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O.J. Brigance (57) played for the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League in 1994 and 1995. Here, he attempts a tackle against the Sacramento Gold Miners on Sept. 10, 1994.
O.J. Brigance (57) played for the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League in 1994 and 1995. Here, he attempts a tackle against the Sacramento Gold Miners on Sept. 10, 1994. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

June 14, 2000: The Ravens sign O.J. Brigance, 30, a free-agent linebacker who played four years with the Miami Dolphins. Familiar to city fans, Brigance helped the Baltimore Stallions win the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup in 1995.

Orioles outfielder Gary Roenicke on April 2, 1982.
Orioles outfielder Gary Roenicke on April 2, 1982. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

June 17, 1984: Gary Roenicke's grand slam defeats the Yankees, 6-2, in New York and wins $1 million for Anne Sommers of College Park in an Equitable Trust Bank contest on Orioles games televised by WMAR.

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Mac Pardew on July 20, 1965.
Mac Pardew on July 20, 1965. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

June 11, 1967: Mac Pardew, who won a record four Maryland Scholastic Association tennis titles while at Calvert Hall, captures his third City Men's singles championship at Suburban Club. Pardew, 22, defeats Jim Maldeis in a 31/2-hour comeback victory, 3-6, 0-6, 9-7, 6-0, 6-3.

June 16, 1959: Johnny Valentine and Chief Big Heart wrestle for two hours to a draw in the feature match at the Coliseum. Colts defensive end Don Joyce referees the bout.

June 13, 1954: In sweltering 90-degree heat, the Orioles defeat the Senators, 6-4, in Washington. Baltimore players stay cool by placing iced-down cabbage leaves under their caps.

June 15, 1944: Nine days after the Allies storm Normandy, the Orioles stage War Bond Night at Oriole Park and raise $560,600. The Edgewood Arsenal Band performs before the game, which Baltimore loses, 14-4, to the Toronto Maple Leafs before a packed house.

June 11, 1915: More than 400 high school athletes from 17 counties and Baltimore City compete in the first Maryland State Olympiad at Homewood Field. Baltimore County wins the meet, with events ranging from broad jump to shot put to 60-yard dash. The city team finishes second and Allegany County third.

Jockey Willie Simms in about 1896.
Jockey Willie Simms in about 1896. (Keeneland Library)

June 11, 1898: In the latest Preakness that has ever been ever run, Sly Fox wins the race, held at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, N.Y. Willie Simms, a black jockey, rides the winner after having taken the Kentucky Derby aboard another horse, Plaudit.

Orioles catcher Tom Gastall
Orioles catcher Tom Gastall (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

June 13, 1932: Tom Gastall, an Orioles catcher who played two years in Baltimore before his death in September 1956, when a plane he was piloting crashed in the Chesapeake Bay.

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