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Happy Birthday, Jim Gentile


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The power-hitting Gentile played for the Orioles from 1960-1963, just as they were starting to assert themselves as a power in the American League.

In 4 seasons with the Orioles, Gentile hit at least 20 or more home runs in each of them, hit 30 or more home runs twice, and topped the 40-mark once. In that 4-year stretch, he batted .272 with an outstanding OBP of .379.

Gentile's best year was in 1961 when he hit 46 home runs, scored 96 runs, batted .303 with an OBP of .423, and tied Roger Maris for the American League lead in RBI's with 141.

Also, those 141 RBI's from that 1961 season was the 2nd most in franchise history (Ken Williams had 155 RBI's for the Browns in 1922), and the most RBI's by an Oriole since they moved to Baltimore in 1954. No Oriole had the many RBI's in a single season for 35 more years, until Rafael Palmeiro had 142 in 1996. Miguel Tejada also had 150 RBI's for the Orioles in 2004.

Happy birthday, Jim. It's nice to see that you are still alive at 81, and I hope that you are doing well.

 

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The power-hitting Gentile played for the Orioles from 1960-1963, just as they were starting to assert themselves as a power in the American League.

In 4 seasons with the Orioles, Gentile hit at least 20 or more home runs in each of them, hit 30 or more home runs twice, and topped the 40-mark once. In that 4-year stretch, he batted .272 with an outstanding OBP of .379.

Gentile's best year was in 1961 when he hit 46 home runs, scored 96 runs, batted .303 with an OBP of .423, and tied Roger Maris for the league lead in RBI's with 141.

Also, those 141 RBI's from that 1961 was the 2nd most in franchise history (Ken Williams had 155 RBI's for the Browns in 1922), and the most RBI's by an Oriole since they moved to Baltimore in 1954. No Oriole had the many RBI's in a single season for 35 more years, until Rafael Palmeiro had 142 in 1996. Miguel Tejada also had 150 RBI's for the Orioles in 2004.

Happy birthday, Jim. It's nice to see that you are still alive at 81, and I hope that you are doing well.

Thanks for posting Patrick.

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On 6/3/2015 at 12:00 AM, OFFNY said:

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The power-hitting Gentile played for the Orioles from 1960-1963, just as they were starting to assert themselves as a power in the American League.

In 4 seasons with the Orioles, Gentile hit at least 20 or more home runs in each of them, hit 30 or more home runs twice, and topped the 40-mark once. In that 4-year stretch, he batted .272 with an outstanding OBP of .379.

Gentile's best year was in 1961 when he hit 46 home runs, scored 96 runs, batted .303 with an OBP of .423, and tied Roger Maris for the American League lead in RBI's with 141.

Also, those 141 RBI's from that 1961 season was the 2nd most in franchise history (Ken Williams had 155 RBI's for the Browns in 1922), and the most RBI's by an Oriole since they moved to Baltimore in 1954. No Oriole had the many RBI's in a single season for 35 more years, until Rafael Palmeiro had 142 in 1996. Miguel Tejada also had 150 RBI's for the Orioles in 2004.

Happy birthday, Jim. It's nice to see that you are still alive at 81, and I hope that you are doing well.

 

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(THREE YEARS LATER)


Still alive and kicking, at 84.

 

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