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Sunday April 16, 1972
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The Orioles, who scheduled a doubleheader after their delayed home opener was rained out, beat the Yankees and the weather, posting a 3-1 victory before the first game was stopped by a downpour with one out in the home half of the seventh inning. The second game was postponed.

Brooks Robinson drove in two runs with a pair of singles, each of his blows scoring Merv Rettenmund. A crowd of 13,153 turned out for the occasion. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 3, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Day game) at Memorial Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    1  0  0    0  -   1  5  3
Orioles      1  1  0    0  1  0    0  -   3  8  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kenney ss             3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Buford lf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .000
McKinney 3b           3   0   1   0     0   0   .333      Rettenmund rf         3   2   1   0     1   0   .333
Murcer cf             3   1   1   0     0   0   .333      Powell 1b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
White lf              3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Robinson 3b           3   0   2   2     0   0   .667
Blomberg 1b           1   0   1   1     1   0  1.000      Hendricks c           3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Callison rf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Blair cf              3   1   1   0     0   0   .333
Munson c              2   0   1   0     1   1   .500      Johnson 2b            3   0   1   0     0   0   .333
Allen 2b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .333      Belanger ss           3   0   3   0     0   0  1.000
Stottlemyre p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Dobson p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .000
  Torres ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Alexander p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               23   1   5   1     2   2             Totals               27   3   8   2     2   2

Time of Game: 1:49   Attendance: 13,153
Left on Base: Yankees 5, Orioles 7
DP: Yankees 2, Orioles 1
Errors: Munson, Allen, McDaniel
Doubles: Murcer (1)
Caught Stealing: Munson (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Stottlemyre (1)
GIDP: Callison (1), Rettenmund (1)
Hit by Pitch: Blomberg (1,by Dobson)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre L(0-1)      6     8   3   1   2   2   0  27   1.50
McDaniel                0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Totals                  6.1   8   3   1   2   2   0  29

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson W(1-0)           6.1   4   1   1   2   1   0  24   1.42
Alexander SV(1)         0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                  7     5   1   1   2   2   0  27

Hit by Pitch: Dobson (1)

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Bill Kunkel


YANKEES 1ST: Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); McKinney
singled to right; Murcer forced McKinney (first to shortstop);
White grounded out (first unassisted); 24 minute rain delay;
lights on; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford flied out to left; Rettenmund singled to
pitcher; Powell grounded out (pitcher to first) [Rettenmund to
second]; Robinson singled to center [Rettenmund scored];
Hendricks flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Orioles 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Blomberg was hit by a pitch; Callison grounded into
a double play (second to first) [Blomberg out at second]; Munson
walked; Munson was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Blair singled to right; Johnson singled to left
[Blair to second]; On a bunt Belanger singled to catcher [Blair
scored (error by Munson) (unearned), Johnson to third, Belanger
to second]; Dobson grounded out (pitcher to first); Buford was
walked intentionally; Rettenmund grounded into a double play
(pitcher to catcher to first) [Johnson out at home]; 1 R (0 ER),
3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Orioles 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Allen grounded out (second to first); Stottlemyre
grounded out (second to first); Kenney grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 3RD: Powell flied out to center; Robinson grounded out
(third to first); Hendricks flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Orioles 2.

YANKEES 4TH: McKinney flied out to right; Murcer doubled to
left; White grounded out (first unassisted) [Murcer to third];
Blomberg singled to center [Murcer scored]; Callison flied out
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 4TH: Blair grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Belanger singled to center;
Dobson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Munson struck out; Allen singled to right;
Stottlemyre out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Allen
to second]; Kenney grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 5TH: Buford grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rettenmund walked; Powell reached on an error by Allen
[Rettenmund to second]; Robinson singled to left [Rettenmund
scored (unearned), Powell to second]; Hendricks lined into a
double play (first unassisted) [Robinson out at first]; 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 3.

YANKEES 6TH: McKinney flied out to left; Murcer grounded out
(pitcher to first); White flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 6TH: Blair flied out to left; Johnson flied out to
right; Belanger singled to right; On a bunt Dobson struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Blomberg walked; Callison popped to shortstop;
1:17 rain delay; ALEXANDER REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING);
Munson singled to left [Blomberg to second]; Allen grounded out
(third to first) [Blomberg to third, Munson to second]; TORRES
BATTED FOR STOTTLEMYRE; Torres was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 7TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED TORRES (PITCHING); Buford reached
on an error by McDaniel; On a bunt Rettenmund forced Buford
(catcher to shortstop); game called by rain; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 3.



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