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Today in Orioles History
September 22nd

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1961 Jim Gentile hits his fifth grand slam of the year to tie the major league record established in 1955 by Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks. Each of the Orioles' first baseman's four-run homers has come with Chuck Estrada pitching for Baltimore.
1966 The Orioles clinched their first pennant representing Baltimore when Jim Palmer goes the distance, beating Lew Krausse and the A's at Municipal Stadium, 6-1. The franchise's last flag was raised in St. Louis in 1944 when the team was known as the Browns.
2003 Alfonso Soriano hits his 13th leadoff home run of the season to establish a new major league mark. The Yankee second baseman shared the record with Brady Anderson, who led off with 12 round-trippers for the 1996 Orioles.
2005 On the day he is scheduled to return to the team after rehabilitating his right knee and left ankle at home, the Orioles inform Rafael Palmeiro not to report to the team. The first baseman/DH, who tested positive for steroids earlier in the season, continues to stir up more controversy as the 40 year-old veteran states the reason for failing the drug test due to a vitamin B-12 shot given by his teammate, Miguel Tejada.

4 Fact(s) Found