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|Stadium:||Oriole Park at Camden Yards|
|Colours:||Black, orange, white & grey|
|Hall of Famers:||Roberto Alomar, Luis Aparicio, Harold Baines, Vladimir Guerrero, Reggie Jackson, George Kell, Eddie Murray, Mike Mussina, Jim Palmer, Tim Raines Sr., Cal Ripken Jr., Robin Roberts, Frank Robbinson, Lee Smith, Jim Thome & Hoyt Wilhelm|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||Frank Robbinson & Earl Weaver|
|Legends:||Jim Palmer, Brady Anderson, Brian Roberts, Paul Blair, Luis Aparicio, Roberto Alomar & Cal Ripkin Jr|
|Retired Numbers:||6: 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33 & 42|
|World Series Championships:||3: 1966, 1970 & 1983|
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The Orioles were originally a charter team for the American League which rivaled the National League and for the first year in the American League they were the Milwaukee Brewers (not the current team in the MLB). They then relocated to St Louis, where they would be the St Louis Browns from 1902-1953.
After a dismal 1953 season which saw the Browns win only 54 games and with only 3,000 fans turning up to their last home game of the season, the Browns owners decided to relocate the franchise and by 1954 the Baltimore Orioles were born.
So by 1954 one could say that’s when the chapter of the Baltimore Orioles began, although the first chapter was indeed a cruel one to the Orioles as they finished their inaugural season with 54 wins. In fact, their first six years didn’t go down too well as in the 50s the Orioles missed the playoffs often finishing sixth or seventh in the American League.
By 1960, things started to look brighter for the Orioles who won 89 games (their most since the 1922 season), but still didn’t finish first in the American League as they ended the season in second place.
To rub further salt into the wounds a year later in the 1961 season, they finished the regular season with their most ever wins in a regular season with 95 wins but ended the season in third place in the American League.
After years of narrowly missing out on the playoffs in the early part of the 60s and despite winning 86+ games for the majority of the decade, the Orioles finally appeared in their maiden playoff appearance in 1966 and they made it one to remember.
The Orioles finished the 1966 MLB season on top of the American League with 97 wins and also posted a 0.606 winning percentage as they made it to their first-ever World Series (back then the World Series consisted of the winner of the American League and the National League as they only had the two leagues with no divisions).
The Orioles faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, and they made it count as they claimed the series 4-0 and the Orioles claimed their maiden World Series title. The Orioles couldn’t back it up the next year, as they finished in seventh place with 76 wins.
The MLB introduced four new teams including the Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres and the Seattle Pilots. With the new teams coming into the league, it meant the MLB introduced divisions into the National League and the American League. For the 1969 MLB season, the Orioles were placed in the American League East Division.
The Orioles topped the East Division, which meant they played in the American League Championship Series (ALCS). In the ALCS they were pitted against the Minnesota Twins and won the series 3-0.
They managed to get to another World Series where they would face the New York Mets. The Orioles took out the World Series opener in game 1, but the Mets fought back and won games 2, 3, 4, and 5 to win the World Series. Despite losing the 1969 World Series to the New York Mets, it kickstarted a successful three years for the Orioles.
The 1970 season would be different from what the Orioles had faced before. After topping the American League East with 108 wins, they faced Minnesota Twins in the National League Championship Series, where they came out victorious winning the series 3-0.
They then met the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB’s showpiece event, but after losing the World Series a year prior they made amends for their 1969 defeat to the Mets when they clinched the 1970 series 4-1 win to hand them their second title in four years.
The Orioles were once again a dominant force trying to defend their title and accomplish going back-to-back for the first time in 1971. They proved why they were World Series champions when they finished first in the American League East by winning 101 regular-season games.
They breezed past the Oakland Athletics in the NLCS winning the series 3-0, however, the World Series was a game too far as they couldn’t go back-to-back and they fell to Pittsburgh Pirates as they clinched the series 4-3. It was a dominant three years by the Orioles, who appeared in four World Series in six years while winning one in three years.
After the World Series defeat in 1971, the Orioles did make back-to-back playoff appearances in 1973 and 1974 but could only go as far as the NLCS on both occasions going down to the Athletics in both years. Despite crashing out in the 1974 NLCS game it capped off a very good first half of the 70s for the Orioles.
After not seeing any playoff action since 1974 the Orioles returned emphatically in 1979 when they finished first in the American League East with 102 wins. They won their NLCS game against the California Angels winning the series 3-1, however, when it came to the big dance the Orioles couldn’t cause a miracle as they went down to the Pittsburgh Pirates, going down 4-3.
Four years later in 1983, the tides turned, this time for the better. It was somewhat of a new dawn for the Orioles who started the 1983 season with a new general manager after Earl Weaver ending his first stint in the 1982 season having managed the team from 1968-1982, as the Orioles announced Joe Altobelli as the new general manager.
