Ravens’ loss is their worst in an opener; Weaver says he’s done
SEPT. 7, 2003: “I’d be lying if I didn’t say I missed some throws I’ve got to make,” rookie quarterback Kyle Boller says after the Ravens’ 34-15 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Boller is intercepted on his third pass and finishes with a rating of 57.5 as the Ravens suffer their worst season-opening loss.
SEPT. 8, 1986: “We’re three games under .500. I came back here to win it, and I didn’t do it,” Orioles manager Earl Weaver says in announcing his retirement at season’s end. Weaver, 56, led the team to a world championship and four American League pennants before retiring in 1982. He was rehired in June1985.
SEPT. 6, 1980: Scoring a touchdown with six seconds remaining, Morgan State defeats Towson State, 14-10. A1-yard plunge by James Fields wins it for the Bears.
SEPT. 6, 1975: Maryland routs Villanova, 41-0, as sophomore quarterback Mark Mang- es passes for four touchdowns, a school record. It’s the Terps’ first opening-game victory in 10 years.
SEPT. 9,1963: TheBullets, Baltimore’s new NBA team, begin practice at Fort Meade. “There was some heavy puffing when we ran around the football field, but that’ll disappear in time,” coach Bob Leonard says of his club, which will finish 31-49.
SEPT. 8, 1961: Mario Pino, a jockey from Ellicott City whose 6,758 victories are 10th most all time.