Cuban Mike Cuellar became part of baseball history in 1971

The Baltimore Orioles made a little history on this day in 1971. Jim Palmer won his 20th and joined teammates Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally, Pat Dobson as 20-game winners. A great moment in O’s history: Four 20-game winners in one staff!

Cuellar won 139 games over a 7-year period with the O’s, including a complete game victory in Game 5 to win the 1970 World Series. He was one of the most successful pitchers in the American League during that period.

On this day, he and his fellow Orioles accomplished something that had not happened since 1920 and probably won’t happen again.

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