Altobelli would have an everlasting impact with the Baltimore team as he guided them to their first World Series championship since 1970. The Orioles finished on top of the American League East with 98 wins (eight wins clear from second place), they met the Chicago White Sox in the ALCS, and won the series convincingly after dropping game one as they won 3-1.
They faced the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series and despite the Phillies taking game 1 of the MLB’s showpiece event, the Orioles responded by winning the next four games, including winning game 5 by a 5-0 scoreline to hand the Orioles their third World Series title, as Rick Dempsey was crowned the MVP.
That would be the most joy the Orioles would get for the next 10 years, as from 1984 to 1994, they missed the playoffs often finishing in the bottom half of the American League East Division. Their worst season in that period occurred in 1988 when they won 54 games and they finished seventh.
After fluctuating from third spot to second during the 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995 seasons, by 1996 they finally got their reward when they made the playoffs for the first time since 1983.
The Orioles finished second in the 1996 season with 88 wins, and they claimed a wildcard spot in the playoffs. They met the Cleveland Indians in the National League Division Series (NLDS), where they defeated them 3-1.
That win over the Indians in the NLDS meant the Orioles would advance to the NLCS, where they faced the New York Yankees, ultimately though, the Yankees proved too much as they claimed the series 4-1.
The next year in 1997 they finished first in the American League East with 98 wins. They dominated the NLDS against the Miami Marlins winning the series 3-1, which in turn meant they made back-to-back NLCS games, however, they couldn’t fix the same problem they had a year earlier and they went down to the Cleveland Indians.
From there it would be a long and tiring ride for the fans of Baltimore as they faced a 15-year playoff drought from 1997 to 2012, as during that time they often finished between fourth spot and fifth spot. Their best year came in 2004 when they finished third.
After being in the wilderness for 15 years, the Orioles finally became relevant again as they made the first postseason appearance since 1997. They finished the American League in second place which earned them a spot in the American League Wild Card game where they faced the Texas Rangers.
The Orioles won the Wild Card game 5-1, which meant they progressed to the ALDS where they faced the New York Yankees, but just like in previous encounters the Yankees proved to be too strong as they won the series 3-2.
Despite going out in the NLDS it was only the start of a good five year period for the Orioles as they managed to play in the ALCS in 2014 and a Wild Card game in 2016, however, the Orioles fell to the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS and the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card game respectively.
Since the 2016 Wild Card game loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles have not appeared in the postseason. From 2017 to 2019 they finished fifth in the American League East.
In a shortened 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic which saw every MLB franchise play 60 games compared to the traditional 162 season, the Orioles finished the season in fourth place in the American League East managing 25 wins.
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Coming into his third full season as a Major League Baseball manager, Brandon Hyde currently has a 79-144 win-loss record in charge of the Florida Marlins and Baltimore Orioles.
Following his career as a player in the minor leagues, Hyde joined the Marlins organisation in 2005, managing the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2005-06, the Carolina Mudcats in 2007, the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2008 and the Jacksonville Suns in 2009.
At the conclusion of the 2009 season, Hyde and the Suns won their fourth Southern League Championship in club history.
Hyde got his taste of managing in the majors after the Marlins fired their manager, bench coach and hitting coach in June of 2010. Following the overhaul, Hyde was named the interim bench coach and in November of 2010 the organization removed the interim tag, committing to Hyde for the 2011 season.
When Edwin Rodríguez unexpectedly resigned in 2011, Hyde was named acting manager for the game that Florida had that evening, which the Marlins lost 2-1.
The next day, Hyde reclaimed his bench coach position when the franchise named Jack McKeon as their new interim manager.
In November of 2013, Hyde joined the Chicago Cubs as a bench coach, a role he held until 2018. Hyde was a member of the Cubs bullpen that won the 2016 World Series.
In December of 2018, Hyde was named as the new manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore are yet to have a winning season under Hyde, finishing fifth in the AL East with a 54-108 record in 2019 and third in the AL East with a 25-35 record in 2020.
In what has been a lean period of performances on the field for Baltimore, the return of Trey Mancini could be the boost that the Orioles need to elevate themselves into playoff contention.
While making his major league debut in 2016, Mancini became just the fourth Orioles’ player to hit a home run for their first Major League hit, hitting a homer against Eduardo Rodríguez in his second at bat.
Just two nights later he became the 20th player in Major League history to hit a home run in his first two starts, hitting his second career homer off David Price. Mancini then became the third player in Major League history to hit a home run in their first three starts, after hitting a solo against the Diamondbacks.
The following year Mancini was on the Orioles opening day roster. The homers kept coming as Mancini hit the equal most home runs through a player’s first 12 career games and the equal most home runs through a player’s first 17 career games.
