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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 1-7

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 1-7

April 2, 1997: A 4-2 Opening Day win over the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards puts the Orioles in first place in the American League East, where they’ll stay all season. A game-winning RBI double in the sixth inning by Eric Davis and a home run and two doubles by Cal Ripken Jr. lead the way.

April 4, 1988: “We aren’t as bad as we showed out there today,” manager Cal Ripken Sr. says after the Orioles lose, 12-0, to the Milwaukee Brewers at Memorial Stadium. It’s the Orioles’ worst Opening Day defeat and the first of 21 straight setbacks to open the season.

April 3, 1973: Despite going...

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