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The Ravens' Matt Stover kicks off on the first play at what is now M&T Bank Stadium., The Bears' Andre Collins prepares to defend.
The Ravens' Matt Stover kicks off on the first play at what is now M&T Bank Stadium., The Bears' Andre Collins prepares to defend.(John Makely / Baltimore Sun)

Aug. 8, 1998: The Ravens christen their $220 million stadium with a 19-14 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears before an announced sellout of 65,938. Matt Stover scores the first points on a 46-yard field goal for Baltimore.

Orioles bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks in July 1994.
Orioles bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks in July 1994.(Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)
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Johnny's Bernie Walter on March 11, 1974.
Johnny's Bernie Walter on March 11, 1974.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

Aug. 6, 1977: Johnny's wins its 24th consecutive Baltimore City-Wide 16-19 Baseball Championship, 12-2, over the Parkville Optimists at Herring Run Park. It's the 33rd straight victory for coach Bernie Walter's team, the defending National All-American Amateur Baseball Association champ. Frank Thomas homers and Dave Woessner gets the win as Johnny's improves to 77-5.

Orioles rookie shortstop Ron Hansen is held aloft by outfielders Gene Wooding, left, and Jackie Brandt in the clubhpiuse after hitting a three-run bases loaded double to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 7-5, in May 1960 in the opener of a holiday doubleheader.
Orioles rookie shortstop Ron Hansen is held aloft by outfielders Gene Wooding, left, and Jackie Brandt in the clubhpiuse after hitting a three-run bases loaded double to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 7-5, in May 1960 in the opener of a holiday doubleheader.(Associated Press file photo)

Aug. 12, 1960: Shortstop Ron Hansen atones for three errors by hitting a game-winning, ninth-inning home run in the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox at Memorial Stadium. It's the seventh straight victory for Baltimore (64-46), which pulls within .005 of a percentage point of the American League-leading New York Yankees.

Lenny Moore in December 1964.
Lenny Moore in December 1964.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

Aug. 9, 1955: At the Coliseum, a capacity crowd cheers wrestler Antonino Rocca, who defeats 345-pound Hombre Montana, with his patented "Argentine Backbreaker" move, for the South American championship.

The Montreal Royals' Jackie Robinson on April 18, 1946.
The Montreal Royals' Jackie Robinson on April 18, 1946.(JOHN LENT / AP)

Aug. 11, 1946: Jackie Robinson hits a double and triple and knocks in two runs as the first-place Montreal Royals rout the second-place Orioles, 15-4, at home in an International League game.

Rube Parnham in July 1927.
Rube Parnham in July 1927.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

Aug. 12, 1923: Orioles right-hander Rube Parnham wins his 21st game, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3, at Oriole Park. Parnham will finish 33-7, an International League record for victories, as Baltimore wins its fifth straight pennant.

Millard Lang in 1928.
Millard Lang in 1928.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

Aug. 7, 1912: Millard Lang, a four-time lacrosse All-American at Johns Hopkins who starred for three national championship teams (1932 through 1934). Lang died in 2002.

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