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Baltimore Orioles Bio

Baltimore Orioles logo
Baltimore Orioles logo, Source:- X, @Orioles


Team NameBaltimore Orioles
Other nicknamesThe O’s The Birds The Orange Birds The Oreos
Major league affiliationsMajor League Baseball (MLB)
DivisionAmerican League (AL) East Division
Ballpark (Home arena)Lloyd Street Grounds Sportsman’s Park Memorial Stadium Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Present)
Principal owner(s)Peter Angelos
President of baseball operationsJohn. P. Angelos
General manager Mike Elias
Manager Brandon Hyde
MascotThe Oriole Bird
Major league titlesWorld Series titles (3) - 1966, 1970 and 1983 AL Pennants (7) - 1944, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979 and 1983 AL East Division titles (9) - 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1997 and 2014

The Baltimore Orioles are one of the teams in Major League Baseball (MLB). They play in the East Division of the American League (AL) in the MLB. This team is also one of the oldest teams in the MLB right now.


The Baltimore Orioles started its journey as the Milwaukee Brewers in 1877 before moving to St. Louis and renaming them as the St. Louis Browns. Eventually, the team moved to Maryland and renamed itself as the Baltimore Orioles. This team is notable for winning three World Series Championships in the MLB till now. Furthermore, they have won pennants and titles in the American League (AL) several times throughout their playing journey. The team got its name from the Baltimore Oriole which is officially the state bird of Maryland, United States.


In the present times, the Baltimore Orioles has become one of the best teams in the MLB.


Baltimore Orioles History

The Baltimore Orioles team began its journey in 1954 after completing its two previous iterations as the original Milwaukee Brewers and then the St. Louis Browns. The team spent its initial years rebuilding and improving so they can have a good team. This led to the team having some of the best seasons from 1966 to 1983. During this time, they became World Series Champions three times, won AL pennants and even East division titles. Unfortunately after 1983, the performance of the team declined.


The team moved to a new stadium in 1992. They also hosted the All-Star game of 1993. Additionally, the team continued its better performance and finally was able to enter into the playoffs again in the 1996 and the 1997 seasons. After that however, the team had some of the worst performances till 2006.


In 2007, The team once again turned to improving and rebuilding themselves. This led to the hiring of several talented youngsters including the hiring of Buck Showalter in 2010. Under his guidance, the Baltimore Orioles returned to form and had a brilliant performance during the 2012 season to 2016 season. During the 2014 season, they also became the AL East Division Champions. Unfortunately, after this, Buck Showalter could not prevent the decline in the performance of the team. They had one of the worst seasons in MLB in 2018. Resultantly, Buck Showalter was not given another contract after the end of the season.


In the 2019 season, the team traded away many of their fan favorite players as part of rebuilding the team again. In the present day, the team is having one of the best seasons in 2023. They have managed to climb up to the top of the AL East Division by beating its rivals.


Baltimore Orioles Owner

The Baltimore Orioles are owned by Peter George Angelos. He is a trial lawyer and baseball owner from America. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States on July 4, 1929, he along with a group of investors purchased the Baltimore Orioles team in 1993. Eventually, he became the owner of the team. Despite having a good work ethnic and dedication towards the team, he was still criticized for the performance of the team.


As Peter Angelos began to grow older, he relinquished the control of the team to his sons John. P. Angelos and Louis Angelos. He remained the owner of the team while his sons managed the day to day operations of the team. John.P. Angelos stated in 2019 neither his father Peter Angelos nor him have any intention to sell the team and move it away from Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Apart from being the owner of a MLB team, Peter Angelos is also the owner of the Ross Valley Farm in Baltimore where he breeds and races thoroughbred horses. Furthermore, he has also participated in politics as a Democrat.


Baltimore Orioles Jersey and Logo

Baltimore Orioles jersey and logo
Baltimore Orioles jersey and logo, Source:- Instagram, @orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have developed their own jerseys for home and road games. Their current home jersey consists of white colored buttoned down shirts and pants. There is a black colored Nike logo on the upper left side of the jersey. Below the nike logo, the team’s logo “Orioles” appears in orange color with black highlights across the chest of the jersey. Below the team logo, the jersey number appears in orange color with black highlights on the right side of the jersey. The player name with the jersey number below it in orange color with black highlights on the back of the jersey. The sleeves of the jerseys have orange stripes with black highlights around the cuffs. In one of the sleeves, there is a symbol of the Baltimore Orioles in orange and white. The pants are white color with orange pipes with black highlights on both sides. The caps are black, white and orange in color with the team insignia of the face of the Baltimore Oriole bird in black and orange in front of the cap. The helmets are black color with the same insignia in front.


The road jersey of the Baltimore Orioles consists of gray colored shirt and pants and buttoned down shirt. The city name “Baltimore” appears on the chest of the jersey in orange color with black highlights. Below this, the jersey number appears on the bottom right in orange color with black color. There are orange stripes around the cuffs of both the sleeves. The player name with the jersey number also appears in orange color with black highlights on the back of the jersey. The pants have orange and black piping running down on both sides. The caps are black and orange in color with the insignia of the Baltimore Oriole bird’s face appearing in black and orange in the front. The helmets are the same color as that of the home jersey.


