Maryland wins its first (and last) football national championship (1953) -- The Terrapins won the school's first-ever major national title and were also was the first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference champion after an undefeated, untied regular season. Maryland lost to Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, but the Associated Press and United Press International national titles...
From left, Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer stand together outside Camden Yards as Brooks Robinson's sculpture is unveiled. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)
Former Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken, Jr., from left, Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer stand in front of a statue of Brooks Robinson after it was unveiled before a baseball game between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox in Baltimore, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Legend has it that duckpin bowling -- smaller balls, smaller pins -- originated in Baltimore, at lanes run by the legendary John McGraw (of Orioles and, later, New York Giants fame). But here are a couple facts: Baltimore remains one of the few places you can bowl duckpins, and nobody was better at it than the legendary Elizabeth "Toots" Barger (pictured, right, with duckpin champ Cliff Kidd Sr.) , the Hamilton native who 12 times won the prestigious Evening Sun tournament.