Category Archives: Orioles history

Frank Robinson Friday: Recalling The Judge’s Four-Hit Games in Baltimore

I had some fun with Joey Rickard’s four-hit game versus the Tampa Bay Rays in a Roar From 34 post earlier today. Doing the research for that post provided me the opportunity to review Frank Robinson’s four-hit games in Baltimore, … Continue reading

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Frank Robinson Friday: The Future Hall of Famer Wasn’t Bowled Over by News of His Trade to the Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles will honor the life of the late Frank Robinson prior to Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees. “A Celebration of Frank” is one of several ways that the franchise is remembering one of its greatest players … Continue reading

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Orioles Pitchers Who Could Hit Like Madison Bumgarner

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner homered off of Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Saturday. It is the second time Bumgarner has gone deep off of Kershaw since the start of last season. He is the only batter … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Eternal – Jim Palmer’s comeback attempt (1991)

There are plenty of good Spring Training updates out there along with projections for player and team performance headed into 2011. For something different, I figure it’s interesting to revisit stories of seasons past when, as seems to happen nearly … Continue reading

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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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