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Jan. 3, 1954: Elizabeth "Toots" Barger of Baltimore wins her ninth Evening Sun women's city duckpin bowling tournament on the Pimlico lanes. Barger, the national champion, wins by 54 pins while Jimmy Dietsch takes the men's crown by 14 pins.
Jan. 1, 1907: "Get in and bet a wad on me," Baltimore's Joe Gans urges boxing fans, before taking the ring and defending his world light heavyweight championship with an eighth-round knockout of Kid Herman in Tonopah, Nev. Before the fight, the 32-year-old Gans receives a telegram from his mother that reads, "Bring home the bacon." A right hook to Herman's jaw earns the champ a $12,000 payday.