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There's a reason the Orioles' acquisition of Glenn Davis didn't make ESPN Page 2's original list of the worst MLB trade deadline deals of all time - the trade wasn't made at the deadline.

I need to get my facts straight. And blog with more caution. My bad.

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The O's actually got Davis from the Astros before the 1991 season, sending Curt Schilling, Steve Finley and Pete Harnisch to Houston in return. Davis, who had hit 164 home runs in the previous six seasons with the Astros, managed 24 in parts of three seasons with the Orioles.

Among his finer Orioles moments - tying an American League record by committing four errors in an 11-inning loss to the Brewers in April 1991, and being knocked unconscious in the dugout by a ball lined off the bat of teammate Jeffrey Hammonds.

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So there you have it - the Davis trade was not a deadline deal; it was merely a deal that ensured the Orioles wouldn't have the opportunity to make another meaningful deadline trade for many years.

Thanks to several readers for pointing out my silly error, including fellow blogger Roch Kubatko, who marked the 15th anniversary of this disastrous decision with this amusing entry.

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