Oct. 16, 2003: Third-ranked Severna Park gives field hockey coach Lil Shelton her 400th victory, 2-1 over South River for the Anne Arundel County championship. It's Shelton's 25th county title in 26 years of coaching.
Oct. 17, 1998: Western Maryland (now McDaniel) wins its 16th football game in a row — a Centennial Conference record — in thumping Dickinson, 38-20, at Bair Stadium in Westminster. Ron Sermarini passes for two touchdowns for the Green Terror (6-0).
Oct. 16, 1983: Eddie Murray ends an awful (2-for-37) slump in the World Series with two home runs in the Orioles' championship finale, a 5-0 victory in Philadelphia. Left-hander Scott McGregor stops the Phillies on five hits as the Birds take the Series, four games to one.
Oct. 18, 1971: In a major shake-up, the Bullets send guards Kevin Loughery and Fred "Mad Dog" Carter to the Philadelphia 76ers for high-scoring guard Archie Clark and a future draft pick. A month later, the Bullets ship guard Earl "The Pearl" Monroe to the New York Knicks. Result: a 38-44 finish for Baltimore, last season's NBA finalist.
Oct. 14, 1967: Quarterback Daryl Johnson leads Morgan State to its 21st consecutive win, a 47-16 rout of Virginia Union. Johnson passes for three TDs, runs for two more and kicks three extra points for the Bears.
Oct. 17, 1966: Boog Powell is named American League Comeback Player of the Year. "I'd just as soon never win it again," the Orioles' slugger says after a banner season (34 home runs, 109 RBIs, .287) to help the Birds win a world championship.
Oct. 14, 1962: The Colts hold Cleveland's Jim Brown, five-time NFL rushing leader, to 11 yards on 14 carries in a 36-14 win over the Browns before 80,132 at Municipal Stadium. Johnny Unitas passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns for Baltimore (3-2).
Oct. 18, 1952: Second-ranked Maryland sinks Navy, 38-7, in a slugfest for its 17th straight football victory before a record 44,716 at Byrd Stadium. Seven players (four from Navy) are banished from the contest that ends the Midshipmen's five-game winning streak. Jack Scarbath (Poly) throws two TD passes for Maryland, the 1952 Sugar Bowl champ.
Oct. 15, 1945: Jim Palmer, Hall of Fame right-hander whose 268 victories make him the Orioles' winningest pitcher of all time.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun