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A Block Party For The Birds

Remember the good times? On Sept. 22, 1966, the Orioles clinched their first American League flag with a 6-1 victory over the homestanding Kansas City A's. Jim Palmer spun a five-hitter, Frank Robinson had three hits, and outfielder Russ Snyder made a diving catch of Dick Green's line drive for the final out.

In Baltimore, bells rang at City Hall in celebration of the Birds' pennant. And on The Block, that glitzy magnet for adult entertainment, patrons and employees paused -- albeit briefly -- to pay homage to the Orioles.



anybody know the story of that unusual oriole logo on the pennants? maybe there was no league licensing of team merchandise.

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