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The Orioles' Jeff Conine talks with teammates while standing near the batting cage during practice before a spring training game against the Florida Marlins in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday, March 26, 2006.
The Orioles' Jeff Conine talks with teammates while standing near the batting cage during practice before a spring training game against the Florida Marlins in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday, March 26, 2006.(JAMES A.. FINLEY / AP)

May 17, 2002: The Orioles weather rain delays lasting 2 hours, 26 minutes to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 5-3, at Camden Yards. Jeff Conine's 150th career home run, a 431-foot blast in the seventh inning, wins it.

"Disco" Dan Ford, pictured June 25, 1983, had the Orioles' only hit in a 1-0 win May 18 that year against the Chicago White Sox's Rich Dotson.
"Disco" Dan Ford, pictured June 25, 1983, had the Orioles' only hit in a 1-0 win May 18 that year against the Chicago White Sox's Rich Dotson.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

May 18, 1983: An eighth-inning home run by "Disco" Dan Ford — the Orioles' only hit — gives first-place Baltimore a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Memorial Stadium.

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Bee Bee Bee wins the 1972 Preakness.
Bee Bee Bee wins the 1972 Preakness.(Baltimore Sun file photo)

May 20, 1972: Maryland-bred Bee Bee Bee, an 18-1 long shot, takes the 97th Preakness in ankle-deep mud at Pimlico Race Course. Eldon Nelson, 45, rides the winner. Riva Ridge, the Kentucky Derby winner, is fourth.

Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler after winning the 1957 Preakness.
Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler after winning the 1957 Preakness.(Maryland Jockey Club)

May 18, 1957: In a Preakness race between two celebrated jockeys, Eddie Arcaro, aboard Bold Ruler, outlasts Bill Hartack, on Iron Liege, the Kentucky Derby winner, at Pimlico.

May 16, 1947: Trailing 6-2 with five minutes remaining, Gilman rallies to defeat Boys' Latin, 7-6, and win its first Maryland Scholastic Lacrosse championship at Homewood Field. Gilman captain Dick Tucker scores the winning goal with 1:05 to play.

May 16, 1934: The Baltimore Fire Department baseball team defeats Western Maryland College (now McDaniel), 8-3, in Westminster. Johnny Heins hits a home run, double and single for the winning Red Shirts.

Sir Barton was the first winner of the Triple Crown, taking the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1919.
Sir Barton was the first winner of the Triple Crown, taking the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1919.(Associated Press)

May 14, 1919: Leading all the way, Sir Barton, trained in Maryland, wins the Preakness at Pimlico before an estimated crowd of 20,000, largest ever to watch a Maryland race. Winless in six starts before the Kentucky Derby, Sir Barton will become the first horse to win the Triple Crown.

May 19, 1914: To win a $750 bet, G. Howell Parr, 34, of Baltimore, rolls himself 3 miles down Charles Street and University Parkway in 15 hours. Afterward, Parr bathes, takes a 30-minute nap and goes to Pimlico for the races.

Tony Siragusa holds the Lombardi Trophy along with his daughter, Samantha Rose, as Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, left, looks on. They were celebrating at the rally after the Ravens' Super Bowl victory parade on Jan. 30, 2001.
Tony Siragusa holds the Lombardi Trophy along with his daughter, Samantha Rose, as Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, left, looks on. They were celebrating at the rally after the Ravens' Super Bowl victory parade on Jan. 30, 2001.(David Hobby / Baltimore Sun)

Birthday

May 14, 1967: Tony Siragusa, starting defensive tackle on the Ravens' Super Bowl championship team in the 2000 season.

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