On July 29, 1988 — After his request for time-out isn’t granted by the home plate umpire Mike Reilly, Bo Jackson recovers in time to hit a home run despite not being set in the batter box when the pitch is delivered. The Royals left fielder’s fourth-inning three-run poke off Jeff Ballard contributes to Kansas City’s 6-3 victory over Baltimore at Memorial Stadium.

 

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ROYALS 1ST: On a bunt Capra grounded out (pitcher to first);
Stillwell flied out to right; Seitzer doubled; Brett homered
[Seitzer scored]; White doubled; Tartabull reached on an error
by Schu [White scored (unearned), Tartabull to second]; Tabler
was called out on strikes; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Royals
3, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Orsulak grounded out (shortstop to first); B.
Ripken grounded out (shortstop to first); C. Ripken homered;
Murray grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 3, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Jackson grounded out (shortstop to first); L. Owen
lined to left; Capra popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Traber grounded out (second to first); Sheets flied
out to left; Kennedy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals
3, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Stillwell was called out on strikes; Seitzer
grounded out (third to first); Brett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB. Royals 3, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Hughes struck out; Schu struck out; Orsulak struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 3, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 4TH: White singled to right; Tartabull flied out to left;
Tabler singled to left [White to second]; Jackson homered [White
scored, Tabler scored]; L. Owen was hit by a pitch; SISK
REPLACED BALLARD (PITCHING); Capra grounded out (third to first)
[L. Owen to second]; Stillwell grounded out (shortstop to
first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: B. Ripken singled to left [B. Ripken to second
(error by Jackson)]; C. Ripken grounded out (third to first);
Murray made an out to shortstop; Traber singled to center [B.
Ripken scored (unearned)]; Sheets grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Seitzer grounded out (second to first); Brett
grounded out (second to first); White grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 5TH: Kennedy lined to shortstop; Hughes walked; Schu
lined to center; Orsulak flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Tartabull grounded out (shortstop to first); Tabler
grounded out (second to first); Jackson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 6TH: B. Ripken flied out to left; C. Ripken grounded out
(first to pitcher); Murray made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 7TH: L. Owen singled to second; Capra forced L. Owen
(second unassisted) [Capra to first]; Stillwell singled to left
[Capra to second]; Seitzer struck out; Brett forced Stillwell
(second to shortstop) [Brett to first]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 7TH: Traber grounded out (shortstop to first); Sheets
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kennedy flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 8TH: MORGAN REPLACED SISK (PITCHING); White flied out to
center; Tartabull singled to center; Tabler walked [Tartabull to
second]; Jackson grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Tabler out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: MONTGOMERY REPLACED SABERHAGEN (PITCHING); PECOTA
REPLACED JACKSON (PLAYING LF); Hughes walked; Schu popped to
first in foul territory; Orsulak singled to right [Hughes to
third]; On a bunt B. Ripken reached on a fielder’s choice
[Hughes out at home (third to catcher), Orsulak to second]; C.
Ripken popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 6, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 9TH: L. Owen struck out; Capra grounded out (shortstop to
first); Stillwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 6,
Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 9TH: Murray grounded out (shortstop to first); Traber
struck out; On a bunt Sheets grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Orioles 2.

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