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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Aug. 12-18

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Aug. 12-18
Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is brought down by Ravens outside linebacker Adalius Thomas during the first quarter of a preseason game Aug. 16, 2003, in Atlanta. Vick's right fibula was broken on the play. Vick returned to the lineup Nov. 30. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

Aug. 16, 2003: In the Ravens’ 13-10 preseason victory in Atlanta, linebacker Adalius Thomas tackles Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, breaking the latter’s leg.

The Orioles' Mark McLemore throws to first base to complete a double play Aug. 9, 1994, at Yankee Stadium. The previous season at the same park, he was robbed of a putout in right field run on a Jeffrey Maier-type fan overreach; the play resulted in a home run by Don Mattingly.
The Orioles' Mark McLemore throws to first base to complete a double play Aug. 9, 1994, at Yankee Stadium. The previous season at the same park, he was robbed of a putout in right field run on a Jeffrey Maier-type fan overreach; the play resulted in a home run by Don Mattingly. (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press)

Aug. 15, 1993: New York defeats the Orioles, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium on a home run by Don Mattingly. The ball is caught by a 16-year-old fan who leans over the right-field fence just as Orioles outfielder Mark McLemore leaps for it.

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Vicky Bullett, right, poses Jan. 20, 2008, with Maryland's Crystal Langhorne, who broke her school record for career points. Bullett scored `1,928 from 1986 to 1989. Langhorne finished with 2,247.
Vicky Bullett, right, poses Jan. 20, 2008, with Maryland's Crystal Langhorne, who broke her school record for career points. Bullett scored `1,928 from 1986 to 1989. Langhorne finished with 2,247. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Aug. 18, 1988: Vicky Bullett, Maryland’s star basketball forward, earns a berth on the U.S. Olympic team for the upcoming Summer Games. A 6-foot-3 senior, Bullett will contribute four points and three rebounds in the gold medal-winning game against Yugoslavia.

Bob Vogel, pictured Sept. 17, 1972, played tackle the Colts from 1963 to 1972, making the Pro Bowl five times.
Bob Vogel, pictured Sept. 17, 1972, played tackle the Colts from 1963 to 1972, making the Pro Bowl five times. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Aug. 13, 1976: Former Colts tackle Bob Vogel, 34, surprises a burglar at his home in Havre de Grace at 1:30 a.m. Vogel hangs on despite being beaten with a crowbar and needs 30 stitches to close his wounds.

A big crowd is shown at Memorial Stadium for a mid-August 1964 series between the first-place Orioles and third place Yankees.
A big crowd is shown at Memorial Stadium for a mid-August 1964 series between the first-place Orioles and third place Yankees. (Paul Hutchins / Baltimore Sun photo)

Aug. 14, 1964: Before an announced record baseball crowd (47,424) at Memorial Stadium, the first-place Orioles defeat the New York Yankees, 5-4. A three-run home run by Brooks Robinson helps Baltimore to its 29th win in 37 one-run games.

Former Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, right, tells former Colt Lenny Moore what route to take as they prepare to run a ceremonial final play at Memorial Stadium on Dec. 14, 1997.
Former Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, right, tells former Colt Lenny Moore what route to take as they prepare to run a ceremonial final play at Memorial Stadium on Dec. 14, 1997. (Roberto Borea / Associated Press)

Aug. 12, 1960: Johnny Unitas throws three touchdown passes to Lenny Moore, and Steve Myhra kicks three field goals as the NFL champion Colts defeat the College All-Stars, 32-7, before an announced70,000 at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Maryland Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame driver Marion “Ace” Canupp died in 2016.
Maryland Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame driver Marion “Ace” Canupp died in 2016. (Courtesy of Larry Jendras)

Aug. 16, 1958: Marion “Ace” Canupp of Millersville wins the feature sportsman-modified stock car race at Westport Stadium, taking the lead near the end of the 25-lap event. Canupp will be inducted into the Maryland Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame.

A close up look at a 36-ounce bat used by Babe Ruth, left, during the 1927 season with the New York Yankees. The bat was on display at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City on July 12, 2013.
A close up look at a 36-ounce bat used by Babe Ruth, left, during the 1927 season with the New York Yankees. The bat was on display at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City on July 12, 2013. (Brian Krista / Patuxent Publishing)

Aug. 12, 1927: Despite a two-run home run by Babe Ruth, the International League Orioles defeat the New York Yankees, 8-7, in an exhibition before more than 6,500 fans at Oriole Park. Baltimore wins it by scoring four runs in the ninth, all off Ruth, who pitched that inning.

Gene Brabender, pictured April 1, 1966, was 16-14 with a 3.39 ERA with Orioles from 1966 to 1968.
Gene Brabender, pictured April 1, 1966, was 16-14 with a 3.39 ERA with Orioles from 1966 to 1968. (Baltimore Sun file)
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Aug. 16, 1941: Gene Brabender, strong-armed Orioles pitcher (1966-1968) who was known to bend metal spikes with his bare hands. Brabender died in 1996.

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