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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for March 11-17

Carl Runk coached the Towson State men's lacrosse team to a 262-161 record.
Carl Runk coached the Towson State men's lacrosse team to a 262-161 record. (Matt Roth / Patuxent Publishing 2007)

March 17, 1990: The Towson State (now Towson University) men’s lacrosse team scores its first-ever victory over Maryland, 8-7, in the mud at Byrd Stadium in College Park. Goalie David Linthicum (13 saves) stars for coach Carl Runk’s Tigers (4-0), who’d lost nine straight times to the Terps.

After tying for the Orioles' lead in wins in 1987, Eric Bell didn't return to the major leagues until 1991.
After tying for the Orioles' lead in wins in 1987, Eric Bell didn't return to the major leagues until 1991. (Jim Mone / Associated Press 1987)

March 12, 1988: Orioles pitcher Eric Bell, who tied for the team lead with 10 wins in 1987, surrenders five home runs in three innings as Baltimore loses its sixth straight exhibition game, 9-3, to the Montreal Expos in Miami. The Orioles will finish 54-107.

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Jack Marin, protecting the ball from the New York Knicks' Willis Reed on March 13, 1969, played for the Bullets from 1966-67 to 1971-72.
Jack Marin, protecting the ball from the New York Knicks' Willis Reed on March 13, 1969, played for the Bullets from 1966-67 to 1971-72. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

March 12, 1972: Playing his 422nd consecutive game for the Bullets, flu-ridden Jack Marin scores 23 points — including the team’s first 15 points of the fourth quarter — as Baltimore defeats the Detroit Pistons, 102-97, in an NBA game in College Park.

Bullets coach Bob Leonard, second from right, chats with four of his players, from left, Billy McGill, Terry Dischinger, Gus Johnson and Mel Peterson on Sept. 4, 1963..
Bullets coach Bob Leonard, second from right, chats with four of his players, from left, Billy McGill, Terry Dischinger, Gus Johnson and Mel Peterson on Sept. 4, 1963.. (William L. LaForce / Baltimore Sun photo)

March 14, 1965: “This isn’t going to help my morale for the rest of the season,” says Gus Johnson, the Bullets’ All-Star forward, who is fined $500 for arriving late for Baltimore’s 143-126 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Civic Center. Johnson says he was stuck in traffic during the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Jockey Howard Grant on April 8, 1958.
Jockey Howard Grant on April 8, 1958. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

March 11, 1959: At Bowie Race Course, jockey Howard Grant rides four winners but barely escapes with his life after falling from his mount while leading the eighth race. Grant, 20, rolls under the inside rail to avoid being trampled.

March 13, 1956: The Maryland Scholastic Association votes, 16-2, to admit two black schools, Dunbar and Carver. Dissenting are Severn and Boys’ Latin.

March 12, 1942: Citing security concerns during World War II, the Naval Academy bars the general public from attending spring sporting events in Annapolis.

Steve Brodie, shown in 1899, played for the Orioles from 1893 to 1896 and in 1898, 1899 and 1901.
Steve Brodie, shown in 1899, played for the Orioles from 1893 to 1896 and in 1898, 1899 and 1901. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

March 15, 1896: The Orioles’ Steve Brodie, eccentric outfielder of the two-time defending National League champions, arrives at the team’s Macon, Ga., training site. Brodie, The Sun reports, “wears a scar on his forehead, the result of a friendly wrestling bout with his pet bear.”

Birthday

March 12, 1892: George Maisel, a Catonsville native and center fielder who played four years in the big leagues. In 1921, he batted .310 for the Chicago Cubs. Maisel died in 1968.

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