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Flashback Fridays

Dylan Bundy (Sarasota 2015).JPG

May 15, 2015

At age 22, Dylan Bundy seems far too young to be a part of a Flashback Friday entry. However, NationalPastime.com (with help from Owasso journalist Rick Heaton) provides a gem for this day in 2010.

Five years ago, Bundy pitched 10 innings and struck out 20 batters as part of a doubleheader for Owasso High School in the Oklahoma state tournament.

Gus Triandos Card

May 1, 2015

The Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday. With the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown about to happen, this week's Flashback Friday revisits the Orioles' first team Triple Crown winner.

Ken Williams, St. Louis Browns

April 17, 2015

Nelson Cruz, he of that lone, wonderful season in Baltimore last year, is now a Seattle Mariner. Different team, same result: Cruz is mashing the ball. On Friday he'll look to extend his home run streak to six games. He would become only the 18th player in major league history to homer in six or more consecutive games.

1954 Orioles Opening Day Program

Sept. 12, 2014

As I've looked back on the 1954 Orioles during this 60th anniversary season, I've wondered what the team did well besides creating a sense of civic pride for a city that was thrilled to have a baseball team. Gary Thorne provided at least one answer earlier this week on the MASN broadcast: They were good at keeping Boston off the scoreboard.

Mike Cuellar Card

Aug. 29, 2014

Yusmeiro Petit of the San Francisco Giants established a new major league record on Thursday by retiring his 46th consecutive batter. That broke the old mark of 45 that belonged to Mark Buehrle.  

I had two thoughts upon learning of the record: 1. Congratulations, Yusmeiro! and 2. What does this have to do with the Orioles?

1997 Orioles All Stars

Aug. 22, 2014

The Orioles left Atlanta and headed home to face Montreal with a nine-game lead on the second-place Yankees. John Eisenberg considered the series with the Expos a letdown after what he termed "a celestial series with the Braves."