Orioles manager Frank Robinson helps 13-year-old Daryl Wise of Severna Park put on Butch Davis' jersey on Shirts Off Our Back Nights at Memorial Stadium in 1988.
Orioles manager Frank Robinson helps 13-year-old Daryl Wise of Severna Park put on Butch Davis' jersey on Shirts Off Our Back Nights at Memorial Stadium in 1988. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)

Sept. 29, 1988: After their final home game, a 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees, the Orioles (54-104) peel off their jerseys, which are presented to fans in what is billed as "Shirts Off Our Back Night."

Ken Singleton in 1979.
Ken Singleton in 1979. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 25, 1983: "We've got the best fans in baseball," the Orioles' Ken Singleton tells a joyous crowd of about 5,000 fans who greet the team at Baltimore-Washington International Airport after a 5-1 American League East-clinching win over the Milwaukee Brewers. "Pretty soon," Singleton says, "we'll try to give you the best team in baseball."

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Maryland's Steve Atkins in October 1978.
Maryland's Steve Atkins in October 1978. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 30, 1978: Maryland defeats Kentucky, 20-3, in football at Byrd Stadium. Steve Atkins rushes for 153 yards and a touchdown for the Terps, who'll go 9-2 before losing to Texas in the Sun Bowl, 42-0.

Heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, left, performs with The Knockouts in March 1971 in New York.
Heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, left, performs with The Knockouts in March 1971 in New York. (Associated Press)

Sept. 24, 1971: At the Baltimore City Fair, a crowd of 15,000 jams Hopkins Plaza to hear a free concert by Joe Frazier and the Knockouts, featuring the world heavyweight boxing champion.

Navy's Joe Bellino in 1960
Navy's Joe Bellino in 1960 (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 24, 1960: Joe Bellino rushes for two touchdowns as Navy routs Villanova, 41-7, in Annapolis before President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who flies by helicopter to see the game.

Don Shula, top, and Johnny Unitas in July 1964.
Don Shula, top, and Johnny Unitas in July 1964. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 29, 1957: Johnny Unitas passes for four touchdowns as the Colts defeat the Detroit Lions, 34-14, in their opener at Memorial Stadium. Afterward, players present the game ball to Don Shula, a six-year veteran defensive back who was Baltimore's final roster cut.

Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro gesticulates at the AL meetings in September 1953. Clarence Miles, left, head of the syndicate that bought 80 percent interest in the Browns, appears with AL president Bill Harridge, second left, and Browns owner Bill Veeck.
Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro gesticulates at the AL meetings in September 1953. Clarence Miles, left, head of the syndicate that bought 80 percent interest in the Browns, appears with AL president Bill Harridge, second left, and Browns owner Bill Veeck. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 29, 1953: AL owners vote 8-0 to move the St. Louis Browns to Baltimore for the 1954 season. The city celebrates the Orioles' return to the major leagues after a 51-year drought.

Sept. 29, 1902: The last-place Orioles lose their final game of the AL season, 9-5, to the Boston Americans before an announced 138 at Oriole Park. "Not a man broke down, but ah! How often is a heavy heart hidden behind a calm exterior," The Sun reports. The franchise moves to New York in 1903.

The Ravens' O.J. Brigance tackles the Giants' Ron Dixon after a punt return at the January 2001 Super Bowl. to/Doug Kapustin
The Ravens' O.J. Brigance tackles the Giants' Ron Dixon after a punt return at the January 2001 Super Bowl. to/Doug Kapustin (Doug Kapustin/Baltimore Sun)

Birthday

Sept. 29, 1969: O.J. Brigance, the Ravens’ senior advisor to player engagement and the only player to win both a Super Bowl title (Ravens) and a Canadian Football League championship (Stallions) for teams in the same city.

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