Aug. 23, 1979: Jockey Phil Grove rides five winners at Timonium Race Course, one of them Hot Slippers, a 5-year-old mare who hadn’t won in more than a year.
Aug. 24, 1973: Tulran, an 11-year-old gelding who has changed owners 19 times, wins his second straight race at Timonium in the 221st start of his nine-year career.
Aug. 25, 1961: Don Kellett, the Colts’ general manager, shoots his second hole-in-one in two months while golfing in Norfolk, Va., before Baltimore’s 41-7 preseason victory there over the Washington Redskins.
Aug. 25, 1957: Otto Graham, 35, former Cleveland Browns quarterback and three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, arrives in Colts training camp at the behest of coach Weeb Ewbank to tutor Johnny Unitas and Cotton Davidson.
Aug. 24, 1947: The Baltimore Elite Giants bang out 22 hits — four by rookie second baseman Ed Finney — and Joe Black pitches a six-hitter to rout the Chicago Giants, 13-1, in a Negro Leagues game at Bugle Field.
Aug. 20, 1924: The Orioles, five-time defending International League champions, defeat the world champion New York Yankees, 4-2, in an exhibition game in Utica, N.Y., before a crowd of more than 6,000. Baltimore’s Jack Ogden pitches a seven-hitter, one of them a home run by Babe Ruth.
Aug. 22, 1944: Tom Mitchell, tight end and co-captain who caught 133 passes, including 19 for touchdowns, for the Colts from 1968 to 1973. Mitchell died of cancer July 16.