June 22, 1996: Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Orioles hit three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals, 5-3. Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Bonilla and Mark Smith connect for the second-place Birds (39-31).

June 20, 1974: Moses Malone, a highly recruited, 6-foot-11 center from Petersburg, Va., signs a grant-in-aid to attend Maryland. The Terps' jubilation is short-lived: In August, before having started school, Malone turns pro with the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association.


June 21, 1967: Guy St. Vil's goal gives the Baltimore Bays a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Toros in a National Professional Soccer League contest. The game is played before an announced 3,463 at the 93,000-seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Bays will advance to the league championship series before losing to the Oakland Clippers.

June 15, 1966: Orioles relievers have retired 38 straight batters over five games after Moe Drabowsky's 31/3 innings of perfect pitching in a 6-4 victory over the Washington Senators at D.C. Stadium. Stu Miller, Eddie Watt and Gene Brabender have also contributed to the streak, which ends this day.

June 22, 1961: "I just didn't think I had it anymore," Colts fullback Alan Ameche says, announcing his retirement, which resulted from a torn Achilles tendon. The 1954 Heisman Trophy winner, Ameche, 28, was Baltimore's first-round draft pick in 1955, when he led the NFL in rushing. He scored the winning touchdown in the Colts' 1958 sudden-death championship win.

June 20, 1950: Orioles pitchers allow 14 walks — five in the first inning alone — in losing, 17-6, to the Buffalo Bisons in an International League game.

June 20, 1947: In a frantic race on the Patapsco River, Poly's crew defeats City's by six lengths to win the Maryland Scholastic Association rowing title. Poly's eight-oared shell pulls away near the Hanover Street Bridge to win the mile event.

June 21, 1935: Boxing in a driving rain at Oriole Park, Baltimore's Harry Jeffra scores an eight-round decision over Eddie Burl. It's the 24th pro bout without a loss for Jeffra, of Pigtown, who'll capture the world bantamweight title in 1937.


June 20, 1943: Andy Etchebarren, an Orioles catcher on their first two world championship teams and the man who saved Frank Robinson from drowning at a team pool party in August 1966.

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