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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports, Jan. 21-27

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports, Jan. 21-27
Mount St. Mary's men's basketball coach Jim Phelan poses in November 1981 with a Coach Of The Year award and other trophies. (William L. Klender / Baltimore Sun photo)

Jan. 24, 1981: The Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball team, which had lost five games in a row to UMBC, routs the Retrievers, 101-58, in Emmitsburg. Durelle Lewis (18 points) stars for coach Jim Phelan’s Mountaineers, who improve to 14-1 and are ranked No. 5 in Division II.

Jockey Chris McCarron celebrates in the winner's circle with owners William Condren, left, Joseph Cornacchia, center, and Kentucky Gov. Brerton Jones, right, after winning the 120th Kentucky Derby aboard Go for Gin at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 7, 1994.
Jockey Chris McCarron celebrates in the winner's circle with owners William Condren, left, Joseph Cornacchia, center, and Kentucky Gov. Brerton Jones, right, after winning the 120th Kentucky Derby aboard Go for Gin at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 7, 1994. (Al Behrman / Associated Press)

Jan. 26, 1977: The McCarron brothers, Gregg and Chris, combine to win the last eight races at Bowie Race Course. Chris wins five times and Gregg, three. In the ninth and final race, Gregg and Chris finish one-two.

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Bullets coach Gene Shue in July 1968.
Bullets coach Gene Shue in July 1968. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 22, 1961: Gene Shue (Towson Catholic) scores 32 points, 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Pistons past the Philadelphia Warriors, 136-128, in an NBA game in Detroit. Shue, who also starred at Maryland, will later play for — and coach — the Baltimore Bullets.

Jan. 21, 1955: In a basketball game marked by 131 free throws, Bridgewater outlasts Towson State Teachers, 107-93. Reece Livingstone scores 24 for Towson, which makes 25 of 64 foul shots; Bridgewater connects on 39 of 67.

Jan. 21, 1950: Penn State’s boxing team routs visiting Western Maryland (now McDaniel), whose lone win is a doozy: Heavyweight Joe Corleto upsets Chuck Drazenovich, three-time Intercollegiate Boxing Association champion.

Goalie Bob Forster in November 1938.
Goalie Bob Forster in November 1938. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 25, 1939: The Baltimore Orioles of the Eastern Amateur Hockey League beat the Port Colborne Sailors of the Ontario Hockey Association, 5-3, at Carlin’s Iceland. Orioles goalie Bob Forster stops a shot with his forehead and is knocked unconscious for five minutes, but comes around to finish the game.

Washington College coach Don Kelly, left, talks in March 1972 with six Baltimore-area players on his team, from left: Tom George, Towson High; Jan Rosenthal, Milford Mill; Mark Sinkinson, Owings Mills; Ron Reynolds, Towson High; Joe Connor, Loyola; and Jay Elliot, McDonogh.
Washington College coach Don Kelly, left, talks in March 1972 with six Baltimore-area players on his team, from left: Tom George, Towson High; Jan Rosenthal, Milford Mill; Mark Sinkinson, Owings Mills; Ron Reynolds, Towson High; Joe Connor, Loyola; and Jay Elliot, McDonogh. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 21, 1931: The Kelly brothers, Don and Caleb, score 11 points each as Johns Hopkins defeats Western Maryland in basketball, 38-34, in overtime at Evergreen. Don Kelly, an All-American in lacrosse, will coach the Washington College stick team for 20 years.

Jan. 24, 1920: Navy’s swim team sinks Johns Hopkins, 53-6, in Annapolis. The Midshipmen are led by Howell Fish, who wins the 220-yard event in 2 minutes, 40 2/5 seconds.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Colts fullback Joe Perry at home in Chandler, Ariz., in June 2006.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Colts fullback Joe Perry at home in Chandler, Ariz., in June 2006. (WILL POWERS / AP)

Birthday

Jan. 22, 1927: Joe “The Jet” Perry, Hall of Fame fullback who, in the twilight of his career, played two seasons with the Colts (1961-1962) and rushed for 1,034 yards. Perry died in 2011.

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