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The Sun Remembers: Oct. 6-12

Oct. 8, 2000: For the second straight week, the Ravens win without scoring a touchdown, prevailing, 15-10, at Jacksonville. Matt Stover kicks five field goals and Qadry Ismail makes nine receptions, a career high, as Baltimore improves to 5-1.

Oct. 9, 1990: "If we don't get more money, I can't see any alternative but to drop football," Towson athletic director Billy Hunter says of his department's budget woes, exacerbated by the Tigers' move to Division I-AA starting with the 1987 season.

Oct. 8, 1983: "Pinch me before I get out of here and make me believe it really happened," journeyman outfielder Tito Landrum says after his 10th-inning home run triggers the Orioles' 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park in a game that decides the American League pennant.

Oct. 7, 1975: John "Sonny" Askew scores both goals in undefeated Patterson High's 2-0 soccer win over previously unbeaten Calvert Hall in a Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference showdown.

Oct. 12, 1964: An up-the-gut run by the Colts' Tom Matte becomes a franchise-record 80-yard touchdown as Baltimore (4-1) routs the previously unbeaten St. Louis Cardinals, 47-27, before an announced 60,213 at Memorial Stadium. Matte's TD run stands for nearly a half-century until tied in 2011 by Indianapolis' Donald Brown.

Oct. 8, 1955: The upstart and undefeated Colts win their third straight game for the first time ever, 24-20 at Green Bay, as quarterback George Shaw throws two touchdown passes and rookie fullback Alan Ameche (Wisconsin) runs for a score. Success is short-lived: Baltimore wins just two more games and finishes 5-6-1.

Oct. 10, 1935: In a wild ending to the fifth race at Laurel, five horses — none of them the favorite — finish in a near-dead heat. The win goes to Dartle, by a nose.

Oct. 6, 1928: Before an estimated crowd of 4,000, golfer Leo Diegel wins the PGA Championship at the Five Farms Course of the Baltimore Country Club in Lutherville. Diegel, of White Plains, N.Y., defeats Al Espinosa of Chicago in match play after ousting four-time defending titlist Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen in earlier rounds.

Birthday

Oct. 11, 1982: Terrell Suggs, Ravens All-Pro linebacker and 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

mike.klingaman@baltsun.com

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