On September 13, 1971 — 1971 – Frank Robinson of the Orioles homers in each game of a doubleheader split with Detroit, becoming the 11th member of the 500 home run club with his second shot. Amazingly, 6 years prior to the day, Willie Mays became the 5th member. The O’s win the opener, 9 – 1, behind Dave McNally’s 13th consecutive win. The Tigers use 17 hits to win the nitecap, 10 – 5, for Fred Scherman, who pitches 8 2/3 innings in relief of Joe Niekro.


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