American League East

The last Orioles world championship team is wondering how long they'll be known as such

The last Orioles world championship team is wondering how long they'll be known as such

It has been 35 years since Cal Ripken squeezed that last out in Philadelphia and the Orioles became world champions for the third time in the history of the Baltimore franchise, which makes some members of that 1983 team shake their heads in disbelief.

“It was Cal’s second year and we won the World Series,’’ said Ken Singleton, who was the full-time designated hitter that year, “and he was thinking it was going to be like this every year. Unfortunately, he found out that wasn’t going to be the case.”

Singleton joined many of his teammates from that championship season for “An Evening With the 1983 Orioles” on Wednesday night at the Renaissance Hotel Inner Harbor. The event was...

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