This year's team could end up with a record ranking among the franchise's worst. A look at the bottom five, with record and manager:
1988, 54-107, Cal Ripken Sr./Frank Robinson: A historic 0-21 start evolves into the worst record in team history and costs Ripken his job after six games.
1954, 54-100, Jimmy Dykes: In the franchise's first season in Baltimore after moving from St. Louis, the Orioles finish 57 games out of first place.
1955, 57-97, Paul Richards: Improving by three games in the win-loss column and finishing 39 games out of first qualifies as progress. But it's still bad.
2001, 63-98, Mike Hargrove: The team slogan is "Come See the Kids." It should include "Be Overmatched Most Nights." The roster purge of 2000 leaves gaping holes.
1987, 67-95, Cal Ripken Sr.: Ripken finally gets his chance to manage after Earl Weaver's second retirement. It's too bad he can't pitch. The team ERA is 5.01.