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This Week in Baltimore Sports History: Anquan Boldin’s record-setting day lifts Ravens over Colts in playoffs

Jan. 6, 2013: Anquan Boldin catches five passes, one for a touchdown, and sets a postseason team record (143 receiving yards) as the Ravens defeat the Indianapolis Colts, 24-9, at M&T Bank Stadium in an AFC wild-card game.

Jan. 7, 2001: Anthony Mitchell returns a deflected field-goal attempt 90 yards for a touchdown and Ray Lewis takes an interception 50 yards for a score as the Ravens upset the Titans, 24-10, in Tennessee in the AFC divisional round.

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Southern High graduate Al Kaline was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 on the first ballot.
Southern High graduate Al Kaline was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 on the first ballot. (Check with Baltimore Sun Photo)

Jan. 9, 1980: Baltimore native Al Kaline (Southern High) is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 22-year veteran outfielder of the Detroit Tigers is the 10th player voted into Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility.

Jan. 10, 1971: A Gus Johnson stuff shot shatters the backboard in Milwaukee, causing a 33-minute delay in an NBA game in which the first-place Bucks rout the Bullets, 151-99. Lew Alcindor (later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) scores 30 for the winners, who set a club single-game scoring record and end Baltimore’s six-game winning streak.

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Jan. 10, 1968: The Bullets’ Johnny Egan and Don Ohl oversleep and arrive eight minutes into the NBA game in Cincinnati as Baltimore falls to the Royals, 133-117.

Jan. 11, 1958: Ken Kave, former Morgan State star, ties the world record in the 60-yard dash with a clocking of 6.1 seconds at the All-Eastern Indoor Track Meet at the 5th Regiment Armory. Kave serves as a medical supply officer at Fort Meade.

Jan. 9, 1948: Maryland’s boxing team defeats South Carolina, 6½ to 1½, before 6,000 fans in College Park. Eddie Reider, the Terps’ captain, scores a knockout at 155 pounds, and Andy “The Sandman” Quattrocchi (130 pounds) registers a TKO.

Jan. 11, 1863: “The ducking season has commenced,” The Sun reports. “The Severn River and its tributaries are alive with canvasbacks, redheads and teals, and sportsmen are having a good time shooting them.”

The local media voted Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson the team’s 2019 Most Valuable Player.
The local media voted Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson the team’s 2019 Most Valuable Player. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun)

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Jan. 7, 1997: Lamar Jackson, the Ravens’ record-setting quarterback.

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