1997: The Last Good Year

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10 Best Games of 1997: Wire. To. Wire.

On September 24, 1997, the O's officially clinched the AL East and became just the 3rd team in AL history to lead their division for every day of the season.

10 Best Games of 1997: Wire. To. Wire.

On September 24, 1997, the O's officially clinched the AL East and became just the 3rd team in AL history to lead their division for every day of the season.

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Davis's emotional return helps O's clinch playoffs

On 9/15/97, the Orioles welcomed Eric Davis back to the lineup just 3 months after he was diagnosed with colon cancer-- and clinched a playoff spot for good measure.

Davis's emotional return helps O's clinch playoffs

On 9/15/97, the Orioles welcomed Eric Davis back to the lineup just 3 months after he was diagnosed with colon cancer-- and clinched a playoff spot for good measure.

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1997: The Incredible Story of Eric Davis

In 1997, Eric Davis inspired us all with his story.

1997: The Incredible Story of Eric Davis

In 1997, Eric Davis inspired us all with his story.

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10 Best Games of 1997: Winning in grand fashion

In the sixth installment of the 10 Best Games of 1997, Rafael Palmeiro's 8th-inning grand slam carries the Birds.

10 Best Games of 1997: Winning in grand fashion

In the sixth installment of the 10 Best Games of 1997, Rafael Palmeiro's 8th-inning grand slam carries the Birds.

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1997: The Voice of the Orioles, Silenced

On August 12, 1997, the voice of the Orioles was silenced as PA announcer Rex Barney passed away.

1997: The Voice of the Orioles, Silenced

On August 12, 1997, the voice of the Orioles was silenced as PA announcer Rex Barney passed away.

10 Best Games of 1997: O's topple the Yanks, take back the Yard

On June 3, 1997, the Orioles snapped a 9-game home losing streak against the Yankees with a walkoff win in extras.

10 Best Games of 1997: Mussina's near-perfecto

Our 10 Best Games of 1997 series looks back at Mike Mussina's near-perfect game on May 30.

10 Best Games of 1997: Late-inning comebacks FTW

Game #3 of the Orioles' 10 Best Games of 1997: An O's ninth-inning rally caps a wild game in Seattle.

The Last Good Year: Cal Moves Over

After 1996, Cal Ripken, Jr. needed to move off shortstop. How do you negotiate the balance needed to replace a legend?

10 Best Games of 1997: Cal's slam caps O's comeback

In our recap of the 10 best games of 1997, Cal Ripken's grand slam capped an O's comeback on May 6.

May 1997: The resurgence of Scott Erickson

May 1997 was a very good month for the Baltimore Orioles. Read about it here.

The inevitable departure of Mike Mussina

Camden Chat's ongoing series about the 1997 Baltimore Orioles season - The Last Good Year. Mark looks at how contract negotiations that year ultimately paved the road for Mike Mussina to depart for the Yankees, three years later, as a free agent.

10 Best Games of 1997: Cal sets the tone on Opening Day

Game #1 of the Orioles' 10 Best Games of 1997: Opening Day.

April 1997: Building on the promise of 1996

The 1997 Orioles were great in 1997. You probably don't remember

1997, The Last Good Year: A Camden Chat Series

Announcing Camden Chat's season long project on the 1997 season.

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10 Best Games of 1997: O's win Division Series

As the 2012 Orioles prepare for their first playoff game in 15 years, we look back at the Orioles' Division Series dominance in 1997.

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