Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League baseball team in the American League , based in Baltimore in the U.S. state of Maryland . The club plays its home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Emblem of the Orioles is the eponymous Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula), a North American songbird, the show, the players on the caps.

Milwaukee Brewers

The history of the Baltimore Orioles is on the Milwaukee Brewers of the Western League back to 1894 had been established. 1900 in the Western League named American League to and agreed in 1901 to a Major League where the Brewers were a founding member. After only one season, the team then moved from Milwaukee to St. Louis .
St. Louis Browns

In St. Louis, the team was in St. Louis Browns renamed in memory of the original team of the 1880s, which now as the St. Louis Cardinals was known. In most years in St. Louis, the Browns were a bad team to mittelmäßges that only in the 1920s had some good seasons, but their league rivals like the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators could not threaten. They were always in the shadow of city rivals in the National League . Already in 1941 the Browns were moving a candidate in the American League, they should move to Los Angeles, but this was due to the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 prevented. Alone in the war year 1944 , the Browns were able to win a title in the American League, but failed due to the Cardinals in the World Series . They were at that time with the Philadelphia Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers are the only three teams in professional baseball who could not win World Series.

1953 were from the St. Louis Cardinals , Anheuser-Busch Brewery adopted. Bill Veeck, the majority owner of the Browns realized that economic potential now stuck in the city rivals, and was planning a change again to another city. Veecks moving plans were already in the 1940s, as a move to Milwaukee plan was rejected by the owners of other clubs. This fate threatened him now as well. So he decided the team to a resident group in Baltimore to sell. Veeck without the other owners agreed to the move of the team to Baltimore.
Baltimore Orioles

The team was renamed again in Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, a name which had tradition in the city. In the last decade of the 19th Century was a team by that name established in the National League, where with Willie Keeler , John McGraw , Wilbert Robinson and Hughie Jennings various members of the Baseball Hall of Fame played. The New York Yankees played their first year in the American League before moving to New York as the Baltimore Orioles. Also under the name Orioles played from 1903 to 1953 , a team in the International League at the AAA level of the Minor Leagues . For this team changed Babe Ruth in 1916 to the Boston Red Sox .

Six years needed the new Orioles to play in the American League for the championship can. Through a well-functioning farm system is developed players like Brooks Robinson , Boog Powell and Dave McNally to star players. 1966 joined Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds to the Orioles. Robinson was the first player in both leagues for MVP was chosen. This year the Orioles won the title for the first time in Baltimore in the American League. In the World Series the O’s were the favored Los Angeles Dodgers with their star throwers Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax 4-0 defeat.

The next song was the Orioles in 1969 celebrate after winning the division title in the AL East. Among other things, by the strong performances of their pitcher Jim Palmer, the Orioles were able to record 109 wins this season for themselves. In the first American League Championship Series (ALCS) Baltimore defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-0 and went smooth as favorites against the New York Mets in the World Series in 1969 . However, the Mets kept the upper hand 4-1.

1970 with the Orioles had Jim Palmer , Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar three pitchers in their ranks, who won at least 20 games. In the ALCS were again defeated the Minnesota Twins 3-0. In the World Series, the Orioles won their second title against the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 games. The following year was joined by Pat Dobson to the other three launchers, so that four Orioles pitchers in 1971 exceeded the mark of 20 victories. Oakland was beaten 3-0 in the ALCS, but the Pittsburgh Pirates with superstar Roberto Clemente was not to beat in the playoffs. Under manager Earl Weaver , the Orioles were the team with the most wins in baseball in the years 1966-1982. 1983 the Orioles won their last World Series to date against the Philadelphia Phillies .

Two years earlier, was the first time Cal Ripken Jr. of the Orioles jersey in the Major Leagues. Until his retirement in 2001 he was the center of his team. From 30 May 1982 to 20 September 1998 with Ripken played in every game, surpassing the record set by Lou Gehrig for more than three seasons.

1992 saw the move to the new stadium Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In the new stadium and with players like BJ Surhoff , Randy Myers and Roberto Alomar the Orioles emulated their performances in the 1970s and reached in 1996 and 1997 , the play-offs. There, however, they had to be the Yankees and the Cleveland Indians to surrender.
Current development

In recent years, the Orioles were unsuccessful and had to be in the (very competitive) East Division before the notoriously unsuccessful until 2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays with the second last, after their strengthening in 2008 even settle for last place.

In the 2010 season , the manager was fired because of persistent failure twice. However, it showed the change to the third coach of the year, Buck Showalter , positive effect: In the last 57 games of the season to 34 victories and thus a positive balance under the new manager has been reached (after only 32 wins in 105 games before), but nothing changed at the last place in the division. In 2011, however, this short-term trend did not continue, so continue to the Orioles in their division remained the taillight role.
2012 Postseason

In Game 3 of the Division Series against the New York Yankees beat both rookies Ryan Flaherty and Manny Machado a home run. Never get two rookies from the same team and in the Postseason something. In the best of five series, the Orioles scored in every game of the series 3 or fewer runs. Only two other teams were able to achieve any more runs in a series: The Cincinnati Reds 1973 in the NLDS and the Houston Astros in 1981 in the NLCS. Buck Showalter managed in three Division Series with three different teams (1995 Yankees, 1999 Diamondbacks and 2012 Orioles ), and lost every time He now has 2097 games managed. Currently, he is the No. 3 all-time best list (regular season, since Divisional Play-variant 1969). He never brought a team into the League Championship Series. Before him are kind Howe (2266 games) and Frank Robinson (2241).

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