June 30, 1999: Maryland basketball star Steve Francis is the second overall pick in the NBA draft. A second-team All-American from Takoma Park, Francis is taken by the Vancouver Grizzlies. The 6-foot-3 guard will play nine seasons in the league and average 18.1 points a game.
July 1, 1976:Nick Charles, 26, the well-coiffed and popular sports director of WJZ-TV, resigns after four years to do the same job at WRC-TV in Washington.
June 26, 1970:Frank Robinson hits back-to-back grand slams — the third player ever to do so — in the Orioles' 12-2 victory over the Senators in Washington. (Baltimore's Jim Gentile did it in 1961.)
June 28, 1964: Rallying from five strokes down with 15 holes to play, Ralph Bogart of Chevy Chase wins his ninth Maryland State Amateur Golf Championship at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Bogart is elected to the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.
July 1, 1957: "I'll never forget this night," George Kell, 33, says as the Orioles honor the All-Star infielder before an announced 45,276 at Memorial Stadium. Kell receives a silver tray, a portable television and an oil portrait of himself. He'll retire at year's end and enter Cooperstown in 1983.
June 26, 1951: Make it two consecutive two-hitters for Orioles pitchers as Ken Trinkle stops the Ottawa Giants, 7-1, in an International League game in Canada. The loser, George Bamberger, will become Baltimore's most successful pitching coach (1968 to 1977), when the club wins four Cy Young awards.
June 28, 1920:Kid Williams, former world bantamweight boxing champion from Baltimore, scores a third-round technical knockout over Dutch Brandt of Brooklyn at Oriole Park. Afterward, Williams, 26, is mobbed by the crowd and carried aloft to the Orioles dugout.
June 25, 1895: "Put her over. I dare you," the Orioles' John McGraw taunts the pitcher on a 3-2 count in the ninth inning of a tie game in Washington. McGraw then laces a single to center field as Baltimore's defending National League champs defeat the Senators, 8-7.
June 28, 1949:Colts fulback Don Nottingham, the penultimate (441st) player taken in the 1971 NFL draft. Called "The Human Bowling Ball," Nottingham ran for nearly 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns in two-plus seasons here and later earned a Super Bowl ring with the Miami Dolphins.