|GAME-WINNING HOMERS AGAINST OLD CLUB IN DAY AFTER TRADE|
WOODIE HELD was sitting on the Baltimore bench during the first months of the 1967 season. But at the June 15 trading deadline; he was sent to the California Angels. The Angels had arrived in Baltimore, and the next day, June 16, they played a doubleheader against the Orioles. Their starting shortstop, Jim Fregosi, was hurt early in the opener, and Held was brought into the game. Woodie hit a tie-breaking home run in the ninth inning to give the Angels a 2-1 victory over his old teammates. He started the second game and began the scoring with a two-run homer in the third inning. The angels built the lead to 5-0 and finally won 5-3. So Woodie Held hit not one but two game-winning home runs against the Baltimore Orioles on the very next day after they traded him away.
- Robert L. Tiemann