The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for April 7-13

Orioles center fielder Brady Anderson, right, is congratulated by third base coach Sam Perlozzo after homering to right with one out in the ninth against right-hander Pat Mahomes to beat Minnesota on April 13, 1996. It was Anderson's third homer of 1996; he finishes with 50.

April 13, 1996: Trailing 6-1 to the Minnesota Twins, the Orioles storm back to win, 7-6, on Brady Anderson’s walk-off ninth-inning home run at Camden Yards. It’s the ninth win in 10 games for Baltimore, off to its second-best start in club history (the 1966 team went 12-1).

Brooks Robinson, left, and Frank Robinson look toward the Orioles' 1966 world championship flag on Opening Day in 1967 at Memorial Stadium. They combined for two runs and three RBIs in the victory over Minnesota on April 11, 1967.

April 11, 1967: A two-run homer in the first inning by Brooks Robinson sparks the world champion Orioles to a 6-3 Opening Day victory over the Twins before an announced 39,812 at Memorial Stadium. Moe Drabowsky gets the win in relief.

Ben Griswold IV is a partner and chairman of Brown Advisory Inc., a Baltimore-based firm providing asset management and strategic advisory services in the United States and abroad.

April 7, 1956: Ben Griswold IV, a 15-year-old Gilman student, wins the eighth annual S. Lurman Stewart Memorial Point-to-Point race, a 4-miler, at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club meeting.

Howdy Myers coached the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team from 1946 to 1949 and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1971. Myers, who also was a football and basketball coach, died in 1980.

April 8, 1949: Seventy former Johns Hopkins lacrosse players gather at Levering Hall on campus to meet coach Howdy Myers’ current squad. Old-timers include Fritz Stude, Don Kelly, Doug Turnbull and Navy coach Dinty Moore.

Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby is pictured with the Orioles, for whom he had two singles in 27 at-bats in 1938. His major league career ended the previous season.

April 9, 1938: The International League Orioles sign Rogers Hornsby, 41, as third base coach and pinch hitter. Hornsby, who hit .424 (a major league record) with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1924, will play half a season with Baltimore and hit .074. He’ll manage the Orioles in 1939.

Doug Turnbull, who starred for Poly, Johns Hopkins and the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club, was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1962. He died in 1996.

April 11, 1920: Poly’s lacrosse team defeats the University of Pennsylvania, 3-2, at Mount Washington field. One of the Engineers’ goals is scored by Doug Turnbull, who’ll go on to be a four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins.

Wilbert Robinson played for the Orioles from 1890 to 1899 and 1901 and 1902.  He died in 1934 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1945.

April 11, 1901: During the Orioles’ 38-7 rout of the Atlantics, a semipro team, at Baltimore’s American League Park, third baseman John McGraw hits a fly to right field. The ball rolls to the fence where a Great Dane owned by catcher Wilbert Robinson is tied. No one dares retrieve it as McGraw circles the bases. “Robbie declared that he would station the dog at the same spot regularly this summer and make him useful,” The Sun reports.

April 9, 1895: The National League champion Orioles, in Norfolk, Va., for an exhibition game with the Boston Beaneaters, attempt to fly their title flag from the Atlantic Hotel. Before they can do so, Tommy Tucker, Boston’s first baseman, intercepts the flag, “striking the glorious banner savage blows with his fist,” The Sun reports. Orioles players run Tucker off.

Orioles outfielder Mike Devereaux loosens up Feb. 18, 1996, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Devereaux, an Oriole from 1989 to 1994 and in 1996, played for five major league teams but hit 94 of his 105 major league homers with the O's.


April 10, 1963: Outfielder Mike Devereaux, who played seven years with the Orioles and who led the 1992 team with 24 home runs and 107 RBIs.