The Sun Remembers: Oct. 1-7

Oct. 6, 1998: Archbishop Curley's soccer team scores its 10th consecutive shutout, 7-0 over John Carroll in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game. Danny Colosino (two goals) and Santino Quaranta (one goal, three assists) lead the Friars.

Oct. 2, 1989: More than 1,000 fans brave the rain to cheer the second-place Orioles during a parade down Pratt Street. Mayor Kurt Schmoke and U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes attend as a band plays the team's mantra, "Why Not?"

Oct. 6, 1979: "My guys know how to pitch, hit three-run homers and catch the ball," manager Earl Weaver boasts after the Orioles take the American League pennant, three games to one, with an 8-0 victory over the host California Angels. Scott McGregor pitches a six-hitter, and Pat Kelly hits the three-run homer.

Oct. 6, 1969: Paul Blair gets five hits, including a home run and two doubles, and knocks in five runs as the visiting Orioles defeat the Minnesota Twins, 11-2, to sweep the three-game AL Championship Series and reach the World Series against the New York Mets.

Oct. 4, 1958: Johnny Unitas throws four touchdown passes and Lenny Moore scores four times as the Colts outlast Chicago, 51-38, before a record crowd of 52,622 at Memorial Stadium. The din is so loud that Colts players beckon fans to pipe down when the Bears are calling signals.

Oct. 7, 1950: Maryland's football team upsets No. 2 Michigan State, 34-7, in East Lansing. Dick Modzelewski scores twice and the Terps intercept six passes to go 2-0.

Oct. 7, 1939: In the first night football game played at Baltimore's Municipal Stadium, Maryland defeats Western Maryland, 12-0, before more than 12,000 fans. Pershing Mondorff scores a touchdown and kicks both the extra point and a field goal for the Terps.

Oct. 2, 1920: Golden Glow, a racehorse stolen at Bowie Race Course a year earlier, is found in a stable at Gentleman's Driving Park, a track in Baltimore. The thief, who'd darkened the gelding's white marks with dye, is apprehended.

Birthday

Oct. 2, 1940: Wendell Harris, the Colts’ first-round draft pick in 1962 from LSU who played four years in Baltimore as a defensive back and special teams star.

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