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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 15-21

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 15-21
Mount Saint Joseph first baseman Mark Teixeira, left, gets ready to tag Gilman's Adam Heaps at first in the first inning after catching an overthrown ball May 20, 1996. Teixeira played 14 seasons in the major leagues and won five Gold Gloves. (Kenneth K. Lam / The Baltimore Sun)

April 18, 1997: Led by Mark Teixeira (three hits, three runs and three RBIs), Mount Saint Joseph routs Cardinal Gibbons, 13-0, for its 13th win against one loss.

Lee May is pictured March 6, 1975. He played for the Orioles from 1975 to 1980 and lasted 18 seasons in the major leagues. May died July 29.
Lee May is pictured March 6, 1975. He played for the Orioles from 1975 to 1980 and lasted 18 seasons in the major leagues. May died July 29. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

April 18, 1975: Lee May slams two three-run home runs and knocks in seven runs as the Orioles outlast the Red Sox, 9-7, in Boston.

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Navy men's lacrosse players give coach Bill Bilderback a ride after beating Mount Washington on April 5, 1965.
Navy men's lacrosse players give coach Bill Bilderback a ride after beating Mount Washington on April 5, 1965. (Hutchins / Baltimore Sun photo)

April 20, 1968: "I'll never take another team of mine to College Park again," Navy men's lacrosse coach Bill Bilderback says after Maryland fans pelt the Midshipmen with ice, beer and rotten eggs after the Terps' 5-3 victory over the eight-time defending national champs. (Two years later, Navy returns to Byrd Stadium.)

Dick Oles was fencing coach at Johns Hopkins from 1959 until his retirement in 2003.
Dick Oles was fencing coach at Johns Hopkins from 1959 until his retirement in 2003. (Courtesy of The Catholic Review)

April 19, 1964: Dick Oles, fencing coach at Johns Hopkins, wins a foil tournament in a fence-off at Parkville High, defeating Ramon Matthews, of the Harpoon Fencing Club, 5-3. Oles will coach Hopkins to 21 conference titles in 44 years, retiring in 2003.

Fans watch the Colts at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26, 1960.
Fans watch the Colts at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26, 1960. (Klender / Baltimore Sun file photo)

April 21, 1960: Blaming player salary increases and higher hotel costs, the two-time NFL champion Colts announce ticket price increases of either 50 cents or $1. Box seats now go for $6.

April 18, 1936: In an exhibition held to spark interest among female athletes, the Philadelphia women's lacrosse team defeats a Baltimore squad, 4-2, at the National Cathedral School in Washington. Anne Pugh and Jean McFarlane score for the losers.

April 16, 1924: Entering the game in relief, in the first inning with none out, City's Frank Schap proceeds to strike out 19 in an 11-2 win at Marston, a private boys school in Baltimore.

Pitcher Cy Young, who won a record 511 games, poses in an undated photo.
Pitcher Cy Young, who won a record 511 games, poses in an undated photo. (AP)

April 19, 1902: The Orioles lose their American League opener, 7-6, at Boston as the Americans' Cy Young strikes out nine. Baltimore will finish in last place despite starting the season with five future Hall of Famers (John McGraw, Joe McGinnity, Wilbert Robinson, Roger Bresnahan and Joe Kelley). At year's end, the team moves to New York to become, eventually, the Yankees.

Pitcher Chris Tillman, photographed Feb. 20 in spring training, was acquired from the Seattle Mariners in the trade that brought Adam Jones to the Orioles.
Pitcher Chris Tillman, photographed Feb. 20 in spring training, was acquired from the Seattle Mariners in the trade that brought Adam Jones to the Orioles. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)
Birthday

April 15, 1988: Pitcher Chris Tillman, who is in his 10th season with the Orioles and made the All-Star team in 2013.

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