A century ago, Baltimore had baseball fever. In 1920, the Orioles won 110 games – including the final 25 – to capture the International League pennant. The team’s success buoyed the spirits of a city struggling through the third and final year of the flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans.
Four home runs help the Orioles defeat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 9-6, on Opening Day at Camden Yards on April 3, 2006. Melvin Mora, Miguel Tejada, Luis Matos and Jeff Conine connect for Baltimore.