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Roberto Alomar rounds the bases after hitting a home run in a June 1996 game.
Roberto Alomar rounds the bases after hitting a home run in a June 1996 game. (Gene Sweeney Jr. /)

Oct. 5, 1996: Despite striking out 23 times, the Orioles defeat the Indians, 4-3, in Game 4 of the best-of-five American League Division Series in Cleveland to advance to the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees. Roberto Alomar's home run in the 12th inning wins the game.

Oct. 3, 1981: Bowie State (1-2) upsets previously unbeaten Morgan State, 7-3, at Hughes Stadium. Freshman quarterback Arthur Lee scores on a 1-yard run for the Bulldogs, who hold the Bears to 31 total yards.

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Oct. 5, 1971: A 5-3 win over Oakland gives the streaking Orioles a three-game sweep of the A's to advance to the World Series. Jim Palmer gets the victory, his fourth pennant-clinching win for visiting Baltimore, which has won 14 games in a row.

Oct. 6, 1968: Earl Morrall throws four touchdown passes as the Colts (4-0) defeat the Chicago Bears, 28-7, before the 31st straight sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium.

Oct. 8, 1960: Roman Gabriel runs for one touchdown and passes for another as undefeated North Carolina State edges stubborn Maryland, 13-10, in Raleigh. The Terps fall to 1-3.

Oct. 8, 1955: Navy wins its third straight football game, all shutouts, over visiting Pittsburgh, 21-0. Quarterback George Welsh throws a touchdown pass for the Midshipmen.

Oct. 2, 1937: An opening-day throng of more than 18,000 floods Laurel Race Course, causing traffic jams and forcing some racegoers to park a mile from the track.

Oct. 2, 1920: Golden Glow, a thoroughbred stolen from Bowie Race Course last year, is found by detectives in a Baltimore stable. The $5,000 horse had been racing under an assumed name.

Birthday

Oct. 7, 1932: Dick Szymanski, Colts Pro Bowl center and linebacker who played 13 years here and later served as the team's general manager.

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