Category Archives: Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Which Two Baltimore Orioles Players Have Led the League in Errors?

The Baltimore Orioles have been a comedy of errors in 2018. Just this week the team managed to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 in spite of its defense, which produced five errors and other missed opportunities that didn’t show … Continue reading

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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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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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The 1966 Orioles Had Attendance Issues and a “Grave Pitching Problem”

It would be simplistic to suggest that in this, the 50th anniversary season of the Orioles’ first World Series team, the current model of Baltimore’s beloved baseball machine resembles the model from five decades ago that became a classic. Sure, … Continue reading

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The 1966 Orioles Used A Lot of Starters

Throughout the 2016 season Roar from 34 will use Flashback Fridays to remember the 1966 Baltimore Orioles and to honor the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s first World Series title. See the previous installments here.  The 1966 Baltimore Orioles used 11 different starters … 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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The 1966 Orioles: “The Kookiest Cast of Characters Who Ever Called Themselves a Ball Club”

Throughout the 2016 season Roar from 34 will use Flashback Fridays to remember the 1966 Baltimore Orioles and to honor the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s first World Series title. See the previous installments here.  The Orioles earned their way into Time magazine … Continue reading

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