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Bombers Drop Series Opener to Baltimore, 3-1

June 19, 1962 - Ralph Houk’s faltering world champion Yankees dropped the opener of a two-game series in Baltimore with the Orioles, 3-1. The crowd of 38,703 was the largest of the year in Baltimore Stadium. With Ralph Terry of the Yanks and Chuck Estrada of the O’s locked in a 1-1 tie, Brooks Robinson (pictured) sent Billy Hitchcock’s club ahead with a homer in the sixth. Two innings later, Robinson drove in another run, this time with a single that scored Estrada from second. Thus the stricken Bombers suffered their fifth straight loss and the eighth in their last nine games and fell to fourth place. Bill Skowron left the club today to comfort his 6-year-old son, Steve, who suffered face and chest burns when a gasoline-propelled model airplane exploded. The boy was reported in good condition at the Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, N.J.

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