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The Sun remembers: Sept. 9-15

Sept. 10, 2000: Down by 17 points, the Ravens storm back to defeat visiting Jacksonville, 39-36 — their first victory over the Jaguars in the team's five-year history. Tony Banks' 29-yard touchdown pass to Shannon Sharpe in the final minute gives Baltimore its second straight victory.

Sept. 11, 1976: Twelfth-ranked Maryland rolls over Richmond, 31-7, in its football opener — the first of 11 straight victories for the Cotton Bowl-bound Terps. Led by quarterback Mark Manges and tailback Steve Atkins, Maryland's offense gains 421 yards.

Sept. 12, 1962: Washington's Tom Cheney strikes out 21 Orioles, a major league record, in the Senators' 2-1 victory at Memorial Stadium. Cheney, a right-hander who included the knuckleball in his arsenal, goes the distance in the 16-inning game, throws 228 pitches and fans every Oriole in the starting lineup except Boog Powell.

Sept. 14, 1958: All eyes are on Joe Bellino, "the flying fireplug," a 5-foot-8, 185-pound sophomore tailback, as Navy, last year's Cotton Bowl champion, prepares for the football season. "We have the foundation [of the team]," coach Eddie Erdelatz says. "What the building will look like, I can't tell." The Midshipmen will finish 6-3.

Sept. 10, 1944: More than 25,000 fans mob the Orioles at Penn Station on their return from Jersey City, where they defeated the Giants, 5-0, to win the International League pennant for the first time since 1925. The crowd stops traffic on Charles Street, rings cowbells and holds signs that read, "Stick With Them Birds!"

Birthday

Sept. 10, 1932: L.G. "Long Gone" Dupre, former Colts running back who starred on Baltimore's 1958 championship team. Dupre died in 2001.

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