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February 10, 2013

April 25, 1984 - Black Out

Game #219 - Baltimore Orioles, 0 @ Kansas City Royals, 3

The last game the Orioles played was the Mike Flanagan one hit shutout.  This time, the O's were almost on the receiving end of a hitless pitching gem...

Gary Roenicke led off the game with a U.L. Washington error, but Bud Black got Mike Young to ground into a double play.  He walked Dempsey in the third, but Baltimore was still without a hit heading into the sixth inning.

In the sixth Black retired the first two hitters with ease, but walked Roenicke.  Young walked too, and all of a sudden there were two runners on with Cal Ripken at the plate.  He ended up poking a single to break up the no-no (for Statis Pro players, the hit came as a result of a leftie pitcher/rightie hitter advantage - dirty way to lose the no hitter).  The single didn't score Roenicke, bringing up Eddie Murray with the bases juiced.  Black struck out Murray, though, to escape the jam.  Murray ended up striking out three times on the day.

The Royals' hitters did enough to tag Storm Davis with the loss.  Dane Iorg hit a solo homer and Pat Sheridan and Jorge Orta each recorded an RBI for the Kansas City win.  Black went the distance for the dominant shutout.

Winning Pitcher - Bud Black
Losing Pitcher - Storm Davis
Player of the Game - Black, CG SHO, 3H's, 8K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, George Brett

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