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Baltimore Orioles: Remembering a Hoyt Wilhelm’s Historic One-Hitter

Even if people who aren’t fans of the Baltimore Orioles know about players like Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Palmer, and Brooks Robinson.

But one name they may not know is Hoyt Wilhelm, and on this day, 61 years ago, the knuckleball pitcher one-hit one of the Orioles biggest rivals: the New York Yankees.

Wilhelm pitched in the MLB for 21 seasons. Throughout his lengthy career, he pitched in 1070 games, starting in 52 and finishing 651. He held the record for pitching in the most games until Dennis Eckersley broke it in 1998.