Category Archives: Orioles history

Don Larsen was far from perfect in Baltimore

It took one day for the Major League Baseball playoffs to produce a legendary moment. Roy Halladay became only the second pitcher in baseball history to throw a postseason no-hitter.The other was former Oriole Don Larsen, who pitched a perfect … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Steady Eddie Doubles Down

Earlier this week, Nick Markakis become the third major league player to hit 43 or more doubles in four consecutive seasons. The other two players are Hall of Famers: Joe Medwick and Tris Speaker. There’s another Hall of Famer, an … Continue reading

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Who is Baltimore’s best bunter?

Baltimore’s baseball players have been getting on base without hitting the ball very far since the late 19th century. Back then, with the help of the groundskeeper and some tightly packed dirt, the Baltimore Chop turned into the stuff of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Sweeping the Yankees in the Bronx has never been easy

The Orioles came tantalizingly close to sweeping the New York Yankees this week. It would have been the Birds’ first three-game sweep in New York since 1986 when they shut down the Yanks in a series from June 6th through … Continue reading

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Thirty home runs used to mean something. It still should.

Luke Scott has never truly received the appreciation he deserves during his time in Baltimore, in part because his feast-or-famine routine at the plate leaves him starved for hits for extended stretches. As full seasons go, 2010 has been Scott’s … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Melvin Mora’s two-out, walk-off bunt single

Adam Jones’ two-out bunt single against the Mariners in the bottom of the 11th inning on Monday night had MASN broadcaster Jim Hunter – and likely many fans watching at home – enthusing about the play. Hunter stated mutliple times … Continue reading

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The story behind the Eutaw Street baseballs & other Orioles tidbits

Here’s a rundown of some O’s-related items, including the story behind the bronze baseballs on Eutaw Street. (Shameless plug: Check out past entries in The Eutaw Street Chronicles. More to come soon.) -Brandow Morrow pitched 8 2/3 innings of no-hit … Continue reading

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