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Aug. 14, 1998: Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles hits two home runs with the bases loaded in a 15-3 romp over the Indians in Cleveland. "My biggest asset is when I have a stick in my hands," says Hoiles, only the ninth player [and first catcher] to slug two grand slams in one game.

Aug. 13, 1988: After learning of the death of team owner Edward Bennett Williams, 68, from cancer, the Orioles blank the host Milwaukee Brewers, 5-0. Jeff Ballard pitches a three-hitter and left fielder Joe Orsulak makes two nifty defensive plays as the Birds (38-77) end a five-game losing streak.

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Aug. 14, 1967: In the first pro game ever played at Harvard Stadium — the nation's oldest — the Colts smother the Boston Patriots, 33-3, in an exhibition. The highlight: a 72-yard touchdown catch by rookie Bob Baldwin, who attended City College.

Aug. 14, 1944: Trailing 8-1 in the seventh inning, the Orioles storm back to defeat the Montreal Royals, 9-8, and maintain a 11/2-game lead in the International League. Hal Kleine pitches five scoreless innings and clears the bases with a three-run triple in the ninth for the Birds (70-51).

Aug. 15, 1895: In a near four-hour contest, the Orioles defeat the Boston Beaneaters, 11-10, to pull within 11/2 games in the National League race. As he steps to the plate in the 15th inning, with a runner on second, Hughie Jennings declares, "It is all over but the shouting." The Orioles shortstop then rips the winning single to left as the crowd goes nuts.

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