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1960 Brooks Robinson becomes the first Oriole to hit for the cycle when he strokes a two-run triple to center field off Turk Lown in the ninth inning. The third baseman's 5-for-5 performance and three RBIs contribute to Baltimore's 5-2 victory over Chicago at Comiskey Park.
1993 Cal Ripken, Jr. hits his 278th homer as a shortstop, breaking Ernie Banks' record for the most ever hit by a major leaguer playing that position. Both Hall of Famers will play different infield positions during their careers, with 'Mr. Cub' going deep a total of 512 times for Chicago, and the 'Iron Man' clearing the fences on 431 occasions for the Orioles.
1996 After making 2,216 consecutive starts at shortstop, Oriole Cal Ripken returns to third base for the first time since June 30, 1982. The 2,216 straight starts is a major league record at any position.
2005 With an RBI double off Joel Pineiro at Safeco Field, Rafael Palmeiro becomes the 26th player to collect 3000 hits. The Orioles first baseman joins Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Eddie Murray as one of only four major leaguers to record 3,000 hits and 500 home runs during his career.


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