The Sun Remembers: April 9-15

Art Modell

Eddie Murray


April 12, 1977: Though the last two quarters are shortened to five minutes each, Severna Park crushes Old Mill, 25-0, in boys lacrosse. Ben Lamon has 10 assists in a game played in 90-degree heat.

April 13, 1966: Jim Palmer, 20, pitches his first complete game and hits a home run as the Orioles rout the Red Sox, 8-1, in 44-degree weather before an announced 1,955 in Boston.


April 15, 1957: The Orioles bang out 15 hits, including a 410-foot home run by Gus Triandos, to defeat the Washington Senators, 7-6, on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium. Both President Dwight D. Eisenhower (who keeps his own box score) and Vice President Richard M. Nixon attend.

April 10, 1950: After jockey Willie Doyle's death at 67, his ashes are scattered near the finish line at Pimlico Race Course, where Doyle won the 1909 Preakness aboard Effendi, a 40-1 shot.

April 10, 1921: Despite an explosive nine-run ninth inning, the International League Orioles lose a 26-14 exhibition to the Philadelphia Athletics in a cold drizzle before an announced 4,500 at Oriole Park. Max Bishop, a second baseman who'll go on to play 10 years for the A's, gets four hits for Baltimore.

April 14, 1911: Ned Crane, a Baltimore chauffeur-turned-champion race car driver, dies when his Buick overturns during a practice run in Kansas City, Mo. Crane held five international speed records.


April 12, 1986: Brad Brach, Orioles reliever who's coming off an All-Star season in which he went 10-4 with a 2.05 ERA.