The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Oct. 7-13

Oct. 9, 1977: Trailing 28-10, the Colts rally to defeat Miami, 45-28, in a battle of unbeatens. Bert Jones passes for four touchdowns and linebacker Ed Simonini recovers two Dolphins fumbles as Baltimore celebrates “John Unitas Day” at Memorial Stadium.

Oct. 12, 1983: Willard Scott, a colt named for the chubby TV weatherman, wins the $46,400 Virginia Stallion Stakes at Laurel Race Course.

Oct, 11, 1972: Playing its first intercollegiate soccer game, Coppin State defeats D.C. Teachers, 4-0.

Oct. 9, 1954: Navy’s undefeated football team upsets Stanford, 25-0, in Palo Alto, Calif. Ron Beagle and Joe Gattuso score touchdowns for the Sugar Bowl-bound Midshipmen, who throttle Stanford quarterback John Brodie.

Oct. 13, 1951: Maryland routs Georgia, 43-7, on the road for its third straight easy win. Ed Modzelewski and Jack Scarbath score for the unbeaten Terps, who also get an 87-yard touchdown run from Ed Fullerton.

Oct. 11, 1950: In a rowdy roller race contest, New Jersey defeats Baltimore, 21-18, at Carlin’s Iceland. “The girls got a little combative with [Mrs. Moose] Payne and Betsy Clements tangling in unladylike fashion,” The Sun reports.

Oct. 8, 1944: In the longest game (14 innings) in Junior World Series history, the Orioles outlast the Colonels in Louisville, 7-4, in Game 3 of the minor league championship. Howie Moss hits a two-run homer, Felix Mackiewicz knocks in the winning run and pitcher Stan West goes the distance for the Orioles, International League champs who’ll win it all, four games to two.

Oct. 10, 1895: With tooting bands and noisy fireworks, Baltimore holds a triumphant parade for the Orioles, two-time defending National League champions. Forty decorated trolley cars rattle through the city; the one filled with players stops briefly at German and South streets where, The Sun reports, “it was surrounded by a howling, shouting mob, some of the members of which … pushed their way into the car in their anxiety to see the champions.”

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