Twenty-five years ago, Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, abandoned a year earlier when the Orioles migrated downtown to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, enjoyed the start of one last fling with professional baseball, as the minor league Bowie Baysox opened their inaugural season there.
SportsOnEarth.com recently ranked the Top 10 starts by rookies in the October Classic ¿ using the Bill James-created metric ¿game score¿ as the determining factor ¿ and Boddicker¿s complete-game three-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies was chosen No. 1.
He had Harpo Marx hair, kept a stuffed gorilla atop his locker and uncorked a harrowing scream before each game. "Stan The Man Unusual," teammate Mike Flanagan called him, so Don Stanhouse had T-shirts made with that moniker and a likeness of himself sticking out his tongue.
It was nearly eight years ago to the day when Andy MacPhail stood behind a podium and outlined his immediate plans to fix a once-proud baseball organization that was in a 10-year tailspin. This past week, MacPhail, sounding every bit as assured, vowed to do those same three things as he accepted another significant challenge: resurrecting the Philadelphia Phillies, an organization in steep decline.
Adam Jones and Nick Markakis have different personalities, but when the two take the field together -- as they have on most summer days for the past seven seasons -- they become unified partners for one purpose: capturing the Orioles' first World Series title in 31 years.
It has been nearly three years since the death of Orioles pitching great Mike Flanagan, but friends and family members in his hometown of Manchester, N.H., have made sure there will be a permanent reminder of his athletic achievements and his contributions to their community.
It certainly looks like Orioles ownership made the abrupt decision to sidestep a costly arbitration process and force a deal that sent Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for relatively little in return.
Baseball Tonight's spring training bus tour rolled into Sarasota on Wednesday to check in with the Orioles. Seems like the best jumping off point for our weekly look at what the national media outlets are saying about the O's.
How cold will it be Saturday night, when the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants meet in the Motor City for Game 3 of the World Series? Forty-three degrees, with temperatures dipping into the upper 30s. The 1979 Orioles had it worse.
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel took a no-hitter into the seventh inning tonight against the Braves tonight at Turner Field. Jason Heyward¿s two-out single to left in the seventh inning broke up Hammel's no-hit bid.