Apart from these jerseys, the Baltimore Orioles also introduced a black and orange colored City Connect jersey in 2023.


Baltimore Orioles Nicknames

Over the years, the fans of the Baltimore Orioles team have used several nicknames to describe the team. These are the nicknames commonly used for the team.

  • The O’s - This nickname is a short version of the team’s name “Orioles.”

  • The Birds and The Orange Birds - The first nickname refers to the Orioles which are a species of bird. The second nickname refers to the insignia of the team which is the face of an oriole in black and orange.

  • The Oreos - This nickname is generally used by the older generation and long-time fans of the team.


Baltimore Orioles Retired Jersey

The Baltimore Orioles have retired the jerseys of a lot of personnel involved with the team throughout the years. These are the Orioles whose jerseys have officially been retired.


Players and Positions Jersey Number Date of Retirement
Earl Weaver (2B, Manager)4 1982
Brooks Robinson (3B)5 1977
Cal Ripken Jr. (SS)82001
Frank Robinson (RF)20 1972
Jim Palmer (P)22 1985
Eddie Murray (1B)33 1998
Jackie Robinson (2B)42 April 15, 1997 (Retired by MLB teams)

Source:- mlb.com


Baltimore Orioles Home Stadium

The Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the home stadium of the Baltimore Stadium. It is located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The stadium has the capacity to hold 44,970 spectators during a baseball game. The field surface has been made up of Kentucky BlueGrass.


One of the features of the stadium is that it was created to be a modern stadium with a touch of the classic. There is an open concourse with a brick and steel exterior that helps the spectators to get a proper view of the stadium in full. There is also a Kid’s Zone in the stadium that has fun activities for the kids. Apart from these features, others include souvenir shops, concession booths and team stores where the fans can purchase a variety of gears used by the players of the Baltimore Orioles team. Furthermore, the stadium also has plenty for fans who are hungry. There are several food stands, bars and grilles and even a sit down restaurant. Lastly, there is also a mini golf course and batting cage for the fans to engage in fun activities while at the stadium.


In addition to baseball games this stadium has also been used for musical concerts by Paul McCartney and Billy Joel. Pope John Paul II held the celebration of Mass in this stadium when he came to Baltimore on October 8, 1995.


Baltimore Orioles Tickets and Broadcasting Details

SeatGeek is the ideal place to buy the tickets for all games for the Baltimore Orioles. The price of tickets start as low as $7 and go up higher up from there according to the requirement of the spectators and the games.


The MASN (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network) is the exclusive TV partner for broadcasting the games of the Baltimore Orioles. MASN and MASN 2 will be telecasting all the action.


For radio, Orioles Radio Network, 98 Rock 97.9 baltimore and WBAL NewsRadio 1090 AM and 101.5 FM will be covering all the action from the field. TV and radio broadcasters include Geoff Arnold, Kevin Brown, Scott Garceau, Brett Hollander, Dave Johnson, Rob Long, Ben McDonald, Melanie Newman and Jim Palmer.


Apart from TV and radio, MLB.TV will stream the action for out of market areas. The fans need to purchase a Baltimore Orioles single team subscription for $19.99 per month.


Baltimore Orioles Coaching Staff

The Baltimore Orioles have managed to bring some of the most talented coaching staff for the development of the team. These are the personnel tasked with the responsibilities.

Personnel Coaching Position
Brandon Hyde (18)Manager
Matt Borgschulte (62)Co-Hitting Coach
Tim Cossins (70)Major League Field Coordinator/Catching Instructor
Ryan Fuller (72)Co-Hitting Coach
Fredi González (57)Bench Coach
José Hernández (59)Major League Coach
Darren Holmes (40)Assistant Pitching Coach
Chris Holt (38)Pitching Coach/Director of Pitching
Tony Mansolino (36)Third Base Coach
Anthony Sanders (9)First Base Coach
Cody Asche (61)Offensive Strategy Coach
Ryan Klimek (89)Pitching Strategy Coach
Trey Wiedman Strength Coach
Carlos Gonzalez Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Source:- mlb.com


Baltimore Orioles Rivalries

The major rivals for the Baltimore Orioles are the Washington Nationals. Their rivalry is called the Beltway series. This name is taken from the fact that the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and the Capital Beltway (I-495) connect the cities of Baltimore and Washington D.C.


Both these teams have intense rivalry with each other. Even the fans of both the teams and cities have expressed enmity towards the other. This rivalry has also been termed as “The Battle of the Beltways.” Despite this, some critics think that no such rivalry exists between the teams. Rather, the animosity and the terms are all a part of the marketing strategies used by both teams to attract spectators whenever they play a game. Moreover, in terms of wins, the Baltimore Orioles have won 53 games while the Washington Nationals have won 39 games between them.


Baltimore Orioles MLB Records and Stats

These are all the all-time records and stats that the Baltimore Orioles have obtained through their playing years till now.

