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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
Former Orioles slugger Jim Gentile, who once held the Orioles' records for home runs and RBIs in a season, is at Camden Yards this week, partially to meet Chris Davis, who broke the club's single-season homer mark with 52 (and counting) this year. Before Thursday's game, Gentile had his picture taken with Davis and club vice president Brady Anderson, who hit 50 homers in 1996. Gentile hit 46 in 1961. Those three, and Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson, who had 49 in 1966, are atop the franchise's homer list.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- Nelson Cruz said Wednesday that he didn't expect to hit 40 home runs before the season began, adding that staying healthy has been the key to having a career year at age 34. “No shot,” he said when asked if he thought at the beginning of the year he'd hit 40. “I was able to do that number. I didn't expect 40, the number. I think the aim for any player is to stay healthy, play as many games as he can, stay on the field. That was my main goal, to try and stay healthy, to try to put up numbers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
BOSTON -- In the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 47th homer of the season, breaking a tie for third on the franchise's all-time single season list with Jim Gentile, who hit 46 in 1961. He now trails only Brady Anderson (50 in 1996) and Frank Robinson (49 in 1966). Thursday, Davis said the milestones are something he'll consider when the season is over. “It's tough to look at that right now. We lost a big game [Wednesday]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK - The Orioles go into Wednesday afternoon's game against the New York Yankees still trailing the Los Angeles Angels by 2 1/2 games  -- two games in the loss column - for the top record in the American League and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Orioles have five games left to play; the Angels have four. After the Orioles were held to one hit Monday, they responded with 17 hits in Tuesday's 5-4 win . Seeing leadoff hitter Nick Markakis get four hits, including a two-run homer - his first hits since returning from taking a pitch in the right shoulder - was a good sign for the Orioles.
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September 1, 2011
September 22, 1961: Jim Gentile hit his fifth grand slam of the year, which set an American League mark.
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September 20, 1991
Cal Ripken hit his 30th homer Wednesday night, becoming the eighth Oriole to hit that mark. Club membership:HRs.. Player.. .. .. .. Year49 .. Frank Robinson .. 196646 .. Jim Gentile .. .. 196139 .. Boog Powell .. .. 196437 .. Powell.. .. .. .. 196935 .. Powell.. .. .. .. 1970.. .. Ken Singleton. .. 197934 .. Powell.. .. .. .. 196633 .. Gentile. .. .. .. 1962.. .. Eddie Murray.. .. 198332 .. Robinson .. .. .. 1969.. .. Murray.. .. .. .. 1980.. .. Murray.. .. .. .. 198231 .. Murray.. .. .. .. 1985.
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By Orioles Media Guide | May 27, 1994
Most homers by an Oriole at each position:Player.. .. .. .. ..Pos... ..HR.. .. .. .. ..Yr.Jim Gentile.. .. .. 1B.. .. .45.. .. .. .. ..'61Bobby Grich.. .. .. 2B.. .. .19.. .. .. .. ..'74Brooks Robinson.. ..3B.. .. .28.. .. .. .. ..'64Cal Ripken.. .. .. .SS.. .. .34.. .. .. .. ..'91Boog Powell.. .. ...LF.. .. .39.. .. .. .. ..'64Paul Blair.. .. .. .CF.. .. .26.. .. .. .. ..'69Frank Robinson.. ...RF.. .. .47.. .. .. .. ..'66Gus Triandos.. .. ...C.. .. .30.. .. .. .. ..'58Jack Harshman.. .. ..P..
