Aug. 21, 1985: Despite a 10-run third inning in which the first eight batters reach base, the Orioles must hang on to defeat the Mariners, 11-8, in Seattle. Eddie Murray has three hits and three RBIs.
Aug. 24, 1969: In the men’s final of the Baltimore Country Club grass-court pro tennis tournament, Rod “Rocket” Laver outlasts Pancho Gonzales, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 9-7. In the women’s championship, Rosemary Casals ousts Billie Jean King, 6-3, 6-1.
Aug. 24, 1959: Catcher Gus Triandos gets four hits, including two home runs — one a grand slam — and knocks in seven runs as the Orioles crush the Tigers, 11-0, in Detroit.
Aug. 20, 1955: The Colts rookies rout the Fort Belvoir Engineers, 61-0, before more than 5,000 fans at Westminster High. Raymond Berry and L.G. Dupre each score two touchdowns; the losers fail to cross midfield.
Aug. 20, 1947: Meat Ball, a leggy box turtle owned by Frank Ruzicka, 11, of 2623 E. Madison St. wins the second annual Turtle Derby at the Patterson Park playground.
Aug. 19, 1938: Lou Gehrig and Bill Dickey of the New York Yankees go deep-sea fishing off Ocean City. Gehrig catches a tuna while Dickey’s wife, Violet, lands a 52-pound marlin.
Aug. 24, 1923: The City College football team departs for a two-week training camp in Carmel, N.Y., under the tutelage of athletic director Henry “Pop” Goddard.
Aug. 24, 1896: James J. Corbett, world heavyweight boxing champion, comes to Baltimore to see his younger brother, Joe, an Orioles pitcher. The fighter attends practice, dons an Orioles uniform and practices with the team, playing first base.
Aug. 22, 1857: “Foxy” Ned Hanlon, who managed the Orioles to three National League pennants from 1894 to 1896. Hanlon died in 1937 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, with fellow Orioles manager Earl Weaver, in 1996.