Today in Baltimore Orioles History: July 24, 1993 – Brady Anderson Homers Twice, Jim Poole Gets a Save, and Two Future Orioles Appear for the Minnesota Twins

Brady Anderson Baseball CardBrady Anderson homered twice in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome to help power the Orioles to a 9-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on this day in Baltimore Orioles history, July 24, 1993.

Anderson and designated hitter Harold Baines each finished the game with three hits while pinch hitter Jeffrey Hammonds, appearing in his 23rd career game, went 2-for-2 with three RBI.

Soft-tossing lefty Jamie Moyer picked up the win for the Birds with 6.1 innings of work during which he allowed one run, struck out five, and walked none. Jim Poole picked up the save with 1.2 innings of shutout work. Poole finished his 11-year career with four saves, two of which came for the O’s during the 1993 season.

Handsome future Oriole Scott Erickson took the loss for the Twins after allowing five runs – four earned – in seven innings of work. Another future Oriole, catcher Lenny Webster (THE SQUEEZE PLAY!), made a pinch-hit appearance for the Twins in the ninth inning. Webster popped out to right field against Poole leading off the final frame.

The 1993 Baltimore Orioles finished 85-77 under the direction of manager Johnny Oates. The team tied for third place with the Detroit Tigers in the American League East, which featured seven teams at the time. The American League Central Division – and the initial Wild Card postseason format – would be introduced the following season.

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