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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Baltimore Orioles

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The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Since 1992, the Orioles have played their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The "Orioles" name refers to the official state bird of Maryland. Nicknames for the team include the O's and the Birds.

One of the American League's eight charter franchises, it was established as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1901. The Milwaukee Brewers, as they were originally known, moved to St. Louis in 1902 and became the St. Louis Browns. After spending 52 years in St. Louis, the Browns moved to Baltimore in 1954 and adopted the Orioles name, which had been used by previous Baltimore baseball clubs.

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Retired Numbers4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42
Colors


  • Black, Orange, White


              
Name


  • Baltimore Orioles (1954–present)




  • St. Louis Browns (1902–1953)

  • Milwaukee Brewers (1894–1901)


Other nicknames


  • The O's, The Birds


Ballpark


  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992–present)

  • Memorial Stadium (1954–1991)

  • Sportsman's Park (III) (St. Louis) (1902–1953)

    • a.k.a. Busch Stadium (I) (1953)



  • Lloyd Street Grounds (Milwaukee) (1895–1901)

  • Borchert Field (Milwaukee) (1894)


Major league titles
World Series titles (3)1983 • 1970 • 1966
AL Pennants (7)1983 • 1979 • 1971 • 1970
1969 • 1966 • 1944
  
East Division titles (8)1997 • 1983 • 1979 • 1974
1973 • 1971 • 1970 • 1969
  
Wild card berths (1)1996