This week in Baltimore sports history (April 21-27): Ravens select Terrell Suggs in 2003 NFL draft

Left to right, Ravens owner Art Modell, No. 19 overall pick Kyle Boller, a quarterback out of California, No. 10 overall pick Terrell Suggs, a linebacker out of Arizona State, and general manager Ozzie Newsome pose during a news conference April 27, 2003, in Owings Mills.

April 26, 2003: With the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft, the Ravens take Terrell Suggs, Arizona State linebacker who had an NCAA record 24 sacks as a senior.

Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar, center, accepts congratulations from teammates Eric Davis and Brady Anderson after his third home run of the day. Alomar homered in  the second, fourth and fifth innings and finished with six RBIs.

April 26, 1997: Roberto Alomar hits three home runs at Camden Yards, the first player to do so, as the Orioles defeat the Boston Red Sox, 14-5, before an announced 47,727.

Jill Kaenel is pictured at Pimlico in April 1983. Her brother Jack won the 1982 Preakness aboard Aloma's Ruler.

April 21, 1983: On her 16th birthday, jockey Jill Kaenel wins her first race and twice finishes third while riding on the same card at Pimlico Race Course as her brother Jack, winner of the 1982 Preakness.

Future Hall of Famer Calvin Ripken, pictured in June 1978, the month he was drafted by the Orioles, pitched and played second base and shortstop in high school at Aberdeen.

April 21, 1977: A seventh-inning single robs junior right-hander Calvin Ripken of a perfect game as Aberdeen defeats Edgewood, 5-0. Ripken strikes out 15 and improves his record to 4-1.

Ex-Colts, from left, flanker Willie Richardson, quarterback Johnny Unitas and split end Roy Jefferson watch the team practice in August 1977 at Goucher College.

April 21, 1971: Roy Jefferson, Colts wide receiver, scores a hole-in-one on the 118-yard fifth hole at the Schenley Golf Club in Pittsburgh. Jefferson’s tee shot, with a 9-iron, bounces once on the green and lands in the cup.

Orioles first baseman Boog Powell is pictured in spring training in March 1968 doing something he wasn't called upon to do much during games: bunting.

April 21, 1968: Down to their last out, the Orioles explode for seven runs in the ninth inning to rout the California Angels, 11-4, in Anaheim. Curt Blefary, Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell get run-scoring singles, and Davey Johnson hits a two-run home run.

April 27, 1957: Maryland’s lacrosse team rallies from a three-goal deficit to defeat Navy, 5-4, before an announced 8,500 in Annapolis. Larry McLean (Dundalk) scores twice for the Terps, who get their 29th straight win against a college foe.

After his career as a pitcher,  Eddie Rommel became an umpire, working in the American League from 1938 to 1959. He's pictured here in June 1957.

April 22, 1921: In a baseball showdown of Baltimoreans, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hits a home run off Philadelphia’s Eddie Rommel — but Rommel and the host Athletics win the game, 11-4.

Orioles left-hander Jesse Orosco laughs at a coach during warmups on the first day of spring training in February 1996 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Orosco set the major league record for career pitching appearances while with the Orioles in 1999 and finished with 1,252.


April 21, 1957: Jesse Orosco, Orioles left-handed reliever for five years who, at age 40, went 6-3 with a 2.32 ERA for Baltimore’s 1997 AL East champions.