Hitting at .293/.338/.488 with 24 home runs and 78 RBI in 147 games during his rookie campaign, Mancini finished in third place for American League Rookie of the Year voting.
In 2018, Mancini batted leadoff for 51 of Baltimore’s 156 games, ending the season hitting .242 with 24 home runs and 58 RBI. And in 2019 he ended the season hitting .291 with 35 home runs and 97 RBI.
Mancini missed the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season after it was revealed that he had stage three colon cancer. However after six month of chemotherapy, the 28 year old is cancer free and ready to return to Major League Baseball.
Mancini’s return to the Orioles in 2021 will not only be a great influx of talent but also the morale boost that this struggling franchise may need to kick start their season.
This selection is met with some trepidation, however the Orioles have taken a gamble on pitcher Felix Hernandez for the upcoming season.
Hernandez’s inclusion could provide the dugout with the necessary talent and experience to propel them into playoff contention.
Although he is currently 34 and will be 35 early in the 2021 season, Hernandez’s experience as an elite pitcher is up there with the best.
A six time All-Star, two time American League ERA leader, 2009 MLB wins leader, 2010 American League Cy Young Award recipient, pitcher of an immaculate innings in 2008 and pitcher of a perfect game in 2012. A resume that truly does speak for itself.
Granted many of his accolades occurred a decade ago and he pitched in the minors in 2020, however if Hernandez is capable of earning his pace on the Orioles opening day roster, the 34 year old will undoubtedly make an impact with his second MLB organization, both as an experienced veteran in the dugout and a talented pitcher.
With their last World Series title and their last World Series appearance coming in 1983 it is no wonder that the Orioles were heavy outsiders to even be considered in the conversation to claim the title and that might be why they were valued at +30000 at the start of the season on July 1.
After the Orioles lost their first game of the season to the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles responded by winning the next two games and by July 27 their odds ever so slightly dropped to +28500.
That was short-lived and two days later on July 29, a day before their series with the New York Yankees, the Orioles were back to +30000. Even winning three games against Tampa Bay Rays between August 1 and August 3 wasn’t enough to change the odds when they were about to face the Miami Marlins.
Ahead of the Miami Marlins game on August 5, the Orioles were at +33333. The Orioles lost those four games against the Miami Marlins but even three wins over the Washington Nationals couldn’t affect their value when they were about to face the Philadelphia Phillies as by August 12 they were at +45000.
The Orioles were at their lowest value for the season on August 17 and they were valued +15000 after winning seven games of the past eight. During that time their odds fluctuated from +15000 to +25000.
By September 10 they were at their lowest for their whole season when they were valued at +10000 after winning four games in a row against the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. The Orioles since then suffered a form slump losing nine of 11 games which saw their odds end at +50000 on September 21.
Despite finishing fourth in the American League East the Orioles were in the top 10 of the MLB when it came to the run line. The Orioles finished with a run line of 35-25-0, which was enough for them to finish fourth in the overall MLB standings. They had a 17-10-0 home record which placed them ninth and finished with an 18-11- 0 away record, which they claimed fourth spot in the MLB rankings.
When looking at the over / under the Orioles finished in the top 20 in all three categories. The Orioles finished with a 28-28-4 overall record which placed them 14th in the MLB rankings. When they were the home team they had a 14-15-2 record which placed them 16th in the MLB. Their best record occurred when they were on the road as they finished the 2020 season with a 14-13-2 away record which placed them at 12th place in the MLB.
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Where do the Baltimore Orioles play?
The Baltimore Orioles play their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Who owns the Baltimore Orioles?
The Baltimore Orioles have been owned by Peter Angelos since 1993.
Have the Baltimore Orioles won an MLB World Series?
The Baltimore Orioles have won three MLB World Series in 1966, 1970 & 1983.
Who is the Baltimore Orioles general manager?
Michael Elias is the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
Do the Baltimore Orioles play tonight?
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What is the Baltimore Orioles record?
The Baltimore Orioles had a 25-35 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season.
Did the Baltimore Orioles win last night?
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How much are the Baltimore Orioles worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Baltimore Orioles are worth $1.4 billion.
Who do the Baltimore Orioles play tonight?
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How to watch the Baltimore Orioles?
You can watch the Baltimore Orioles games on TV channels like MASN and MASN2 and NBC Sports Washington and the MLB Network such as MLB.TV.
Will the Baltimore Orioles make the playoffs this year?
The Baltimore Orioles did not make the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season as they finished in fourth place in the American League East with a 25-35 record.
Will the Baltimore Orioles get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Baltimore Orioles received the fifth pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Baltimore Orioles play?
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Where did the Baltimore Orioles finish the season?
The Baltimore Orioles finished the 2020 MLB season in fifth place in the National League East.
How many games did the Baltimore Orioles win?
The Baltimore Orioles won 25 games during the 2020 MLB season.
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