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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 29-May 5

Pat Kelly, an Orioles outfielder from 1977 to 1980, is pictured as head of Lifeline Ministries in May 1994. He died of a heart attack in 2005.
Pat Kelly, an Orioles outfielder from 1977 to 1980, is pictured as head of Lifeline Ministries in May 1994. He died of a heart attack in 2005. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

May 1, 1977: Orioles outfielder Pat Kelly, batting .087, hits two home runs — including a walk-off blast in the 10th inning — in a 3-2 victory over the California Angels at Memorial Stadium.

Billy Ray Smith, a Colts defensive lineman from 1961 to 1970, is pictured in January 1969.
Billy Ray Smith, a Colts defensive lineman from 1961 to 1970, is pictured in January 1969. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

May 1, 1966: Led by Colts defensive tackle Billy Ray Smith, grand marshal of the outing, 500 people take part in the Maryland Physical Fitness Commission's annual 6-mile hike through the woods at Oregon Ridge.

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John Miller, an Orioles pitcher from 1962 to 1967, poses during spring training on March 1, 1963.
John Miller, an Orioles pitcher from 1962 to 1967, poses during spring training on March 1, 1963. (Associated Press)

May 3, 1960: John Miller pitches a three-hitter as Edmondson's baseball team defeats Carver, 6-3, at Druid Hill Park. Miller will play five years with the Orioles and earn a World Series ring in 1966.

Sen. Joseph McCarthy the politician, not Senator Joe the horse.
Sen. Joseph McCarthy the politician, not Senator Joe the horse. (Associated Press 1952)

May 5, 1952: Senator Joe, a horse named for Sen. Joseph McCarthy, a Republican from Wisconsin, wins the $10,000 Primary Day Handicap at Pimlico Race Course.

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The 1946 St. Paul's team with coach Howdy Myers at the far right. Billy Hooper is No. 41; Ace Adams is No. 50.
The 1946 St. Paul's team with coach Howdy Myers at the far right. Billy Hooper is No. 41; Ace Adams is No. 50. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

April 30, 1946: Make it 52 consecutive victories for the St. Paul's lacrosse team, a 13-5 winner over previously unbeaten Poly on the losers' field. Ace Adams (four goals), Charley Compton (three) and Billy Hooper (two) lead coach Howdy Myers' Crusaders.

Babe Ruth, top row center, is shown at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys in 1912.
Babe Ruth, top row center, is shown at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys in 1912. (Baltimore Sun photo)

May 3, 1927: New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth conducts the St. Mary's Industrial School band in several musical numbers at a benefit concert at Catholic University in Washington. Ruth, who'll hit 60 home runs this season, attended St. Mary's as a boy.

Babe Ruth's rookie card from 1914 is displayed next to owner-manager Jack Dunn's card.
Babe Ruth's rookie card from 1914 is displayed next to owner-manager Jack Dunn's card. (Jed Kirschbaum / Baltimore Sun 2010)

April 30, 1919: In the aftermath of World War I, Orioles owner Jack Dunn announces that all wounded servicemen — soldiers, sailors and Marines — will be admitted free to the team's International League games this season at Oriole Park.

April 29, 1886: Despite some stupid base-running, the Orioles defeat the Brooklyn Grays, 14-9, in an American Association game at Union Park. With runners on first and second base and none out, Jack Manning singles to right field. On the same play, all three runners get hung up between bases and are tagged out.

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Prankster-pitcher Moe Drabowsky put shaving cream on shortstop Luis Aparicio's cap at the Orioles' 1986 old-timers game.
Prankster-pitcher Moe Drabowsky put shaving cream on shortstop Luis Aparicio's cap at the Orioles' 1986 old-timers game. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

April 29, 1934: Luis Aparicio, Hall of Fame shortstop who starred for the Orioles for five years and who helped them win the 1966 World Series.

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