The Sun Remembers: May 28-June 3

June 1, 1996: Jonathan Ogden, the NCAA indoor shot put champion, finishes 11th outdoors, ending his chances of making the Summer Olympics. Instead, the Ravens' No. 1 draft pick will report to training camp in Westminster.

June 3, 1980: "It was a long time coming but it sure felt nice," says Milwaukee's Bryan "Moose" Haas, who wins for the first time in four decisions at Memorial Stadium. Haas, 24, from Franklin High, pitches the Brewers to a 3-0 win over the Orioles.

June 3, 1976: Jockey Tony Agnello, 27, rides four winners at Pimlico Race Course. Four months earlier, a spill at Bowie Race Track left Agnello with a punctured lung, 11 fractured ribs, two broken shoulders and a ruptured spleen.

June 2, 1966: Shotstop Luis Aparicio gets five hits, all singles, to tie a team record as the Orioles defeat the California Angels, 9-6, in Anaheim.

May 30, 1959: Deane Beman, 21, a junior at Maryland, wins the British Amateur golf championship at Royal St George's in Kent. Beman, of Silver Spring, is the youngest American winner ever. He'll go on to become PGA Tour commissioner.

May 29, 1956: Orioles pitcher Billy Loes has three front teeth extracted, thought to be the cause of his chronic sore arm. "This is not to say that Loes will get out of the dentist's chair and win 20 games," says Dr. Erwin Mayer, team physician. (Loes will go 2-7.)

May 30, 1947: The Baltimore Elite Giants sweep a Negro National League doubleheader from the New York Black Yankees, 4-3 and 8-1, at Bugle Field on Edison Highway. Joe Black pitches a five-hitter in the second game and Robert "Butch" Davis hits three triples for the day.

June 2, 1932: Reversing its stand of the day before, Johns Hopkins announces that black athletes will be permitted to compete in this week's Olympic track and field trials at Homewood Field.

Birthday

May 30, 1949: Lydell Mitchell, Colts running back who rushed for more than 1,000 yards for three straight seasons (from 1975 to 1977) and twice led the NFL in receptions.

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