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The Sun Remembers: Sept 22-28

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Sept. 25, 1990: With eight straight hits to start the game, the New York Yankees tie a major league record en route to a 15-3 win over the visiting Orioles. They batter right-hander Anthony Telford, who starts the game, manager Frank Robinson says, because "his wife was coming up here and we wanted to keep her happy."

Sept. 26, 1971: The Orioles defeat Cleveland, 5-0, as right-hander Jim Palmer becomes the fourth pitcher in six days to win 20 games for the playoff-bound Birds. Moreover, Dave McNally and Pat Dobson also threw shutouts for No. 20, and Mike Cuellar pitched a complete-game 9-2 victory over the Indians.

Sept. 28, 1968: A goal-line stand by Morgan State in the final seconds preserves the Bears' 9-7 victory over Grambling before an announced 64,204 at Yankee Stadium. Raymond Chester catches a 48-yard scoring pass and blocks a Grambling punt out of the end zone for a safety as Morgan wins its 27th consecutive game.

Sept. 23, 1966: City officials change the name of Cedardale Road, in northwest Baltimore, home of Orioles slugger Frank Robinson, to Robinson Road until after the World Series between the Birds and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Sept. 24, 1957: The Colts make Don Shula, a four-year defensive back, their final squad cut in preparation for the NFL season. He'll play one more year, with the Washington Redskins, then turn to coaching.

Sept. 25, 1926: Mount St. Joseph's football team rolls, 59-0, over George Mason High of Alexandria, Va. The defending state champions "had very little opposition," The Sun reports, "less even than the score states."

Sept. 25, 1921: Tragedy strikes during a sandlot baseball game in Govans when George Bender, 30, of the Franklin Athletic Club collapses as he crosses home plate with the winning run and dies there of a heart attack.

Sept. 28, 1912: In College Park, the Maryland Aggies (later Terps) open their football season with a 31-6 victory over Technical High School of Washington. Frank Hoffecker scores two touchdowns for the winners, who'll finish 6-1-1, losing only to St. John's of Annapolis.

Birthday

Sept. 24, 1967: Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, who has won 12 titles on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour and who was elected to the PBA Hall of Fame this year.

mike.klingaman@baltsun.com

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