Retro Baltimore

Retro Baltimore Trivia: What former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor founded Santa Claus Anonymous?

College students take part in the Marathon Football Games in 1969. The games have benefited Santa Claus Anonymous.

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging.

Here’s last week’s trivia:


QUESTION: What former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor was the founder of Santa Claus Anonymous, the charity that sponsors the annual Marathon Football Games during the holidays? (Extra credit if you can name what colleges played in the first game in 1966.)

ANSWER: Santa Claus Anonymous was founded in 1934 by Theodore R. McKeldin. In that first benefit football game, Loyola College and Towson State College played for 72 straight hours; Towson outscored Loyola, 944-580.