The Baltimore Orioles are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore. The Orioles compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division.
When it came to future Hall of Famers, the Orioles were represented by a slew of players from this period, including Brooks Robinson (third base), Frank Robinson (outfield), Jim Palmer (starter), Eddie Murray (first base), Cal Ripken Jr. (shortstop), and manager Earl Weaver (manager).
As of 2014, the Baltimore Orioles have won nine division championships (in addition to six pennants and three wild card berths) and three wild card berths (1996, 2012, 2016).
It had been fourteen years since the team had made the postseason under a manager other than Buck Showalter and general manager Dan Duquette, but in 2014 they won the division and advanced to the American League Championship Series after a 17-year absence.
Showalter and Duquette were fired after the team concluded the season with a 47–115 record, causing the team to look for new management.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde is currently in charge of the team, while the general manager and senior vice president Mike Elias is in charge of the organization.
Who is the Greatest Orioles Player of all Time?
Brooks Robinson has been adjudged as the as greatest Baltimore Orioles player of all time. Brooks Robinson is an American former professional baseball player. He played for the Baltimore Orioles for 23 seasons (1955–1977), the longest career spent with a single team in Major League Baseball (MLB) history (tied with Carl Yastrzemski).
On September 17, 1955, with the Orioles hosting the Washington Senators at Memorial Stadium, Robinson made his major – debut, hitting sixth against the Senators.
Two hits in four at-bats, including a single in the fourth inning and a run-scoring single in the eighth inning in the 3–1 win over Chuck Stobbs.
In his next 18 at-bats, he went without a hit. He was benched for the final two games of the season.