Today in O's history

October 06, 1997

1966 -- Jim Palmer, 20, became the youngest to pitch a World Series shutout, leading the Orioles past the Dodgers, 6-0, in Game 2. Sandy Koufax was the loser in the last game of his career.

1969 -- The Orioles defeated Minnesota, 11-2, to complete a three-game sweep of the first American League Championship Series. Palmer scattered 10 hits in a complete-game victory.

1973 -- The Orioles rolled past Oakland, 6-0, in the opener of the AL Championship Series at Memorial Stadium. Palmer pitched a five-hitter to defeat Vida Blue.

1979 -- Scott McGregor pitched a six-hit shutout to clinch the AL pennant for the Orioles with an 8-0 victory over California in Game 4 of the ALCS.

1983 -- Rookie Mike Boddicker struck out a record 14 en route to a 4-0, five-hit victory over the White Sox in the second game of the ALCS, tying the best-of-five series at 1-1.

Pub Date: 10/06/97

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