Monthly Archives: December 2010

Former Oriole Walt Dropo dies; Played for Baltimore’s first winning team

Monday’s Washington Post includes the obituary for Walt Dropo, the 1950 American League Rookie of the Year for the Red Sox who finished his career in Baltimore. From the Post: In 1950, Mr. Dropo beat out New York Yankees pitcher … Continue reading

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Can the 2011 Phillies Match the 1971 Orioles with Four 20-Game Winners?

The Phillies brought Cliff Lee back to Philadelphia this week, thereby piecing together what on paper is one of the great four-man rotations of all time. The Associated Press has termed it “a potentially historic rotation.” Among the potential history … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Don Buford’s Five Strikeout Day

Don Buford established two Orioles records in 1971: He hit five home runs leading off games, and he struck out five times in a nine-inning game. Brady Anderson easily eclipsed the former mark in 1996 with 12 home runs leading … Continue reading

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Like Budweiser, Mark Reynolds has Whiffability

Mark Reynolds will establish a new Orioles record in his first season in Baltimore. Unfortunately, it will be for strikeouts. Reynolds, whom the Orioles acquired in a trade with Arizona on Monday in exchange for David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio, … Continue reading

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Confederate money and fake prospects; It must be Winter Meetings time

The Winter Meetings are almost here. Let the Syd Thrift references begin! Dan Connolly offers a nod to Thrift and his much-repeated “confederate money” phrase over at Orioles Insider. Call this the “Courting of Paul Konerko 2.0.” The first version … Continue reading

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