The Sun Remembers: June 18-24

June 24, 1994: The CFL Colts, Baltimore's expansion team in the Canadian Football League, open preseason play with a 33-18 road win over the Shreveport Pirates. Donald Igwebuike kicks four field goals, including a 55-yarder, in Baltimore's first pro football appearance since 1985, when the Baltimore Stars played in the United States Football League championship game.

June 21, 1980: Steve Stone wins his seventh straight game, 9-0, over the Seattle Mariners at Memorial Stadium — the 11th complete game in the past 20 outings for Orioles starters. Stone will go 25-7 and win the American League Cy Young Award.

June 19, 1977: The Baltimore Monuments pad their lead in the American Pro Slo-Pitch Softball League's Eastern Division, sweeping a pair from Louisville, 13-5 and 4-1, at Rips Field in Bowie. Byron "The Lord") Ziegler wins both games, and Lawrence "Boom Boom" Hutcherson drives in four runs.

June 23, 1971: Having shed its military traditions, McDonogh changes its nickname from Cadets to Eagles. Other mascots considered are Trojans, Falcons and Spartans.

June 18, 1966: The Orioles hit five home runs, tying a club record, in a 16-6 rout of the Red Sox in Boston. Frank Robinson, Boog Powell, Brooks Robinson, Davey Johnson and Curt Blefary connect for Baltimore's soon-to-be world champions.

June 22, 1958: On the Naval Academy courts, Alex Olmedo, of Southern California wins the NCAA singles tennis championship, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, over Jack Douglas of Stanford. One year later, Olmedo will win Wimbledon.

June 19, 1949: Bill "Daddy" Byrd pitches the Baltimore Elite Giants past the New York Cubans, 3-1, in a Negro American League game at Bugle Field. A spitballer, Byrd plays 17 years with the home team and wins 114 games, fourth best in league history.

June 22, 1920: The first-place Orioles defeat the Akron Buckeyes, 6-5, in an International League game at Oriole Park. Outfielder Jim Thorpe, football All-American and two-time Olympic gold medalist, homers for the losers.

Birthday

June 19, 1992: C.J. Mosley, the Ravens' No. 1 draft pick in 2014, and a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker.

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