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The Sun Remembers: Sept. 18-24
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Sept. 18, 2003: About 2,000 fans brave the onset of Hurricane Isabel to watch the Orioles and New York Yankees play at Camden Yards. The game, whose scheduling Yankees owner George Steinbrenner calls "an act of great stupidity," is called after five innings with the score 1-1.

Sept. 19, 1999: Bonehead plays sink the Ravens (0-2) in a 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at PSINet Stadium. Three times, the Ravens have fewer than 11 men on the field; once, they play nine on a punt return.

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Sept. 20, 1967: In an intrasquad game at the Civic Center, Bullets rookie Earl Monroe wows the announced crowd of 4,233, who jump up and down screaming, "Earl! Earl! Earl!" at his ball-handling antics.

Sept. 18, 1966: In a 38-23 victory at Minnesota, the Colts' Johnny Unitas throws for four touchdowns against the Vikings, breaking the NFL career record of 213 set by Y.A. Tittle.

Sept. 18, 1959: Edmondson wins its first-ever football game, 44-0 over Forest Park. Sam Leishure passes for one touchdown and runs for another.

Sept. 22, 1939: Southern-Baltimore upsets Poly, 12-0, in football before an announced 7,400 at Municipal Stadium. Tommy Spencer and Bill Clary score for the winners, who hold Poly to one first down on a run by Bob Lumsden.

Sept. 23, 1933: The University of Baltimore defeats Montclair Teachers College, 25-0, in its football opener at Municipal Stadium. Audie Mills scores two touchdowns.

Sept. 21, 1921: A 3-2 win over the Jersey City Skeeters at home gives the Orioles 117 victories, breaking the pro baseball record of 116 set by the Chicago Cubs in 1906. Tommy Thomas gets the win and drives in the deciding run for Baltimore's International League champs (117-47).

Birthday

Sept. 24, 1940: Curt Motton, Orioles outfielder (1967-1971) and steady pinch hitter who was later the team's first base coach. He died of stomach cancer in 2010.

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