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Modern-Day Near Merkle
Posted: 03 August 2006 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]

First I’m seeing that the BBLounge is now fractured, and don’t really see a category for this. 

It’s more of a “No kidding, I didn’t know that; did you know that?” than it is a question for anybody, but I was just popping around Retrosheet looking for a recollection I have of seeing two Orioles score on one SF in the late-Weaver era when I ran across this from 1982, the year, of course, that the Orioles came back from 4 out with 5 to play to force a final day match-up against Milwaukee for all the marbles (Palmer v. Sutton, the only match up of HoFrs on the last day to decide a pennant).

Anyway, on June 16 that year those two teams played in Baltimore, with more than an hour in early-inning rain delays.

ORIOLES 3RD: Ford singled to left; Singleton struck out; Murray
singled to left [Ford to second]; Lowenstein struck out [Ford to
third (error by Simmons), Murray to second]; Simmons thought K
was 3rd out, rolled ball away for error
; Nolan singled to
center [Ford scored, Murray scored (unearned), Nolan out at
second (center to shortstop)]; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0,
Orioles 2.

They finished 9 innings with the score tied at 2 and game was called.

Hence the DH on the final Friday of the season, which the O’s swept and followed up with a win Sat. before the Yount & Ogilvie heroics on the final day saved Milwaukee and Simmons’ bacon.