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Today in Orioles History
July 17th

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1961 Yankee sluggers Roger Maris (35) and Mickey Mantle (32), both ahead of the Bambino's record 1927 pace, each lose a homer when the nightcap of a twin bill is rained out in the top of the fifth inning against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Memorial Stadium washout occurs on same day Commissioner Ford Frick decrees that Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs will not be broken unless a player hits 61 or more within the first 154 games of the newly expanded 162-game schedule.
1978 Just prior to the start of the Oriole game at Memorial Stadium, Doc Medich goes into the stands and saves the life of a 61 year-old fan suffering from a heart attack. The Ranger right-hander, a medical student in the off-season, administers a heart massage to the ailing man until medical help arrives.
1991 In a 9-8 extra-inning loss to Kansas City at Royals Stadium, Orioles DH Sam Horn becomes the first non-pitcher in major league history to strike out six consecutive times in a single game. In 1913, Carl Weilman, a hurler for the Browns, became the first major leaguer to accomplish the dubious feat.

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