The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Oct. 14-20

Oct. 20, 1985: Top-seeded Pam Shriver of Lutherville defeats defending champion Catarina Lindqvist of Sweden, 6-1, 7-5, to win the $175,000 Grand Prix tennis tournament in West Germany. Shriver, 23, doesn’t lose a set all week and accepts a Porsche instead of cash.

Oct. 15, 1983: “We’re the cardiac kids,” Maryland quarterback Boomer Esiason says after throwing a touchdown pass with 1:15 left to lift the Terps (5-1) past host Wake Forest, 36-33. For the day, Esiason passes for 293 yards and three scores.

Oct. 14, 1970: The Bullets win their NBA season opener, 123-105, over San Diego at the Civic Center as Jack Marin scores 28 and Eddie Miles 20 and Al Tucker 20 each. It’s Baltimore’s 19th win in 20 games all time against the Rockets.

Oct. 17, 1966: By a landslide vote, Orioles slugger Boog Powell is named American League Comeback Player of the Year (34 home runs, 109 RBIs and .287 batting average) for the world champions. “I’d just as soon never win it again,” Powell says.

Oct. 17, 1964: Clarence Scott, a junior fullback, scores twice and rushes for 134 yards as Morgan State wins its fourth straight game, 15-8, over Howard before more than 4,500 rain-soaked fans at Hughes Stadium. Scott will play four years in the pros as a defensive back with the Boston/New England Patriots.

Oct. 16, 1955: More than 6,000 fans pack Friendship (now Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall) Airport to welcome home the Colts after their 38-10 loss to the Bears in Chicago. “It’s wonderful of you to greet us after we have lost,” coach Weeb Ewbank says as the s American football team. They were founded as the Baltimore Colts' Marching Band and cheerleaders perform.

Oct. 20, 1953: At the Coliseum, the Golden Terror and Gene Stanlee wrestle to a draw. “The two collided in mid-ring,” The Sun reports, “and neither was able to gain his feet before the count of 10.”

Oct. 20, 1945: Undefeated Navy wins its fourth straight, 20-6, over Georgia Tech before an announced 54,875 at Baltimore Stadium. Captain Dick Duden takes a blocked punt 29 yards for a touchdown and Clyde Scott scores on a 47-yard interception return.

Birthday

Oct. 14, 1985: Justin Forsett, former Ravens running back who rushed for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014.

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