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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Aug. 19-25

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Maryland Sports History for Aug. 19-25

Aug. 21, 1985: Despite a 10-run third inning in which the first eight batters reach base, the Orioles must hang on to defeat the Mariners, 11-8, in Seattle. Eddie Murray has three hits and three RBIs.

Aug. 24, 1969: In the men’s final of the Baltimore Country Club grass-court pro tennis tournament, Rod “Rocket” Laver outlasts Pancho Gonzales, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 9-7. In the women’s championship, Rosemary Casals ousts Billie Jean King, 6-3, 6-1.

Aug. 24, 1959: Catcher Gus Triandos gets four hits, including two home runs — one a grand slam — and knocks in seven...

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