The Sun Remembers: March 12-18

Reliving this week in Baltimore sports history.

March 13, 1998: Maryland, three-time defending national champion in women's lacrosse, falls to 0-2 with a 10-9 loss to North Carolina. The Terps will win 17 of their last 18 and repeat as NCAA titlists.

March 14, 1979: Jim Traber, a three-sport standout from Wilde Lake, is named Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. One of 85 candidates, Traber will play football at Oklahoma State and baseball for the Orioles for four years.

March 16, 1969: The Clippers score twice within four seconds to set an American Hockey League record in a 10-1 rout of the Cleveland Barons at the Civic Center. Bob Rivard and Jimmy Bartlett get quick back-to-back goals in the second period.

March 14, 1965: Despite 51 points by Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain, the Bullets defeat the 76ers, 143-126, in an NBA game at the Civic Center. Walt Bellamy scores 33 for Baltimore.

March 15, 1947: Patterson Park High reaches the final of the prestigious Duke-Durham Invitational Basketball Tournament in Durham, N.C., before losing, 52-39, to Granby, of Norfolk, Va. Patterson's Mel Baldwin (22 points) is named the tourney's Most Valuable Player.

March 15, 1933: In the featured wrestling match at Carlin's Park, Fred Grubmier, aka Fred Grobmeier, defeats Rudy Dusek using a hold akin to a head scissors that he calls "The Japanese Frog."

March 14, 1922: Lefty Grove, star pitcher of the International League Orioles, is admonished during his first workout in spring training in Winston-Salem, N.C. Grove, a future Hall of Famer, rears back and fires fastball after fastball. "Cut it out, Lefty! Cut it out!" catcher Ben Egan shouts.

March 17, 1895: During the Orioles' spring training in Macon, Ga., Wilbert Robinson, the stout catcher of the National League champions, runs 3 miles before breakfast, The Sun reports: "He returned to the hotel dripping perspiration and went to manager [Ned] Hanlon's room to show him how hard he had been exercising. The fat captain was much disgusted when the manager said, 'Oh, you can't fool me; you've been in your room pouring water over your head.'"


March 16, 1980: Tight end Todd Heap, the Ravens' first-round draft pick in 2001 whose 41 career touchdown receptions are a team record.

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