The chase for the postseason has long been a summer tradition in Baltimore, where the Orioles have claimed nine American League East titles and three Wild Card berths, their most recent coming in 2016. During one prolific stretch between 1964 and 1983, the O’s won six AL pennants, three World Series championships (1966, 1970, 1983) and four MVP Awards, which went to franchise favorites Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Boog Powell and Cal Ripken, Jr. Orioles tickets are as popular as ever at the pioneering Camden Yards at Oriole Park, which launched the retro-ballpark movement upon its completion in 1992. These days, fans turn up to see Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis light up opposing hurlers.
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Following three postseason appearances in a span of five years, the Orioles suddenly find themselves in rebuilding mode. Gone are Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Zack Britton. Fortunately for new manager Brandon Hyde, the building blocks remain in place. Mark Trumbo (2016) and Chris Davis (2013, 2015) each have AL home run titles to their credit, but it's a new wave of young talent — Trey Mancini, Ysniel Diaz and Ryan Mountcastle, etc. — coming up behind them that might author the next chapter for this storied franchise.
Baltimore Orioles History
The Baltimore Orioles were founded in 1894 as the Milwaukee Brewers, and the franchise also spent 52 years in St. Louis as the beleaguered Browns before relocating to Baltimore in 1954. Ever since, the Orioles have been a fundamental part of the sporting scene in Birdland, as fans have turned up to see legends like Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, Luis Aparicio, Roberto Alomar and others. Baltimore has put together some mesmerizing playoff runs over the years too, resulting in World Series titles in 1966, 1970 and 1983.
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In 1971, aka The Year of the Bird, when the franchise advanced to the World Series for the fourth time since its move to Baltimore, four of the team’s starting pitchers — Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, Jim Palmer and Pat Dobson all won 20 games, a feat that to this day has yet to be replicated. The Orioles posted a 101-61 record for their third-straight AL East title, but the defending World Series champs would fall to the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games. Game 4, played in Pittsburgh, was the first-ever World Series game played at night.