Mike Flanagan

Remembering 1983: A look at the Orioles' world championship for the week of May 6-12

Remembering 1983: A look at the Orioles' world championship for the week of May 6-12

The Orioles take two of three from the Oakland Athletics, then do the same against the Seattle Mariners to recapture first place in the American League East for the third time this spring. Mike Flanagan wins twice, becoming the first pitcher in the majors to win six games, and — surprise! — right-hander Dennis Martinez reels off back-to-back complete-game victories after struggling to a 1-5 start.

“This is a new month,” Martinez says. “I don’t think about April anymore.”

Others break out of their own slumps. For the first time, Cal Ripken Jr. hits two home runs in one game, a 9-2 rout of the A’s, and then knocks in the only run in a 1-0 win over the Mariners and Hall of...

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