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Retro Baltimore Trivia: Who was the winning pitcher the day the Oriole Bird 'hatched'?

Retro Baltimore Trivia: Who was the winning pitcher the day the Oriole Bird 'hatched'?
The Oriole Bird mascot "hatched" during pregame ceremonies, pictured above, on Opening Day 1979 at Memorial Stadium. The O's went on to beat the White Sox 5-3 that day, and, ultimately, have a stellar season, reaching (but not winning) the World Series. (J. Pat Carter / Baltimore Sun files)

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Here’s last week’s trivia:

QUESTION: On Opening Day April 6, 1979, the Oriole Bird mascot was “born” (“hatched” out of a giant egg on the field) at Memorial Stadium. Also that day, the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-3, with Rich Dauer, Mark Belanger, Doug DeCinces and Eddie Murray driving in runs. Who was the winning pitcher?

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ANSWER: Jim Palmer, who pitched a complete game, giving up three hits and three runs, striking out four and walking four.

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