July 7, 1979: Joe Gilliam passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns as the visiting Baltimore Eagles defeat the Pittsburgh Colts, 22-0, in a preseason semipro football game. Gilliam, a former Pittsburgh Steeler, hits Dan Bungori and Frank Russell, who both starred at Maryland, for scores.
July 7, 1971: Pat Dobson (9-4) wins his sixth straight game as the Orioles defeat the Washington Senators, 4-0, at Memorial Stadium. Acquired in the offseason, Dobson, 29, will finish 20-8 for the American League champions — his first winning season in the majors.
July 7, 1964: The 35th All-Star Game at Shea Stadium in New York is a showcase for the Orioles’ Brooks Robinson. Playing the whole game, the 27-year-old third baseman slashes a two-run triple and a single, while making stellar plays in the field to retire National League stars Orlando Cepeda and Willie Mays. Still, the American League loses, 7-4.
July 7, 1959: At the Coliseum, the wrestling team of Haystacks Calhoun, “Handsome” Johnny Barend and Donn Levin wins a best-of-three falls match from The Zebra Kid, Tokyo Joe and Mighty Jumbo.
July 5, 1940: Holman Williams, a black welterweight boxer from Detroit, wins a 10-round decision from Milo Theodorescu of Romania at the Coliseum. Afterward, to the crowd’s surprise, the loser goes to Williams’ corner and respectfully kisses him on the forehead.
July 3, 1919: When Orioles third baseman Otis Lawry is ejected from the game, owner-manager Jack Dunn, 46, plays the last four innings himself in a 7-6 International League win over the Coal Barons in Reading, Pa.
Baseball player Boileryard Clark - How'd he get the nickname? Explained in his obit http://t.co/Y8kb45YyOH He had a loud voice. Oh. Huh?
July 6, 1896: After blowing a 9-1 lead, the Orioles rally from a 12-9 deficit to defeat the Chicago Colts, 14-13, in a National League game. With two outs in the ninth inning and the bases loaded, catcher Bill “Boileryard” Clarke hits an 0-2 pitch for a triple to win it.
July 4, 1876: More than 25,000 people converge on Patterson Park — some as early as 4 a.m. — to picnic, play croquet and boat on the lake to celebrate the nation’s centennial.
July 6, 1938: Barry Shetrone (Southern), an Orioles outfielder from 1959 through 1962 who hit .209. He died in 2001.