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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for June 17-23

Maryland's Lou Carter (Arundel) carries the ball in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, 1973. He was named the game's most valuable offensive player. Georgia won, 17-16.
Maryland's Lou Carter (Arundel) carries the ball in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, 1973. He was named the game's most valuable offensive player. Georgia won, 17-16.(Associated Press file)

June 22, 1975: Maryland running back Lou Carter (Arundel) rushes for one touchdown and passes for another as East beats West, 23-21, in the Coaches All-America College Football Game in 90-degree heat in Lubbock, Texas. Carter, named Most Valuable Player, is a third-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders.

The Orioles' Brooks Robinson batted .276 with 18 homers and 94 RBIs in 1970.
The Orioles' Brooks Robinson batted .276 with 18 homers and 94 RBIs in 1970.(Clarence B. Garrett / Baltimore Sun 1970)

June 20, 1970: “It’s gotta be one of my biggest kicks,” the Orioles’ Brooks Robinson says of his 2,000th hit, a three-run home run in the fifth inning that defeats the Washington Senators, 5-4, before an announced 19,876 at Memorial Stadium.

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Calvert Hall swimmer Larry Barbiere is pictured in a photo dated Jan. 9, 1969.
Calvert Hall swimmer Larry Barbiere is pictured in a photo dated Jan. 9, 1969.(William G. Hotz Sr. / Baltimore Sun)

June 21, 1969: Larry Barbiere, star of Calvert Hall’s Maryland Scholastic Association swimming champions, is named to the National Interscholastic All-America team. Barbiere, who placed fourth in the 1968 Olympics in the 100-meter backstroke, will go on to star for Indiana’s NCAA powerhouse.

June 19, 1962: Adora’s Dream, a 3-year-old pacer, wins his 16th race in 18 starts, taking the $10,000 Laurel Invitational Cup at Laurel Raceway.

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Recently traded Orioles pitcher Bob Turley meets in Salisbury with Gene Wharton, a Little Leaguer whose leg was amputated to stop the spread of cancer, in a photo dated Dec. 4, 1954.
Recently traded Orioles pitcher Bob Turley meets in Salisbury with Gene Wharton, a Little Leaguer whose leg was amputated to stop the spread of cancer, in a photo dated Dec. 4, 1954.(Baltimore Sun file)

June 22, 1954: Make it nine straight losses for the woebegone Orioles, who fall, 3-1, in 12 innings to the Boston Red Sox at Memorial Stadium. “Bullet” Bob Turley goes the distance for Baltimore, allowing six hits but walking 11.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt is shown in his box at Belmont Park in May 1988. He died in 1999.
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt is shown in his box at Belmont Park in May 1988. He died in 1999.(Associated Press file)

June 17, 1950: The Maryland Jockey Club drops plans to close aging Pimlico Race Course and transfer its dates to Laurel Park. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II, a member of the board of directors, says the MJC will “give the people of Baltimore what they want” and modernize Pimlico for $750,000.

Vijay Singh, left, greets golf legend Byron Nelson after winning the Byron Nelson Classic on Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Irving, Texas. Nelson, who won 11 consecutive tournaments in 1945, died in 2006..
Vijay Singh, left, greets golf legend Byron Nelson after winning the Byron Nelson Classic on Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Irving, Texas. Nelson, who won 11 consecutive tournaments in 1945, died in 2006..(Kelley Chinn/ KRT)

June 18, 1945: Pro golfers Byron Nelson and Jug McSpaden defeat a pair of soldiers in a best-ball exhibition at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The highlight is an eagle 3 on the 545-yard eighth hole by Nelson who, one month later, wins his second PGA championship.

Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Grove of Lonaconing in Allegany County shows his form in an undated photo. He pitched for the minor league Orioles from 1920 to 1924.
Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Grove of Lonaconing in Allegany County shows his form in an undated photo. He pitched for the minor league Orioles from 1920 to 1924.(Associated Press file)

June 19, 1922: Lefty Grove pitches a five-hitter and strikes out 13 — two short of his International League record — as the first-place Orioles rout the Buffalo Bisons, 11-2, at Oriole Park. It’s their 45th win against 16 losses.

Orioles pitcher Rick Sutcliffe delivers a pitch in 1992. In the first game ever at Camden Yards, he shut out the Indians, allowing five hits and walking one.
Orioles pitcher Rick Sutcliffe delivers a pitch in 1992. In the first game ever at Camden Yards, he shut out the Indians, allowing five hits and walking one.(Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

Birthday

June 21, 1956: Rick Sutcliffe, Orioles right-hander who started and won the first game played at Oriole Park in 1992, a 2-0 shutout of the Cleveland Indians.

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