Friday, March 29, 2013

Another Oriole Gone

Former Oriole catcher Gus Triandos passed away today at the age of 82.  He was the first true star of the Orioles.  Traded by the Yankees to the O's for Bob Turley and Don Larsen  (among others) in November 1954, Triandos had some very good years for the Birds.  He caught Hoyt Wilhelm's no hitter for the Orioles in 1958 and then caught a perfect game for Jim Bunning while with the Phillies in 1964.

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