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This Day in Orioles History
September 15th

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1977 Fearing for the safety of his left fielder, Orioles manager Earl Weaver, trailing 4-0, pulls his team off the field when his request to remove the tarp covering the Blue Jays' bullpen area is declined by third base ump Marty Springstead. After waiting for 15 minutes in a light rain for the O's to return, the Exhibition Stadium contest is forfeited to the home team by the umpires.
1990 Brothers Billy andáCal Ripken, in the first of the two times they will accomplish the feat, both homer in the same game. The siblings' home runs are overshadowed byáKelly Gruber's three run round-tripper in the ninth inning that gives the Blue Jays a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Orioles at the Skydome.
1996 In a 16-6 rout of the Tigers, the Orioles break the major league record for team home runs in a season, passing the 1961 Yankees mark of 240.
1998 Working the ninth for his 40th save in the Rangers' 6-5 win over the Orioles, John Wetteland joins three other pitchers in major league history to have three or more 40-save seasons. Dennis Eckersley, Jeff Reardon, and Lee Smith have also accomplished the same feat.

4 Fact(s) Found