Aberdeen mayor says it's too early to say if the new majority owners of the Aberdeen IronBirds would move the team once they acquire the Ripkens' share, but the head of the city's economic development commission urges city leaders to prepare for the worst-case scenario. The mayor wants a solution that "works best for everybody."
It's a gloomy week for the Orioles, who lose three games and have four others rained out. But that doesn't stop fans of the newly crowned American League champions from scrambling for World Series seats. On Monday, Sept. 26, at 12:01 a.m., when tickets go on sale, a line of people snakes out from Baltimore's main post office for 30 blocks. Some fans have been waiting for 33 hours.
The pennant is close; Frank Robinson can smell it. In three successive victories, the Orioles slugger hits four home runs, giving him a club-record 49 and inching the team closer to the American League flag. Right-hander Tom Phoebus (Mount Saint Joseph) blanks the Kansas City Athletics, 4-0, becoming only the sixth rookie to start his career with back-to-back shutouts.
Fifty years ago Friday, the first-place Orioles defeated the California Angels, 2-1 on Boog Powell's walk-off home run before a jubilant 19,312 at Memorial Stadium. It was another in a season of storybook victories for the 1966 Orioles, who went on to win it all. Prior to playing the Angels at Camden Yards on Friday night, the club will pay homage to that team, trotting out a number of players from Baltimore's first World Series champion in a pregame tribute.
James B. "Jimmy" Williams, whose professional baseball career spanned more than four decades and during the 1980s was the Orioles' first and third base and outfield coach, died Monday from pneumonia at Season Hospice at Franklin Square Medical Center. He was 90.
Orioles starter Mike Wright made the most of the opportunity presented to him, earning his first win in nearly three weeks in the Orioles' 4-1 comeback victory over Kansas City. Wright allowed a sole unearned run over seven innings of work, tying his longest start of the season, while holding Kansas City to five hits — four of them singles.
For the fifth time in sixth games, the Orioles (33-23) erased a late deficit for a 4-1 win in the series opener against the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals before 14, 873 fans at Camden Yards.
Right-hander Tyler Wilson's spot start on Saturday night was by no means an audition — he was placed in the position because it was the best way for the Orioles to protect their bullpen — but Wilson made a strong case to remain in his team's struggling rotation in his first starting opportunity of the season.
The Orioles¿ rotation issues grew deeper on Friday night as right-hander Yovani Gallardo suffered his shortest outing in nearly four years, lasting just two innings in the Orioles¿ 4-2 loss to the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.
No one can say the Orioles haven't made an unprecedented effort to field a contending team for 2016, but the competitive future of the franchise figures to hang in the balance whether Dan Duquette completes deals for veteran pitcher Yovani Gallardo and outfielder Dexter Fowler or ends up holding tight to the large number of top-100 picks the club has amassed.
Alice Berney Hoffberger, 90, a philanthropist and arts patron who rooted for the Baltimore Orioles, the team her husband's family owned, died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at the Blakehurst Retirement Community.
When Frank Robinson was acquired by the Orioles 50 years ago this offseason, he found that Baltimoreans welcomed his bat in the lineup more than his presence in their neighborhoods. When he moved into Ashburton, that was already beginning to change.
It's so clear now. The deal that brought Hall of Famer Frank Robinson to Baltimore — exactly 50 years ago — is the best trade in Orioles history for so many reasons that there really is no room for debate on the subject. On Dec. 9, 1965, the Orioles sent starting pitcher Milt Pappas, reliever Jack Baldschun and outfielder Dick Simpson to the Cincinnati Reds for a former National League Rookie of the Year and MVP who would immediately lead the club to its first World Series title.
Dear Chris Davis, think about what re-signing with the Orioles would say to all the doubters, the snarky and the sneering who've declared the city hopeless. You'd be renewing your commitment — and not so much to the franchise, but to this city, this community. You'd build a legacy rare in baseball. You might even get us back to a World Series after 33 very long years. Please, think about it
Up until Saturday, free agents were only able to negotiate with their 2015 clubs, but this morning the market is officially opened up to all teams. Free agents are now free to negotiate and sign with any team.
Dusty Baker was officially introduced as the new manager of the Washington Nationals on Thursday morning. He said this will be his final managerial job and he's looking to check off the final box on his bucket list -- a world title as manager.
Matt Wieters is only 29 and he had been one of the better all-around catchers in baseball since debuting in 2009. But right elbow surgery in 2014 cost him much of that season and a chunk of 2015. He only caught 55 games this season, and never on three consecutive days.
The Royals might give some teams cover for staying on budget, but the Orioles don't need to take a lesson from anybody about that. If they want to take something from the Royals, how about a few of their key players?
In Dusty Baker, the Nationals get someone who already has worked 20 seasons as a manager in the majors and whose 1,671-1,504 career record ¿ a .526 winning percentage ¿ includes the second-most victories of any active manager.
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.
The World Series title for Turgeon's favorite Major League Baseball team came a few hours before his favorite college basketball team was picked third nationally in a preseason poll for the second time in less than a month.
The side-arming Darren O'Day had his most impressive campaign in what has been a splendid four years in Baltimore. But the Orioles have already shown, with Andrew Miller, they won't pay closer money for a reliever not slated to close games.
Tuesday's night's Game One was not a bad way to start the World Series, even if it did end on Wednesday morning. Here's what they're saying about the Kansas City Royals' 5-4, 14-inning win in a game that seemed to have a little bit of everything.