On August 24, 1983 — At Memorial Stadium Baltimore Orioles southpaw Tippy Martinez picks off three runners in the 10th inning as the Blue Jays take long leads trying to take advantage of his new battery mate, Lenn Sakata, an infielder with no professional catching experience pressed into service behind the plate. Martinez picks off in order – Barry Bonnell, Dave Collins and Willie Upshaw.

The converted catcher gets revenge as his three-run homer in the bottom of the frame wins the game, 7 – 4.


 

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