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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for May 20-26

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for May 20-26

May 26, 1979: A bases-loaded single by Lee May in the 16th inning gives the American League East-leading Orioles a 7-5 victory over the Tigers in Detroit. It’s the eighth game-winning hit of the season for May, the AL leader, and Baltimore’s 26th win in its past 32 games.

May 20, 1969: Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom declares the team will not play home games in Baltimore this year unless “significant improvements” are made to Memorial Stadium. Rosenbloom threatens to play in Washington or Philadelphia, but says he will advance the city millions of dollars, without interest, to spruce up the ballpark. The Park Board...

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