The Baltimore Orioles are a major league baseball team headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles are a member of the American League (AL) East division in Major League Baseball (MLB).



The Milwaukee Brewers were one of the American League’s eight original teams in 1901, and they spent their first year as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before moving to St. Louis, Missouri, to become the St. Louis Browns in 1902.

In November 1953, a syndicate of Baltimore corporate and civic concerns led by attorney and civic leader Clarence Miles and Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. purchased the franchise after 52 years in St. Louis. Peter Angelos, an American trial lawyer, is the team’s new owner.



 

Baltimore Orioles Best Season

Jim Palmer’s season 1975 was the best in Orioles history.

 

The Orioles became known for their pitching brilliance rather than their position players during the first part of their roughly seven-decade history. From 1969 through 1980, they had six American League Cy Young Award winners, including four in a six-year span at the end of the decade.

So it’s not surprising that many of the franchise’s best single-season pitching performances occurred during that time period when the Orioles constructed an AL East dynasty behind some of baseball’s best starting rotations.

23-11, 2.09 ERA, 25 complete games, 10 shutouts, 169 ERA+, 8.4 bWAR, 6.9 fWAR,

Palmer’s 1975 season was the finest in Orioles history according to both Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs’ WAR calculations. Palmer won his second of three AL Cy Young Awards at the age of 29, capping a four-year run in which he also won three straight league titles and solidified his eventual Hall of Fame eligibility.

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