July 27, 2003: On an overcast day in Cooperstown, N.Y., former
July 25, 1987: Eddie Murray's home run off Bret Saberhagen, the major leagues' winningest pitcher, gives the Orioles their 11th consecutive win — a 4-3 victory over the visiting
July 23, 1976:
July 22, 1959: "Never mind the championship talk — the honeymoon is over. Now it's a new shuffle," coach
July 28, 1957:
July 23, 1948: The Colts begin six weeks of training camp in Sun Valley, Idaho, under coach Cecil Isbell. Baltimore returns 11 players from last year's squad that finished 2-11-1 in its first season in the All-America Football Conference. The highlight of practice is the passing of
July 24, 1901: Led by pitcher Joe "Iron Man" McGinnity and catcher
July 22, 1882: The Baltimore Base Ball Club drops a 9-1 contest to Louisville at Newington Park, after which The Sun calls the locals "dispirited" and then takes management to task: "Over 2,000 persons submitted to the discomforts of the inadequate accommodations at the grounds to witness the game. The Baltimores appeared in new white shirts without sleeves, giving them a cleaner appearance, but it is really no uniform at all."
July 24, 1939: Basketball Hall of Famer Walt "Big Bell" Bellamy, the high-scoring, 6-foot-11 center for the NBA Bullets from their arrival in Baltimore in 1963 to November 1965.