Mike Flanagan

Remembering 1983: A look at the Orioles' world championship for the week of Aug. 12-18

Remembering 1983: A look at the Orioles' world championship for the week of Aug. 12-18

The Orioles bottom out Aug. 12, losing their seventh straight, 2-1, to the Chicago White Sox. They’ve hit .204 during the swoon, with 31 strikeouts in the past three games. His ire apparent, manager Joe Altobelli is ejected from the game, which drops his team into third place for the first time since May.

No Orioles pennant-winning team in the past ever lost more than six consecutive games, and this team has twice dropped seven in a row. Now, at a pivotal juncture, they turn to a rookie pitcher, Bill Swaggerty, just up from Triple-A Rochester. Swaggerty obliges, allowing just two earned runs in six innings in the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the White Sox in his big league debut. His...

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