June 30, 1997: Cal Ripken hits a grand slam and Mike Mussina wins his 100th game as the Orioles defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-1, at Camden Yards.
June 30, 1988: “I felt naked out there,” Lutherville’s Pam Shriver, 26, says after losing in the semifinals at Wimbledon for the second straight year to top-seeded Steffi Graf, 6-1, 6-2.
June 30, 1978: Elise Burgin, of Pikesville, defends her title in the 16-and-under Middle Atlantic Lawn Tennis Association Junior Outdoor Championships, 6-1, 6-4, over Diane Sawyer of Bethesda. Burgin will go on to a No. 7 world ranking in women’s doubles in 1987.
July 5, 1970: His third shutout of the season gives Jim Palmer a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Memorial Stadium. Palmer, 24, wins his 12th game on a three-hitter while running his scoreless streak to 18 consecutive innings.
July 2, 1961: A grand slam by “Diamond” Jim Gentile — his third of the year — helps the Orioles past Detroit, 6-3, at Memorial Stadium. Gentile’s 21st home run gives the first baseman 76 RBIs, tops in the major leagues.
July 4, 1953: At Westport Stadium, a season-high 7,300 fans see Baltimore’s Bob Whay defeat Peewee Pobletts, of Randallstown, in the 50-lap feature stock car race on the 1/5-mile clay oval.
July 5, 1948: The Baltimore Elite Giants capture the first-half title of the Negro National League, routing the runner-up Homestead Greys, 18-6, at Bugle Field. Outfielder Lester (Buck) Lockett goes 5-for-5 for the winners.
June 30, 1942: Tommy Byrne (City College) pitches the Newark Bears past the Orioles, 12-4, in an International League game at Oriole Park. Byrne, who walks 12 and strikes out 11, will pitch 13 years in the majors, mostly with the New York Yankees.
July 2, 1924: Charley Winner, assistant coach for the Baltimore Colts from 1954 through 1965. He turns 94 this year.