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  1. Thank you to all who followed this and read it. I enjoyed bringing it to you all and I hope you enjoyed re-living the 1970 season. It was a labor of love on my part for sure. Hopefully we will experience a Championship season in Baltimore!!!
  2. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles won their second World Championship with a 9-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the World Series. The Orioles won 4 games to 1. Mike Cuellar went the distance, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Paul Blair went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Davey Johnson went 3 for 4 with a double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Frank Robinson and Merv Rettenmund both hit homeruns in the winning effort. Brooks Robinson was named the Series MVP. BOX SCORE
  3. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970 the Cincinnati Reds extended the World Series with a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The 8th inning proved to be pivotal. Orioles starter Jim Palmer walked Tony Perez and allowed a single to Johnny Bench before being relieved by Eddie Watt; Palmer's line was 7.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 7 K. Watt allowed a Lee May homerun and took the loss, ultimately. Brooks Robinson went 4 for 4 with a homerun, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI for the Orioles. BOX SCORE
  4. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the World Series moved to Baltimore's Memorial Stadium where the Orioles took a 3 game lead over the Cincinnati Reds with a 9-3 win. Dave McNally allowed 9 hits, walked 2 and struck out 5 in a complete game effort. McNally also hit the first ever grand slam homerun by a pitcher in the World Series in the 6th inning. He finished the day 1 for 4 with a run scored and 4 RBI; as it turned out he defeated the Reds both on the mound and at bat. Frank Robinson went 3 for 4 with a homerun, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI while Paul Blair went 3 for 3 with a run scored and 1 RBI. Don Buford ( 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI) added a homerun of his own. BOX SCORE
  5. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles took a 2 game to none lead in the World Series with a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. A five-run 5th inning proved to be the difference maker for the Orioles. Mark Belanger led off the inning with a pop out to short. Chico Samon, pinch hitting for Tom Phoebus, singled, Don Buford singled and Paul Blair singled to score Salmon. Boog Powell's single scored Buford. Frank Robinson flew out to right before Brooks Robinson's single scored Powell. Elrod Hendrick's 2 RBI double finished the scoring. Phoebus (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R)earned the win in relief of starter Mike Cuellar (2.1 IP, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K). A first inning error by Mark Belanger allowed Pete Rose to reach base and led to three unearned runs. Powell homered in the 4th inning and finished the game 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Dick Hall pitched the final 2.1 innings of the game to record the save; he retired all 7 batters he faced. BOX SCORE
  6. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles opened the Baltimore Orioles opened the World Series with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium. The first World Series game to be played on a synthetic surface was witnessed by 51, 531 fans. Jim Palmer, who pitched 8.2 innings, recorded the win. Palmer allowed the 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out 2 and walking 5. A walk to Pete Rose ended Palmer's day and Pete Richert induced a Bobby Tolan line-out to short to earn the save. The Orioles scored all four of their runs via homeruns. Boog Powell (1 for 3) hit a two-run homerun in the 4th inning, Elrod Hendricks (1 for 4) homered in the 5th inning and Brooks Robinson (1 for 4) hit his in the 7th inning. Cincinnati starter Gary Nolan surrendered all three homeruns. The game is remembered for Elrod Hendricks "tag" of Bernie Carbo at home plate. BOX SCORE
  7. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles completed a three game sweep of the Minnesota Twins to claim the American League crown. The Orioles won Game 3 of the ALCS by a score of 6-1. Jim Palmer went the distance, allowing 7 hits while walking 3 and striking out 12. Palmer went 1 for 4 with a double, a run scored and 1 RBI at the plate as well. Brooks Robinson went 3 for 4 with a double and 1 run scored. Davey Johnson went 2 for 3 with a homerun, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Don Buford contributed a 2 for 4, 1 run scored, 2 RBI effort as well. BOX SCORE
  8. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles won Game 2 of the ALCS over the Minnesota Twins by a score of 11-3. Dave McNally tossed a complete game allowing 3 runs on 6 hits while walking 5 and striking out 5. The Twins did all their damage in the 4th inning with Harmon Killebrew's 2-run homerun and Tony Oliva's solo homerun. The Orioles exploded for 7 runs in the top of the 9th to put the game out of reach. McNally led off the inning with a double, Mark Belanger singled him to third. Paul Blair struck out looking and Frank Robinson walked to load the bases. Boog Powell doubled to score two and Merv Rettenmund singled to score another. Brooks Robinson reached on an error that allowed Powell to score. Davey Johnson finished the scoring with a three run homerun off Luis Tiant who was pitching in relief of Ron Perranoski. Frank Robinson finished the game 1 for 3 with a homerun, 2 walks, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Powell went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, 1 run scored and 3 RBI. Belanger went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored. BOX SCORE
  9. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles, in Game 1 of the ALCS, defeated the Minnesota Twins 10-6 in front of 26,847 fans in Metropolitan Stadium. A 7-run 4th inning blew the game open for the Birds. Mike Cuellar, Don Buford and Boog Powell all homered in the 4th inning; Cuellar's was a grand slam homerun off of Jim Perry. Cuellar, who started and pitched 4.1 innings and allowed 6 runs on 10 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts, went 1 for 2 with 1 run scored and 4 RBI at the plate. He did not factor into the decision. Brooks Robinson went 3 for 3 with a double, 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Dick Hall, who struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit over 4,2 innings of relief, got the win. BOX SCORE CUELLAR'S GRAND SLAM
  10. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles finished the season with a walk-off 3-2 win over the Washington Senators. The winning run was a result of Davey Johnson's RBI single that allowed Merv Rettenmund to score. Reliever Jim Hardin was the beneficiary of the winning run and recorded his 6th win of the season. Jim Palmer started and allowed 2 runs on 9 hits with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts over 8.0 innings. Frank Robinson hit his 25th homerun and went 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Chico Salmon went 2 for 2. The Orioles finished the season on an 11 game winning streak and with an overall 108-54 record, 15.0 games ahead of the second place New York Yankees. BOX SCORE
  11. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Orioles defeated the Washington Senators by a score of 6-2. Dave McNally made his final start of the season a solid one. McNally allowed 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 3 and striking out 9 in a complete game effort; he finished with a 24-9 record. Frank Robinson went 3 for 3 with 1 double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Brooks Robinson went 1 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBI. The Orioles finished the month of September with a 107-54 record; the team went 21-7 for the month. BOX SCORE
  12. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles swept a double-header with the Washington Senators. The Orioles won both games by identical scores of 3-2 with both games going into extra innings. Game 1 went 10 innings and was won when Mark Belanger's sacrifice fly scored Bobby Grich. Moe Drabowski got the win in relief of Mike Cuellar, who gave up 2 runs on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 10. Belanger went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI and Don Buford went 1 for 2 with a homerun, a run scored and 1 RBI. BOX SCORE Game 2 was an 11 inning affair that was walked off when Frank Robinson's double scored Curt Motton. Davey Johnson went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Eddie Watt pitched the 10th and 11th inning, allowing 1 hit, to record the win. BOX SCORE
  13. #50THANNIVERSARY On this day in 1970, the Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-3. Dick Hall recorded the win in relief of starter, Jim Hardin. Hall pitched 3.0 innings of no-hit baseball and struck out 1 to earn his 10th win of the season. Hardin allowed 3 runs on 9 hits with 3 strikeouts over 6.0 innings of work. Merv Rettenmund hit his 18th homerun of the year and went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. BOX SCORE
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