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Notes On The Orioles And The 1966 World Series

September 15, 2016

Yesterday the Baltimore Orioles won (1-0) in Boston to move within one game of the host Red Sox in the A.L. East. The O’s (pun intended), are ahead for playoff/tournament qualification at the moment.

The (1-0) scores certainly evoke memories of the 1966 World Series.

After winning game 1 vs the defending champion, Dodgers by a (5-2) score, the Orioles, aka O’s, won the next three, by shutouts.

The last 2 wins in Baltimore were by (1-0) scores, first Wally Bunker outdueled Claude Osteen ,then in #4, Dave McNally, did the same, vs Don Drysdale.

In game 2, a young future Hall of Famer, Jim Palmer won vs another, Sandy Koufax, in his last game as he was forced to retire due to an arthritic elbow.

Years later, Davey Johnson, then the New York Mets manager, who recorded the last hit vs Koufax, joked to me, that is why Sandy retired.






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