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Friday Bird Droppings: talking about All Stars and homers

The league is becoming aware of Baltimore's power; Sisco's an All Star; is there a case for Schoop?

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So, the O's got the record, but failed to secure the win. Would have been nice to get both, but the Mariners are no slouches, compared to the Padres who are incredible slouches. The weekend's series rolls on tonight with Kevin Gausman taking on Wade LeBlanc.

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On this day in 1967, Jim Palmer gave up a grand slam while on a rehab assignment in AAA. Cal Ripken Jr. was moved to shortstop from third base by Earl Weaver on July 1, 1982. Turned out okay. The Orioles and Angels combined to hit eleven homers in a full fledged dong party on July 1, 1994.

It's the birthday of Nelson Cruz and Jamie Walker. Williamsport native and general colorful character Boots Poffenberger was born July 1, 1915.