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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Yearbook, Oct. 9: Orioles ace the Series

By Patrick Dorsey

Oct. 9, 1966: As the 2012 Baltimore Orioles navigate the postseason, we look back 46 years -- to a time when the team from Charm City held the Los Angeles Dodgers down to claim the World Series title.

How much did the O's hold their opponents down? By allowing just two runs total during the four-game series, with Moe Drabowsky (second photo below), Jim Palmer, Wally Bunker and Dave McNally combining to throw 33 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings to close out the series. McNally, the Game 1 starter, allowed two runs at the beginning of the series, and that was it.

Meanwhile, Frank Robinson -- he of a Triple Crown and the MVP award during the regular season -- won World Series MVP honors, posting a 1.232 OPS in the four games (he's seen hitting a homer in the first photo).

Baltimore Orioles slugger Frank Robinson hits a home run in the 1966 World Series
Moe Drabowsky in the 1966 World Series
Baltimore Orioles players celebrate winning the 1966 World Series