Aug. 17, 1999: “I was very happy that it happened at home,” Orioles reliever Jesse Orosco, 42, says after setting a major league record for appearances by a pitcher (1,072) in an 8-3 win over the Minnesota Twins before an announced 40,485 at Camden Yards.
Aug. 19, 1981: Renaldo Nehemiah, former Maryland track star, breaks his world record in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 12.93 seconds in the Zurich Invitational Meet.
Aug. 15, 1979: Eddie Murray steals home in the 12th inning to give the first-place Orioles a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Chicago White Sox at Memorial Stadium. Pitcher Mike Flanagan goes the distance for his 16th win against seven losses.
Aug. 15, 1970: Timonium Race Track greets a record Opening Day crowd of 12,930.
Aug. 15, 1969: With three seconds remaining, quarterback Earl Morrall throws a 58-yard touchdown pass to Willie Richardson as the Colts defeat the Oilers, 33-29, in Houston. It’s Baltimore’s third preseason win without a loss.
Aug. 14, 1964: Brooks Robinson’s three-run home run leads the Orioles past the New York Yankees, 5-4, before a record home crowd (47,424) at Memorial Stadium. It’s the fifth straight win for Baltimore’s American League leaders, who’ve won 29 of 37 one-run games.
Aug. 16, 1958: Colts halfback Lenny Moore passes for a 14-yard touchdown and catches a 20-yard scoring pass, but the Colts drop a 30-28 verdict to the Philadelphia Eagles in their preseason opener in Hershey, Pa.
Aug. 15, 1938: The six Finazzo brothers, all of Baltimore, fight on the same boxing card — none against each other — at Carlin’s Park. Eddie and Sam score knockouts; Vic wins by decision; Johnny and Jackie draw; and Joe loses a decision.