December 23, 2012

April 23, 1984 - Pale Hose > The O's

Game #198 - Baltimore Orioles, 4 @ Chicago White Sox, 5

Would you believe there were eight total double plays in this game?  I hope you would believe me.  I have no reason to lie about it.  Chicago hit into five and the Orioles had three of their own.

Jim Palmer was making his third and final start of the Statis Pro season (he still has to log two relief appearances) and it didn't go well.  He couldn't get out of the second inning when the South Side team put up three runs, including a two RBI triple from Scooter Fletcher.  Bill Swaggerty relieved for three inning and was doing well until he gave up back to back solo homers to Harold Baines and Ron Kittle.

The Orioles actually hung tight through the game, and had runners on first and third with two outs in the ninth when my favorite player EVER, Mr. Eddie Murray, stepped up to save the day.  Except he didn't.  He grounded the catcher.  I try to stay impartial during the season, but that one stung.

Winning Pitcher - Richard Dotson
Losing Pitcher - Jim Palmer
Save - Ron Reed
Player of the Game - Harold Baines, 3-4, 3B, HR
Hall of Famers in the Game - Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, Carlton Fisk

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