(16) Steve Francis
The Rockets' All-Star point guard and former Maryland star never started as a high schooler in Silver Spring.
What event could top The Greatest Game Ever Played? The Colts' thrilling 23-17 overtime victory over the New York Giants in the 1958 NFL Championship Game, in Yankee Stadium, gave Baltimore its first league title, made a hero of 25-year-old quarterback Johnny Unitas and launched pro football on its rise to the pinnacle of American sports.
Duckpin bowling alleys in Baltimore, where the sport was invented in the 1890s; Maryland had 106 alleys during duckpin's heyday in the mid-1960s.
Record of the 1982-83 Dunbar High basketball team in Baltimore, for which Muggsy Bogues and Reggie Williams started and Reggie Lewis was a backup.
Members of the Baltimore Marching Ravens, the largest band for an NFL team.
Cubic yards of broken-up concrete from Baltimore's razed Memorial Stadium that were used last year to build an oyster reef in Chesapeake Bay.
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Babe Ruth, Baseball player
The Baltimore-born Bambino changed the game. Before Ruth, the season record for home runs was 27; he hit 60 in 1927 and 714 in his career with the Yankees, Red Sox and Braves. As a pitcher he was 94-46 with a 2.28 ERA.