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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Dec. 10-16

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Dec. 10-16
The Orioles' Cal Ripken, left, jokes in March 1997 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with Mike Bordick, who replaced him at shortstop. Ripken moved to third base. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Dec. 12, 1996: The Orioles sign free-agent shortstop Mike Bordick, ending Cal Ripken Jr.’s reign at that position after 15-plus years. Ripken, 36, will play mostly third base for the last five seasons of his career.

Dec. 14, 1976: Jockey Bryan Fann, 27, rides five winners at Laurel Race Course, one in the featured eighth race in which Chesapeake Bugeye breaks last from the gate but wins by 7 lengths.

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Bullets general manager Jerry Krause, bottom, Walt Bellamy, top left, Don Kojis, top center, and Bill McGill in October 1963.
Bullets general manager Jerry Krause, bottom, Walt Bellamy, top left, Don Kojis, top center, and Bill McGill in October 1963. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Dec. 16, 1964: Three Civic Center records fall as the Bullets rout the Philadelphia 76ers, 140-120, before an announced 2,189 in an NBA game. Baltimore scores 47 points in the first quarter and 77 points by halftime. The 260 points scored by both teams is also a house mark. Walt Bellamy’s 37 points lead the Bullets.

The Colts' Gary Kerkorian in October 1956.
The Colts' Gary Kerkorian in October 1956. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Dec. 11, 1954: The Colts’ Gary Kerkorian misses four field-goal attempts of 14 to 32 yards in a season-ending 10-7 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco. Coach Weeb Ewbank defends using Kerkorian, even though Baltimore’s other kicker, Bert Rechichar, had made a 56-yard field goal, for an NFL record, the year before.

Price Colvin, a Mount Saint Joseph alumnus, played basketball and tennis at Loyola College.
Price Colvin, a Mount Saint Joseph alumnus, played basketball and tennis at Loyola College. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Dec. 11, 1934: With its new mascots — two four-legged Greyhounds — watching from courtside, the Loyola College basketball team defeats Randolph-Macon, 52-26, at Evergreen. Will Ferrarini scores 15 points and Price Colvin 13.

Dec. 16, 1922: Gilman’s soccer team defeats the Princeton freshmen, 2-1, on the losers’ campus in New Jersey. Jake Slagle scores the winning goal. He’ll go on to star as an All-America back on Princeton’s football team.

Dec. 14, 1918: Running in a misty drizzle, Edwin Schmidt of Mount Washington wins a 10-mile “marathon” over slick Baltimore streets in 64 minutes. Eight runners compete in the event, which starts and ends at the Clifton Park Mansion.

Dec. 14, 1907: Navy plays its first basketball game, a 58-12 victory over the Corcoran Cadet Corps of Washington at the Annapolis Armory. “Captain [Arnold] Vanderhoof started the scoring by a prettily shot goal a few minutes after play began,” The Sun reports. Vanderhoof finishes with 16 points.

Former Terps kicker Jess Atkinson edits video content in July 2007 for a future episode of "Terrapins Rising" tv show about the football team. On the screen are coach, Ralph Friedgen, left, and quarterback Jordan Steff.
Former Terps kicker Jess Atkinson edits video content in July 2007 for a future episode of "Terrapins Rising" tv show about the football team. On the screen are coach, Ralph Friedgen, left, and quarterback Jordan Steff. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)

Birthday

Dec. 11, 1961: Jess Atkinson, former Maryland kicker who tied for the Atlantic Coast Conference lead in 1981 with 12 field goals and who played four years in the NFL.

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