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Paul Blair is congratulated by Andy Etchebarren, left, and Frank Robinson as he comes off field after a surprise bunt that scored winning run Oct. 5, 1969.
Paul Blair is congratulated by Andy Etchebarren, left, and Frank Robinson as he comes off field after a surprise bunt that scored winning run Oct. 5, 1969.(Baltimore Sun file photo)
Jockey Jack Kaenel and Aloma's Ruler receive congratulations after winning the Preakness in May 1982.
Jockey Jack Kaenel and Aloma's Ruler receive congratulations after winning the Preakness in May 1982.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

July 26, 1984: On the eve of his 19th birthday, jockey "Cowboy" Jack Kaenel rides four winners on the opening day card at Timonium Race Course. Two years earlier, at 16, Kaenel won the Preakness aboard Aloma's Ruler.

Jim Palmer in March 1973.
Jim Palmer in March 1973.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

July 27, 1973: An eighth-inning single by Cleveland's George Hendrick spoils a no-hit bid by Orioles right-hander Jim Palmer, who defeats the Indians, 9-0, in the first game of a doubleheader before an announced 10,857 at Memorial Stadium.

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July 24, 1967: Home runs by Paul Blair and Andy Etchebarren lead the Orioles past Cincinnati, 3-0, in the Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Reds muster three hits off Baltimore's Marcelino Lopez and Stu Miller.

Earl Sherbon, 10, gets Tommy Bolt's autograph during the Grand Champions exhibition of the Senior PGA Tour Championship at Gaillardia Golf and Country Club in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001.
Earl Sherbon, 10, gets Tommy Bolt's autograph during the Grand Champions exhibition of the Senior PGA Tour Championship at Gaillardia Golf and Country Club in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001.(DAVID MCDANIEL / The Daily Oklahoman viaAssociated Press)

July 28, 1957: Tommy Bolt of Oklahoma wins the Eastern Open Invitational at Mount Pleasant with a 72-hole score of 276. Arnold Palmer, the 1956 champion, finishes eighth.

Keith Molesworth in an undated photo.
Keith Molesworth in an undated photo.(Baltimore Sun file photo)
Harry Jeffra fights in July 1940.
Harry Jeffra fights in July 1940.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

July 29, 1940: Harry Jeffra of Baltimore defends his New York State Athletic Commission world featherweight boxing title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Spider Armstrong of Toronto before more than 3,500 fans at Carlin's Park.

July 28, 1933: Cheered on by 100 patrons at the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Department's crab feast, a bug named Claudius Nemo wins the annual cockroach race, which is judged by Herbert R. O'Conor, Baltimore City state's attorney (and, later, governor of Maryland).

July 23, 1884: Right-hander Bill Sweeney pitches the visiting Baltimore Monumentals to an 8-6 win over the Philadelphia Keystones in a Union Association game. Sweeney, 26, will lead the league in victories (40) but never pitch again.

Orioles second baseman Rich Dauer on April 2, 1982.
Orioles second baseman Rich Dauer on April 2, 1982.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

July 27, 1952: The Orioles' Rich Dauer who, in 1978, set an American League record for second basemen by playing 86 consecutive games without an error.

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