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The Evening Sun's John Steadman.
The Evening Sun's John Steadman.(Patuxent Publishing Group)

April 26, 1999: Sun sports columnist John Steadman and former Orioles radio announcer Jon Miller are inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in Salisbury, N.C.

Jon Miller gives his speech after he received the Ford C. Frick Award for contributions in baseball broadcasting at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 25, 2010, in Cooperstown, New York.
Jon Miller gives his speech after he received the Ford C. Frick Award for contributions in baseball broadcasting at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 25, 2010, in Cooperstown, New York.(Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

April 28, 1979: In a battle of lacrosse unbeatens, defending national champion Johns Hopkins defeats No. 2 Maryland, 13-12, before an announced 15,283 at Byrd Stadium. A goal by Joe Garavente with 46 seconds left wins it for the Blue Jays in a game televised by WJZ.

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April 29, 1939: Orioles manager Rogers Hornsby uses 13 pitchers in a 9-8 victory over the Buffalo Bisons, who score all their runs in the ninth inning of an International League game at Oriole Park.

April 29, 1933: Milton Andres of the Baltimore YMCA wins the National Amateur Wrestling Championship at 125 pounds in Chicago. Teammate John Eareckson, a two-time champion, loses the 135-pound title in two overtimes.

April 24, 1915: Talisman, with Jervis Spencer Jr. aboard, wins the 22nd Maryland Hunt Cup. Afterward, The Sun reports, "Spencer was picked up bodily by a crowd of enthusiastic sportsmen ... and held high above the cheering throng." He'll later become chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission.

April 24, 1913: After playing three overtimes in lacrosse, Navy and Swarthmore agree that it's too hot to finish the game, which ends in a 5-5 tie.

April 26, 1901: In their debut in the fledgling American League, the Orioles defeat the Boston Americans, 10-6, before an announced 10,371 at Oriole Park. Though recovering from malaria, pitcher "Iron Man" Joe McGinnity goes the distance for the winners who, in 1903, move to New York and become the Highlanders (later Yankees).

Orioles outfielder Jackie Brandt on Sept. 3, 1964.
Orioles outfielder Jackie Brandt on Sept. 3, 1964.(RICHARD STACKS / Baltimore Sun file)

Birthday

April 28, 1934: Jackie Brandt, the Orioles' daffy outfielder from 1960 to 1965 who once said, "This year I'm going to play with harder nonchalance."

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