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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden, left, fights for a fumble with the Jaguars defensive tackle Seth Payne after quarterback Tony Banks was sacked Sept. 10, 2000. Ravens right tackle Harry Swayne recovered the ball. The host Ravens won, 39-36.
Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden, left, fights for a fumble with the Jaguars defensive tackle Seth Payne after quarterback Tony Banks was sacked Sept. 10, 2000. Ravens right tackle Harry Swayne recovered the ball. The host Ravens won, 39-36. (Lloyd Fox / Baltiimore Sun photo)

Aug. 28, 2000: “I’ll continue to do what I’ve been doing. I’ll be me. I won’t change,” Ravens tackle Jonathan Ogden says after signing a six-year, $44 million contract extension, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history.

Jesse Davidson is pictured June 11, 1966. A national champion jockey, he was implicated in a race-fixing scandal at the old Bowie Race Course in the mid-1970s, leading to a 4 1/2 -month stint in federal prison, then was relicensed in Maryland in 1985.
Jesse Davidson is pictured June 11, 1966. A national champion jockey, he was implicated in a race-fixing scandal at the old Bowie Race Course in the mid-1970s, leading to a 4 1/2 -month stint in federal prison, then was relicensed in Maryland in 1985. (Baltimore Sun photo)

Sept. 1, 1970: Jesse Davidson rides four winners at Timonium Race Track. Davidson, 29, was the national jockey champion in 1965, with 319 victories.

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Bailey Howell is shown in a photo illustration dated Nov. 19, 1966. He played for the Bullets from 1964 to 1966 and the Celtics from 1966 to 1970.
Bailey Howell is shown in a photo illustration dated Nov. 19, 1966. He played for the Bullets from 1964 to 1966 and the Celtics from 1966 to 1970. (Baltimore Sun photo)

Sept. 1, 1966: The Bullets swap Bailey Howell, their All-Star forward, to the Boston Celtics for 7-foot center Mel Counts. Howell, 30, will help the Celtics win two NBA titles; Counts spends half a season in Baltimore, averages 6.4 points and 6.2 rebounds, and is traded.

Robin Roberts, bottom left, talks with first baseman Jim Gentile, top left, and third baseman Brooks Robinson after completing a five-game sweep of the Yankees with a five-hitter.
Robin Roberts, bottom left, talks with first baseman Jim Gentile, top left, and third baseman Brooks Robinson after completing a five-game sweep of the Yankees with a five-hitter. (Paul Hutchins / Baltimore Sun photo)

Aug. 26, 1962: A 2-1 victory over New York gives the sixth-place Orioles a five-game sweep of the league-leading Yankees at Memorial Stadium. Robin Roberts, 35, pitches a five-hitter to best Whitey Ford, who surrenders home runs to Brooks Robinson and Jim Gentile.

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Left to right, assistant coach Mike Michalske, quarterback Y.A. Tittle, coach Cecil Isbell and assistant Bill Conkright at Colts training camp in Westminster on Aug. 16, 1949.
Left to right, assistant coach Mike Michalske, quarterback Y.A. Tittle, coach Cecil Isbell and assistant Bill Conkright at Colts training camp in Westminster on Aug. 16, 1949. (William M. Klender / Baltimore Sun photo)

Aug. 27, 1948: The Colts upset the defending champion Cleveland Browns, 21-17, in an All-America Conference preseason game in Toledo, Ohio. Y.A. Tittle passes for two touchdowns and Bernard “Bus” Mertes runs 38 yards for a score for Baltimore, which will finish 7-7 this year.

Joe Hunt, shown as a Navy football player Sept. 14, 1940, was the United States' top-ranked tennis player in 1943. He died Feb. 2, 1945, when his Navy fighter plane crashed during a practice flight off the Florida coast in Daytona Beach.
Joe Hunt, shown as a Navy football player Sept. 14, 1940, was the United States' top-ranked tennis player in 1943. He died Feb. 2, 1945, when his Navy fighter plane crashed during a practice flight off the Florida coast in Daytona Beach. (Check with Baltimore Sun Photo)

Aug. 27, 1939: Joe Hunt, a Navy midshipman, is named to the U.S. Davis Cup team, along with Bobby Riggs and Jack Kramer, to defend its trophy against Australia in September. (The Aussies win, 3-2)

Jack Ogden is pictured in a photo dated Oct, 25, 1924. Ogden pitched for the Orioles from 1920 to 1927, never winning fewer than 17 games in a season. He ended his pro career by pitching one game for the team in 1934.
Jack Ogden is pictured in a photo dated Oct, 25, 1924. Ogden pitched for the Orioles from 1920 to 1927, never winning fewer than 17 games in a season. He ended his pro career by pitching one game for the team in 1934. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Aug. 26, 1921: A 7-6 victory over the Syracuse Stars gives the Orioles their 100th win. Right-hander Jack Ogden goes the distance and will finish 31-8 for Baltimore, which will win the International League with a record of 119-47.

Sept. 1, 1908: R. Noble Wilson, local harness racing driver, collapses as he steps from his sulky after the first race at Timonium. Wilson, proprietor of the Cockeysville Hotel, is pronounced dead of a heart attack.

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Doug DeCinces is pictured June 20, 1978. The Orioles traded him Jan. 28, 1982, to the Angels with left-hander Jeff Schneider for outfielder Dan Ford.
Doug DeCinces is pictured June 20, 1978. The Orioles traded him Jan. 28, 1982, to the Angels with left-hander Jeff Schneider for outfielder Dan Ford. (J. Pat Carter / Baltimore Sun photo)

Birthday

Aug. 29, 1950: Doug DeCinces, who followed Brooks Robinson at third base for the Orioles and played nine years in Baltimore, batting .253.

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