The day before the Cleveland Browns officially announced, in 1995, that its National Football League franchise would be moving to Baltimore, Stan White dismissed the possibility of such a momentous event taking place.
“I had heard the rumors that the Browns were moving to Baltimore,” said the longtime Cockeysville resident and former Baltimore Colts linebacker. “I thought there was no way that was going to happen.”
Growing up a Browns fan in Kent, Ohio, which is less than 40 miles from Cleveland, added to White’s skepticism about the proposed franchise shift.
He then made a phone call to Browns owner Art Modell, who all but confirmed that the Browns were indeed coming to...