1970 Baltimore Orioles Season Replay
Sunday, May 10, 1970
In the Second Game of the Doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles catcher Clay Dalrymple hit for the Cycle. In four times to the plate, Dalrymple hit for a single, double, triple and homerun in the same game. Usually playing in a reserve role, he knocked in three runs with his perfect batting day.
The White Sox scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to make the game close, but came up three runs short, losing 9-6. The Orioles are 22-7, one game ahead of their actual record for the season in 1970. On Tuesday, May 12, the Orioles travel to Minnesota to play a two-game series against the Twins.
If you are familar with this blog, you are aware that I have played season replays with the 1959 Dodgers, 1961 Angels, 1962 Mets and 1965 Dodgers. This is the first time in season replay that a batter has hit for the cycle.