Baltimore Orioles in History

Events in Sport

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  • 1900-03-16 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
  • 1900-11-13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • 1902-07-08 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
  • 1902-07-17 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL

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1914-07-07 Baltimore Orioles owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10k to Connie Mack (Philadelphia A's), refuses pleading poverty

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

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1914-07-10 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1923-10-23 Giants defeat Baltimore Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day
  • 1950-04-20 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League
  • 1951-07-02 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt; after 1953 season sells franchise to Clarence Miles, team moves to Baltimore (Orioles)
  • 1953-09-16 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
  • 1953-11-11 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • 1953-12-22 Jack Dunn III, owner of Baltimore Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
  • 1954-04-13 Baltimore Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0
  • 1954-04-15 Orioles 1st game in Baltimore beat White Sox 3-1
  • 1954-07-30 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
  • 1954-12-01 NY Yankees and Baltimore Orioles complete largest trade in MLB history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, Bob Turley change teams; first phase of transaction began November 18 and concludes today after the MLB draft

  • 1955-04-03 Baltimore Orioles pull their 1st triple play (3-6-2 vs KC Athletics)
  • 1956-06-27 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
  • 1959-04-09 Baltimore Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Washington Senators)
  • 1960-03-26 Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
  • 1960-07-15 Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
  • 1962-09-12 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
  • 1965-08-18 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
  • 1965-12-09 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
  • 1966-07-12 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1966-08-26 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1966-09-22 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • 1966-10-09 Baltimore Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
  • 1967-04-30 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
  • 1967-07-24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • 1967-08-06 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hits into MLB record 4th career triple play
  • 1968-04-17 A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles
  • 1968-07-11 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • 1969-09-13 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 1969-10-04 MLB holds first league championship games; National League Championship Series: New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves, 9-5; Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3 in American League Championship Series
  • 1969-10-06 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1969-10-16 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • 1970-06-26 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
  • 1970-10-05 MLB Championship Series both end on the same day with same score; (AL) Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3-0; (NL) Cincinnati Reds down Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; Orioles win WS, 4-1
  • 1970-10-15 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
  • 1971-07-13 42nd MLB All Star Game, Tiger Stadium, Detroit, MI: AL beats NL, 6-4; MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, OF

  • 1971-08-26 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
  • 1971-10-17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
  • 1971-11-02 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Pat Dobson no-hits the Yomiuri Giants, 2 - 0; first no-hitter in history of exhibition play between American and Japanese teams
  • 1973-10-11 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2
  • 1973-12-07 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • 1974-10-09 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1

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1975-06-01 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Baltimore Orioles, 1-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1975-11-04 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award

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1976-04-02 A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1977-06-03 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)
  • 1977-09-15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)

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1977-11-21 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1978-04-09 Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, & 13-5 (each with a grand slam)
  • 1978-09-01 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v Chicago White Sox
  • 1978-09-09 Baltimore Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)
  • 1978-12-02 The Sporting News announces Baltimore Orioles shortstop Mark Belanger winner of his 8th (and final) MLB Gold Glove Award
  • 1979-04-06 Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper, a 5-3 Orioles victory over the Chicago White Sox
  • 1979-05-07 Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland)
  • 1979-06-10 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
  • 1979-08-02 Washington, D.C. trial attorney Edward Bennett Williams buys MLB's Baltimore Orioles from Jerold Hoffberger for reported $12.3 million
  • 1979-10-06 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1
  • 1979-10-17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
  • 1981-06-11 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike

