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1902 In his major league debut, Luis Castro plays second base for Connie Mack's Philadelphia's A's in an 8-1 victory over the Orioles at Oriole Park. The 25 year-old Medellin native is the first and last player from Colombia to appear in the big leagues until Orlando Ramírez breaks in with the Angels in 1974.
1903 The Highlanders, previously called the Orioles before their recent move from Baltimore, win their first game representing New York. Spitballer Harry Howell goes the distance, throwing a two-hitter to get the win when the team that will become known as the Yankees beats Washington at American League Park, 7-2.
1969 A ten-inning complete-game pitching duel, that includes Detroit's Denny McLain retiring 21 straight batters and Baltimore's Mike Cuellar getting 20 consecutive hitters, is won by Cuellar and the Orioles, 3-2, when Mark Belanger's single plates Ellie Hendricks, who had doubled to start the final frame, snapping the Tigers' right-hander's streak. At season's end both starters will share the Cy Young Award when the writers' choice for the prestigious honor results in a tie in the ballot box.

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