August 26, 2012
Sept. 1, 1996: Quarterback Vinny Testaverde pumps his fist and an announced record football crowd (64,124) at Memorial Stadium whoops it up as the fledgling Ravens win their opener, 19-14 over the Oakland Raiders. "To come from behind, in front of a full house, it probably doesn't get much better than this," says Ted Marchibroda, coach of the first-year team. "It's a shame we have to play 15 more. " Sept. 1, 1978: Orioles right-hander Sammy Stewart sets a record for a pitcher in his major league debut by striking out seven consecutive batters in a 9-3 victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox. "I wouldn't know how to rate it, but it feels good," says Stewart, whose mark is equaled in 2010 by the Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg.
June 20, 2012
The Orioles have blown open the game, scoring five runs in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals, when the sound of dreadfully catchy strings in Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" creeps out of the Camden Yards P.A. Energized by the team's performance, an upper deck packed with high school and college students shrieks with excitement as fans sing along to the tune. Exams are over, pools are open and summer is underway. And while many college students have bidden friends and college campuses adieu for a few months, a weekend night in Baltimore still offers activities for late teens and 20-somethings from around the state.
December 9, 1990
BaseballKansas City Royals -- Signed P Andy McGaffigan (4-3, 3.09 ERA) to a one-year contract with Class AAA Omaha.
October 24, 1991
BASEBALL American League * Kansas City Royals -- Claimed Russel Meacham (pitcher) off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.National League * Los Angeles Dodgers -- Exercised its option on Bob Ojeda (pitcher) for the 1992 season.
November 4, 1990
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. -- Bo likes to cook cabbage and prizes his recipes for cornbread, biscuits and catfish. He plays a mean game of hide-and-seek, hates to give autographs when he is with his family, and loves toy stores."
December 19, 1991
BASEBALL * Major League Baseball -- Named Rick Dudley director of corporate sponsorship.American League * Kansas City Royals -- Named Bobby Meacham, manager, of Eugene of the Northwest League, and Tom Poquette (manager) of Appleton of the Midwest League.* Seattle Mariners -- Named Bob Hartsfield (manager) of Jacksonville of the Southern League.* Texas Rangers -- Fired Bill Zeigler (trainer).
April 15, 1992
BASEBALL American League* BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Placed Glenn Davis, first baseman, on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7. Recalled Luis Mercedes, outfielder, from Rochester of the International League.* KANSAS CITY ROYALS -- Placed Luis Aquino, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled Rusty Meacham, pitcher, from Omaha of the American Association.* MINNESOTA TWINS -- Activated Mike Pagliarulo, third baseman, from the 15-day disabled list. Sent Luis Quinones, infielder, outright to Portland of the Pacific Coast League.
June 6, 1993
BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Placed P Marvin Freeman on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Mark Wohlers from Triple-A Richmond.Kansas City Royals -- Placed IF Keith Miller on the 15-day DL with a partial tear of the ligament in his left thumb.FootballMiami Dolphins -- Signed free-agent defensive tackle Mike Golic of the Philadelphia Eagles to a two-year, $1.4 million contract.