June 27, 2014
Earlier this week, Adrian Beltre became the sixth major leaguer to reach 2,500 hits among those who have played the majority of their careers at third base. This week’s Flashback Friday looks at the Orioles’ representative on that esteemed list, Brooks Robinson.
June 20, 2014
The 53 home runs that Chris Davis hit in 2013 to establish a new single season Orioles record stand on their own without embellishment. But on this, the diamond anniversary of the Orioles' arrival in Baltimore, let's go ahead and add to the legend.
Davis hit more home runs last season than the entire 1954 Orioles team combined.
Final tally: Chris Davis - 53, 1954 Orioles - 52.
(Note: The 1955 Orioles got preemptive revenge on Davis by hitting one more home run than he did in 2013).
April 4, 2014
This week's Flashback Friday can take you back to the mid-'90s or really any time since then.
The topic? Opening Day designated hitters for the Orioles.
March 7, 2014
Michael Reghi arrived in Baltimore one season too late. The man who made familiar, if not famous, the "touched off a bomb" home run call became the O's TV play-by-play guy starting in 1997; however, it was the 1996 Orioles who truly were a bomb squad.
This week's Flashback Friday remembers a team that featured heavy lumber distributed throughout the lineup.
Feb. 21, 2014
[Photo credit: Norm Schimmel (copyright holder)]
The deal the Orioles made with free-agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez this week has been hailed as "monumental" and "historic," if only because the Orioles don't do this sort of thing very often.
Jan. 17, 2014
Here's some good news for Baltimore fans looking to keep a certain young third baseman in town for the long haul: The Orioles can retain free agents named Machado. They've done it before.
Jan. 3, 2014
Happy New Year, Orioles fans. Did anyone else receive an Orioles desk calendar as a Christmas gift? If so, you've probably already seen the inspiration for this week's Flashback Friday post.
The O's desk calendar entry for Thursday featured the following trivia question: Who was the youngest player to appear in a game for the Orioles?
Answer: Catcher Frank Zupo made his big league debut on July 1, 1957 at 17 years and 305 days old.
That's only part of the story.