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The Sun Remembers: Nov. 6-12

Relive this week in Baltimore sports history.

Nov. 11, 1997: Ray Miller is named manager of the American League East champion Orioles after the resignation of Davey Johnson, who failed to get a contract extension. Miller, 52, of Takoma Park, was the team's pitching coach from 1978 to 1985 and in 1997.

Nov. 8, 1986: The Loyola men's soccer team blanks Robert Morris, 5-0, to finish the regular season undefeated. Stan Koziol and Dave Garrity score two goals each for the Greyhounds, No. 13 in the NCAA Division I poll.

Nov. 9, 1984: During a 15-game trip through Japan, the Orioles defeat the Toyko Giants, 11-6, in Kumamoto. Rick Dempsey, Cal Ripken Jr., Todd Cruz and Larry Sheets hit home runs for Baltimore, which is now 6-3-1 on the tour.

Nov. 10, 1978: In one of the longest soccer games on record, the Essex Community College men defeat Dundalk CC, 1-0, in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX tournament. Kevin Willner scores in the 173rd minute of the game, which lasts through 90 minutes of regulation, two 10-minute overtimes and 13 five-minute sudden-death overtimes.

Nov. 11, 1967: "I'm sorry it had to happen to you, but you just caught us when we were whole," Morgan State football coach Earl Banks tells Norfolk State coach Willie Smith after the Bears' 63-0 rout at Hughes Stadium. John Sykes (City) scores three times and John Fuqua twice for Morgan State, which has won 25 in a row.

Nov. 11, 1956: After seven successive losses to the Browns, the Colts win in Cleveland, 21-7. Alan Ameche, L.G. Dupre and rookie Lenny Moore score for Baltimore, with Moore racing 70 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Nov, 10, 1945: Undefeated Navy rips Michigan, 33-7, before an announced 59,114 at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore. Quarterback Bruce Smith throws touchdown passes to Clyde Scott and Leon Bramlett, and tackle Bo Coppedge stars on defense. The Midshipmen will finish with a No. 3 national ranking after losing to No. 1 Army.

Nov. 6, 1926: Johns Hopkins crushes Randolph-Macon, 54-0, in football at Homewood. Howard Caplan scores four times and Gardner Mallonee drop-kicks six extra points.

Birthday

Nov. 8, 1927: Art Spinney, a two-time Pro Bowl guard who played on the Colts' NFL championship teams of 1958 and 1959. Spinney died of a heart attack in 1994.

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