Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina saw his vote total climb again in the balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but missed out on induction, while Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman earned induction as the class of 2018.
Former Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro will not be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, but three other candidates were selected for enshrinement, the most in one year since 1999.
The best homer-hitting team in baseball did it again Friday night, launching three longballs -- including Chris Davis' 40th homer of the season and Nate McLouth's first career grand slam -- to beat the Seattle Mariners, 11-8, at Camden Yards.
In the midst of his most prolonged slump of the season, Chris Davis will be the Orioles¿ designated hitter in Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros. He'll still bat fifth, while Ryan Flaherty will take over at first base and bat eighth.
First baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were all elected by the fans for their first times in their careers and will start the annual exhibition, which will be Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York City. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado
There are so many ways to convey the absurdity of Chris Davis' start to the 2013 season. If he somehow continued hitting at his current pace, he would finish with totals that could slide neatly into Babe Ruth¿s prime.
Former Baltimore Sun Orioles writer Buster Olney told me back in the 1990s that he thought Roberto Alomar was the best all-around player in the game. I'm don't think I fully agreed with him at the time, but he definitely wasn't very far from correct.
A couple of hours after it was announced that second baseman Roberto Alomar would be inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame, he hopped on a conference call to talk about the honor. I was curious to see what he had to say about this current bunch of Orioles.
I offhandedly tweeted that Manny Machado might be the most exciting ballplayer to come through Baltimore in 30 years. Which led to a quick mental review of the other candidates to see if I was crazy. The verdict?
Shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters were named American League Gold Glove winners at their positions on Tuesday night. It's the first time since 1998 that three Orioles have earned baseball's annual benchmark of fielding excellence in the same season.
The New York Yankees have almost always been the measuring stick for the Baltimore Orioles. And pardon O's fans if they've always felt the game was a little bit rigged, whether by baseball economics or by the dark magic of an adolescent fan.
For years, any big-picture assessment of the Baltimore Orioles has included a reminder of its growing streak of losing seasons. The number was 14 going into this year, a run of futility stretching all the way back to 1997. It won't hit 15.
Fifteen years after their split, Peter Angelos and Davey Johnson might have a chance to patch things up. The Orioles owner says, "enough time has passed," while his former manager says he has "buried the hatchet."