Third baseman Fritzie Connally hit his first career home run, a grand slam off of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Doyle Alexander, but it wasn’t enough for the O’s as they lost at Exhibition Stadium 6-5 on this day in Orioles history, April 19, 1985.
Connally’s second career homer was also a grand slam. He followed his April 19 effort with another grand slam nearly a month later on May 17 versus the Seattle Mariners.
Connally played 50 games with the Orioles in 1985 before being sent down to Rochester in July. He never saw big league action again. Connally previously enjoyed a late-season cup of coffee for the Chicago Cubs in 1983.
These days, Connally is a vice president with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Worth, Texas.