The Sun Remembers: Aug. 6-12

Aug. 8, 1998: The Ravens christen their $220 million stadium with a 19-14 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears before an announced sellout of 65,938. Matt Stover scores the first points on a 46-yard field goal for Baltimore.

Aug. 7, 1988: A three-run home run by Elrod Hendricks, 47, off 1981 Cy Young Award winner Rollie Fingers wins the Equitable Old-Timers game at Memorial Stadium.

Aug. 6, 1977: Johnny's wins its 24th consecutive Baltimore City-Wide 16-19 Baseball Championship, 12-2, over the Parkville Optimists at Herring Run Park. It's the 33rd straight victory for coach Bernie Walter's team, the defending National All-American Amateur Baseball Association champ. Frank Thomas homers and Dave Woessner gets the win as Johnny's improves to 77-5.

Aug. 12, 1960: Shortstop Ron Hansen atones for three errors by hitting a game-winning, ninth-inning home run in the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox at Memorial Stadium. It's the seventh straight victory for Baltimore (64-46), which pulls within .005 of a percentage point of the American League-leading New York Yankees.

Aug. 11, 1958: Lenny Moore races 95 yards for a touchdown with the opening kickoff as the Whites defeat the Blues, 10-7, in the Colts' annual intrasquad game before an announced sellout of 48,309 at Memorial Stadium.

Aug. 9, 1955: At the Coliseum, a capacity crowd cheers wrestler Antonino Rocca, who defeats 345-pound Hombre Montana, with his patented "Argentine Backbreaker" move, for the South American championship.

Aug. 11, 1946: Jackie Robinson hits a double and triple and knocks in two runs as the first-place Montreal Royals rout the second-place Orioles, 15-4, at home in an International League game.

Aug. 12, 1923: Orioles right-hander Rube Parnham wins his 21st game, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3, at Oriole Park. Parnham will finish 33-7, an International League record for victories, as Baltimore wins its fifth straight pennant.


Aug. 7, 1912: Millard Lang, a four-time lacrosse All-American at Johns Hopkins who starred for three national championship teams (1932 through 1934). Lang died in 2002.

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