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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 8-14

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 8-14
Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. poses with his MVP trophy after the 1991 All-Star Game on July 9 in Toronto. (Red McLendon / Associated Press)

April 13, 1991: Four hits by Cal Ripken Jr., including two home runs and a triple, lead the Orioles past the Rangers, 11-4, in Texas. Ripken's seven RBIs are a personal high.

Calvert Hall sophomore Tom Wagner (21) beats St. Paul's goalie Pete Sparks (12) for one of his four goals in a 13-6 win in May 1973.
Calvert Hall sophomore Tom Wagner (21) beats St. Paul's goalie Pete Sparks (12) for one of his four goals in a 13-6 win in May 1973. (Weyman Swagger / Baltimore Sun photo)

April 11, 1979: In a slugfest, Towson State's men's lacrosse team loses, 21-20, in overtime to visiting North Carolina State. Tom Wagner (Calvert Hall) scores five goals for the Tigers.

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The Bullets are welcomed home at Friendship Airport by approximately 1,000 fans April 21, 1971, after eliminating the New York Knicks from the NBA playoffs.
The Bullets are welcomed home at Friendship Airport by approximately 1,000 fans April 21, 1971, after eliminating the New York Knicks from the NBA playoffs. (Joseph A. DiPaola / Baltimore Sun photo)

April 14, 1971: The Bullets defeat the New York Knicks, 101-80, before an announced capacity crowd (12,289) at the Civic Center to even their best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference finals at two games each. Jack Marin scores 27 points, Earl Monroe 25 and Fred "Mad Dog" Carter 23 for Baltimore, which will advance to the NBA Finals, then lose four straight to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Orioles pitcher Jim "Cakes" Palmer poses with a stack of flapjacks in October 1966..
Orioles pitcher Jim "Cakes" Palmer poses with a stack of flapjacks in October 1966.. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

April 13, 1966: The Orioles' Jim Palmer, 20, pitches his first career complete game, an 8-1 win over the Red Sox in Boston. Palmer allows five hits, all singles, and hits a home run himself.

Leroy Vaughn holds a 1958 photograph of himself with friend and former Colts teammate Raymond Berry at his home in Midlothian, Va., on June 22, 2008. Vaughn and Berry were best friends on the 1955 Colts.
Leroy Vaughn holds a 1958 photograph of himself with friend and former Colts teammate Raymond Berry at his home in Midlothian, Va., on June 22, 2008. Vaughn and Berry were best friends on the 1955 Colts. (Eva Russo / For The Baltimore Sun)

April 14, 1956: The Colts sign Leroy Vaughn, a free-agent quarterback from Virginia Union who'd attended Carver Vo-Tech. Vaughn fails to make the team, but his son, Mo Vaughn, becomes a baseball slugger with the Boston Red Sox and wins the 1995 American League Most Valuable Player award.

Winner Pine Pep (No. 5 at right) clears the first jump in the 1949 Maryland Hunt Cup with Mikey Smithwick aboard. Village Gossip (No. 8), Count Steffan (No. 10), Our Hobo (No. 9) and Dunlon (No. 11) also clear the barrier.
Winner Pine Pep (No. 5 at right) clears the first jump in the 1949 Maryland Hunt Cup with Mikey Smithwick aboard. Village Gossip (No. 8), Count Steffan (No. 10), Our Hobo (No. 9) and Dunlon (No. 11) also clear the barrier. (Nolan / Baltimore Sun file photo)

April 14, 1951: Pine Pep romps in the 40th My Lady's Manor timber race near Monkton. A crowd of more than 3,500 sees the 11-year-old gelding, two-time defending champion of the Maryland Hunt Cup, win by 15 lengths with Mikey Smithwick aboard.

Saggy, during his stud days, was photographed with Gene Fisher, his groom at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, where the horse lived most of his life.
Saggy, during his stud days, was photographed with Gene Fisher, his groom at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, where the horse lived most of his life. (The Aegis / Courtesy of Gene Fisher)

April 12, 1948: Citation, a gifted 3-year-old, loses the Chesapeake Trial Stakes by a length to Saggy, a modest local colt, at Havre de Grace Race Track. The upset is the only loss of the year for Citation, who becomes the eighth thoroughbred to sweep the Triple Crown.

Second baseman Max Bishop, pictured with the Philadelphia Athletics in an undated photo, played in the major leagues from 1924 to 1935.
Second baseman Max Bishop, pictured with the Philadelphia Athletics in an undated photo, played in the major leagues from 1924 to 1935. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

April 10, 1921: Despite scoring nine runs in the last inning, the Orioles, defending International League champions, drop a 26-14 exhibition to the Philadelphia Athletics in the bitter cold at Union Park. Max Bishop (City) gets four hits for the Orioles; Eddie Rommel, a Baltimore native, gets the win.

Jeremy Guthrie, who pitched for the Orioles from 2007 to 2011, warms up before a spring training game on March 18, 2010.
Jeremy Guthrie, who pitched for the Orioles from 2007 to 2011, warms up before a spring training game on March 18, 2010. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)
Birthday

April 8, 1979: Jeremy Guthrie, Orioles pitcher who led the American League in losses in 2009 and 2011.

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