Retro Baltimore Trivia: Who was the winning pitcher the day the Oriole Bird 'hatched'?
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?
ANSWER: Jim Palmer, who pitched a complete game, giving up three hits and three runs, striking out four and walking four.