May 18, 1988: With manager Frank Robinson hospitalized with back problems, bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks becomes interim manager of the woebegone (6-31) Orioles — and wins his first game, 8-7, over the California Angels at Memorial Stadium.
May 17, 1975: In a major upset, Master Derby wins the 100th Preakness at Pimlico, defeating Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure. At odds of 23-1, Master Derby is the longest shot ever to win the race.
May 17, 1969: A classic stretch run gives Majestic Prince the Preakness — by a head — over Arts and Letters, whom he'd defeated by a neck in the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Bill Hartack, Majestic Prince becomes the only horse ever to leave the Preakness unbeaten (9-0).
May 15, 1964: Orioles rookie Wally Bunker, 19, wins his third straight complete game, a four-hit, 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Memorial Stadium. Bunker will finish 19-5, his best year in the big leagues.
May 16, 1959: Johns Hopkins crushes previously undefeated Maryland in lacrosse, 20-8, at Byrd Stadium. All-Americans Billy Morrill (six goals, four assists) and Mickey Webster (one goal, eight assists) lead the Blue Jays (8-1). The Terps finish 10-1.
May 14, 1949: Give the Preakness — and a track record — to Capot, who edges Palestinian by a head. Second in the Kentucky Derby, Capot will also win the Belmont Stakes under jockey Ted Atkinson.
May 18, 1945: A walk-off RBI single by catcher Roy Campanella gives the Baltimore Elite Giants an 8-7 win over the Newark Eagles and their top pitcher, Don Newcombe, at Bugle Field. Both players will later star for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
May 13, 1939: "Gee, it was swell," jockey George Seabo says after winning the muddy Preakness aboard Challedon, a Maryland-bred and -owned bay colt from Glade Valley Farm in Frederick.
May 14, 1955: PitcherDennis Martinez, who, in more than 10 years with the Orioles, won 108 games — and 245 in all during a 23-year big-league career ending in 1998.