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Rookie kicker Jim O'Brien celebrates his game-winning kick in Super Bowl V for the Colts.
Rookie kicker Jim O'Brien celebrates his game-winning kick in Super Bowl V for the Colts. (Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Dec. 7, 1992: Earl “Papa Bear” Banks, who coached Morgan State’s football team for 14 years and who won the NCAA College Division title in 1966, is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Banks sent more than 40 players to the pros.

Dec. 6, 1988: The heirs of Edward Bennett Williams, who owned the Orioles for nine years until his death in August, sell the team for $70 million to a group led by New York businessman Eli Jacobs.

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Baltimore Orioles owner Eli Jacobs looks toward the outfield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in a 1993 photo.
Baltimore Orioles owner Eli Jacobs looks toward the outfield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in a 1993 photo. (Karl M. Ferron)

Dec. 6, 1970: The Colts’ Jim O’Brien kicks field goals of 45, 44 and 47 yards — despite wind gusts of up to 35 mph — in a 29-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Memorial Stadium.

Dec. 2, 1964: Navy’s basketball team routs Western Maryland (now McDaniel), 104-66, in Annapolis. Gene Parchinski scores 21 for the winners.

Dec. 7, 1959: Morgan State’s Harry Johnson scores 46 points in a 73-72 basketball win over Bowie State at Hurt Gymnasium. Johnson, a 6-foot-4 forward, later serves two tours of duty in Vietnam, receives three bronze stars and becomes the first African American senior manager in World Bank history.

Dec. 5, 1924: Maryland scores a come-from-behind basketball victory over Columbia, 24-23, in overtime in New York. The Terps get a team-high seven points from captain Jack Faber, who’ll go on to coach the school’s lacrosse team to nine national championships.

Dec. 1, 1912: After a 6-0 defeat of Army in Philadelphia, Navy’s football team returns by train and is paraded through the streets of Annapolis, led by its mascot, Billy the goat, in a cart pulled by a mule clad in Army’s colors.

Dec. 3, 1907: Joe Gans, world lightweight boxing champion, is fined $25 in court for speeding in his automobile on Mount Royal Avenue.

A game-changer, Colts star cornerback Bobby Boyd intercepted 57 passes in a nine-season career with Baltimore (1960-1968) -- still a franchise record -- and made the All-Pro first team three times.
A game-changer, Colts star cornerback Bobby Boyd intercepted 57 passes in a nine-season career with Baltimore (1960-1968) -- still a franchise record -- and made the All-Pro first team three times. (Baltimore Sun)

Birthday

Dec. 3, 1937: Bobby Boyd, Colts cornerback who was three times an All-Pro in the 1960s and who retired with 57 interceptions, tied for 13th all-time. Boyd died in 2017.

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