April 19, 1997: With three selections in the first two rounds of the NFL draft, the Ravens choose defensive end Peter Boulware (Florida State) with the fourth overall pick, then take linebacker Jamie Sharper (Virginia) at No. 34 and safety Kim Herring (Penn State) at No. 58. All will start on Baltimore's Super Bowl champions in the 2000 season.
April 17, 1976: In men's lacrosse, Maryland scores nine goals in the last 41/2 minutes of overtime to defeat Virginia, 24-15, in College Park. Frank Urso scores four times for the 6-0 Terps to set a school career mark (110 goals).
April 17, 1965: Despite hitting five home runs — one short of the American League record — the Orioles lose, 12-9, to the Red Sox in Boston. Paul Blair, Brooks Robinson, Charley Lau and Curt Blefary (twice) homer for Baltimore.
April 19, 1958: On his 16th birthday, jockey Louis "Paddy" Neilson 3rd, a Gilman student, wins two steeplechase races at Butler — the prestigious Grand National, aboard Coke Hi, and the Western Run Plate, on Zenbar's Son.
April 18, 1955: Jim Henneman, a sophomore, pitches Loyola College to a 10-5 victory over Western Maryland in Westminster. Henneman walks 10 and strikes out seven for the Greyhounds (5-1).
April 22, 1948: In their first televised game (WMAR), the Orioles defeat the Buffalo Bisons, 6-4, in their season opener at Municipal Stadium. Howie Moss hits two home runs on a frosty night before an announced 9,085 shivering fans as a band plays, "In the Good Old Summertime."
April 17, 1936: Helen Mower scores the first ace ever by a woman at the Elkridge Hunt Club on the 175-yard 15th hole. An avid lifetime golfer, Mower dies in 1993 at age 100.
April 18, 1919: Boston's Babe Ruth hits four home runs as the world champion Red Sox crush the minor league Orioles, 12-3, in an exhibition game before about 2,000 at Oriole Park. "Babe did it all so easily that the fence actually appeared to be where second base usually is found," The Sun reports.
April 22, 1961: Left-hander Jimmy Key, who won his first eight decisions as an Oriole in 1997.