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Friday Bird Droppings

Jim Rogash

Well, I feel like for the last few weeks, the Orioles have been faced with situations where in a normal year, their hopes should have been dashed. This has been no normal year and with a handful of games left, the Birds are still in the hunt. Being two games back of Tampa coming into a four game series with them, it's hard to see a path to the postseason without a series win. Gameday A rundown of last night's disappointment. It took a herculean effort to resist including a pun on the name "Lackey."

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The best rookies of the ‘80s The Hardball Times shows some O's love.

On this day in 1958, Hoyt Wilhelm no hit the Yankees in a 1-0 win. Beleaguered battery mate Gus Triandos hit a solo homer for the games only run. In 1998, Cal Ripken, Jr. ended his consecutive games played streak at 2,632. In 2002, Mike Bordick played his 102nd straight game at shortstop without committing an error, breaking the MLB record set by Rey Ordonez.

It's the birthday of Dave Gallagher.