The Sun Remembers: Oct. 14-20

Oct. 16, 1983:



win their third and most recent

World Series

as Scott McGregor pitches a five-hitter to beat the


, 5-0, in Game 5 in Philadelphia. First baseman

Eddie Murray

ends a slump by hitting two home runs. Catcher Rick Dempsey, a .231 hitter, earns Most Valuable Player honors and reacts with disbelief. "In 11 years, I've never been hot," he says.

Oct. 16, 1977:

"It was just good enough to win," Bert Jones, the


' All-Pro quarterback, says of visiting Baltimore's 17-6 victory over the hapless

Kansas City Chiefs

(0-5). The victory, the fifth straight for the playoff-bound Colts, comes against a Kansas City team ranked last in the


in defense.

Oct. 15, 1970:

Moments after the Orioles defeat the visiting

Cincinnati Reds

, 9-3, to win the World Series, the

Baseball Hall of Fame

asks to have third baseman

Brooks Robinson

's glove. Robinson is MVP of the Series, which the Orioles win in five games. It's Baltimore's second world championship in five years.

Oct. 16, 1969:

Defying all odds, the

New York Mets

win the World Series in five games with a 5-3 victory at Shea Stadium. "Whether or not they could do it again next week, nobody knows. But this was the week that counted," Orioles starting pitcher Dave McNally says.

Oct. 18, 1967:

In his pro basketball debut, Earl Monroe, Baltimore's flashy rookie guard, scores 22 points — 11 in the first quarter — as the Bullets rout the visiting

New York Knicks

, 121-98. Monroe adds five assists and goes on to be


Rookie of the Year.

Oct. 17, 1963:

Last-minute free throws by Si Green and Rod Thorn give the city's new team, the Bullets, their first victory, 115-113 over the Knicks at

Madison Square Garden

. Terry Dischinger's 25 points and Walt Bellamy's 23 lead the Bullets (1-1), who moved last year from Chicago, where they were called the Zephyrs.

Oct. 15, 1960:

Joe Bellino runs for two scores, catches a touchdown pass, makes an interception and quick-kicks for Navy in its 35-3 victory over Air Force at

Memorial Stadium

. It's the fifth victory for the unbeaten and

Orange Bowl

-bound Midshipmen.

Oct. 13, 1951:


's football team overwhelms host Georgia, 43-7, behind the running of Ed Modzelewski and Chester Hanulak. The undefeated Terps hold Bulldogs quarterback Zeke Bratkowski in check to win their third game and have outscored opponents, 130-27.


Oct. 18, 1966


Alan Mills, former Orioles reliever and now pitching coach of the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds