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On This Day In 1970: June 26

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#50THANNIVERSARY

On this day in 1970 the Orioles went to D.C> and beat the Senators 12 to 2.  Dave McNally allowed 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4 in a complete game victory that improved his record to 11-5 on the season.

Don Buford had a day at the plate: 4 for 5, 3 runs scored, 1 HR, 3 RBI.  He is slashing .579/ .667/ .789/ 1.456 with 4 RBI and 2 SB on the road trip.

The highlight of the game was Frank Robinson's 2 for 4, 2 Runs scored, 8 RBI effort that featured 2 grand-slam homeruns.  He hit one in the 5th inning off of Joe Coleman and the second in the 6th inning off of Joe Grzenda.

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Wow.  Are he and Hoiles the only Orioles to do this?  (Or maybe Gentile too??)

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5 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Wow.  Are he and Hoiles the only Orioles to do this?  (Or maybe Gentile too??)

Gentile in 1961.  The first NL player to do so, believe it or not, was a pitcher, Tony Cloninger, of the Braves.

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