I was surprised that the vote was unanimous," Frank Robinson says of his selection as the AL's Most Valuable Player. Robinson, the Orioles' Triple Crown winner, becomes the first player to win the award in both leagues.

Nov. 5, 1965: Make it 26 straight football victories for Edmondson, which routs Cardinal Gibbons, 41-0. Charlie Pittman's four touchdowns gives the Penn State-bound running back 132 points for the season, a Maryland Scholastic Association record.

Nov. 3, 1954: Trailing by 21 points in the last quarter, the Bullets nip the NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers, 93-92, at the Coliseum. Rookie Frank Selvy (21 points) and Paul Hoffman (15) lead the cash-strapped Bullets, who will fold on Nov. 27 with a record of 3-11.

Birthday

Nov. 7, 1972: Baltimore's Hasim Rahman, two-time heavyweight boxing titlist who upset champion Lennox Lewis with a fifth-round knockout in 2001.

mike.klingaman@baltsun.com

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