May 6, 1998: "It's like going in and telling your wife that you're not coming back," Carl Runk says after announcing his retirement as Towson men's lacrosse coach to the team. Runk, 62, led the
May 8, 1966: Orioles slugger Frank Robinson sends a fastball from the
May 9, 1961: The Orioles' Jim Gentile hits back-to-back grand slams, both moon shots, becoming the first player to do it in consecutive innings, in a 13-5 victory over the
May 10, 1941: Though late leaving the gate, Whirlaway comes from 20 lengths back to win
May 11, 1935: "Racing down the homestretch like an express train with the throttle wide open," The Sun writes, Omaha takes the Preakness en route to winning the Triple Crown — as did his sire, Gallant Fox, five years earlier. Owned by Belair Stud Farms in Bowie, they are the only father-and-son tandem to win all three races.
May 6, 1934: Mired in the International League cellar, the Orioles break an eight-game losing streak with a 23-0 rout of the
May 9, 1930: Veering to the outside to avoid a logjam, Gallant Fox wins the Preakness, the first leg of the Triple Crown this year. Bred in Prince George's County, Gallant Fox is quickly shipped to Louisville to race in the
May 7, 1914: Left-hander Babe Ruth goes the distance in pitching the second-place Orioles to a 5-3 victory over Buffalo in an IL game.