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Today In Brewer History: Jim Colborn's Long Day

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On this day in 1974, the Brewers and Orioles played a very long game: They worked through 16 scoreless innings before first baseman Bob Oliver's RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the 17th gave Baltimore a 1-0 walkoff victory.

The story of the day for the Brewers was starting pitcher Jim Colborn. He pitched 13 scoreless innings in the contest, allowing eight hits and six walks while striking out nine and was left in to record 39 outs despite the fact that he only pitched three 1-2-3 innings (the 4th, 11th and the 13th). Pitchers have recorded more than 27 outs in a game 68 times in franchise history, but Colborn is the only one ever to complete 13 innings.

In fact, the two teams combined to use just five pitchers to complete the game's 33.1 innings. Grant Jackson, the Orioles' third pitcher in the game, picked up the win over Tom Murphy, the only pitcher used in relief of Colborn. Jim Palmer had thrown 12 shutout innings in the start for Baltimore. The Orioles improved to 86-71 and went on to win the AL East.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 1976 Brewer Gary Sutherland. He turns 76.

Also, happy anniversary to outfielder Brad Komminsk: He had his only Brewer hit on this day in 1987.