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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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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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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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Trade Demand Helped Strengthen Orioles Bullpen in 1966

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.  My Friday guest post at MASNSports this week discusses Jonathan … Continue reading

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In 1966, Davey Johnson and Andy Etchebarren Were the Rookies With Three-Hit Games

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.  Hyun-Soo Kim has five three-hit games thus … Continue reading

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