Charles Fenwick Jr. dismounts from Sam Son Of A Gun as the winner of the My Lady’s Manor Race in 1982. (Baltimore Sun file photo)
April 23, 1983: Charles Fenwick Jr. wins a record seventh Maryland Grand National steeplechase race aboard Treasure Island, an 8-year-old bay gelding, on the 3-mile timber course in Butler.
April 20, 2004: Orioles right-hander Sidney Ponson throws just 88 pitches and allows four hits in a 9-1 complete-game victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Miguel Tejada, Rafael Palmeiro and Javy Lopez each get three hits for the first-place Orioles, winners of five straight. They’ll finish 78-84.
April 25, 1999: “We pitched like 12-year-olds,” manager Ray Miller rants after the Orioles walk 14 batters (tying a franchise record) in an 11-10 loss to the Oakland Athletics. An announced Camden Yards crowd of 45,675 sees Baltimore lose for the 14th time in 18 games.
April 23, 1974: Salisbury State ends its first lacrosse season a winner with a 17-8 victory over Loyola. Jeff Douglas (three goals, three assists) leads the Sea Gulls, who finish 5-4.
April 23, 1969: Mike Cuellar retires the last 20 Tigers in order as the division-leading Orioles nip Detroit’s world champs, 3-2, in 10 innings at Memorial Stadium. Light-hitting shortstop Mark Belanger drives in all of Baltimore’s runs.
April 23, 1966: On a muddy track, Maryland-born Kauai King and jockey Don Brumfield score a 3-length victory in the $118,500 Governor’s Gold Cup at Bowie. A son of the celebrated Native Dancer, the 3-year-old colt will win both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
April 26, 1958: In a matchup of undefeated lacrosse teams, Maryland explodes for seven goals in overtime to beat Navy, 17-10. Dick Corrigan, 24, who spent the previous two years in the military, scores nine times for the Terps (6-0).
April 25, 1918: Trailing 8-0, Towson High rallies to upset City College, 13-12, in baseball. The Generals get a monstrous home run from Tibbie Wheeler and a two-run triple from Herb Reifschneider to defeat the Collegians, who have two future major leaguers — pitcher Tommy Thomas and second baseman Max Bishop.
April 21, 1947: Al Bumbry, Orioles outfielder and 1973 American League Rookie of the Year who started for the 1983 world champions.