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Retro Orioles recap: Orioles open World Series with 5-2 win over Dodgers

Frank Robinson put the Birds up early, and Moe Drabowsky was dominant in relief.

Retro World Series preview: The daunting Dodgers await the upstart Orioles

After cruising to the American League pennant in 1966, the O’s faced their toughest test: a Fall Classic matchup against the defending champions.

Retro Orioles recap: Baltimore clinches AL pennant on Palmer’s sixth complete game

On the road in Kansas City, the Orioles dispatched the Athletics with a 6-1 victory paced by Frank Robinson’s three hits.

Retro Orioles recap: Rookie pitchers dazzle in doubleheader sweep

A shutout from Tom Phoebus in his debut and a walk-off win highlight the doubleheader win.

Retro Orioles recap: Orioles pull off wild 3-2 victory over Boston in extras

The Orioles continued their dominance over the Red Sox in this exciting extra innings walk-off win in the summer of ‘66.

Retro Orioles recap: Boog single-handedly powers O’s to comeback win

The slugging O’s first baseman drove in all four O’s runs with three homers, including a tying blast in the ninth and the winner in extras.

Guest Orioles retro recap: O’s offense stymied in 7-0 loss to Twins

The 1966 Orioles were a great team, and even they lost 63 times. Camden Chat commenter 33 wrote a guest retro recap of one of those losses.

Retro Orioles recap: Eddie Watt joins rotation, hits dinger as Orioles beat Tigers, 13-3

The Orioles hit four dingers, including two by future MVP/HOF Frank Robinson, but it was 25-year-old Eddie Watt who stole the show on July 19, 1966.

Retro Orioles recap: Boog caps comeback with walk-off blast

The Orioles failed to score in the first seven innings, but Boog Powell launched a game-winning home run to beat the California Angels at Memorial Stadium.

Retro Orioles recap: Robinson’s sparkling catch helps O’s salvage split

Baltimore takes one of two in House That Ruth Built thanks to right fielder’s tumbling grab of potential game-winner.

Retro Orioles recap: O’s sweep doubleheader from visiting Senators

The Orioles planted their flag atop of the American League by winning a pair of close games against their regional rival.

Retro Orioles recap: Frank blasts one out of Memorial as O’s tie for first place

Frank Robinson homered in both halves of a doubleheader against Cleveland, including the only home run ever to leave Memorial Stadium.

Retro Orioles recap: Boog Powell gets game-winning hit in 15-inning marathon

Dave McNally struck out nine batters in 10 innings, while Davey Johnson and Boog Powell came through in the bottom of the 15th.

Retro Orioles recap: Jim Palmer tosses his first career CG in 8-1 victory over Boston

The Orioles dominated the Red Sox in their second game of the season, led by Jim Palmer on the mound and at the plate.

Retro Orioles recap: The O’s 1966 championship path begins with an Opening Day win

Frank Robinson was an instant lineup-changer in his O’s debut, as the club came back in the ninth and won in extras to kick off a memorable campaign.

Introducing the 1966 Orioles retro recap project

With all of baseball on hold until the lockout is over, we’re going to look back on the first year the Orioles won a World Series.

The best Orioles draft picks to come after the fifth round

There are only five rounds in this year’s MLB draft. Somebody who might have been a star will go undrafted.

Retro Orioles recap: Cuellar goes the distance as O’s clinch World Series title

The Orioles scored nine unanswered runs in Game 5 to dispatch the Reds, 9-3, and win the World Series, 4-1.

What are your biggest “what if?” Orioles moves or moments?

We’ve written about a few Orioles "what if?" moments this week. What are some of the big ones you think about?

Retro Orioles recap: Orioles win Game 3 behind McNally’s complete game, grand slam

Orioles go up 3-0 in 1970 World Series as starting pitcher Dave McNally goes the distance and homers; Brooks continues to dazzle in the field

What if Buck had brought Zack Britton into the Wild Card Game?

It was the Managerial Blunder Heard ‘Round the World, as the Birds’ best pitcher never got into the game that ended their 2016 season. How might things have played out differently?

What if the Orioles never made the Erik Bedard trade?

It is one of the biggest trades in club history, and without it the Orioles may have continued their losing ways for even longer.

Retro Orioles recap: Baltimore explodes for five runs in the fifth to take Game 2 from the Reds

After falling to an early 4-0 hole thanks to a lackluster Mike Cuellar start, the Birds rallied and held on to take a 2-0 lead over Cincinnati in the World Series.

What if Jeffrey Maier had never reached over that fence?

The Orioles were going to win the World Series if Jeffrey Maier hadn’t reached over that fence, or so I’ll swear to the grave.

Retro Orioles recap: Palmer and Brooks lead Baltimore to World Series game one victory

The Birds opened up the 1970 World Series in Cincinnati with a tight 4-3 win over the Reds.

Retro Orioles recap: Birds recapture pennant, will return to World Series

The Orioles completed the sweep of Minnesota behind a complete game from Jim Palmer, and will seek redemption in the 1970 World Series.

Retro Orioles recap: O’s move closer to World Series with ALCS Game 2 victory

Baltimore beats Minnesota to move within a game of a second straight World Series berth and third in five years.

Retro Orioles recap: Cuellar’s historic homer leads O’s over Twins in Game 1 of ALCS

The Orioles ace struggled on the mound, but made history with his bat.

Retro Orioles recap: Twice the walkoffs, twice the fun

The 1970 Orioles continued their sizzling hot finish with a pair of walkoff wins in a doubleheader against the Senators.

Retro Orioles recap: Mark Belanger delivers walkoff as 1970 O’s win 99th game

The 1970 Orioles had already clinched the AL East when they went on an 11-game winning streak, including this game, to end the season.

Retro Orioles Recap: Don Baylor leads the backup Birds to extra-innings victory

Having clinched the division the day before, the O’s lineup was filled with bench players. That didn’t stop them.

Retro Orioles recap: Jim Palmer goes 12 innings, Orioles scratch out extra-innings win against Boston

Further proof that starting pitching in today’s game is a whole different animal.