Gus Triandos, considered one of the slowest base runners in baseball history, hits an inside-the-park home run in the Orioles’ 4-1 victory against Boston at Memorial Stadium. The Baltimore catcher circles the bases when his vicious line drive off the outfield wall caroms 100 feet past left fielder Ted Williams, allowing him to complete his improbable round-tripper standing up.
August 14, 1998
In a 15-3 rout of the Indians at Jacobs Field, Chris Hoiles becomes the ninth player in major league history – and the only catcher – to hit two grand slams in the same game. The Orioles catcher goes yard with the bases full in the third inning off Charles Nagy and does it again in the eighth off Ron Villone.
July 1, 1997
Collecting his 26th save in 27 chances this season, Randy Myers records the 300th save of his career when he strikes out the side in the Orioles’ 4-1 victory over Philadelphia at Camden Yards. The 34 year-old closer, who will finish with 347 saves during his 19 years in the major leagues with six different teams, is the ninth reliever and second southpaw in the history of the game to reach the milestone.