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Almost Cooperstown

Team Deep Dive #18 – Baltimore Orioles – Ep. 451

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The Orioles were born the Milwaukee Brewers as an original AL franchise in 1901. They left for St. Louis after one year and became the St. Louis Browns for the next 52 years before finally decamping for Baltimore in 1954.  They never won a World Series in in St. Louis although they did reach the Fall Classic in 1944 losing the ‘Streetcar’ or ‘Trolley’ Series to their archrivals the Cardinals.

But once the Orioles got started they became a force and won three WS between 1966 and 1983.  We talk about the HOF players that populated the Oriole infield, the HOF pitchers and of course Frank Robinson in the outfield.  Who were the best players in franchise history?  And yes Roberto Alomar was not only a HOFer but like Eddie Murray he was also a switch hitter.  Correction: Milt Pappas never was a 20-game winner.  Earl Weaver won 1 WS as manager.  
 
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