On September 13, 1971 — In the nightcap of twin bill, Frank Robinson joins the 500 home run club with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman in the Orioles’ 10-5 loss to the Tigers at Memorial Stadium. The Baltimore right fielder connected off Mike Kilkenny for #499 in Game 1 of the doubleheader, a 9-1 Birds’ victory.

 


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Baseball Reference September 13
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