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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for May 6-12

Jimmy Key delivers a pitch for the Orioles against the New York Yankees on June 3, 1997. He finished the season 16-10 with a 3.43 ERA.
Jimmy Key delivers a pitch for the Orioles against the New York Yankees on June 3, 1997. He finished the season 16-10 with a 3.43 ERA. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun photo)

May 12, 1997: Undefeated Jimmy Key and the Orioles defeat the Athletics in Oakland, 5-1. It's the seventh straight win for Key, who leads the major leagues in victories.

Richie Meade in a photo dated April 30, 1982.
Richie Meade in a photo dated April 30, 1982. (Clarence B. Garrett / Baltimore Sun photo)

May 8. 1982: The University of Baltimore lacrosse team wins its 11th straight game, 18-12, over Loyola. Mike Santimays scores five goals for the Bees, coached by Richie Meade.

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Mike Collier, right, receives an award from Edmondson principal Harris Ashby in a photo dated March 20, 1976.
Mike Collier, right, receives an award from Edmondson principal Harris Ashby in a photo dated March 20, 1976. (Weyman Swagger / Baltimore Sun photo)

May 10, 1971: Edmondson's track-and-field team routs City, 85-47, dealing the Knights their first loss after 124 consecutive dual meet wins over 15 years. Edmondson's Mike Collier wins the 100-yard dash in 10 seconds flat; he'll go on to play in the NFL and help the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl at the end of the 1975 season.

Hereford Middle School eighth-grader Payton Patrick, 13, of Sparks stands near her grandfather, Dave Patrick of Chevy Chase, after winning a cross-country meet at Cockeysville Middle School on Nov. 2, 2016.
Hereford Middle School eighth-grader Payton Patrick, 13, of Sparks stands near her grandfather, Dave Patrick of Chevy Chase, after winning a cross-country meet at Cockeysville Middle School on Nov. 2, 2016. (Steve Ruark / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

May 8, 1964: Led by Charlie Messenger, Kenwood wins the Baltimore County track-and-field championship. Messenger wins both the mile and 2-mile runs, while teammate Dave Patrick withdraws during the mile run with a leg injury. Four years later, both runners help Villanova set a world indoor record (7 minutes, 23.8 seconds) in the 2-mile relay.

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Seton Keough coach P.J. Kesmodel talks with players during halftime of an 11-5 win at Park on April 5, 2002.
Seton Keough coach P.J. Kesmodel talks with players during halftime of an 11-5 win at Park on April 5, 2002. (Sam Friedman / Patuxent Publishing)

May 10, 1960: For the first time in 24 years, Severn defeats previously unbeaten St. Paul's in lacrosse, 3-2, holding the Crusaders scoreless for three periods. P.J. Kesmodel, Bob Heaton and Fred Weiss score for the winners.

Orioles right-hander George Zuverink was the American League's top fireman in 1956, leading the league in games pitched (62), games finished (40) and saves (16).
Orioles right-hander George Zuverink was the American League's top fireman in 1956, leading the league in games pitched (62), games finished (40) and saves (16). (Ellis Malashuk / Baltimore Sun photo)

May 6, 1956: George Zuverink saves both games as the Orioles sweep a doubleheader from the Detroit Tigers, 6-2 and 4-3, at Memorial Stadium. Zuverink will lead the American League in saves (16) and appearances (62) this year.

Art Bragg, shown in an undated photo, competed in the 100 meters at the 1952 Olympics despite a hamstring injury.
Art Bragg, shown in an undated photo, competed in the 100 meters at the 1952 Olympics despite a hamstring injury. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

May 9, 1953: Art Bragg, a 1952 Olympian competing for Morgan State, wins the 100-yard dash in a conference-record-tying 9.5 seconds in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association track and field championships at Morgan.

Former Oriole Fritz Maisel is pictured March 19, 1959.
Former Oriole Fritz Maisel is pictured March 19, 1959. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

May 9, 1922: The first-place Orioles hit five home runs and four doubles in a 14-6 win over the Stars in Syracuse. Fritz Maisel, Jack Bentley, Tommy Thomas, Otis Lawry and Wickey McAvoy homer for Baltimore's three-time defending International League champs.

Hall of Fame first baseman Dan Brouthers played for the Orioles in 1894 and 1895.
Hall of Fame first baseman Dan Brouthers played for the Orioles in 1894 and 1895. (Courtesy of Baseball Hall of Fame)

Birthday

May 8, 1858: Dan Brouthers, a strapping and mustachioed Hall of Fame first baseman for the 1894 Orioles, National League champions. Brouthers led Baltimore with nine home runs and 128 RBIs while batting .347. He died in 1932.

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