Did you know that Orioles radio play-by-play man Joe Angel was the quarterback at Galileo (Calif.) High, where he used to hand off to a running back named O.J. Simpson? Angel inherited a 12-game losing streak, which reached 21 before Galileo won a game. Maybe it took Angel that long to figure out he just needed to hand the ball to Simpson.
Speaking of Orioles broadcasters, Buck Martinez was part of Toronto's No. 1 Web gem on ESPN. In 1985, Martinez's leg was broken and ankle dislocated on a home plate collision with the Seattle Mariners' Phil Bradley. Martinez tagged out Bradley and tried to cut down Gorman Thomas at third base, but he made a bad throw. Thomas tried to score, but Martinez took the throw while sprawled on the ground and somehow made the tag.