Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A's Topple O's in Season Opener

Apr. 10th, 1968:
"Catfish" Hunter strikes out 7!
In a rare one game tilt to open the season, the visiting Oakland A's (recently displaced from Kansas City) out pitched and out hit the Baltimore Orioles to spoil the season opener for the home team at Memorial stadium. Catfish Hunter struck out 7 and gave up 1 earned run to earn his first win of the season. The 4-2 final score was capped off by a 3 run 9th inning by the Oakland franchise as Dick Green hit a solo homer to break a 1-1 tie and open up the floodgate to a 3 run explosion. Merv Rettenmund and Curt Blefary homered for Baltimore, while Green was the only player to go yard for Oakland. Baltimore returns to action with a 2 game series, at home, vs. Cal. Oakland travels to Washington for a double dip.

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