2nd shutout in row for Ravens

Rout leaves Terps last in na­tion in scor­ing de­fense

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

OCT. 1, 2000: Matt Stover’s four field goals lead the Ravens (4-1) to a 12-0 win over the Browns in Cleve­land. It’s the sec­ond straight shutout for the Ravens, the first NFL team to do that in 15 years.

SEPT. 25, 1993: A 55-28 foot­ball loss at Vir­ginia Tech leaves Mary­land (0-4) last in the na­tion in scor­ing de­fense, al­low­ing 49.8 points per game.

SEPT. 25, 1983: Storm Davis and Tippy Martinez al­low six hits as the Ori­oles clinch the Amer­i­can League East with a 5-1 win over the Brew­ers in Mil­wau­kee. It’s their 27th vic­tory in 34 games.

SEPT. 28, 1976: The Ori­oles’ Wayne Gar­land wins his 20th game, 7-5 over Mil­wau­kee in 11 in­nings at Memo­rial Sta­dium. Gar­land al­lows 15 hits and throws155 pitches. Brew­ers starter Moose Haas (Franklin) is knocked out in the fourth in­ning.

SEPT. 29, 1964: The Bul­lets de­feat the U.S. Olympic men’s bas­ket­ball team, 72-62, in an exhibition at the Civic Cen­ter. Gus John­son scores 14 points against the Olympians, whose seven first-round NBA draft picks in­clude Joe Cald­well and Jeff Mullins.

SEPT. 28, 1958: In their NFL opener, the Colts rally for two late touch­downs to de­feat the Detroit Lions, 28-15, at Memo­rial Sta­dium. Johnny Uni­tas com­pletes 23 of 43 passes — 10 to Ray­mond Berry, in­clud­ing the go-ahead TD.

SEPT. 27, 1941: One of Navy’s big­gest foot­ball teams — the Mid­ship­men av­er­age 193 pounds — opens with a 34-0 vic­tory over Wil­liam & Mary in An­napo­lis.

SEPT. 30,1923: De­spite a grand slam by Babe Ruth, the Ori­oles, In­ter­na­tional League cham­pi­ons, de­feat the New York Yan­kees, 10-6, in an exhibition at Ori­ole Park. Of Ruth’s hit, The Sun re­ports, “The ball landed on the west side of Green­mount Ave., bounced over a pass­ing street car and bounded along 29th St. un­til an au­to­mo­bile stopped it.”

Birth­day

Sept. 25, 1927: Bill Pelling­ton, hard­nosed line­backer who starred 12 years for the Colts, in­clud­ing the 1958 and 1959 cham­pi­onship teams. He died in 1994.

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