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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Orioles first baseman Randy Milligan entertains fans at a game in June 1991 at Memorial Stadium.
Orioles first baseman Randy Milligan entertains fans at a game in June 1991 at Memorial Stadium. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Nov. 30, 1988: A 6-4 American Hockey League win over the Adirondack Red Wings at Baltimore Arena gives the Skipjacks their seventh straight victory and 14th of the season — surpassing their total for all of 1987. Robin Bawa scores twice for Baltimore.

Bert Jones in November 1976
Bert Jones in November 1976 (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Nov. 28, 1976: Bert Jones passes for three touchdowns as the Colts (10-2) clinch an NFL playoff berth with a 33-16 victory over the New York Jets before an announced 44,023 at Memorial Stadium.

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Bailey Howell in December 1965
Bailey Howell in December 1965 (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Nov. 30, 1965: Forward Bailey Howell (40 points, 18 rebounds) and center Johnny Kerr (30 and 12) lead the Bullets past Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia 76ers, 129-108, in the first game of an NBA doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Roger Staubach with the Heisman Trophy on Dec. 11, 1963.
Roger Staubach with the Heisman Trophy on Dec. 11, 1963. (Jacob Harris / Associated Press)

Nov. 26, 1963: Upon learning that he had been voted to receive the Heisman Trophy, Navy quarterback Roger Staubach says: “This is really great, but we’ve still got Army [to play].” A landslide winner, Staubach is the fourth junior to win the award, having passed for 1,375 yards and rushed for 363 more for the then-8-1 Midshipmen.

Eddie Erdelatz, in civilian clothes, at Camden Station in 1955
Eddie Erdelatz, in civilian clothes, at Camden Station in 1955 (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Dec. 1, 1956: Despite protests by Navy football coach Eddie Erdelatz and his players, William Smedberg III, the academy superintendent, declines a Cotton Bowl invitation for the No. 16 Midshipmen. “I don’t believe our record [6-1-2] warrants the honor,” Smedberg says.

From left, Army's Glenn Davis, Doc Blanchard and Arnold Tucker pose after they defeated Navy, 21-18, in Philadelphia in November 1946.
From left, Army's Glenn Davis, Doc Blanchard and Arnold Tucker pose after they defeated Navy, 21-18, in Philadelphia in November 1946. (Associated Press)

Nov. 30, 1946: In a stunning near-upset, Army nips Navy, 21-18, in football before an announced 102,000 at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia. It’s the eighth straight loss for the Midshipmen, who are driving on Army’s 4-yard line at game’s end. Doc Blanchard scores two touchdowns and Glenn Davis one for the Cadets, who are undefeated for three years.

Charlie Ernst in 1940
Charlie Ernst in 1940 (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Nov. 30, 1941: In a riotous American Soccer League game, the New York Americans defeat the Baltimore Soccer Club, 2-0, at Bugle Field. In the first half, while fisting the ball, New York goalie Stan Chesney punches Charlie Ernst, Baltimore’s star forward, in the mouth, triggering a charge by fans onto the field and sending Ernst to Johns Hopkins Hospital for stitches.

Nov, 26, 1932: Fetch, a 337-1 long shot, finishes second in the first race at Bowie. The 2-year-old pays $238.70 to place, then the second-largest price ever paid on a horse at a Maryland track.

Harundale softball coach Greg Lombard, left, is pictured with former Orioles first baseman Randy Milligan, who signed a jersey made for Lombard's friend and cancer patient Vince Pisani in April 2015. Milligan threw out the league's opening-day first pitch.
Harundale softball coach Greg Lombard, left, is pictured with former Orioles first baseman Randy Milligan, who signed a jersey made for Lombard's friend and cancer patient Vince Pisani in April 2015. Milligan threw out the league's opening-day first pitch. (Courtesy photo)

Birthday

Nov. 27, 1961: Randy “Moose” Milligan, the Orioles’ first baseman from 1989 through 1992 who hit 59 home runs and batted .258 with Baltimore.

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