June 19, 1980: Running the bases against the
June 23, 1972: The Baltimore Bullets trade forward Jack Marin to Houston for Elvin Hayes, the
June 22, 1962: Orioles rookie John "Boog" Powell, 20, becomes the first player at
June 19, 1942: His face cut and bloodied, Baltimore's Harry Jeffra loses a 10-round TKO to world featherweight champion Chalky Wright before an announced 6,000 fans at Oriole Park. A two-time world champ himself, Jeffra attempted a comeback against Wright, who moonlights as a private chauffeur for actress Mae West.
June 23, 1914:
June 23, 1902: Braving automobile breakdowns and badly rutted roads, eight U.S. congressmen drive three hours from Washington to watch the Orioles defeat Montreal, 4-1, in an IL contest. Says one politician: "If the Washington AL team would only play some ball like that, it would be worthwhile seeing a game."
June 24, 1898: A homing pigeon owned by Dr. W.W. White Jr. of Baltimore wins a 500-mile race from South Carolina to Maryland, defeating more than 150 other birds from Baltimore in an event staged by a local flying club. The winning pigeon flew at the rate of 1,341.38 yards per minute.