The Sun Remembers: Nov. 18-24

November 18, 2012|By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun

Nov.19, 1991: "The whole season, it just seemed like I couldn't do anything wrong," Cal Ripken Jr. says in winning his second American League Most Valuable Player Award. Ripken (34 home runs, 114 RBIs, .323 batting average) edges slugger Cecil Fielder of the second-place Detroit Tigers. Says Fielder: "I've lost to somebody who played on a sixth-place team. It's a joke, as far as I'm concerned."

Nov. 21, 1977: Eddie Murray, 21, the Orioles' designated hitter and first baseman, takes AL Rookie of the Year honors after a stellar season in which he batted .283 with 27 home runs. Murray is the fourth Oriole to win the award, following Ron Hansen (1960), Curt Blefary (1965) and Al Bumbry (1973).

Nov. 24, 1973: The first Maryland Marathon is won by Vic Nelson, 24, a Naval officer at Bainbridge, who leads all the way to defeat Martins Ande of Nigeria by 500 yards. Nelson, one of 434 starters, completes the course in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 56.6 seconds. The first female finisher is Kathy Switzer, 26, of New York, whose time of 3:10:37 is 21 seconds faster than that of Marilyn Bevans, 24, a teacher at Herring Run Junior High.

Nov. 22, 1964: The Colts defense has 11 sacks in a 24-7 victory over the host Los Angeles Rams. It's the 10th win in 11 games for Baltimore, which clinches the NFL West Division title. When jubilant players throw Carroll Rosenbloom into the shower, the Colts owner emerges saying, "Now I feel like I really belong."

Nov. 18, 1954: The Orioles and New York Yankees complete a 17-player trade that brings catcher Gus Triandos, shortstop Willy Miranda and outfielder Gene Woodling to Baltimore. New York gets pitchers Don Larsen, who'll throw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, and "Bullet" Bob Turley, a favorite of Orioles fans who'll win a Cy Young Award with the Yanks.

Nov. 22, 1946: The Bullets, off to a 5-0 start in the American Basketball League, drop a 48-46 exhibition to the Harlem Globetrotters before nearly 5,000 at the Coliseum on Monroe Street. The winners' Goose Tatum leads all scorers with 14 points. It's the Globetrotters' first Baltimore appearance in 19 years of barnstorming.

Nov. 18, 1937: Johns Hopkins defeats Maryland, 3-0, in soccer at Homewood Field as halfback Bill Briggs scores every goal.

Nov. 23, 1929: An announced 15,000, including Baltimore Mayor William Frederick Broening, braves a bitter snowstorm at the Stadium to see Poly defeat City, 7-0 in the 41st meeting of their football rivalry. Billy McClean's 1-yard plunge wins it for the Engineers, who at halftime roll a guillotine onto the field and decapitate a City player in effigy.


Nov, 21, 1944: Earl Monroe, the flashy Hall of Fame guard who starred for the NBA Bullets from 1967 to 1971.

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