July 7, 2001:
July 6, 1983: Dick Edell becomes the seventh men's lacrosse coach in
July 6, 1976: Betty Lang, a Howard County high school coach for 35 years, retires after a remarkable career in which her field hockey, basketball and softball teams won 89 percent of their games and 67 county championships. "I had good material to work with ... and lots of luck," says Lang, who coached 54 undefeated teams and finished with a won-lost record of 1,348-172.
July 4, 1944: Set ablaze by a cigarette stub, 30-year-old Oriole Park burns to the ground within an hour. The eight-alarm fire quickly envelops the wooden structure at Greenmount and 29th Street, destroying all of the equipment and most of the uniforms of the International League's first-place team. The Orioles move to Municipal (later Memorial) Stadium, heretofore a football venue, as Mayor Theodore McKeldin proclaims, "The show must go on, and Baltimore wants that pennant."
July 4, 1932: The Orioles' Buzz Arlett, dubbed "the
July 7, 1909: Enraged by the umpire's calls during the Orioles' loss to Providence, hundreds in attendance at Oriole Park rush the field to attack the arbiter, William "Lord" Byron. In the stampede, part of the grandstand collapses and fans plummet 10 feet to the ground. Though police shield Byron, one man is arrested for striking him and two others are fined for making remarks to the umpire deemed "disorderly in character."
July 3, 1986: Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter.