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Thu May 10, 2012, 08:27 PM

First time in the history of the Junior Circuit a team begins the game with three straight homeruns.

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles began their game against the Texas Rangers unlike any AL team in major league history, hitting three homers in their first three at-bats.

That might have been good enough to beat most clubs. As it turned out, the Orioles needed two other long balls to mount enough of a cushion to squeeze out a 6-5 victory in a doubleheader opener Thursday.

Ryan Flaherty , J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis opened the bottom of the first inning with homers off Colby Lewis to give Baltimore a lead it did not relinquish. The previous team to homer in its first three at-bats was the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 9, 2007. Hardy was also the middle man in that barrage.

Milwaukee was the third major league team to accomplish the feat, all from the NL.

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madinmaryland May 2012 OP
El Supremo May 2012 #1
bluedigger May 2012 #2
Jack Rabbit May 2012 #3
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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 09:34 PM

1. Where is the fucking unrecommend button?

I'm going to complain on the Help-Meta-Baby forum!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 09:37 PM

2. Go Birds!

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 11:51 PM

3. The San Diego Padres did it against the Giants on the first four pitches in the game

I think it was during Roger Craig's first year as manager.

Craig went to the mound and asked the catcher what kind of stuff the pitcher had. "I don't know," the catcher said, "I haven't caught one yet."

The Giants came back and won the game.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #3)

Fri May 11, 2012, 12:04 AM

4. This thread was about the Junior Circuit, not the Major Leagues.



BTW, Roger Craig was a running back for the 40'whiner's, and I am still pissed off about that.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #4)

Fri May 11, 2012, 12:10 AM

5. When the baseball Giants hired Roger Craig, the former pitcher, as their manager . . .

. . . Randy Cross, the witty offensive lineman with the 49ers, told Roger Craig (the running back) what a pansy he was for associating with a league that featured a Rose and a Strawberry.

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