Monthly Archives: August 2016

An Orioles Fan’s Lament: Four Games Back Felt Much Better in 1996

With their loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night, the Orioles are now four games back in the American League East. That’s the most they’ve trailed all season, which explains the emptiness you’re feeling today in the spot where your … Continue reading

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He Had One Career Homer, and It Came During His Final Season of Baseball

Jim Brideweser died on this date in 1989. Brideweser had two stints with the Orioles, appearing in 73 games for the Birds in 1954 and returning to Baltimore for the final 91 games of his professional career in 1957. It … Continue reading

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This Day in Orioles History: Blue Jay Misery

This day in Orioles history, Aug. 24, involves lots of misery inflicted on or by the Blue Jays. Fortunately, more of the misery belongs to Toronto rather than Baltimore. On Aug. 24, 1983, Tippy Martinez picked off three Blue Jays runners in the … Continue reading

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Luis Aparicio, the 1966 Orioles, and a Record Number of Five-Hit Games

I’ve had five-hit games on the brain all week. It started with Matt Wieters on Sunday in San Francisco, which was the third five-hit game by an Orioles catcher. Bob Melvin (1991) and Clint Courtney (1954) had the others. Then, … Continue reading

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Adam Jones Delivers a Clutch … Walk. There’s Not Much History There.

Let’s talk walks. Bases on balls. Free passes. Adam Jones took a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning on Tuesday night to tie the game with the Boston Red Sox. (Let’s not talk about what happened from there.) Jones’ free … Continue reading

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Matt Wieters Quietly Has a Five-Hit Day

Matt Wieters hit a stand-up triple. That triple gave him the first five-hit game of his career and only the third five-hit game ever by an Orioles catcher. On an ordinary day, these things would qualify as big news in Birdland. Sunday was … Continue reading

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Today in Orioles History: Frank Robinson Steals One From the Yankees … Again (1966)

Frank Robinson stole a would-be home run from Clete Boyer in the 11th inning at Yankee Stadium to preserve a 6-5 Orioles victory on this day in Orioles history, Aug. 11, 1966. A Sam Bowens RBI single plated Luis Aparicio … Continue reading

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