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Baltimore Orioles

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AL East
Pennants
  • World Series titles: (3) 1983; 1970; 1966
  • American League champs: (7) 1983; 1979;
    1971; 1970; 1969; 1966; 1944
  • Division champs: (8) 1997; 1983; 1979;
    1974; 1973; 1971; 1970; 1969
  • Wild Card: (1) 1996
Stadiums
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992–present)
  • Memorial Stadium (1954–1991)
  • Sportsman's Park (III) (St. Louis) (1902–1953)
  • Lloyd Street Grounds (Milwaukee) (1901)
Front Office
  • Owner: Peter Angelos
  • General Manager: Andy MacPhail
  • Manager: Dave Trembley
  • Mascot: The Oriole Bird

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Brian Roberts is the center of trade talk between the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles. Roberts is an All-Star, but his name was also mentioned in the Mitchell Report. (Updated: 1/12/07)

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The 1983 Baltimore Orioles won a World Series behind the leadership of 1983 MVP Cal Ripken Jr.

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The Baltimore Orioles are obviously in a rebuilding stage. With Miguel Tejada and Erik Bedard traded and Brian Roberts potentially on the move, new prospects should come into play to help restore this once proud franchise. For now, look for the 2008 Baltimore Orioles to battle with the Tampa Bay Rays to stay out of last place in the American League East.

Team History

The City of Baltimore fielded a major league baseball team in 1901, as members of the fledgling American League. The city's major league presence did not last long however, as the team, known as the Orioles, quickly moved to New York City where they later became the New York Yankees. Baltimore fielded a moderately successful team in the International League until 1954, when the American League approved the move of the moribund St. Louis Browns to Baltimore.

The Orioles opened the 1954 season with a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Additional wins would be harder to come by however, and the Orioles largely encountered mediocrity until 1966, when one of the most lop-sided trades in Major League History brought Frank Robinson from the Cincinnati Reds to the Orioles. Teaming up with Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, and a host of others, the 1966 Orioles took Baltimore to its first World Series, which resulted in a surprising sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 1966 season served as a springboard for the Orioles, who posted one of the American League's best records between 1966 and 1983. During that time the team would win six American League pennants and three World Series. The Orioles have struggled somewhat since then, with its only playoff appearances since 1983 coming in 1996 and 1997. In fact, the Orioles have failed to post a winning record since 1997, which many Orioles fans attribute to team owner Peter Angelos, who is generally perceived to play too large a role in the team's personnel decisions.

Despite the unspectacular on-field record since 1983, the Orioles can claim a place as one of the most influential franchises in sports since then, as the team's partnership with the State of Maryland to build and operate Oriole Park at Camden Yards started a trend felt in all professional sports of newer and more fan-friendly stadiums than had previously existed. This trend also included a heavy component of taxpayer-based financing, a trend which is now falling out of favor. Even now, more than 15 years after its opening game however, Oriole Park remains a standard against which all new stadia are judged.

Currently, the Orioles are embracing a rebuilding movement which saw the team trade away most of its established talent in exchange for prospects prior to the 2008 season. As of July 2008, the return on the investment in youth had yielded greater results than anticipated, as the Orioles posted a winning record through the first half of the season. Orioles fans are looking forward to seeing this young talent develop and return the Orioles to the glory days of long ago.

Retired Numbers

Owners

  • Peter Angelos 1993–Present
  • Eli Jacobs 1989-93
  • Edward Bennett Williams 1979-89
  • Jerold Hoffberger 1953-79

Managers

  • Dave Trembley 2007–Present
  • Sam Perlozzo 2005-07
  • Lee Mazzilli 2004-05
  • Mike Hargrove 2000-03
  • Ray Miller 1998-99
  • Davey Johnson 1996-97
  • Phil Regan 1995
  • Johnny Oates 1991-94
  • Frank Robinson 1988-91
  • Cal Ripken Sr. 1987-88
  • Joe Altobelli 1983-85
  • Earl Weaver 1968-82, 1985–86
  • Hank Bauer 1964-68
  • Billy Hitchcock 1962-63
  • Luman Harris 1961
  • Paul Richards 1955-61
  • Jimmy Dykes 1954

