Monthly Archives: July 2010

Miguel Tejada represents hope unrealized in Baltimore

Miguel Tejada has been traded to the San Diego Padres for pitching prospect Wynn Pelzer. Tejada leaves Baltimore for the second and presumably final time with a mixed legacy. He was a three-time All Star and two-time Silver Slugger for … Continue reading

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Solo Shots: Bob Hale homers off a Hall of Famer

Last week I wrote my first entry for “Solo Shots,” an effort to tell the stories of Orioles players since 1954 who finished their careers with one home run while wearing orange and black. Jim Brideweser (1954, 1957) was up … Continue reading

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Interesting baseball reading

A few baseball-related items caught my eye today. Each would qualify for the traditional “Thought You Might be Interested in This” e-mail subject line. -First, b’s Matt Vensel looks outside the spotlight – well done – for the story of … Continue reading

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More bobbleheads, fewer T-Shirts equals Orioles victories

The Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 11-10 in 13 innings on Tuesday night. Every Orioles win in 2010 is significant, but this one was especially so given that it was the team’s first victory on T-Shirt Tuesday. So far … Continue reading

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Markakis leads majors in doubles, ahead of pace for team record

With his two doubles against the Blue Jays on Sunday Nick Markakis took sole possession of the major league lead in the category. Markakis’ 31 doubles are two better than the season totals posted thus far by Josh Hamilton and … Continue reading

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Solo Shots: Saving the best for last – Brideweser swats first home run in final big league season

Cal, Eddie, Boog, Brooks; most Orioles fans recognize the names that sit atop the Orioles’ career home run list. Less familiar are Grady, Arnie, Albie, and Vic, four of the 65 players to have hit just one home run during … Continue reading

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Ty Wiggington is no Cal Ripken Jr., but their first-half numbers aren’t as different as you’d think

People love “best” and “worst” lists, so naturally Ty Wiggington’s appearance on the 2010 American League All-Star roster got fans wondering where he ranks among Orioles representatives to the Midsummer Classic. Could Wiggington be the O’s least-deserving All-Star? All-Stars are … Continue reading

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