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The Sun Remembers: Sept. 17-23

Sept. 22, 1981: The Oakland Mills’ boys soccer team wins its 24th consecutive game, 2-1, over Calvert Hall, the defending Maryland Scholastic Association AA champion, at Howard High. Brothers Rich and Rob Ryerson score for Oakland Mills, the two-time defending state Class B champ.

Sept. 22, 1979: Dale Castro kicks five field goals, including a 45- and 42-yarder, in Maryland’s 35-14 victory over visiting Mississippi State. Castro, a junior walk-on from Southern-Harwood, also punts four times, averaging 41.7 yards.

Sept. 19, 1965: Motorcyclist Gary Nixon, 24, of Baltimore finishes second in the 20-mile AMA Grand National Championship in Sacramento, Calif. Nixon will win the race in 1967 and 1968, and enter the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

Sept. 18, 1954: A 6-2 loss to the White Sox in Chicago makes Orioles right-hander Don Larsen the first major league pitcher to lose 20 games this season. He’ll finish 3-21. Two years later, Larsen pitches a perfect game for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series.

Sept. 17, 1942: En route to an NFL game, coach George Halas and the world champion Chicago Bears stop at the Naval Academy to demonstrate the T formation to the Midshipmen.

Sept. 23, 1933: The Rolling Road Golf Club holds a “Goofy Golf Gambol,” in which players dressed in bizarre costumes play the course using croquet mallets and shovels to hit footballs, baseballs and even golf balls. One man, armed with a rifle, shoots a golf ball off its tee.

Sept. 23, 1922: One-half of the student body at Annapolis’ St. John’s College — 63 of 127 men — goes out for football. All are given uniforms by coach George Hoban.

Sept. 18, 1895: Incensed over an umpire’s call, Orioles outfielder Walter “Steve” Brodie is ejected in an 8-0 National League loss to the Beaneaters in Boston. “Brodie, more maniac than sane, snatched the mask from [umpire Miah Murray’s face and hurled it on the ground,” The Sun reports. “He was ordered out of the game.”

Birthday

Sept. 18, 1925: Harvey Haddix, a left-hander who ended his major league career with the Orioles in 1965 but who, with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1959, pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1-0, in the 13th.

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