The Sun Remembers: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Nov. 2, 1996: “I can only go where I’m wanted,” Jon Miller says, announcing that he’s leaving after 14 years as the Orioles’ radio announcer because the team declined to renew his contract.

Nov. 1, 1980: Maryland’s Charlie Wysocki rushes for 132 yards and a touchdown in a 24-0 win over North Carolina State at homecoming in College Park. Wysocki becomes the Terps’ No. 2 career rusher (2,348 yards) behind Steve Atkins.

Nov. 2, 1974: Towson State rips Johns Hopkins, 44-0, for its eighth victory en route to its only undefeated football season. Dan Dullea passes for one touchdown and runs for another as the Tigers hold the Blue Jays to 56 yards of total offense.

Nov. 3, 1971: Brooks Robinson and Elrod Hendricks hit home runs and Jim Palmer pitches a three-hitter as the Orioles defeat the Japanese All-Stars, 7-0, in Tokyo. Baltimore’s American League champions improve to 7-0-1 on their exhibition tour of the island.

Nov. 2, 1963: Fourth-ranked Navy routs Notre Dame, 35-14, in South Bend, Ind., to go 6-1. Roger Staubach passes for two scores and sets an academy single-season record for total offense (1,420 yards) previously held by George Welsh in 1955.

Oct. 30, 1965: Rich Wich of Catonsville wins his second straight Spiked Shoe Meet at Johns Hopkins, completing the 3-mile course in 12 minutes, 30.7 seconds. Teammate Charley Strouse finishes fourth, five seconds behind.

Nov. 1, 1949: The touring University of Havana soccer team defeats Towson State, 2-0, at the Tigers’ field on goals by Agustin Saez and Jorque Davila.

Nov. 2, 1935: Mixing in forward passes, laterals and reverses, Morgan State wins its 31st consecutive football game, 39-0, over Howard at Bugle Field in East Baltimore. Otis Troupe and Bill Lampkin (Douglass) score two touchdowns each.


Oct. 30, 1916: Leon Day, pitcher who grew up in Baltimore, starred in the Negro leagues and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1995. Six days later, Day died of heart failure at age 78.

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