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

Orioles first baseman Eddie Murray reaches for a foul ball on Opening Day on April 7, 1986, a little more than a month after being named Orioles captain.
Orioles first baseman Eddie Murray reaches for a foul ball on Opening Day on April 7, 1986, a little more than a month after being named Orioles captain. (Baltimore Sun file)

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

George Petrides watches his City football team stretch Oct. 6, 1981. The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Coach of the Year in 1987 and 1991, he led the Knights to five Maryland Scholastic Association championships, two No. 1 seasons and three undefeated seasons.
George Petrides watches his City football team stretch Oct. 6, 1981. The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Coach of the Year in 1987 and 1991, he led the Knights to five Maryland Scholastic Association championships, two No. 1 seasons and three undefeated seasons. (William G. Hotz Sr. / Baltimore Sun)

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.

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Boog Powell hit 36 home runs over two seasons with the Indians before being released and signing with the Dodgers.
Boog Powell hit 36 home runs over two seasons with the Indians before being released and signing with the Dodgers. (Baltimore Sun file 1975)

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.

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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.

Dave Smalley played basketball and baseball for the Midshipmen, coached the men's and women's basketball teams, and worked as assistant athletic director for admissions, then as senior associate athletic director for admissions, academics and compliance.
Dave Smalley played basketball and baseball for the Midshipmen, coached the men's and women's basketball teams, and worked as assistant athletic director for admissions, then as senior associate athletic director for admissions, academics and compliance. (U.S. Naval Academy)

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.

Orioles right fielder Jay Gibbons searches for a fly ball hit in the snow by the Indians' Ellis Burks in the third inning on Opening Day on March 31, 2003, at Camden Yards. The ball fell in for an RBI single and play was stopped for around 15 minutes until skies cleared..
Orioles right fielder Jay Gibbons searches for a fly ball hit in the snow by the Indians' Ellis Burks in the third inning on Opening Day on March 31, 2003, at Camden Yards. The ball fell in for an RBI single and play was stopped for around 15 minutes until skies cleared.. (Roberto Borea / AP)

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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