Sept. 24, 2000: In a 37-0 home victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens set team records for both fewest yards allowed rushing (4) and passing (90). It’s also the first breakout game for rookie Jamal Lewis, who rushes for 116 yards.
Sept. 24, 1997: “We did it. We went wire-to-wire,” manager Davey Johnson says as the Orioles clinch the American League East with a 9-3 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto. Rafael Palmeiro knocks in four runs for the Orioles, only the sixth major league team in history to lead from the first game to the last.
Sept. 29, 1985: Loyola’s men’s soccer team defeats Syracuse, 2-0, to win the 10th Loyola College Invitational at Curley Field. Joe Barger, a freshman from Fallston, scores both goals for the Greyhounds. Barger will later play for the Blast and be inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.
Sept. 24, 1977: A 22-yard field goal by Randy Bielski (Dulaney) with six seconds remaining gives undefeated Towson State its third victory, 3-0, at Randolph-Macon. The Tigers are ranked No. 6 in Division III.
Sept. 29, 1944: About 2,500 fans see Maryland fall to Hampden-Sydney in football, 12-0, in the first game played under the new lights at Byrd Stadium in College Park. Coach Clarence Spears’ Terps will finish 1-7-1.
Sept. 26, 1925: The Villanova football team, coached by Harry Stuhldreher (former Notre Dame quarterback and one of the legendary “Four Horsemen”) routs Loyola, 33-0, before an announced 3,000 at Baltimore Stadium.
Sept. 24, 1914: Babe Ruth pitches the first-place Providence Grays past the visiting Orioles, 4-2. Ruth, who began the season with Baltimore before his trade to the Boston Red Sox, allows seven hits, strikes out eight and walks four.
Sept. 28, 1896: The Orioles, three-time defending National League champs, defeat a local team in Scranton, Pa., 4-2, before more than 8,000 fans near shortstop Hughie Jennings’ home. Before his first appearance, admirers present Jennings with an opal scarf pin studded with diamonds. Jennings whacks a double but, The Sun reports, “the diamond pin must have dazzled him, for he was caught napping a half-minute later.”
Sept. 23, 1958: Marvin Lewis, football coach of the Cincinnati Bengals who, as defensive coordinator for the Ravens, was an integral part of Baltimore’s Super Bowl championship in the 2000 season.