July 3, 2002: Orioles owner Peter Angelos says he's happy with the team's record (39-42) and that Syd Thrift, general manager since 1999, "is here to stay." Baltimore finishes 67-95 and Thrift is let go.
July 4, 1965: In sweltering heat, Carol Mann, 24, of Towson shoots a 290 to win the Women's National Open Golf Championship — and $4,000 — at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Country Club.
July 7, 1958: In the featured boxing match at the Coliseum, middleweight Tony Baldoni, a Pimlico mailman, defeats Johnny Cunningham, a Baltimore trash collector, on a fifth-round technical knockout.
July 3, 1954: The Orioles' Vern Stephens hits the first inside-the-park home run at Memorial Stadium in a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Pitcher "Bullet" Bob Turley allows five hits, walks 11 and gets the win.
July 2, 1948: Dr. Martin Jenkins, new president at Morgan College, calls the gymnasium facilities "a disgrace," citing one shower for the entire football team in the locker room of a converted barn.
July 4, 1940: Boxer Johnny Shkor, a heavyweight from Sparrows Point, wins his 12th consecutive bout — 11 by knockouts — with a two-minute knockout of New York's Joseph Fenz at the Coliseum. Shkor (pronounced Score) goes on to fight (and lose to) onetime heavyweight champions Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe Walcott.
July 6, 1919: Orioles shortstop Joe Boley hits safely for the ninth straight time before striking out in a 19-6 victory over the Reading Coal Barons in an International League game at Oriole Park. Foley will later play for the Philadelphia A's World Series champs of 1929 and 1930.
July 2, 1948: Nelson Munsey, an undrafted defensive back who played six years with the Colts and helped them win three AFC East titles (1975 through 1977). Munsey died in 2009.