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The Sun Remembers: Sept. 17-23

Rob Ryerson competes in a soccer game for the Maryland Bays.
Rob Ryerson competes in a soccer game for the Maryland Bays. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 22, 1981: The Oakland Mills' boys soccer team wins its 24th consecutive game, 2-1, over Calvert Hall, the defending Maryland Scholastic Association AA champion, at Howard High. Brothers Rich and Rob Ryerson score for Oakland Mills, the two-time defending state Class B champ.

Maryland kicker Dale Castro in December 1976.
Maryland kicker Dale Castro in December 1976. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 22, 1979: Dale Castro kicks five field goals, including a 45- and 42-yarder, in Maryland's 35-14 victory over visiting Mississippi State. Castro, a junior walk-on from Southern-Harwood, also punts four times, averaging 41.7 yards.

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Gary Nixon leads a closely grouped field in a race on a half-mile track in June 1968.
Gary Nixon leads a closely grouped field in a race on a half-mile track in June 1968. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 19, 1965: Motorcyclist Gary Nixon, 24, of Baltimore finishes second in the 20-mile AMA Grand National Championship in Sacramento, Calif. Nixon will win the race in 1967 and 1968, and enter the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

Orioles pitcher Don Larsen in August 1954.
Orioles pitcher Don Larsen in August 1954. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 18, 1954: A 6-2 loss to the White Sox in Chicago makes Orioles right-hander Don Larsen the first major league pitcher to lose 20 games this season. He'll finish 3-21. Two years later, Larsen pitches a perfect game for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series.

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George Halas celebrates with the Chicago Bears after a 73-0 win over the Washington Redskins in the 1940 NFL championship game.
George Halas celebrates with the Chicago Bears after a 73-0 win over the Washington Redskins in the 1940 NFL championship game. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

Sept. 17, 1942: En route to an NFL game, coach George Halas and the world champion Chicago Bears stop at the Naval Academy to demonstrate the T formation to the Midshipmen.

Rolling Road Golf Club in June 1962.
Rolling Road Golf Club in June 1962. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 23, 1933: The Rolling Road Golf Club holds a "Goofy Golf Gambol," in which players dressed in bizarre costumes play the course using croquet mallets and shovels to hit footballs, baseballs and even golf balls. One man, armed with a rifle, shoots a golf ball off its tee.

Referee George Hoban demonstrates a football call in October 1941.
Referee George Hoban demonstrates a football call in October 1941. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 23, 1922: One-half of the student body at Annapolis' St. John's College — 63 of 127 men — goes out for football. All are given uniforms by coach George Hoban.

Walter "Steve" Brodie of the Orioles in 1899.
Walter "Steve" Brodie of the Orioles in 1899. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library photo)

Sept. 18, 1895: Incensed over an umpire's call, Orioles outfielder Walter "Steve" Brodie is ejected in an 8-0 National League loss to the Beaneaters in Boston. "Brodie, more maniac than sane, snatched the mask from [umpire Miah Murray's face and hurled it on the ground," The Sun reports. "He was ordered out of the game."

Orioles pitcher Harvey Haddix in August 1965.
Orioles pitcher Harvey Haddix in August 1965. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

Sept. 18, 1925: Harvey Haddix, a left-hander who ended his major league career with the Orioles in 1965 but who, with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1959, pitched 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves before losing, 1-0, in the 13th.

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