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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for March 4-10

Trent Dilfer throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 10, 2000, the day the Ravens clinched their first playoff berth.
Trent Dilfer throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 10, 2000, the day the Ravens clinched their first playoff berth. (Lloyd Fox / The Baltimore Sun)

March 8, 2000: “I’m a team guy 100 percent,” Trent Dilfer says after signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the Ravens as a backup quarterback. Instead, Dilfer, 28, will take Baltimore to a Super Bowl title.

Johns Hopkins' Matt Panetta tries to keep the ball from North Carolina's Joe Breschi on April 8, 1990.
Johns Hopkins' Matt Panetta tries to keep the ball from North Carolina's Joe Breschi on April 8, 1990. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun photo)

March 4, 1989: In its men’s lacrosse opener, Johns Hopkins defeats No. 1 Syracuse, 14-13, at Homewood Field. The No. 2 Blue Jays get four goals, including the game-winner, from Matt Panetta and stellar defense from Dave Pietramala.

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Cal Ripken Jr. makes a throw from second base during double-play drills in spring training March 4, 1981.
Cal Ripken Jr. makes a throw from second base during double-play drills in spring training March 4, 1981. (Irving Phillips Jr. / The Baltimore Sun)

March 9, 1981: In his first spring training with the Orioles, 20-year-old Cal Ripken Jr. singles twice and steals a base in the team’s first intrasquad game in Miami.

March 8, 1972: A power outage at Bowie Race Course leaves the track dark for more than an hour. Some fans spend the time shooting craps by candlelight.

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Camilo Carreon is pictured April 24, 1966. He played in just four games for the Orioles.
Camilo Carreon is pictured April 24, 1966. He played in just four games for the Orioles. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

March 10, 1966: The Orioles acquire journeyman catcher Camilo Carreon from the Cleveland Indians for minor league outfielder Lou Piniella and $20,000. Carreon hits .222 and retires at season’s end; Piniella plays 18 years in the majors and manages for 23 more, taking the Cincinnati Reds to a world championship in 1990.

West Virginia's Jerry West (44) pivots against William & Mary during the Southern Conference championship game March 8, 1958, in Richmond, Va.
West Virginia's Jerry West (44) pivots against William & Mary during the Southern Conference championship game March 8, 1958, in Richmond, Va. (Associated Press photo)

March 8, 1960: Jerry West leads No. 5 West Virginia past stubborn Navy, 94-86, in the first round of the NCAA East Regionals at Madison Square Garden in New York. West, a basketball All-American, finishes with 34 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Jay Metzler (27 points, 15 rebounds) stars for the Midshipmen.

The Sun's all-star scholastic basketball team on March 15, 1953: City's Kenny Rappoport, Mount Saint Joseph's Jerry Komin, Southern's Al Kaline, Calvert Hall's Bill Ackiss and Towson Catholic's Gene Grimes.
The Sun's all-star scholastic basketball team on March 15, 1953: City's Kenny Rappoport, Mount Saint Joseph's Jerry Komin, Southern's Al Kaline, Calvert Hall's Bill Ackiss and Towson Catholic's Gene Grimes. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

March 7, 1953: Despite 15 points from Al Kaline, Southern’s basketball team loses, 63-52, to Mount Saint Joseph in the Maryland Scholastic Association championship game at Homewood. Jerry Komin leads the Gaels with 16 points, and Gene Nieberlein adds nine.

Spike Webb gets the weight of a young boxer on Jan. 21, 1938.
Spike Webb gets the weight of a young boxer on Jan. 21, 1938. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

March 10, 1928: Navy’s wrestling team, undefeated for nine years in dual meets, beats Syracuse, 6-0, in Annapolis. It’s the 54th consecutive win for coach Spike Webb’s Midshipmen, who get a 20-second TKO from heavyweight W.G. “Moon” Chapple, who breaks his opponent’s nose with his second punch. Later an admiral, Chapple is a hero in World War II.

Morgan State alumnus George Nock, right, is hugged by former classmate Muriel Roberts after the Oct. 12, 2017, unveiling of his 6-foot bronze statues of legendary football coaches Earl Banks, rear, and Eddie Hurt.
Morgan State alumnus George Nock, right, is hugged by former classmate Muriel Roberts after the Oct. 12, 2017, unveiling of his 6-foot bronze statues of legendary football coaches Earl Banks, rear, and Eddie Hurt. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Birthday

March 4, 1946: Baltimore-born George Nock, Morgan State running back who played four years in the NFL and then became a sculptor. Nock’s statues of former Bears football coaches Eddie Hurt and Earl Banks grace the school’s campus.

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