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The Orioles introduced catcher Charles Johnson and outfielder B.J. Surhoff to the media in December 1998. Johnson was acquired in a trade for reliever Armando Benitez, and Surhoff re-signed as a free agent.
The Orioles introduced catcher Charles Johnson and outfielder B.J. Surhoff to the media in December 1998. Johnson was acquired in a trade for reliever Armando Benitez, and Surhoff re-signed as a free agent. (Elizabeth Malby / Baltimore Sun photo)

June 3, 2000: Make it 19 straight losses for the Orioles in Canada after a 7-4 defeat against the Montreal Expos. Baltimore falls to 23-30 despite B.J. Surhoff, Charles Johnson and Albert Belle all homering by the fourth inning.

Pitcher Dennis Martinez, left, went 108-93 with the Orioles from 1976 to 1986.
Pitcher Dennis Martinez, left, went 108-93 with the Orioles from 1976 to 1986. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun photo 2014)

June 6, 1979: Dennis Martinez, 25, of Nicaragua wins his eighth consecutive game, a four-hit, 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Memorial Stadium. The Orioles (33-21) take first place in the American League East.

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Colts linebacker Stan White gets a kiss from his wife, Patty, on Nov. 17, 1978, upon becoming a lawyer.
Colts linebacker Stan White gets a kiss from his wife, Patty, on Nov. 17, 1978, upon becoming a lawyer. (Ralph L. Robinson / Baltimore Sun photo)

June 8, 1977: Three men are sentenced to prison in Baltimore County Circuit Court on grand larceny charges prepared by Stan White, Colts linebacker and a third-year law student at the University of Baltimore.

Reggie Jackson is pictured in 1966 with Arizona State. The Kansas City Athletics selected him second in the amateur draft behind catcher Steve Chilcott, who went to the New York Mets.
Reggie Jackson is pictured in 1966 with Arizona State. The Kansas City Athletics selected him second in the amateur draft behind catcher Steve Chilcott, who went to the New York Mets. (Baltimore Sun photo)

June 7, 1966: Reggie Jackson, 20, a star outfielder for Johnny’s-Leone’s amateur baseball team in Baltimore last summer, is the No. 2 pick in the baseball draft, selected by the Kansas City Athletics.

June 8, 1963: Lewis Ray, 39, an obscure bowler from Texas, rallies from 242 pins down to win the $20,000 Johnny Unitas Open at Colt Lanes in Towson.

Soccer player Joey Speca in a picture dated Sept. 28, 1961.
Soccer player Joey Speca in a picture dated Sept. 28, 1961. (William H. Mortimer / Baltimore Sun photo)

June 8, 1958: The Los Angeles Kickers defeat Pompei, of Baltimore, 2-1, in overtime, for the U.S. Open soccer championship before more than 4,500 fans at Kirk Field. Joey Speca and Tom Quaranta play well for Pompei.

Former Negro leaguer Ernest Burke demonstrates his pitching technique while speaking to fans at the Babe Ruth Museum on Feb. 9, 2002. Burke died in 2004.
Former Negro leaguer Ernest Burke demonstrates his pitching technique while speaking to fans at the Babe Ruth Museum on Feb. 9, 2002. Burke died in 2004. (André F. Chung / Baltimore Sun photo)

June 4, 1948: Pitcher Ernest Burke handcuffs the New York Black Yankees as the Baltimore Elite Giants coast, 8-0, in a Negro National League game at Bugle Field. Burke, of Havre de Grace, strikes out five and doesn’t allow a hit until the eighth inning.

June 4, 1937: The Orioles sweep a doubleheader from the Jersey City Giants, 6-5 and 4-3, before a crowd of more than 7,000 at Oriole Park. The games are preceded by an air raid drill on the field as anti-aircraft guns fire away in war maneuvers.

Then-New York Yankees infielder Phil Linz keeps his eye on the ball, or is that an egg he's juggling?
Then-New York Yankees infielder Phil Linz keeps his eye on the ball, or is that an egg he's juggling? (Richard Stacks / Baltimore Sun photo 1964)

Birthday

June 4, 1939: Phil Linz, a harmonica-playing infielder from Calvert Hall who played seven years in the major leagues, winning a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1962.

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