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The Sun Remembers: Sept. 10-16

Navy running back Napoleon McCallum in an undated photo.
Navy running back Napoleon McCallum in an undated photo. (Baltimore Sun Media Group photo)

Sept. 14, 1985: Delaware's football team stuns Navy, 16-13, in Newark. Rich Gannon, the Blue Hens' quarterback, completes 15 of 19 passes and runs for two touchdowns. Napoleon McCallum rushes for 153 yards and two scores for the Midshipmen.

Earl Weaver laughs as former umpire Marty Springstead motions as if ejecting him during ceremonies honoring Weaver in July 1996. Springstead, who ejected Weaver more than any other umpire, nine times, was on duty the day Weaver forfeited a game in Toronto.
Earl Weaver laughs as former umpire Marty Springstead motions as if ejecting him during ceremonies honoring Weaver in July 1996. Springstead, who ejected Weaver more than any other umpire, nine times, was on duty the day Weaver forfeited a game in Toronto. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Sept. 15, 1977: The second-place Orioles forfeit a game to the Blue Jays, in Toronto, when umpires refuse manager Earl Weaver's demand that they remove the tarpaulin from Toronto's bullpen area in foul ground in left field.

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Ozzie Newsome talks to the media at his Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 1999.
Ozzie Newsome talks to the media at his Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 1999. (Mark Lyons / Getty Images)

Sept. 14, 1974: Third-ranked Alabama edges No. 14 Maryland, 21-16, in football before an announced record crowd of 54,412 at Byrd Stadium. A 19-yard reception by Ozzie Newsome sets up one Crimson Tide touchdown.

Frank Robinson connects for his 500th home run in 1971.
Frank Robinson connects for his 500th home run in 1971. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 13, 1971: "Drink up, because some of you won't be around for my second 500," champagne-sodden Frank Robinson says in the Orioles' clubhouse after hitting his 500th career home run in a 10-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Memorial Stadium. He becomes the 11th player to reach that milestone.

Roger Staubach, left, coach Tom Landry and fellow quarterback Craig Morton are pictured in 1969.
Roger Staubach, left, coach Tom Landry and fellow quarterback Craig Morton are pictured in 1969. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 14, 1969: A 23-7 victory over the Cowboys in Dallas gives the Colts their sixth straight preseason win. Rookie quarterback Roger Staubach (Navy) rushes for 118 yards against Baltimore, but throws four interceptions and is sacked five times.

Ray Brown pictured in 1959.
Ray Brown pictured in 1959. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Sept. 14, 1958: In a prequel to the 1958 NFL title game, the Colts defeat the New York Giants, 27-21, in the preseason before an announced 11,111 at Memorial Stadium — the smallest home crowd to see the Colts since their return to pro football in 1953. Ray Brown returns an interception 66 yards for a touchdown to win the game.

Sept. 16, 1947: Apparently exhausted, a banded racing pigeon flies into the third-floor window of The Sun's cafeteria and takes refuge behind a door. The bird is turned over to the local SPCA.

Sept. 14, 1929: Frederick Hamilton of Cumberland wins the Maryland Horseshoe Pitching Championship at Patterson Park. Hamilton, 18, defeats Melvin Renn, of Scaggsville in Howard County, two games to one, while tossing 25 ringers in 78 tries. He wins a pair of gold horseshoes, presented by The Sun.

Charlie Keller shows off memorabilia in 1960.
Charlie Keller shows off memorabilia in 1960. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

Sept. 12, 1916: Charlie "King Kong" Keller, a five-time All-Star outfielder with the New York Yankees in the 1940s. Keller, from Middletown in Frederick County, died in 1990.

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