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1969-73 Orioles are 'pretty clear choice' for ESPN's best-ever defensive team

1969-73 Orioles are 'pretty clear choice' for ESPN's best-ever defensive team

ESPN's David Schoenfield set about ranking the best defensive teams in baseball history and came up with a "pretty clear choice" for No. 1: the 1969-73 Orioles.

Among the defensive standouts, of course, were third baseman Brooks Robinson, shortstop Mark Belanger and center fielder Paul Blair, who combined for 32 Gold Glove Awards. Left fielder Don Buford, second basemen Davey Johnson and Bobby Grich, pitcher Jim Palmer and right fielder Merv Rettenmund also lifted those Orioles defenses to historic levels.

You remember the names, but do you know...

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