June 2, 1973: Frank Urso’s three goals — including the game-winner in the second overtime — lead Maryland past Johns Hopkins, 10-9, in the third NCAA lacrosse tournament before an announced 7,117 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
May 31, 1966: Rookie right-hander Eddie Watt pitches 8 2/3 innings of stellar relief, allowing three hits and one run, as the second-place Orioles defeat the Twins, 14-5, in Minnesota.
May 30, 1959: Deane Beman, 21, of Silver Spring wins the British Amateur golf championship at Royal St George’s Club. Beman, a student at Maryland, is the youngest American ever to win the tournament.
June 2, 1950: The Colts select Art Donovan, a rookie guard from Boston College, in the fourth round of a special dispersal draft of players from teams in the All-America Football Conference that were not absorbed by the NFL.
May 27, 1947: In a tennis exhibition at L’Hirondelle Club, Pauline Betz, 1946 Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion, defeats Sarah Palfrey Cooke, also a former winner of those two classics, 6-2, 8-6.
May 30, 1942: The Maryland Jockey Club grants the American Red Cross use of the clubhouse at Pimlico Race Course for emergency purposes — as a hospital or first-aid station — for the duration of World War II.
May 27, 1913: The Sun reports that Henry “Doc” Gessler, a former major leaguer, played for the Johns Hopkins baseball team and drove in the only run in a recent 1-0 victory over Navy. Gessler, an outfielder who spent eight years in the big leagues, played the college game under the name of Shultz. He attends medical school at Hopkins.
June 2, 1896: Ignoring derisive hoots by Pirates manager Connie Mack, the Orioles’ Arlie Pond pitches a four-hitter to defeat Pittsburgh, 10-3, in a National League game. Mack spends the afternoon dancing up and down in the coaches’ box, shouting, “He can’t get ‘em over!” to no avail.
May 29, 1962: Orioles outfielder Eric Davis, who, while recovering from colon cancer in 1997, hit a lead-extending ninth-inning home run against the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.