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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for March 10-16

Tony Tarasco, pictured June 17, 1997, spent two seasons with the Orioles, batting .216 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 250 at-bats. He played for five other teams in an eight-year major league career.
Tony Tarasco, pictured June 17, 1997, spent two seasons with the Orioles, batting .216 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 250 at-bats. He played for five other teams in an eight-year major league career. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

March 13, 1996: The Orioles swap outfielders with Montreal, obtaining Tony Tarasco from the Expos for Sherman Obando. That fall, in the ALCS against New York at Yankee Stadium, Tarasco is robbed of a putout on a fly hit by Derek Jeter that is caught by the outstretched glove of 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier, resulting in a home run.

Former Navy basketball star David Robinson returned to Syracuse's Carrier Dome for an NBA exhibition game Oct. 12, 1997, against Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks, foreground.
Former Navy basketball star David Robinson returned to Syracuse's Carrier Dome for an NBA exhibition game Oct. 12, 1997, against Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks, foreground. (Michael Okoniewski / AP)

March 16, 1986: Navy’s basketball team upsets No. 9 Syracuse, 97-85, in the second round of the NCAA East Regional. All-America center David Robinson totals 35 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocks and three steals for Navy, which will lose to Duke, 71-50, in the regional final.

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Jeff Cook played at St. Paul's and McDonogh before helping Johns Hopkins to national lacrosse championships in 1979 and 1980.
Jeff Cook played at St. Paul's and McDonogh before helping Johns Hopkins to national lacrosse championships in 1979 and 1980. (Baltimore Sun file)

March 13, 1982: Johns Hopkins routs Yale in lacrosse, 27-3, at Homewood Field despite the pregame suspension of five players for “disciplinary reasons for doing something dumb,” coach Henry Ciccarone says. All-American Jeff Cook (two goals, four assists) leads the Blue Jays.

Calvert Hall's Marc Wilson, pictured March 8, 1982, continued his basketball playing career at Minnesota and later became a girls and women's coach.
Calvert Hall's Marc Wilson, pictured March 8, 1982, continued his basketball playing career at Minnesota and later became a girls and women's coach. (Jed Kirschbaum / Baltimore Sun file)

March 14, 1981: In a basketball thriller between Baltimore’s two top high school teams, Calvert Hall defeats Dunbar, 94-91, in triple overtime before a packed house at Towson Center. Marc Wilson (27 points) leads the Cardinals (27-1), while Reggie Williams scores 24 for the Poets (24-3).

Sully Krouse, right, pictured March 12, 1978, coached wrestling at Maryland from 1947 to 1978. His teams won 20 ACC championships and two Southern Conference titles. He coached 155 ACC individual champions and eight All-Americans.
Sully Krouse, right, pictured March 12, 1978, coached wrestling at Maryland from 1947 to 1978. His teams won 20 ACC championships and two Southern Conference titles. He coached 155 ACC individual champions and eight All-Americans. (Baltimore Sun file)

March 12, 1978: Sully Krouse, Maryland’s longtime wrestling coach, announces his retirement. In 32 years, the 61-year-old Krouse led the Terps to 20 Atlantic Coast Conference titles and produced two NCAA champions, eight All-Americans and 154 ACC titlists.

Guard Don Ohl played four seasons with the Bullets, averaging 18.9 points and 3.2 assists. He averaged 15.9 points over 10 NBA seasons for three teams.
Guard Don Ohl played four seasons with the Bullets, averaging 18.9 points and 3.2 assists. He averaged 15.9 points over 10 NBA seasons for three teams. (William L. LaForce, Jr. / Baltimore Sun)

March 16, 1966: In a game marred by 65 personal fouls and six technicals, the Bullets hand the New York Knicks a 118-113 NBA defeat at the Civic Center. Don Ohl scores 39 for Baltimore.

March 12, 1960: Bowie Race Track holds the first of four 10-race cards — unprecedented in Maryland turf history — to make up for races lost in a recent blizzard.

Bill Spivey, pictured with the barnstorming Kentucky Colonels on Feb. 17, 1957, averaged 36.3 points for the 1959-60 Bullets of the Eastern Basketball League.
Bill Spivey, pictured with the barnstorming Kentucky Colonels on Feb. 17, 1957, averaged 36.3 points for the 1959-60 Bullets of the Eastern Basketball League. (Baltimore Sun file)

March 14, 1959: Bill Spivey, a 7-footer for the Wilkes-Barre Barons, scores 64 points — a pro basketball record — in a 117-91 Eastern Basketball League win over Baltimore. Spivey will play for the Bullets the next two years, taking them to the league title in 1960-61.

New Orioles outfielder Phil Bradley is introduced to the media Jan. 31, 1989, by general manager Roland Hemond, left, and manager Frank Robinson. Bradley spent two of his eight major league seasons with the Orioles.
New Orioles outfielder Phil Bradley is introduced to the media Jan. 31, 1989, by general manager Roland Hemond, left, and manager Frank Robinson. Bradley spent two of his eight major league seasons with the Orioles. (George H. Cook / Baltimore Sun)
Birthday

March 11, 1959: Phil Bradley, Orioles outfielder who hit .277 in the 1989 season when Baltimore nearly went from last place (in 1988) to first.

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