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Saturday Bird Droppings - And 25-year-olds shall lead them

Trey Mancini, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop, all 25, showed what this offense can do - if they can keep the team together after 2018.

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Jon Schoop was a busy man last night
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Youth again carries Orioles offense as hope persists that veteran sluggers will join in - Baltimore Sun
"With half of the Orioles' 20 hits Friday coming from the trio of 25-year-olds, Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop and Trey Mancini, it was the potential turnarounds of veteran sluggers Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis that manager Buck Showalter noticed were starting to make a difference."

Orioles notes: Miley to start Sunday as family issues hit rotation; Machado on Players Weekend - Baltimore Sun
"Manager Buck Showalter said left-hander Wade Miley is set to return to the team Saturday and start Sunday's series finale at the Boston Red Sox after several days away from the team to deal with a family matter." It was noted on the MASN broadcast last night one of his children was sick, but has since improved.

Orioles’ Mike Wright Called Up Friday, Bundy On Bereavement List « CBS Baltimore
Orioles’ Mike Wright was recalled by Baltimore for Friday’s game. Dylan Bundy is away on the bereavement list after the death of his grandmother. Our condolences to him.

Orioles' Gausman look to erase memory vs. Red Sox (Aug 26, 2017) | FOX Sports
"The last time Baltimore Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman pitched against the Boston Red Sox, he was ejected from the game in the second inning after hitting Xander Bogaerts in the back with a breaking ball."

Mr. Miami starting at third base for Orioles - School of Roch
"(Trey) Mancini couldn’t use “Boom Boom” because of a trademark issue and he preferred “Trey.”

Orioles' Zach Britton: Knee checks out better than anticipated - CBS Sports

Zach Britton's knee is not expected to impact him over the rest of the season and he will not need offseason surgery, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Birthdays and History

No former or current Orioles players have a birthday today. If it’s your birthday, you share today with famous people including Mother Teresa 1910; Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee 1921; newsman Irving R. Levine 1922; first female VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro 1935; musician Branford Marsalis 1960; singer Shirley Manson 1966; comedic actress Melissa McCarthy 1970; actor Macaulay Culkin 1980; and actor Chris Pine 1980. Yes, you read that right, the "Home Alone" kid is now 37.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1962 - Robin Roberts, discarded earlier in the year by the Yankees, beats Whitey Ford, 2 - 1, on home runs by Brooks Robinson and Jim Gentile to complete a 5-game Oriole sweep of the sagging Yankees. The Twins and Angels are now three games behind New York.

1966 - With Baltimore trailing Boston, 2 - 0 in the 9th inning, Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell sting Lee Stange with back-to-back pinch-hit home runs to tie the game. This is just the 3rd time in history that back-to-back pinch home runs have occurred. Baltimore wins in the 12th, 3 - 2.

1968 - In their first of two straight doubleheaders, Dave McNally makes it easy in the opener by belting a first-inning grand slam, off the A's Chuck Dobson. The O's score seven runs in the inning and beat the A's, 8 - 2.

2011 - Teams are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, scheduled to hit the Northeastern states over the next two days. The Mets cancel their games scheduled for both days as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg orders a partial evacuation of the city's coastal areas and a shutdown of its transit system in anticipation of the storm. The Red Sox decide to move up their Sunday game against the A's to a Saturday afternoon doubleheader, while the Orioles are planning to cancel a Saturday doubleheader against the Yankees by playing one of the games as part of a Sunday doubleheader, and the second on what should have been an open date on September 8th. The Yankees are unhappy about losing what was their last scheduled rest day of the season, but their proposal to play a game instead at 10:00 am on Saturday is rejected.

2012 - The Orioles obtain playoff hero P Joe Saunders in a trade with the Diamondbacks, sending reliever Matt Lindstrom in return.

On this day in world history...

55 B.C. - Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar.

1842 - The first fiscal year was established by the U.S. Congress to start on July 1st.

1920 - The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.

1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri at the end of World War II.

1947 - Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major league baseball.

1957 - It was announced that an intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully tested by the Soviet Union.

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