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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Feb. 24-March 2

Feb. 27, 1986: The Orioles name first baseman Eddie Murray, 30, the first official captain in club history.

Feb, 24, 1975: George Petrides is named football coach at City College, replacing Ron Chartrand. Petrides, 27, a 1967 graduate of the school, will coach 40 years with a record of 257-144-1.

Feb. 25, 1975: “I do hate to leave,” slugger Boog Powell says of his trade to Cleveland. Powell, 33, the Orioles all-time home run leader at the time with 303, will play for the Indians’ new manager, Frank Robinson, his teammate on Baltimore’s 1966 and 1970 world champions.

March 1, 1966: The Clippers tie a club single-game scoring record in a 9-1 win over the Providence Reds at the Civic Center. Jean-Marie Cossette scores three goals for Baltimore’s American Hockey League team.

Feb. 29, 1964: Hayes Jones breaks his world mark with a 6.8-second victory in the 60-yard high hurdles in The Sunpapers 18th annual All-Eastern Games at the Civic Center. For Jones, of Detroit, it’s a tuneup for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he’ll win the gold in the 110-meter hurdles.

March 1, 1960: In subfreezing weather, jockey Jack Fieselman rides the last four winners at Bowie Race Track.

March 2, 1957: It’s Navy 58, Army 47 in the rivals’ basketball game at Dahlgren Hall. Dave Smalley’s 10 points and dogged defense leads the Midshipmen; he’ll later coach Navy’s men’s and women’s teams for a combined 22 years.

March 2,1948: In the first round of the Maryland Scholastic Association wrestling tournament, Hugh Arnold of the Maryland School for the Blind pins Gilman’s Danny Baker in a 145-pound match at Poly.

Birthday

March 2, 1977: Jay Gibbons, Orioles outfielder and first baseman. He earned the team’s Most Valuable Player award in 2003 when he hit 23 homers with 100 RBIs and batted .277.

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