Orioles History

The Best 'One and Done' Orioles

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The Orioles have had a number of players play just one season for them. Which ones put together the best season?

O's to salute Negro Leagues with throwback uniform

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Orioles will honor the Baltimore Black Sox on Sunday afternoon.

Orioles, Astros to wear Negro League uniforms

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Orioles will don uniforms of the Baltimore Elite Giants.

O's to wear throwback uniforms on 8/24 against CHC

Sources confirm that Orioles will wear 1994 throwback uniforms against the Cubs.

Flaherty's place among worst-ever O's hitters

After watching Ryan Flaherty's performance so far this season, he may seem like the worst-hitting Orioles player of all time, but it turns out that he isn't the worst - just among the worst.

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #1, Cal Ripken, Jr.

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Who else would it be?

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #2, Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson is the greatest third baseman in baseball history. Anyone who tells you otherwise is kidding themselves. We are lucky to have him be a part of Orioles history too. He is our #2...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #3, Jim Palmer

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The #3 Oriole on our top 40 list is Hall of Famer Jim Palmer, who has had three careers: pitcher, broadcaster, and underwear model.

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #4, Eddie Murray

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Our #4 Oriole didn't get to spend his whole career here, but he played his best decade-plus in Baltimore. His number is retired, his statue is out in Legends Plaza, and he had awesome sideburns. He...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time - #5, Frank Robinson

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We've reached a point in the countdown where you know who the rest will be, if not their order. The fifth greatest Oriole of all time is one of the finest players to ever put on a baseball uniform,...

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Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #6, Mike Mussina

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Mike Mussina is the greatest Oriole who's ever pitched in Camden Yards. He is our #6 greatest Oriole. The only players ahead of him are baseball Hall of Famers. Once the BBWAA comes to its senses,...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #7, Boog Powell

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Not only does he make a mean BBQ sandwich, but he was also a heck of a hitter.

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #8, Mark Belanger

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Mark Belanger, the Blade, couldn't hit a lick, but Earl Weaver said Belanger would be his shortstop even if he hit .0001. He was true to his word as Belanger went on to be an eight-time Gold Glove...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #9, Paul Blair

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Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #9, Paul Blair

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #10, Bobby Grich

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The Orioles career of Bobby Grich was neither as long nor as championship-filled as some, but in those years he showed something special. The Baseball Hall of Fame never appreciated him, but we do...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #12, Ken Singleton

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Though these days you hear him broadcasting games for a rival team, it was for the Orioles that Ken Singleton made his name. He's like Birdland's own double agent, and he comes in at #12 on our top...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #14, Dave McNally

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Dave McNally was part of the quartet of 20-game winners for the 1971 Orioles during a distinguished O's career in which he helped the team to two World Series titles. He is our #14 greatest Oriole...

Top 40 Orioles of all time: #15, Melvin Mora

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#15 on our list is old friend Melvin Mora.

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #16, Mike Flanagan

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Known more recently as a MASN broadcaster, our #16 Oriole was also one of the great Orioles pitchers, 1979 Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan. He will always be missed.

Top 40 Orioles of all time: #17, Chris Hoiles

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Next on our countdown is the Tractor Mechanic, Chris Hoiles. One of my all-time favorites.

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #18, Al Bumbry

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Our #18 greatest Oriole is the only one who is also a war veteran. Al Bumbry was a solid outfielder for over a decade for the Orioles, and he did all of this after having his career interrupted by...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #19, Doug DeCinces

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#19 on our top 40 list is a guy whose last name I always want to spell wrong. Doug DeCinces was the successor to Brooks Robinson at third base and the man credited for creating Orioles Magic.

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #20, Rick Dempsey

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You might laugh as he stumbles over words on MASN pre-game broadcasts, but long before that, Rick Dempsey was a great Oriole. He might be one of the most unlikely World Series MVP winners and he is...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #21, Rafael Palmeiro

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Did he take those steroids on purpose? Had he been taking them all along? It's hard to know what to think about Rafael Palmeiro without a definitive answer to those questions, but he's our #21...

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #22, Nick Markakis

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Current Orioles' right fielder Nick Markakis comes it at #22 on the Top 40 Orioles of All Time.

Top 40 Orioles of All Time: #23, Scott McGregor

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Few, if any, are his equal for postseason performance and mustachioed glory. He is the great left-hander Scott McGregor, #23 on our Top 40 Greatest Orioles list.

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