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The Sun Remembers: May 26-June 1

Kyle Boller, Brian Billick
(Baltimore Sun photo by Jed Kirschbaum)

June 1, 2003: The Ravens' second offseason minicamp begins with coach Brian Billick touting the talents of quarterback Kyle Boller, the team's first-round draft pick. "There has been nothing so far through the eight practices that you go, 'Oh, boy, we missed on this,'" Billick says.

May 27, 1998: Despite a 420-foot home run by Mount St. Joseph's Mark Teixeira, which bounces off the top of a tree beyond the outfield fence, Calvert Hall wins its second straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title, 16-4 over the Gaels.

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May 29, 1994: Salisbury State's undefeated men's lacrosse team trounces Hobart, 15-9, to win its first Division III national championship. The Sea Gulls (16-0) get 16 saves from goalie Erik Miller, the game's Most Outstanding Player, in turning back the 13-time-titlist Statesmen.

May 31, 1978: Cal Ripken Jr. pitches Aberdeen into the Class A baseball state final with a 4-3 victory over Catonsville. A week later, having been drafted by the Orioles, Ripken strikes out 17 and allows two hits in defeating Thomas Stone, 7-2, for the championship.

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May 31, 1966: The second-place Orioles bang out 19 hits in a 14-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. But the highlight, The Sun says, is "a wild pitch on which [Boog] Powell — a king-sized blur of grey — scored all the way from second base."

May 30, 1964: In a battle of unbeatens, Navy defeats Army, 9-4, for its third straight national lacrosse crown. Jim Lewis, the Midshipmen's high-scoring 5-foot-9 sophomore, gets three goals and two assists for coach Bill Bilderback's champions.

June 1, 1921: The first-place Orioles take their 14th straight game, 6-3 over the Jersey City Skeeters en route to a 27-game winning streak and a third consecutive International League flag. Catcher Ben Egan has four hits and Jack Ogden earns the victory. He'll finish with 31 wins.

May 28, 1873: Survivor romps to a 10-length victory in the first Preakness on opening day of Pimlico's spring meet. One of seven entries, Survivor charges to the front at the half-mile mark and gradually increases his lead to win the 11/2 mile race in 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

Birthday

May 27, 1933: Andy Nelson, All-Pro safety for the Colts who intercepted 32 passes in seven years here and who starred on Baltimore's NFL championship teams in 1958 and 1959.

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