O’s, Yanks try, fail to beat storm

Fail­ure to count costs Ravens against Steel­ers

Baltimore Sun - - NFL - By Mike Klinga­man mike.klinga­man@balt­sun.com twit­ter.com/MikeKlinga­man

SEPT. 18, 2003: About 2,000 fans brave the on­set of Hur­ri­cane Is­abel to watch the Ori­oles and New York Yan­kees play at Cam­den Yards. The game, whose sched­ul­ing Yan­kees owner Ge­orge Stein­bren­ner calls “an act of great stu­pid­ity,” is called af­ter five in­nings with the score 1-1.

SEPT. 19, 1999: Bone­headed plays sink the Ravens (0-2) in a 23-20 loss to the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers at PSINet Sta­dium. Three times the Ravens have fewer than 11 men on the field; once, they play nine on a punt re­turn.

SEPT. 20, 1967: In an in­trasquad game at the Civic Cen­ter, Bul­lets rookie Earl Mon­roe wows the an­nounced 4,233, who jump up and down scream­ing, “Earl! Earl! Earl!” at his ball-han­dling an­tics.

SEPT. 18, 1966: In a 38-23 vic­tory at Min­nesota, the Colts’ Johnny Uni­tas throws for four touch­downs against the Vik­ings, break­ing the NFL ca­reer record of 213 set by Y.A. Tit­tle.

SEPT. 18, 1959: Ed­mond­son wins its first-ever foot­ball game, 44-0 over For­est Park. Sam Leishure passes for one touch­down and runs for another.

SEPT. 22, 1939: South­ern-Bal­ti­more up­sets Poly, 12-0, in foot­ball be­fore an an­nounced 7,400 at Mu­nic­i­pal Sta­dium. Tommy Spencer and Bill Clary score for the win­ners, who hold Poly to one first down, on a run by Bob Lumsden.

SEPT. 23, 1933: The Univer­sity of Bal­ti­more de­feats Mont­clair Teach­ers Col­lege, 25-0, in its foot­ball opener at Mu­nic­i­pal Sta­dium. Audie Mills scores two touch­downs.

SEPT. 21,1921: A 3-2 win over the Jersey City Skeeters at home gives the Ori­oles 117 vic­to­ries, break­ing the pro­fes­sion­al­base­ball record of 116 set by the Chicago Cubs in 1906. Tommy Thomas gets the win and drives in the de­cid­ing run for Bal­ti­more’s In­ter­na­tional League cham­pi­ons (117-47).

Birth­day

SEPT. 24, 1940: Curt Mot­ton, Ori­oles out­fielder (1967-1971) and steady pinch hit­ter who was later the team’s first base coach. He died of stom­ach can­cer in 2010.

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