4. Frank Robinson, outfielder

Acquired before the 1966 season in one of the most lopsided deals in baseball history, Robinson slugged the Orioles to the World Series that year and another in 1970. In his first season in Baltimore, he hit for the Triple Crown and was named American League MVP. His 586 career home runs rank ninth all-time and he retired 57 hits shy of 3,000. This guy could have crushed baseballs in the middle of an Orioles lineup in any era.

( Baltimore Sun file photo / July 1, 1993 )

Acquired before the 1966 season in one of the most lopsided deals in baseball history, Robinson slugged the Orioles to the World Series that year and another in 1970. In his first season in Baltimore, he hit for the Triple Crown and was named American League MVP. His 586 career home runs rank ninth all-time and he retired 57 hits shy of 3,000. This guy could have crushed baseballs in the middle of an Orioles lineup in any era.

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