The Sun remembers: April 21-27

April 22, 2001: In a stunning upset, Baltimore's Hasim Rahman knocks out world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to take the title. A right cross to Lewis' chin floors the 1988 Olympic gold medalist in the fifth round in South Africa. Seven months later, Lewis will KO Rahman to regain the crown.

April 24, 1997: "I love crabs. I never miss a meal. I like to play the game hard, and I don't like to lose," says Tony Siragusa, 29, a 330-pound tackle after signing with the Ravens as a free agent. He'll help anchor a defense that will carry Baltimore to a championship in the 2000 season.


April 24, 1984: Sparked by goalie Diane Geppi's stellar play, Loyola's undefeated women's lacrosse team scores a 13-11 win over Delaware's defending national champions. Rita Ciletti and Anne Allen score three goals each for Loyola (13-0) against the No. 4 Blue Hens, led by All-American Missy Meharg.

April 23, 1971: Morgan State's second-year lacrosse team defeats Loyola, 9-1. Wayne Jackson and Miles Harrison lead the Bears, who improve to 8-3 under coach Chip Silverman.


April 27, 1968: Nursing a cold and pitching in a cool drizzle, the Orioles' Tom Phoebus no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 6-0, before an announced 3,147 at Memorial Stadium. Phoebus (Mount St. Joseph) also gets two hits and drives in a run in defeating the defending American League champions.

April 21, 1954: The first night baseball contest at Memorial Stadium triggers a massive traffic jam for the 43,000-plus fans, some of whom miss half of the Orioles' game against the Cleveland Indians. The Birds' Bob Turley doesn't allow a hit for 81/3 innings but loses, 2-1, on a two-run home run by Larry Doby.

April 22, 1914: Backed by a strong defense, left-hander Babe Ruth leads the International League Orioles to a 6-0 victory over the Buffalo Bisons. In his pro pitching debut, the 19-year-old Ruth allows six hits, walks four and gets two hits himself before an announced home crowd of 200.

April 26, 1901: The Orioles parade through Baltimore in horse-drawn carriages, then win their opener in the new AL, 10-6 over the Boston Americans. An overflow crowd of more than 10,000 sees pitcher Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity, who is recovering from malaria, go the distance. As each Oriole batter steps to the plate, he receives a bouquet of flowers from the fans.


April 21, 1957: Jesse Orosco, an Orioles reliever from 1995 through 1999 and major league baseball's all-time leader for career pitching appearances.