On this day in 1970, the Orioles beat the New York Yankees in walk off fashion again by a score of 9-8.
Moe Drabowski, who relieved starter Dave McNally, was the beneficiary of the Orioles comeback.
Trailing 8-6 entering the 9th inning, Frank Robinson homered to lead off the frame. Brooks Robinson and Davey Johnson both singled and Andy Etchebarren walked tp load the bases. Terry Crowley and Elrod Hendricks both struck out which set the stage for Don Buford's game winning 2 RBI single.
Frank went 4 for 5, with 2 homeruns, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI and Buford went 3 for 4 with 1 homerun, 1 run scored and 3 RBI.
It's also possible he lost some leverage on his demands when teams let him go to number 5. Still got the 2nd highest SB of the draft. I don't know if it's logical to suggest he would have settled at the same place for the Orioles. And how do you arrive at the bolded when he just signed for well above the slot at which he was selected?
I've heard the number for a full year is seven, whether it's games or days I do not know. That is likely a distinction without a difference as far as the Orioles are concerned, as they open with 13 straight days of games.