Orioles coach Elrod Hendricks and Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson are pictured March 5, 2005, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Seventeen years earlier, Hendricks filled in as Orioles manager for an ailing Robinson and helmed a rare win for a struggling team.
Orioles coach Elrod Hendricks and Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson are pictured March 5, 2005, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Seventeen years earlier, Hendricks filled in as Orioles manager for an ailing Robinson and helmed a rare win for a struggling team. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

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.

Master Derby (background) outcharges Foolish Pleasure to the finish line.
Master Derby (background) outcharges Foolish Pleasure to the finish line. (George H. Cook / The Baltimore Sun)

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.

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Bill Hartack (5 on sleeve) stands up in the stirrups after Majestic Prince crosses the finish line first in the Preakness. Braulio Baeza on Arts and Letters, second from left, is still driving his mount.
Bill Hartack (5 on sleeve) stands up in the stirrups after Majestic Prince crosses the finish line first in the Preakness. Braulio Baeza on Arts and Letters, second from left, is still driving his mount. (William L. LaForce Jr. / Baltimore Sun photo)

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).

Orioles rookie Wally Bunker, left, chats with Jim Palmer on April 16, 1964. Palmer would pitch his first major league game the next season.
Orioles rookie Wally Bunker, left, chats with Jim Palmer on April 16, 1964. Palmer would pitch his first major league game the next season. (Associated Press)

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.

Lacrosse player Billy Morrill in a photo dated April 1, 1960.
Lacrosse player Billy Morrill in a photo dated April 1, 1960. (Frank Gardina / Baltimore Sun photo)

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.

Capot in a picture dated May 12, 1949.
Capot in a picture dated May 12, 1949. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

From left, the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson, Cleveland Indians' Larry Doby, Dodgers' Don Newcombe, Indians' Luke Easter and Dodgers' Roy Campanella pose at Ebbets Field on July 24, 1950.
From left, the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson, Cleveland Indians' Larry Doby, Dodgers' Don Newcombe, Indians' Luke Easter and Dodgers' Roy Campanella pose at Ebbets Field on July 24, 1950. (Associated Press)

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.

Challedon trainer Louis J. Schaefer, breeder and owner William L. Brann, Baltimore Mayor Howard W. Jackson, Maryland Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor and jockey George Seabo.
Challedon trainer Louis J. Schaefer, breeder and owner William L. Brann, Baltimore Mayor Howard W. Jackson, Maryland Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor and jockey George Seabo. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Former pitcher Dennis Martinez appears at an event Aug. 8, 2014, celebrating the Orioles' 60th anniversary.
Former pitcher Dennis Martinez appears at an event Aug. 8, 2014, celebrating the Orioles' 60th anniversary. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

Birthday

May 14, 1955: Pitcher Dennis 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.

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