From Memorial Stadium to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and ballparks across the country, the Orioles have hit more than their fair share of home runs, including some historic long balls along the way.
Frank Robinson hits the only home run completely out of Memorial Stadium on May 8, 1966. Robinson, on September 13, 1971, and Eddie Murray, on September 6, 1996, both hit their 500th career home runs in an Orioles uniform. And don't forget, Cal Ripken, Jr.'s home run while playing in his 2,131st consecutive game.
As the Birdland Power Co. bashed its way to the 10,000th home run milestone, we asked you to select the Orioles player that you thought would hit the 10,000th regular season home run in team history.
Every fan who selected the correct player will automatically win two (2) tickets to a future 2017 Orioles home game.
Grand Prize: One (1) fan will be selected as the grand prize winner of an Orioles VIP experience including four (4) tickets, parking, pre-game on-field passes and an autographed jersey from the Orioles player who hits the historic home run. See Official Rules, which govern, for complete details.
Check out this infographic that explores a variety of facts and figures about the 10,000 home runs in Orioles history.
Thank you for your interest in the Orioles 10,000th Home Run Contest. Entry is now closed. Congratulations to Tim Beckham for hitting the 10,000th regular season home run in team history! In the 8th inning of the game on August 5, Beckham hit the historic home run. It was a solo homer to help the Orioles defeat the Tigers by a score of 5-2.
Frank Robinson hits the only home run out of Memorial Stadium on May 8, 1966.
Frank Robinson hits his 500th career home run at Memorial Stadium on September 13, 1971.
Brooks Robinson hits a walk-off home run on April 19, 1977, the last of his career.
Doug DeCinces starts "Orioles Magic" with a dramatic homer on June 22, 1979.
John Lowenstein hits a pinch-hit walk-off homer in ALCS Game 1 on October 3, 1979.
Lenn Sakata hits a three run homer in the bottom of the 10th on August 24, 1983.
Tito Landrum breaks a scoreless tie with a tenth inning homer in ALCS Game 4 on October, 8, 1983, sending the Orioles to the World Series.
Mike Devereaux hits a 2-run walk-off homer, a ball that was arguably foul, to beat the Angels on July 15, 1989.
Cal Ripken, Jr., playing in his record 2,131st consecutive game hits a homer in the 4th inning on September 6, 1995.
Chris Hoiles hits a walk-off grand slam on May 17, 1996, propelling the O's to a 14-13 win vs. Seattle.
Eddie Murray hits his 500th career home run on September 6, 1996.
Roberto Alomar's hits a 12th inning home run on October 5, 1996, at Cleveland in Game 4 of the ALDS.