George Sisler

More strange doings in Birdland

More strange doings in Birdland

When you look back on the Orioles' surprising season, one game stands out. The marathon game against the Boston Red Sox on May 6 was so strange and wonderful that it had a lot of people already wondering if this was going to be 1989 all over again.

The quirkiest thing about that 17-inning victory was the two-inning pitching performance of Chris Davis, who got the victory and also went 0 for 8 at the plate in the first game since 1925 that featured a position player from each team taking the mound. You had to go back even farther -- to 1911 -- to find a game in which a positive player was credited with the victory.

Well, Davis joined some elite company with his...