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