The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports, Jan. 7-13

Jan. 7, 2001: The Ravens upset the Tennessee Titans, 24-10, in Nashville to advance to the AFC title game. Rookie Anthony Mitchell races 90 yards with a blocked field-goal attempt for the winning score in the fourth quarter.

Jan. 7, 1969: Sparks fly in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 100-93 NBA win over the Bullets before an announced 8,163 at the Civic Center. Baltimore is assessed six technical fouls in a rowdy game in which three Bullets (Jack Marin, Bob Ferry and Kevin Loughery), trainer Skip Feldman and three fans are ejected. The crowd answers by throwing chocolate bars and pennies onto the court.

Jan. 11, 1967: Orioles outfielder Frank Robinson is named Male Athlete of the Year for 1966 by the Associated Press. Robinson, who won the American League Triple Crown and led Baltimore to a World Series victory, finishes ahead of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax and track star Jim Ryun.

Jan. 13, 1957: Four field goals by the Colts’ Bert Rechichar (41, 42, 44 and 52 yards) earns him the Most Valuable Player award in the NFL Pro Bowl as the Western Conference defeats the Eastern, 19-10. During the regular season, Rechichar hit just three of 13 field-goal attempts.

Jan. 12, 1952: At Maryland, in the third annual Powder Puff Bowl football game, Kappa Delta sorority nips Kappa Kappa Gamma, 7-6. Wearing dungarees and saddle shoes, the winners’ Betty Lee runs 30 yards for a touchdown and passes for the conversion.

Jan. 9, 1948: In a Maryland Scholastic Association ice hockey game, Poly defeats Forest Park, 5-2, at the Sports Centre on North Avenue. Ken Hurst gets three goals and two assists for the Engineers (4-0).

Jan. 8, 1938: St. Paul’s School christens its new $29,000 gymnasium with an 18-15 victory over St. James, of Hagerstown. Howard Smedley scores seven points for the winners.

Jan. 9, 1928: Shy a bantamweight, Navy boxing coach Spike Webb issues a call to all midshipmen. The job goes to Gordon Duvall who, in a tryout with the coach, breaks one of Webb’s ribs.

Birthday

Jan. 12, 1960: Tim Hulett, Orioles utility infielder who, after joining the team late in 1989, drove in 18 runs in the last 33 games as Baltimore nearly won the American League East.

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