  • All-time high record in batting average - .258

  • All-time high record in winning games - 8,950

  • All-time high record in scoring home runs - 14,002

  • All-time high record in scoring runs - 82,014

  • All-time high record in ERA - 4.05

  • All-time high record scoring doubles - 327

  • All-time high record in scoring triples - 106

  • All-time high record in scoring strikeouts - 1454

  • All-time high record in scoring shutouts - 21

  • All-time high record in stolen bases - 234

  • All-time high record in RBI - 155


Baltimore Orioles World Series Championships

The Baltimore Orioles have won three World Series Championships till now. These are the opponents that they have defeated in order to achieve those World Series Championships.


Years Opponents Score
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0
1970 Cincinnati Reds 4-1
1983 Philadelphia Phillies 4-1


Baltimore Orioles Other MLB Titles

Besides winning the World Series Championships three times, the Baltimore Orioles have also won many other titles in the MLB. These are the titles that they have acquired over the years.


Titles Years
AL Pennants (7)1944, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979 and 1983
AL East Division titles (9)1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1997 and 2014


Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame

The Baltimore Orioles have inducted a lot of personnel as Hall of Famers throughout the years. These are the legendary Orioles to gain that status.

YearHall of Famers
1977 Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson
1978Dave McNally
1979Boog Powell
1981Gus Triandos
1982Luis Aparicio and Mike Cuellar
1983Mark Belanger and Earl Weaver
1984Paul Blair and Paul Richards
1985Milt Pappas
1986Jim Palmer and Ken Singleton
1987Al Bumbry
1988Steve Barber
1989Jim Gentile, Dick Hall and Stu Miller
1990Hank Bauer and Scott McGregor
1991Hal Brown
1992 Gene Woodling
1993 Don Buford
1994 Mike Flanagan
1995 George Bamberger and Chuck Thompson
1996 Jerry Hoffberger, Billy Hunter and Cal Ripken Sr.
1997 Harry Dalton, Rick Dempsey and Davey Johnson
1998 Bobby Grich, Lee MacPhail and Lee May
1999 Frank Cashen and Eddie Murray
2000 Jack Dunn III, Tippy Martinez and Eddie Watt
2001 Mike Boddicker, Elrod Hendricks and Hank Peters
2002 Rex Barney, Dennis Martinez and Hoyt Wilhelm
2003 Bob Brown and Cal Ripken Jr.
2004 Brady Anderson and Ernie Tyler
2006 Doug DeCinces, Chris Hoiles, Ralph Salvon and Eddie Weidner
2007 B.J.Surhoff and Bill O’Donnell
2008 William “Wild Bill” Hagy, Gregg Olson and Phil Itzoe
2009 Harold Baines and Julie Wagner
2010 Lenny Johnston, Johnny Oates and Ray Miller
2011 Richie Bancells and Mike Bordick
2012 Rich Dauer, Mike Mussina and Walter Youse
2013 Roberto Alomar and Don Pries
2015 Melvin Mora, John Lowenstein, Gary Roenicke and Fred Uhlman Sr.
2018 Brian Roberts and Fred Manfra
2020 Mo Gaba
2021 Mike Devereaux, J.J. Hardy and Joe Angel

Source:- mlb.com


Current Baltimore Orioles Roster MLB 2023

These are currently the active players on the Baltimore Orioles roster


Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders
Tyler Wells (68)James McCann (27)Adam Frazier (12)Austin Hays (21)
Kyle Bradish (39)Adley Rutschman (35)Gunnar Henderson (2)Aaron Hicks (34)
Yennier Cano (78) Jorge Mateo (3)Heston Kjerstad (13)
Danny Coulombe (54) Jordan Westburg (11)Cedric Mullins (31)
Jack Flaherty (15) Ryan O’ Hearn (32)Anthony Santander (25)
Shintaro Fujinami (14) Ramon Urias (29)Ryan Mckenna (26)
Kyle Gibson (48)
DL Hall (24)
Dean Kremer (64)
Jorge Lopez (73)
John Means (47)
Cionel Perez (58)
Grayson Rodriguez (30)
Jacob Webb (66)

Source:- mlb.com


Baltimore Orioles Schedule

The Baltimore Orioles have had a very good season in 2023. They have remained in the top of the division so far. Here are their last couple of opponents for the season.

DateMatchTimeVenueTVStream
September 26, 2023Orioles vs Nationals6:35 PM The Oriole Park at Camden YardsMASN
September 27, 2023Orioles vs Nationals6:35 PMThe Oriole Park at Camden YardsMASN
September 28, 2023Orioles vs Red Sox6:35 PMThe Oriole Park at Camden YardsMASN
September 29, 2023Orioles vs Red Sox7:05 PMThe Oriole Park at Camden YardsMASN
September 30, 2023 Orioles vs Red Sox7:15 PMThe Oriole Park at Camden YardsFOX
October 1, 2023 Orioles vs Red Sox 3:05 pm The Oriole Park at Camden Yards MASN

Source:- mlb.com

FAQs

A. So far, the Baltimore Orioles have won three World Series Championships.

A. Peter Angelos owns the Baltimore Orioles.

A. The Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the home stadium of the Baltimore Orioles.

A. Brandon Hyde is the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

A. The Oriole Bird is the mascot for the Baltimore Orioles. 

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