The 23rd victory in a row came on Aug. 2nd. And Baltimore again batted around and put a five-spot on the board in the first inning. KC fought back but fell again, 10-8.
My friend Gary and I were staying home that night and his Grandmother was in charge on Aug. 13, 1969. Evidently there wasn’t much on TV that night so we were going to listen to the Orioles-Athletics game on the radio.
Kind of nutty talking about this now that we finally will have a winning team again in Baltimore this year. But this organization hit rock bottom long before Mr. Angelos bought the team.
I’m pretty sure I was still loyal to that club in DC in April of 1965. That’s when I got out of bed to see the Washington Post headline “Orioles give Senators the Bird.”
Despite his obvious bad luck in World Series games, Eddie Watt was actually a pretty cool pitcher.
By the 1987 baseball season, my last as an Orioles employee, we knew our favorite baseball team had hit rock bottom.
Three days ago, a great player, Ron Santo, and a very good player, Barry Larkin, were inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
The legendary Earl of Baltimore returns for a ceremony to unveil a statue of him in the center field area of Camden Yards. He’s 5-foot-7, and his statue is 7 feet tall.
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