These are busy times for waterfowlers in Maryland, where hunting season runs intermittently from October through January. Nowhere does it resonate more than in Harford County, home to some of the state’s best duck-hunting as well as a trove of sportsmen and their dogs.
In a race between two top 2-year-olds, Affirmed defeats Alydar by a neck in the 55th Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park. One year later, Affirmed wins the Triple Crown, defeating Alydar in the Kentucky Derby (by 1 1/2 lengths), Preakness (neck) and Belmont Stakes (head).
Safety Jerry Logan nabs three Joe Namath passes, tying a club record, as the the Colts defeat the Jets, 29-22, in New York. All told, Baltimore nabs six interceptions as Logan and linebacker Bob Grant each return one for a touchdown.
Crumbling stairs that lead nowhere. The decayed remains of an eerie cellar. The haggard spines of a once-proud pavilion now choked with encroaching vegetation. That’s what is left of St. Mary’s College, a Roman Catholic seminary in Ilchester, near Ellicott City.
The greatest baseball year in Brooks Robinson’s career did not produce an Orioles’ championship. More’s the pity because 55 years ago, the Hall of Fame third baseman crunched numbers that made him the American League’s Most Valuable Player.