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1982-07-01 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1982-11-03 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
  • 1982-11-24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
  • 1983-10-08 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • 1983-10-16 Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • 1985-06-14 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Baltimore Orioles
  • 1985-08-12 Baltimore Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1986-06-08 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
  • 1986-08-06 Baltimore's Jim Dwyer & Larry Sheets, and Rangers Toby Harrah hit MLB record 3 grand slams in Texas' 13-11 win
  • 1986-10-03 Baltimore loses 6-3 to Detroit Tigers, assuring Orioles of club's first ever last-place finish in AL East standings
  • 1987-07-11 Orioles' Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
  • 1987-07-31 Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers
  • 1987-09-14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles
  • 1988-04-12 Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles
  • 1988-04-20 Baltimore Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21)
  • 1988-04-28 Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
  • 1988-04-29 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
  • 1988-04-30 Baltimore Orioles end their record 21-game losing streak by beating the White Sox
  • 1988-05-02 Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park
  • 1988-12-04 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
  • 1988-12-06 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Baltimore Orioles
  • 1989-06-15 Baltimore Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
  • 1989-08-17 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
  • 1990-02-06 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
  • 1990-06-12 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
  • 1990-08-08 Baltimore Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)
  • 1990-09-25 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
  • 1991-03-30 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
  • 1991-07-09 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1991-10-06 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
  • 1991-11-19 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
  • 1992-04-03 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • 1992-04-06 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • 1992-06-20 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1992-09-08 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • 1992-09-09 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1871-12-09 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1943)
  • 1872-03-03 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1923)
  • 1920-05-31 Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer/team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1988)
  • 1922-07-26 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • 1922-07-31 Hank Bauer, American baseball infielder, manager (8-time World Series champion; NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles), born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1930-08-14 Earl Weaver, manager (Baltimore Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1935-12-17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1937-10-05 Eli Jacobs, American financier and baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1939-02-22 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • 1943-06-20 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • 1944-02-01 Paul Blair, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cushing, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1945-10-15 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-06-10 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1952-12-28 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles)

Person of interestDennis Martínez

1955-05-14 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez

Person of interestEddie Murray

1956-02-24 Eddie Murray, 1st baseman (Orioles, Dodgers, Cleveland Indians), born in Los Angeles, California

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1957-04-21 Jesse Orosco, pitcher (NY Mets, Orioles, Dodgers), born in Santa Barbara, California

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

1960-08-24 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1960-12-21 Roger McDowell, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1961-04-22 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • 1962-01-19 Chris Sabo, American baseball 3rd baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962-09-19 Randy Myers, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • 1963-02-23 Bobby Bonilla, American outfielder (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-04-10 Mike Devereaux, American baseball outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • 1963-05-20 David Wells, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1998; World Series 1992, 98; MLB All Star 1995, 98, 2000), born in Torrance, California
  • 1964-01-18 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1964-08-04 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964-09-24 Rafael Palmeiro, 1st baseman (Baltimore Orioles), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1964-12-10 Luis Polonia, Dominican MLB outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles), born in Santiago City, Dominica Republic
  • 1964-12-16 Billy Ripken, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1965-03-20 Chris Hoiles, Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1966-10-11 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966-10-18 Alan Mills, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1968-01-08 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968-02-01 Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles), born in Dublin, Ohio
  • 1968-02-02 Scott Erickson, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-02-05 Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • 1968-12-08 Mike Mussina, American baseball pitcher (5-time MLB All Star), Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-10-24 Arthur Rhodes, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1970-01-19 Rick Krivda, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-05-07 Mark Smith, American outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1971-03-20 Manny Alexander, Dominican infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1971-04-14 Gregory Zaun, American baseball analyst & catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972-09-05 Jimmy Haynes, m Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1974-03-19 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1976-05-29 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball infielder/outfielder, broadcaster (Baltimore Orioles), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1977-03-02 Jay Gibbons, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Rochester, Michigan
  • 1977-10-09 Brian Roberts, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Durham, North Carolina

Deaths in Sport

  • 1943-08-14 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), dies at 71
  • 1973-05-08 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies at 100
  • 1988-08-13 Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer, team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), dies of colon cancer at 68
  • 1991-03-09 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1999-03-25 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 2007-02-09 Hank Bauer, American baseball infielder, manager (8-time World Series champion; NY Yankees, Baltimore Orioles), dies from lung cancer at 84