Mullins becomes first Oriole to join 30-30 club with his 30th home run -

Rich Dubroff

Mullins becomes first Oriole to join 30-30 club with his 30th home run

Photo credit: Joy R. Absalon

BALTIMORE—Orioles centerfielder Cedric Mullins joined the 30-30 club when he hit his 30th home run of the season with two men on base in the bottom of the second inning against the Texas Rangers on Friday night at Camden Yards.

Mullins, who hadn’t hit a home run since September 11th, hit a 1-1 pitch from the Rangers’ Spencer Howard over the center-field wall. He became the first Oriole to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season.

The modest crowd at Oriole Park demanded a curtain call, and Mullins obliged. As he trotted out to center field for the third inning, he was saluted on the video board and applauded by his teammates, who remained in the dugout to allow Mullins to take the field alone.

Mullins has 30 stolen bases. His home run gave the Orioles a 4-2 lead after two innings.

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  1. CalsPals

    September 24, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Congrats to Cedric, definitely did something in the off season…love the way he quietly goes about his business like a professional….go O’s…

  2. Icterus fan

    September 24, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    A nice moment and a very bright spot in a rather bleak season.
    Cedric has a professional air about him and seems to weather the ups and down well.
    Glad it happened at home.

  3. EkimC

    September 24, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Top of the9th, 2 run lead and… the”Doomsday Squad” strikes again! Now down by 2. Is that a surprise? Of course not. These are the O’s… just saying…

  4. Johnnypoff

    September 24, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I HATE this Orioles team SO much this year! Every night some trash pitcher comes out of the bullpen and totally blows the game up. I trust no lead this year. None. Ugh.

  5. CalsPals

    September 25, 2021 at 7:42 am

    My wife has started calling it the Bull$&@t Pen…lol, don’t blame her a bit…go O’s…

    • willmiranda

      September 25, 2021 at 11:12 am

      It’s just part of the Digestive Process.

  6. Jersery O

    September 25, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Congrats to Cedric. What a great season. Hope the O’s didn’t overuse Wells. Hasn’t pitched in 2 seasons after TJ surgery. Hope it’s not serious.

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