On This Date 6/25/1999

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Pitching with the Baltimore Orioles, Jesse Orosco makes his 1,051st relief appearance to break Kent Tekulve’s major league record. Orosco would retire in 2003, playing 24 seasons with nine teams, appearing in 1,252 games; all but four were in relief. The previous record was held by Kent Tekulve, who played 16 seasons from 1974-1989, primarily with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Orosco pitched one-third of an inning and was charged with a blown save as the Orioles lost to the New York Yankees 9-8 at Camden Yards.