The Sun Remembers: Nov. 10-16

Torrey Smith
(Steve Ruark / For The Baltimore Sun)

Nov. 14, 2009: Maryland's Torrey Smith breaks the team's single-season mark for all-purpose yards in the Terps' 36-9 football loss to Virginia Tech. With his four receptions for 55 yards, Smith surpasses the record of 1,840 yards held by LaMont Jordan.

Nov. 14, 1980: The Blast, Baltimore's new indoor soccer team, loses its opener, 4-3 in sudden-death overtime on the road to the Hartford Hellions. Doug Wark scores twice for the Blast.


Nov. 11, 1964: Kelso, four-time Horse of the Year from Bohemia Stable (Cecil County), wins the $150,000 Washington D.C. International by 41/2 lengths. It's the 36th win in 56 starts for the 7-year-old gelding, who finishes the 11/2--mile grass course in American record time.

Nov. 16, 1958: The Colts defeat Chicago, 17-0 at Wrigley Field, dealing the Bears their first shutout loss in 118 games. Quarterback George Shaw, replacing the injured Johnny Unitas, completes nine straight passes as Baltimore (7-1) goes two games up in the NFL Western Division.

Nov. 11, 1944: Mayor Theodore McKeldin declares that "Baltimore is the logical city" to host the first Olympic Games after World War II. "We have, adjacent to the city, army barracks that could be used for housing athletes. We have an extensive waterfront where swimmers could train and where water sports could be held," McKeldin says.

Nov. 11, 1938: McDonogh christens its new field, John McDonogh Stadium, with a 13-0 victory over Gilman before more than 6,000 fans. On the game's third play, Bob Sorenson races 61 yards for a touchdown and later intercepts two passes.

Nov. 10, 1923: Maryland's football team surprises Yale, scoring the first two touchdowns before losing, 16-14. The Terps' Jack McQuade throws successive scoring passes to John "Boots" Groves, but four lost fumbles costs coach Curley Byrd's team the game.

Nov. 12, 1913: Johns Hopkins holds its first football practice under the new arc lights at Homewood Field in preparation for a game against Western Maryland. The Blue Jays win, 15-0.


Nov. 13, 1963: Vinny Testaverde, who quarterbacked the Ravens for their first two years and who made the Pro Bowl in 1996.