The Sun Remembers: June 2-8

President George W. Bush is presented with a football and Ravens jersey by safety Rod Woodson. The team was on hand to accept congratulations for winning Super Bowl XXXV.

June 7, 2001: At the White House, President George W. Bush greets the NFL champion Ravens, who present him with an autographed football and a personalized jersey. "It was cool, man," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa says. "[But] I was depressed that they didn't have the buffet ready."

June 2, 1983: At his first news conference of the year — a rambling, ominous discourse — Colts owner Robert Irsay promises that the team will remain in Baltimore "unless you throw us out. I could pull up 30 vans and be out of here Sunday ... but I haven't done it."


June 7, 1977: Harold Baines, 18, a hard-hitting outfielder from St. Michaels, goes to the Chicago White Sox as the first player taken in baseball's free-agent draft. He'll play 22 years in the majors. The Orioles select outfielder Drungo Hazewood, who'll bat five times for the Birds with four strikeouts.

June 2, 1973: Trailing 5-2 at halftime, Maryland's lacrosse team storms back to defeat Johns Hopkins, 10-9, in double overtime for the NCAA men's championship. Frank Urso's third goal is the game-winner for the Terps (14-1).


June 3, 1965: In a stellar trade, the Colts send reserve running back Joe Don Looney to the Detroit Lions for Dennis Gaubatz, who'll call defensive signals as Baltimore's middle linebacker for five winning seasons.

June 5, 1963: New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle breaks his foot during a 4-3 victory over the first-place Orioles. When the news is announced to the crowd, a roar goes up at Memorial Stadium. "I can't believe what I heard," Yankees third baseman Clete Boyer says. "To cheer a player's injury, that's too much."

June 7, 1957: Jim Brown, Syracuse's All America football star, scores five goals for the North team in a 14-10 victory over the South in the 16th annual college lacrosse all-star game at Homewood Field. Al Cosgrove (Baltimore U.) scores seven times for the losers.

June 6, 1954: Orioles manager Jimmie Dykes is ejected from both games of a road doubleheader split against the Yankees by the same umpire (Ed Hurley).


June 5, 1925: Art Donovan, the Colts' Hall of Fame defensive tackle and storyteller.