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1994
By the time the bar tour in Minneapolis-St. Paul was over, the sun was near rising on May 9, 1961, hours before the afternoon game. Orioles slugger Jim Gentile had enough time to shave, shower, order coffee at the hotel and hurry to Metropolitan Stadium.He hadn't slept. This was not a problem, however. This was 1961."It was just a cool enough day. I felt great," he says.Gentile hit the first grand slam off Pedro Ramos in the first inning, the second off Paul Giel in the second. He became the first major-leaguer to hit grand slams in successive turns at bat. Later, he hit a sacrifice fly for his ninth RBI of the game, a club record unmatched until Eddie Murray repeated the feat in 1985.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
BOSTON -- Buoyed by his monster day at the plate Sunday, when he homered twice, tripled once and drove in all seven of his team's runs, Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz was named co-AL Player of the Week with the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. Cruz batted .407 with four homers and a .967 slugging percentage from Sept. 1-7. “To be able to win Player of the Week, I have to have guys on and to drive them [in] and get the hits to qualify,” Cruz said. “So it means whenever my teammates were on in front, I was able to do something good.” It's his third Player of the Week honor in his career and second this season - the first coming June 2. The winners receive a watch, and Cruz said he can't find his first watch.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- Nelson Cruz said Wednesday that he didn't expect to hit 40 home runs before the season began, adding that staying healthy has been the key to having a career year at age 34. “No shot,” he said when asked if he thought at the beginning of the year he'd hit 40. “I was able to do that number. I didn't expect 40, the number. I think the aim for any player is to stay healthy, play as many games as he can, stay on the field. That was my main goal, to try and stay healthy, to try to put up numbers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
BOSTON -- Buoyed by his monster day at the plate Sunday, when he homered twice, tripled once and drove in all seven of his team's runs, Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz was named co-AL Player of the Week with the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. Cruz batted .407 with four homers and a .967 slugging percentage from Sept. 1-7. “To be able to win Player of the Week, I have to have guys on and to drive them [in] and get the hits to qualify,” Cruz said. “So it means whenever my teammates were on in front, I was able to do something good.” It's his third Player of the Week honor in his career and second this season - the first coming June 2. The winners receive a watch, and Cruz said he can't find his first watch.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
Hank Aaron never hit as many as 53 home runs in a season. Neither did Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Frank Robinson nor Mike Schmidt. So with 53 homers going into the final game, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is not only the most prolific single-season slugger in club history. He's part of a select group that includes just 17 power hitters in baseball history. As the Orioles wrap up their season Sunday, short of the playoffs, it's worth reflecting on what a rare show Davis gave Baltimore fans in 2013.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
Former Orioles slugger Jim Gentile, who once held the Orioles' records for home runs and RBIs in a season, is at Camden Yards this week, partially to meet Chris Davis, who broke the club's single-season homer mark with 52 (and counting) this year. Before Thursday's game, Gentile had his picture taken with Davis and club vice president Brady Anderson, who hit 50 homers in 1996. Gentile hit 46 in 1961. Those three, and Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson, who had 49 in 1966, are atop the franchise's homer list.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
BOSTON -- In the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 47th homer of the season, breaking a tie for third on the franchise's all-time single season list with Jim Gentile, who hit 46 in 1961. He now trails only Brady Anderson (50 in 1996) and Frank Robinson (49 in 1966). Thursday, Davis said the milestones are something he'll consider when the season is over. “It's tough to look at that right now. We lost a big game [Wednesday]
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2013
May 6, 1998: "It's like going in and telling your wife that you're not coming back," Carl Runk says after announcing his retirement as Towson men's lacrosse coach to the team. Runk, 62, led the Tigers for 31 years, winning the 1974 Division II national championship and reaching the Division I title game in 1991. May 8, 1966: Orioles slugger Frank Robinson sends a fastball from the Cleveland Indians' Luis Tiant soaring over 50 rows of bleachers and out of Memorial Stadium, an unprecedented feat.
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September 1, 2011
September 22, 1961: Jim Gentile hit his fifth grand slam of the year, which set an American League mark.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK - The Orioles go into Wednesday afternoon's game against the New York Yankees still trailing the Los Angeles Angels by 2 1/2 games  -- two games in the loss column - for the top record in the American League and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Orioles have five games left to play; the Angels have four. After the Orioles were held to one hit Monday, they responded with 17 hits in Tuesday's 5-4 win . Seeing leadoff hitter Nick Markakis get four hits, including a two-run homer - his first hits since returning from taking a pitch in the right shoulder - was a good sign for the Orioles.
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By Don Markus and Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2010
Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd , a 27-year-old right hander from Severna Park (Mount St. Joseph), enters tonight's start against the Orioles having turned around what early on had the makings of a disappointing season. In his past six starts, Floyd (7-8, 3.54 ERA) is 3-1 with a major league-low 0.89 ERA. For his performance, Floyd was named the American League's top pitcher for July. Floyd, whose ERA had ballooned to 6.52 in early June, said before Friday's game that his recent improvement was the result of "my focus, my persistence of working at trying to get better and my conviction on each pitch.
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