This week’s slate of “Orioles Classics” on MASN contains a variety of highlights.
You want game-deciding heroics? We’ve got ‘em.
You want career milestones? Check off that box.
You want to travel back in time and relive some of the O’s postseason glory of years past? Tune in.
That’s the beauty of a team like the Orioles, ripe with history and full of exciting moments that can warm the January chill and remind you that spring training in Sarasota is less than a month away.
Enjoy this week’s slate of “Orioles Classics.”
Thursday, Jan. 16 - 12:30 p.m. - Just when it looked like a West Coast road trip was going to end with an interleague thud, the O’s rallied from six runs down to beat the Giants 8-7 on Aug. 14, 2016. Two runs in the seventh and another pair in the eighth chiped away at a 7-1 deficit and Jonathan Schoop went deep off Santiago Casilla in the ninth, a three-run homer that was the difference.
Friday, Jan. 17 - 9 a.m. - The Birds made three solo homers go a long way in a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sept. 23, 2016. Pedro Álvarez halved the Snakes’ 2-0 lead with a blast in the eighth, Matt Wieters connected in the ninth to tie the game and Mark Trumbo’s walk-off in the 12th sealed the deal.
Sunday, Jan. 19 - 1 p.m. - Wilson Betemit spent the last 108 games of an 11-year career in orange and black, and on April 29, 2012, he walked off the A’s with a three-run shot off Grant Balfour to cap a five-run ninth in a 5-2 triumph.
Monday, Jan. 20 - 1 p.m. - The Nationals came up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on June 24, 2012 and blanked the Birds for seven innings, seemingly on their way to a shutout victory. Then, in the eighth inning, Matt Wieters crushed a two-run homer to put the O’s ahead en route to a 2-1 win.
Monday, Jan. 20 - 7:30 p.m. - Game 1 of the 1997 American League Division Series in Seattle saw the Orioles rip Randy Johnson for five runs in five innings - without Roberto Alomar and Rafael Palmeiro in the starting lineup. Geronimo Berroa and Chris Hoiles homered to pace a 13-hit attack as Mike Mussina worked seven innings in a 9-3 O’s romp.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 - 9 a.m. - On a day when the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman homered three times and drove in four runs, O’s first baseman Chris Davis went 4-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs, powering the home team to a 9-6 win over the guys from D.C.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 - 7 p.m. - Game 2 of the 1997 ALDS versus the Mariners saw more heartbreak in the Emerald City. Another 9-3 Orioles win gave them a commanding lead in the series before it shifted back to Baltimore. Future Hall of Famer Harold Baines and Brady Anderson supplied the home run power and Scott Erickson picked up the victory.
Wednesday, Jan. 22 - 1:30 p.m. - Manny Machado didn’t let the fanfare that accompanied his arrival in the middle of the 2012 playoff push get to him. In only his second career game, he swatted his first two career longballs, powering a 7-1 shellacking of the Royals on Aug. 10, 2012.