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

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.

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.


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.

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).


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.

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.

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.


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.