Oct. 4, 1969
Two 12th-inning bunts proved to be the difference in the playoff opener for the Earl Weaver-led Baltimore Orioles on this day in 1969.
Sept. 27, 2013
"But if the Red Sox do it, then I'll have to say 'dammit, they're a pretty good ballclub."
-Earl Weaver, Sept. 17, 1975
July 5, 2013
The Orioles sent only one player to the All-Star Game for six straight seasons from 2006 through 2011 and for 10 of 11 seasons from 2001 through 2011. Thanks to improved play on the field and the Vote Orange campaign, that won't be a problem - or even close to it - in 2013. It's starting to feel like the early '70s.
May 24, 2013
The Orioles currently rank first in the American League in stolen bases with 37. As MASN's Steve Melewski notes: "Last season they stole 58 bases all year to rank last in the American League. This season they have 37 stolen bases and that ranks first in the AL. At this pace the Orioles would steal 127 bases to more than double last year's total."
May 3, 2013
Chris Tillman tossed eight shutout innings for the Orioles in Anaheim Thursday night. It was the second time this season that an O's starter has gone eight or more innings without allowing an earned run. It happened five times last season with Tillman accounting for the final two times. (Read more in my MASN guest blog.)
April 19, 2013
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April 5, 2013
Jake Arrieta got the call to start the Orioles' home opener this year after the Birds started the season on the road at Tampa Bay. Nearly 60 years earlier, "Bullet" Bob Turley took the hill at Memorial Stadium for the first-ever Orioles home opener after the team started the season on the road at Detroit.
March 29, 2013
"Some men dream of owning a yacht. Others pine for a cute blonde, a quite isle and a coconut palm. In the private dream world of Gus Triandos, heaven is a blissful land where no pitchers throw knuckleballs."
Jack Hand, Associated Press, March 7, 1963 ("Triandos happy to get away from Wilhelm's knuckleball")
March 15, 2013
Call him the forgotten Aruban. Radhames Dykhoff pitched exactly one inning in the major leagues, a two-hit, two-run outing for the Orioles in 1998 that left him with a career ERA of 18.00. He struck out one (Michael Tucker) and walked one (Gerald Williams) as the O's dropped a 9-0 decision to the Atlanta Braves on June 7. He never toed a big-league rubber again.