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Orioles well represented in Cleveland Indians' 2016 Hall of Fame class

One is already honored with a statue at Camden Yards, and the other two don't have a shot for similar recognition by the Orioles, but the three former O's will be inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame on July 30.

Frank Robinson is one of baseball's all-time great players and he's enshrined in Cooperstown. He became the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball history when he managed the Indians from 1974-76. His statue resides at Camden Yards along with Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray.

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Jim Thome played with the Orioles at the end of the 2012 season, helping them to their first playoff appearance in 15 years. He is the Indians' all-time career home runs leader with 337. He also played with the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, and has 612 career home runs, one of just eight players in MLB history with more than 600 homers.

Albert Belle is second on the Indians' all-time home run list with 242. He also played with the White Sox and Orioles. He signed the richest contract in Orioles history, five years for $65 million, but played just two seasons, retiring after the 2000 season. Belle homered in his final career at-bat.

The fourth member of the Indians Hall of Fame class is Charlie Jamieson, who played with the team from 1919 to 1932 and was a member of the 1920 World Series champions.

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