De­spite 23 whiffs, O’s ad­vance

Alo­mar’s homer in 12th beats In­di­ans in Game 4 of ALDS

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

OCT. 5, 1996: De­spite strik­ing out 23 times, the Ori­oles de­feat the In­di­ans, 4-3, in Game 4 of the best-of-five Amer­i­can League Divi­sion Se­ries in Cleve­land to ad­vance to the AL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries against the New York Yan­kees. Roberto Alo­mar’s home run in the 12th in­ning wins the game.

OCT. 3, 1981: Bowie State (1-2) up­sets pre­vi­ously un­beaten Mor­gan State, 7-3, at Hughes Sta­dium. Fresh­man quar­ter­back Arthur Lee scores on a 1-yard run for the Bull­dogs, who hold the Bears to 31 to­tal yards.

OCT. 5,1971: A5-3 win over Oak­land gives the streak­ing Ori­oles a three-game sweep of the A’s to ad­vance to the World Se­ries. Jim Palmer gets the vic­tory, his fourth pen­nant­clinch­ing win for vis­it­ing Bal­ti­more, which has won14 games in a row.

OCT. 6, 1968: Earl Mor­rall throws four touch­down passes as the Colts (4-0) de­feat the Chicago Bears, 28-7, be­fore the 31st straight sell­out crowd at Me­mo­rial Sta­dium.

OCT. 8, 1960: Ro­man Gabriel runs for one touch­down and passes for an­other as un­de­feated North Carolina State edges stub­born Mary­land, 13-10, in Raleigh. The Terps fall to 1-3.

OCT. 8, 1955: Navy wins its third straight foot­ball game, all shutouts, over vis­it­ing Pitts­burgh, 21-0. Quar­ter­back Ge­orge Welsh throws a touch­down pass for the Mid­ship­men.

OCT. 2, 1937: An open­ing-day throng of more than 18,000 floods Lau­rel Race Course, caus­ing traf­fic jams and forc­ing some race­go­ers to park a mile from the track.

OCT. 2, 1920: Golden Glow, a thor­ough­bred stolen from Bowie Race Course last year, is found by de­tec­tives in a Bal­ti­more sta­ble. The $5,000 horse had been rac­ing un­der an as­sumed name.

Birth­day

OCT. 7, 1932: Dick Szy­man­ski, Colts Pro Bowl cen­ter and line­backer who played 13 years here and later served as the team’s gen­eral man­ager.

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