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Flashback Fridays

Boog Powell card

Oct. 23, 2015

With their 11-8 ALCS loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, the Kansas City Royals fell one game shy of tying the Baltimore Orioles for the most consecutive league championship victories at 10. The Orioles swept the best-of-five ALCS from 1969 through 1971 and added a Game 1 victory in the 1973 ALCS. 

Pete Ward

Aug. 28, 2015

I've spent several weeks at home in Baltimore this summer. During my stay with family, I unearthed an old baseball mitt from a closet that carries the autograph of one Pete Ward. Actually, my son discovered the glove. Most often he pretends he's Chris Davis. Manny Machado is probably second. J.J. Hardy also makes an occasional appearance in his young baseball imagination. No Pete Ward. 

Wayne Causey, Orioles

July 31, 2015

In the wake of Alex Rodriguez becoming the fourth player to ever homer as a teenager and then again in his 40s, this week's Flashback Friday post looks at the youngest Orioles player to ever hit a home run, 18-year-old Wayne Causey. 

Dylan Bundy (Sarasota 2015).JPG

May 15, 2015

At age 22, Dylan Bundy seems far too young to be a part of a Flashback Friday entry. However, (with help from Owasso journalist Rick Heaton) provides a gem for this day in 2010.

Five years ago, Bundy pitched 10 innings and struck out 20 batters as part of a doubleheader for Owasso High School in the Oklahoma state tournament.

Gus Triandos Card

May 1, 2015

The Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday. With the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown about to happen, this week's Flashback Friday revisits the Orioles' first team Triple Crown winner.

Ken Williams, St. Louis Browns

April 17, 2015

Nelson Cruz, he of that lone, wonderful season in Baltimore last year, is now a Seattle Mariner. Different team, same result: Cruz is mashing the ball. On Friday he'll look to extend his home run streak to six games. He would become only the 18th player in major league history to homer in six or more consecutive games.