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Roar from 34, a Baltimore Orioles Blog. Humor. History. Homerism. Since 2006.

Flashback Friday: Danny Valencia Wasn’t the First Orioles Position Player to Pitch Against the Texas Rangers

The Orioles lost 17-8 to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night and a position player pitched. It harkens back to another lopsided O’s loss against Texas, but I’m not talking about 30-3. This week’s Flashback Friday looks at the O’s … Continue reading

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Today in Baltimore Orioles History: Aug. 2, 1995 – One Hit is Enough as Harold Baines Powers the O’s and Mike Mussina to a Win

Harold Baines‘ second-inning home run was all that the Orioles got and all that the Orioles needed as they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on this day in Orioles history, Aug. 2, 1995. The win gave the O’s a 44-44 … Continue reading

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Mourning the End of an Era for the Baltimore Orioles

It’s over. We knew it was before now. The Orioles’ historically bad performance on the diamond indicated as much. Regardless, the lead-up to and the arrival of the July trade deadline provided a resounding finality to the entire exercise. The … Continue reading

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Today in Baltimore Orioles History: July 31, 1983 – Brooks Robinson is Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s July 31, which means there are several Baltimore Orioles history items from which to choose today. For example … 1971: Pat Dobson winning his eighth decision in the month of July on his way to being one of four … Continue reading

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Today in Baltimore Orioles History: July 30, 2017 – Brad Brach Shines in His Final July 30th as a Member of the Baltimore Orioles

Brad Brach shined in his final July 30th as a member of the Baltimore Orioles striking out two Texas Rangers batters and allowing no walks or hits in an inning of work during a 10-6 road victory on July 30, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Meet the Baltimore Orioles Player Who Rarely Struck Out and “Was Known to Like a Beer Now and Then”

“Everybody in baseball has their own story about ‘Scrap Iron’ Courtney, a squat, bespectacled catcher who was known to like a beer now and then” Perhaps you’ve noticed that your Baltimore Orioles have a tendency to strike out rather often. … Continue reading

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Today in Baltimore Orioles History: July 26, 1996 – Jim Thome and Albert Belle Homer in Their Pre-Orioles Days; Birds Hit “the Low Point in the Season” Prior to a Wild Card Turnaround

Were you to close your eyes and hear the following quote read aloud, you might think it came during the 2018 Baltimore Orioles season: “I always felt, from the beginning, we had the players here to win, but we haven’t put … Continue reading

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