Considering the Orioles’ Five Home Runs in Historical Context

The Orioles went deep five times in Friday night’s 11-5 victory versus the Texas Rangers. Mark Trumbo became the first O’s batter to homer twice in the same inning.

Mark TrumboHere’s how the team’s collective long ball effort stacks up historically. (All data comes via the Baseball Reference Play Index.)

-The Orioles have now had five or more home runs in a game on 53 occasions.

-The 1996 team had five or more homers in a game six different times. That’s the most of any O’s squad. The next-highest total is three times in a season, which the O’s have accomplished six times: 2012, 2008, 1995, 1994, 1987, 1985,

-The most homers the Orioles have ever had in one game is eight. That happened last season on June 16 versus the Phillies in a game the O’s won 19-3. Manny Machado and Chris Parmelee each went deep twice. The O’s also got homers from Jimmy Paredes, Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty, and David Lough.

-The record for most home runs in one game for any team belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays, who went deep 10 times against the … Baltimore Orioles. It happened on Sept. 14, 1987 at Exhibition Stadium. Catcher Ernie Whitt led the way with the only three-homer game of his career.

-The Orioles five home runs versus the Rangers are one fewer than the six home runs the Rangers hit in their 30-3 victory in Baltimore on Aug. 22, 2007. (Sorry for bringing that up.)

Update (Saturday at 8:15 a.m): The Orioles have now had a game with five or more home runs in three consecutive seasons. The last time they did that was 2006 through 2008.



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