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Orioles Photo of the Day, 2007-10-29

Hank Bauer and Frank Robinson celebrate the 1966 World Series sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The interviewer gets a gift.

In retrospect, and knowing what we now know, that wasn't really that big of an upset. The Baltimore Orioles were, by far, the best offensive team in the American League, and a good pitching team (ERA was fourth that year). The Dodgers had great pitching but could not hit, finishing eighth in runs in a ten-team league. The Pirates may have been a much better matchup for the O's that year, or, rather, a more competitive matchup.

Those Dodgers were tailor-made for the Orioles.