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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.

Retro Orioles recap: Paul Blair lifts the Orioles to 6-5 walk-off win against the Angels

The Orioles couldn’t seem to hold onto a lead for long on Sunday afternoon against the Angels, but with some timely hitting and ninth inning magic, they came out on top in the end.

Retro Orioles recap: Palmer goes the distance in shutout victory over Sox

Jim Palmer allowed just four hits in a 3-0 victory over the Red Sox.

The 2014 Orioles were the franchise’s last, best chance at a World Series

Just six years ago, the Orioles were a dominant club with a clear path to the World Series. Then the Royals happened.

The 1997 Orioles went wire-to-wire in the AL East and came up short of a World Series

The closest the Orioles have ever come to winning the World Series in my life was 1997, when they lost the ALCS, 4-2.

Retro Orioles recap: National League wins All-Star Game on violent collision at home plate

Senior circuit takes eighth straight Midsummer Classic after Cincinnati’s Pete Rose bowls over Cleveland’s Ray Fosse in the 12th inning.

The 1969 Orioles compounded what was a year of sports misery in Baltimore

In Earl Weaver’s first full season in charge the O’s put together one of the best 162-game campaigns in MLB history, and yet they came up just short in the World Series.

Retro Orioles recap: The O’s beat the Yanks in walk-off fashion on back-to-back nights

Heroes were all around as Mike Cuellar tossed a 10-inning complete game and both Brooks Robinson and Don Buford sent the Memorial Stadium crowds home happy.

Retro Orioles recap: Boog blasts two bombs, Grich notches first ML hit in O’s win

One Oriole continued his scorch on his way to an MVP season, while another achieved his first milestone.

Orioles retro game thread: Cal Ripken plays consecutive game #2,131

ESPN is re-airing this Orioles classic on Tuesday night. If you’re tuning in, join us!

Retro Orioles recap: Frank Robinson’s two grand slams power win over Senators

On June 25, 1970, Frank Robinson robbed a home run and cracked a rib. The next day, he hit two grand slams. What a legend.

Retro Orioles recap: Home run robbery and six-run inning in extras gives Orioles the win

The game looked doomed in the early innings, but the Orioles stormed back to tie the game and win in extra innings.

Retro Orioles recap: Orioles edge out a doubleheader sweep against division rival Senators

Oh, the good old days—the Orioles were good, that Washington team was bad… and an evening doubleheader that opened with five innings from Jim Palmer ended with a walkoff single from outfielder Merv Rettenmund in the bottom of the 13th.

Retro Orioles recap: Jim Palmer hurls 10-inning complete game in 4-2 walk-off win against Oakland

In a hard-fought pitcher’s duel, Jim Palmer went the distance and came out on top with a little help from Dave May in extra innings.

Retro Orioles recap: Frank Robinson’s walk-off home run lifts O’s past Royals

Slugger slams three-run shot with two out in the bottom of the ninth as the Birds stun the hapless Royals.

Retro Orioles recap: Paul Blair’s three home runs lead O’s to season-high 18 runs

The Birds combined for 20 hits, and Jim Palmer tossed a complete game in an 18-2 win over the White Sox.

Retro Orioles recap: Brooks, O’s walk off Tigers in 1970 home opener

The Birds’ first game in Baltimore in 1970 was an exciting omen of things to come.