The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Sept. 2-8

Sept. 5, 1997: In the longest nine-inning game in big league history, the first-place Orioles defeat the Yankees in New York, 13-9. Brady Anderson and Geronimo Berroa each get three hits and Rafael Palmeiro hits his 33rd home run in a game that lasts 4 hours, 22 minutes.

Sept. 7, 1985: Seventh-ranked Maryland is upset, 20-18, by No. 19 Penn State before a football crowd of 50,750 at Byrd Stadium. Stan Gelbaugh throws two interceptions and Ramon Paredes misses two fourth-quarter field-goal attempts as the Terps lose to the Nittany Lions for the 21st straight time.

Sept. 8, 1979: Mike Flanagan wins No. 21 — and his seventh straight decision — as the Orioles defeat the Red Sox in Boston, 3-2, increasing their lead in the American League East to 11½ games.

Sept. 5, 1970: A fourth-quarter rally gives the Colts a 20-14 preseason victory over the Detroit Lions in Raleigh, N.C. Ted Hendricks (6 feet 7) blocks a punt and, four plays later, Johnny Unitas throws a touchdown pass to Tom Mitchell to win it for the soon-to-be Super Bowl champions.

Sept. 4, 1969: Consecutive home runs by Frank Robinson, Boog Powell and Brooks Robinson in the ninth inning give the AL East-leading Orioles a 5-4 win over the Tigers in Detroit.

Sept. 5, 1967: After 15 straight losses, Shiralee, a 4-year-old Maryland-bred filly, comes from last place to win the mile feature race at Timonium Race Track.

Sept. 4, 1959: Lenny Moore catches three touchdown passes from Unitas as the world champion Colts defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-21, in a preseason game at the Orange Bowl in Miami.

Sept. 5, 1950: In the Orioles’ 4-3 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs at the Stadium, Bobby Young of Granite plays in his 57th straight errorless game at second base, breaking the International League record of 56 set by Montreal’s Jackie Robinson in 1946.


Sept. 2, 1959: Drungo Hazewood, a 6-3, 210-pound outfielder and the Orioles’ ballyhooed first-round draft pick in 1977. Hazewood hit prodigious homers in the minors but also whiffed often. His big league numbers: five at-bats, four strikeouts and a .000 batting average. Hazewood died of cancer in 2013.

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