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Call it what you will, The Oakland Coliseum hosted the Orioles as its first baseball visitor


The Baltimore Orioles head to Oakland on Friday to face the Athletics. The O's were the first team to play at the Coliseum back in 1968. The question then was this: hitter's park or pitcher's park?

Young pitching can produce winning seasons; just ask the 1960 Orioles


The Orioles will need strong pitching from their young starters to have a winning season, much like they relied on young arms for their first-ever winning season in 1960.

Double Trouble: Nick Markakis & Eddie Murray


Nick Markakis recently became the fourth player to hit 43 or more doubles in four consecutive seasons. Did you know that Orioles Hall of Famer Eddie Murray hit 20 or more doubles for 20 consecutive...

Sweeping the Yankees in the Bronx has never been easy for the Orioles


Sweeping the New York Yankees in the Bronx has never been easy for the Baltimore Orioles. The last time they did so was 1986.

Walk-off bunts are nothing new in Baltimore


Adam Jones won the game for the Orioles last Monday with a walk off bunt, but he wasn't the first.

Don't remember much about Johnny Oates? Why Not?


Buck Showalter is wearing #26 in honor and he's being posthumously inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame this weekend. But how much do you really know about Johnny Oates?

Looking Back on the Orioles' earliest All-Stars


With the 2010 All Star Game looming, who were the Orioles first all-stars?

"Homers will do it for you every time"


The Orioles are welcoming back members of the 1970 championship team on Saturday for a 40th anniversary celebration of their World Series victory. Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson will be on...

The Oriole rookie who had a record-setting seven consecutive strikeouts in his debut


Bob Costas listed a Rolodex worth of pitchers during Stephen Strasburg's debut in Washington for historical context. Jim Palmer was the only Oriole mentioned. By the end of the night, Sammy...

A record-setting reliever who actually got the job done for the Orioles


Former Orioles reliever Wes Stock got more wins in one day than the 2010 team does in a week. Stock set the club record for wins in a day  on May 26, 1963, during a doubleheader against the C...

Baltimore no-hitters and "The Summer of the Near Miss"


In the span of a little more than two weeks in 1978, three Orioles pitchers lost no-hitters in the seventh inning. One month later, Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan lost a no-hitter with two outs in...

How Mr. Boh helped bring baseball to Baltimore


How Mr. Boh, advertising icon for National Bohemian beer, helped bring baseball to Baltimore despite the protests of Washington's owner.

Rookie of the Year in Minnesota, burnt to a crisp in Baltimore


With the Birds headed out to Minnesota for a four-game set at Target Field, I got to thinking about former Orioles who also played for the Twins. Some kind of "Best Of" list featuring Scott...

Rhyne Hughes matches Jeffrey Hammonds' quick start in Baltimore


Rhyne Hughes' fast start in Baltimore matches that of one-time Orioles phenom Jeffrey Hammonds.

Orioles baseball in April is no longer so sublime


My how times have changed. The Orioles are lousy in April this season. During the '60s, they never posted a losing record in April and had two no-hitters to boot.

Which O's closer makes your stomach turn? Besides Michael Gonzalez.


Michael Gonzalez recorded a blown save for the Orioles in Opening Day in Baltimore as the team honored the 1970 World Series champions. Gregg Olson had a similar experience back in 1991 as the...

Opening Day in Baltimore Used to Include Trash Can Fires and Historic Wins


Dave Trembley managed his third Opening Day for the Orioles on Tuesday. That's no small accomplishment. Only one manager - Mike Hargrove - has lasted more than three full seasons at the helm in...

Former Oriole Aubrey Huff is stylin' and profilin' in San Francisco.


Former Oriole Aubrey Huff is stylin' and profilin' in San Francisco.

Like Father, Like Son in Baltimore


Steve Johnson has returned to Baltimore from San Francisco, which means the list of father-son combos to have played in Baltimore could soon grow longer.

Interview with former Terp Drew Nicholas


Nicholas won a EuroLeague title last year, an experience he ranks up there with winning an NCAA title at Maryland.

Baltimore Used to Beat New York and Boston


A look at how the Baltimore Orioles have done against their longest-running division rivals, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, over time.

A Historically Bad Decade for the Orioles


The Baltimore Orioles just completed the worst decade of baseball in franchise history. The O's had their lowest winning percentage and their first full decade without a winning season. It's a dark...

The Year the Orioles Outspent the Yankees


The Baltimore Orioles were the last team to outspend the New York Yankees. It happened in 1998. But what did the Orioles get for their money?

The Larry Sheets Family Amusement Center


How did I not know about this place until now? Tip of the cap to 'Duk at Yahoo's Big League Stew.


Reunite the "Why Not?" Orioles on RBI Baseball 2

Your work day just got a whole lot less productive. Play RBI Baseball 2 online. (Tip of the cap to The Lost Ogle. See also the clip from "Dream Team" with references to Ken Gerhart and Rene...

Dude who rushed the field at Camden Yards the other night is on YouTube. It was inevitable. Love...


Dude who rushed the field at Camden Yards the other night is on YouTube. It was inevitable. Love the song choice as he was carted away in cuffs: "Loser."

Strasburg is So Good


I'm glad Nats fans are excited about Strasburg, but this seems an awful lot like "Matt Wieters Facts." I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.


Kevin Youkilis has nothing on Jim Traber

Kevin Youkilis charged the mound Tuesday night and sent Tigers rookie Rick Porcello backpedaling before earning two points for the take down. According to Keith Law, Youkilis was "acting like a...

Birds Draft Bumbry's Son


The Orioles selected Steve Bumbry, son of Al, with the 356th pick in the draft.


Jon Miller Calls Fantastic Fan Night His Most Memorable Game

Awesome piece from the D.C. Sports Bog:"I mean, I'm sure I've done lots of memorable games, World Series, Cal, all kinds of stuff," he said at Nationals Park yesterday afternoon. "But the one I'll...

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