Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sean Douglass, 2001 Donruss Class of 2001 #101
But it's Saturday night and the Birds won today, so let's accentuate the positive. Sean earned his first major league win on September 22, 2001 against the Yankees, limiting that year's American League champs to one run on three hits and two walks in five innings while striking out seven. As you probably could have guessed, catcher Geronimo Gil was the offensive star in that game, going 3-for-5 with a double and five RBI in an 11-2 rout. In a rare start at designated hitter, Cal Ripken had the penultimate multi-hit game of his career, 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI, and two runs scored. In the eighth inning, future Indians and Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake pinch-ran for Cal in one of his six games as an Oriole, which few folks probably remember. I know I wouldn't recall it, if not for the recollective powers of Baseball Reference.