Awards

MVP

Cy Young

Silver Slugger

Hall of Famers

All-Time Team Leaders & Stats

Career Records

  • Home Runs: Cal Ripken Jr. 431
  • Runs Batted In: Cal Ripken Jr. 1695
  • Batting Average (minimum 1,000 plate appearances): George Sisler .344
  • Batting Average (minimum 2,000 plate appearances): George Sisler .344
  • Batting Average (minimum 3,000 plate appearances): George Sisler .344
  • Batting Average (minimum 4,000 plate appearances): George Sisler .344
  • Hits: Cal Ripken Jr. 3184
  • Runs: Cal Ripken Jr. 1647
  • Doubles: Cal Ripken Jr. 603
  • Triples: George Sisler 145
  • Stolen Bases: George Sisler 351
  • Walks: Cal Ripken Jr. 1129
  • Wins: Jim Palmer 268
  • Saves: Gregg Olson 160
  • Strikeouts: Jim Palmer 2212
  • Earned Run Average: Harry Howell 2.06

Single Season Records

  • Home Runs: Brady Anderson 50, 1996
  • Runs Batted In: Ken Williams 155, 1922
  • Batting Average: George Sisler .420, 1922
  • Hits: George Sisler 257, 1920
  • Runs: Harlond Clift 145, 1936
  • Doubles: Beau Bell 51, 1937
  • Triples: Heinie Manush 20, 1928
  • Stolen Bases: Luis Aparicio 57, 1964
  • Hitting Streak:
  • Walks: Lu Blue 126, 1929
  • Wins: Urban Shocker 27, 1921
  • Saves: Randy Myers 45, 1997
  • Strikeouts: Rube Waddell 232, 1908
  • Earned Run Average: Barney Pelty 1.59, 1906

Record Per Season

2009 - 64 - 98
2008 -68 - 93
2007 - 69 - 93
2006 - 70 - 92
2005 - 74 - 88
2004 - 78 - 84
2003 -71 - 91
2002- 67 - 95
2001 - 63 - 98
2000 - 74 - 88
1999 - 78 - 84
1998 - 79 - 83
1997 -98 - 64
1996- 88 - 74
1995 - 71 - 73
1994 - 63 - 49
1993 - 85 - 77
1992 - 89 - 73
1991 -67 - 95
1990- 76 - 85
1989 - 87 - 75
1988 - 54 - 107
1987 - 67 - 95
1986 - 73 - 89
1985 -83 - 78
1984- 85 - 77
1983 - 98 - 64
1982 - 94 - 68
1981 - 59 - 46
1980 - 100 - 62
1979 -102 - 57
1978- 90 - 71
1977 - 97 - 64
1976 - 88 - 74
1975 - 90 - 69
1974 - 91 - 71
1973 -97 - 65
1972- 80 - 74
1971 - 101 - 57
1970 - 108 - 54
1969 - 109 - 53
1968 - 91 - 71
1967 -76 - 85
1966- 97 - 63
1965 - 94 - 68
1964 - 97 - 65
1963 - 86 - 76
1962 - 77 - 85
1961 -95 - 67
1960- 89 - 65
1959 - 74 - 80
1958 - 74 - 79
1957 - 76 - 76
1956 - 69 - 85
1955 -57 - 97
1954- 54 - 100
1953 - 54 - 100
1952 - 64 - 90
1951 - 52 - 102
1950 - 58 - 96
1949 -53 - 101
1948- 59 - 94
1947 - 59 - 95
1946 - 66 - 88
1945 - 81 - 70
1944 - 89 - 65
1943 -72 - 80
1942- 82 - 69
1941 - 70 - 84
1940 - 67 - 87
1939 - 43 - 111
1938 - 55 - 97
1937 -46 - 108
1936- 57 - 95
1935 - 65 - 87
1934 - 67 - 85
1933 - 55 - 96
1932 - 63 - 91
1931 -63 - 91
1930- 64 - 90
1929 - 79 - 73
1928 - 82 - 72
1927 - 59 - 94
1926 - 62 - 92
1925 -82 - 71
1924- 74 - 78
1923 - 74 - 78
1922 - 93 - 61
1921 - 81 - 73
1920 - 76 - 77
1919 -67 - 72
1918- 58 - 64
1917 - 57 - 97
1916 - 79 - 75
1915 - 63 - 91
1914 - 71 - 82
1913 -57 - 96
1912- 53 - 101
1911 - 45 - 107
1910 - 47 - 107
1909 - 61 - 89
1908 - 83 - 69
1907 -69 - 83
1906- 76 - 73
1905 - 54 - 99
1904 - 65 - 87
1903 - 65 - 74
1902 - 78 - 58
1901 -48 - 89

Minor League Teams

  • Triple A: Norfolk Tides, International League
  • Double A: Bowie Baysox, Eastern League
  • Advanced A: Frederick Keys, Carolina League
  • Single A: Delmarva Shorebirds, South Atlantic League
  • Short A: Aberdeen IronBirds, New York-Penn League
  • Rookie: Bluefield Orioles, Appalachian League
  • Rookie: VSL Orioles, Venezuelan Summer League


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