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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Aug. 19-25

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Aug. 19-25
Orioles first baseman Eddie Murray, right, makes an appearance with Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer on Aug. 16, 1985. (William Hotz / Baltimore Sun photo)

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.

Rosemary Casals, left, shakes hands with Billie Jean King after winning the grass-court pro event at Baltimore Country Club.
Rosemary Casals, left, shakes hands with Billie Jean King after winning the grass-court pro event at Baltimore Country Club. (Paul Hutchins / Baltimore Sun photo)

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.

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Gus Triandos, pictured Feb. 28, 1961, played for the Orioles from 1955 to 1962, hitting 142 home runs and batting ,249.
Gus Triandos, pictured Feb. 28, 1961, played for the Orioles from 1955 to 1962, hitting 142 home runs and batting ,249. (Joseph A. DiPaola Jr. / Baltimore Sun photo)

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.

Quarterback Johnny Unitas, left, and halfback L.G. Dupre talk on the bench Nov. 13, 1958. Dupre played for the Colts from 1955 to 1959, carrying 356 times for 1,339 yards (3.8 yards a carry).
Quarterback Johnny Unitas, left, and halfback L.G. Dupre talk on the bench Nov. 13, 1958. Dupre played for the Colts from 1955 to 1959, carrying 356 times for 1,339 yards (3.8 yards a carry). (Ellis Malashuk / Baltimore Sun photo)

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.

Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig, pictured in March 1936, played for the Yankees from 1923 to 1939.
Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig, pictured in March 1936, played for the Yankees from 1923 to 1939. (Associated Press)

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.

Henry "Pop" Goddard is pictured Feb. 4, 1930.
Henry "Pop" Goddard is pictured Feb. 4, 1930. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Former heavyweight champion James J. Corbett, above, is remembered best for beating John L. Sullivan.
Former heavyweight champion James J. Corbett, above, is remembered best for beating John L. Sullivan. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Jack Dunn, left, and Ned Hanlon watch Babe Ruth sign his first contract with the Orioles in 1914.
Jack Dunn, left, and Ned Hanlon watch Babe Ruth sign his first contract with the Orioles in 1914. (Baltimore Sun file photo)
Birthday

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.

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