The Sun Remembers: July 23-29

July 26, 1984: On the eve of his 19th birthday, jockey "Cowboy" Jack Kaenel rides four winners on the opening day card at Timonium Race Course. Two years earlier, at 16, Kaenel won the Preakness aboard Aloma's Ruler.

July 27, 1973: An eighth-inning single by Cleveland's George Hendrick spoils a no-hit bid by Orioles right-hander Jim Palmer, who defeats the Indians, 9-0, in the first game of a doubleheader before an announced 10,857 at Memorial Stadium.

July 24, 1967: Home runs by Paul Blair and Andy Etchebarren lead the Orioles past Cincinnati, 3-0, in the Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Reds muster three hits off Baltimore's Marcelino Lopez and Stu Miller.

July 28, 1957: Tommy Bolt of Oklahoma wins the Eastern Open Invitational at Mount Pleasant with a 72-hole score of 276. Arnold Palmer, the 1956 champion, finishes eighth.

July 23, 1953: The Baltimore Colts, the newest entry in the NFL, hold their first practice at Western Maryland College under coach Keith Molesworth. The 47 players include halfback Buddy Young and defensive linemen Gino Marchetti and Art Donovan.

July 29, 1940: Harry Jeffra of Baltimore defends his New York State Athletic Commission world featherweight boxing title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Spider Armstrong of Toronto before more than 3,500 fans at Carlin's Park.

July 28, 1933: Cheered on by 100 patrons at the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Department's crab feast, a bug named Claudius Nemo wins the annual cockroach race, which is judged by Herbert R. O'Conor, Baltimore City state's attorney (and, later, governor of Maryland).

July 23, 1884: Right-hander Bill Sweeney pitches the visiting Baltimore Monumentals to an 8-6 win over the Philadelphia Keystones in a Union Association game. Sweeney, 26, will lead the league in victories (40) but never pitch again.


July 27, 1952: The Orioles' Rich Dauer who, in 1978, set an American League record for second basemen by playing 86 consecutive games without an error.

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