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The Sun remembers this week in Baltimore sports: Sept. 4-10

This week in Baltimore sports history includes Earl Weaver announcing his retirement 30 years ago.

Sept. 7, 2003: "I'd be lying if I didn't say I missed some throws I've got to make," rookie quarterback Kyle Boller says after the Ravens' 34-15 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Boller is intercepted on his third pass and finishes with a rating of 57.5 as the Ravens suffer their worst season-opening loss.

Sept. 8, 1986: "We're three games under .500. I came back here to win it, and I didn't do it," Orioles manager Earl Weaver says in announcing his retirement at season's end. Weaver, 56, led the team to a world championship and four American League pennants before retiring in 1982. He was rehired in June 1985 by owner Edward Bennett Williams.

Sept. 6, 1980: Scoring a touchdown with six seconds remaining, Morgan State defeats Towson State, 14-10. A 1-yard plunge by James Fields wins it for the Bears.

Sept. 6, 1975: Maryland routs Villanova, 41-0, as sophomore quarterback Mark Manges passes for four touchdowns, a school record. It's the Terps' first opening-game victory in 10 years.

Sept. 9, 1963: The Bullets, Baltimore's new NBA team, begin practice at Fort Meade. "There was some heavy puffing when we ran around the football field, but that'll disappear in time," coach Bob Leonard says of his club, which will finish 31-49.

Sept. 5, 1959: Hitting the bull's-eye 200 straight times, John Dalton, an All-America skeet shooter from Chevy Chase, wins the weekly competition at the Oriole Gun Club in Baltimore.

Sept. 4, 1957: Making his second big league start, Orioles right-hander Jerry Walker, 18, pitches a four-hitter to defeat the Washington Senators, 1-0, in 10 innings at Memorial Stadium.

Sept. 9, 1947: A body slam nine minutes into the wrestling match gives Primo Carnera, onetime world heavyweight boxing champion, a victory over Wladyslaw Talun at the Coliseum.

Birthday

Sept. 8, 1961: Mario Pino, a jockey from Ellicott City whose 6,758 victories are 10th most all time.

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