Celebrating 60: Frank Robinson reflects on winning two World Series with O's, playing at Memorial Stadium

Outfielder Frank Robinson started his career in 1956 and played his final game in 1976. In between, he put up Hall of Fame numbers. Robinson finished with 586 home runs, 2,948 hits and 1,812 RBIs. As an Oriole in 1966, he hit .316 with 42 homers and 122 RBIs to win the American League Triple Crown. He won National League Rookie of the Year and ... read more

Celebrating 60: O's veterans provided calming influence for young Dennis Martinez

When pitcher Dennis Martinez saw former teammate Brooks Robinson at the Orioles' 60-year anniversary celebration, he greeted him with a line that goes back nearly four decades. "It was great to see Brooks, and when I saw him, I said, 'Hey Brooksie, we can't go any higher, but if there were a higher league, you would be there. He was always fun, always joking,'' Martinez ... read more

Celebrating 60: Buford's request to play outfield turned him into a staple of O's success

When Don Buford came to Baltimore in a trade from the Chicago White Sox before the 1968 season, he wasn't sure where he was going to play. So he asked coach Earl Weaver to lobby manager Hank Bauer to let him play in the outfield. "The Orioles had Davey Johnson at second and Mark Belanger at shortstop and the outfield had Paul Blair, Curt Blefary ... read more

A breakdown of the non-waiver trade deadline

Teams across baseball loaded up on pitching and the final day before the non-waiver deadline didn't disappoint with big-name players going everywhere. Here's a breakdown: * Oakland: The Athletics added lefty John Lester to a rotation that already has Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Scott Kazmir and Sonny Gray and this should help them correct a trend: Since 2000, they've been to the postseason seven times, ... read more

Celebrating 60: Singleton's arrival in Baltimore gave O's, Weaver unconventional leadoff hitter

A few days after Ken Singleton arrived for his first Orioles spring training in 1975, manager Earl Weaver called him into his office and told him that was going to lead off. In 1973 for the Expos, Singleton had 23 home runs and 103 RBIs, but Weaver also knew that Singleton led the National League with a .425 on-base percentage, which put Weaver ahead of ... read more

Celebrating 60: Cal Ripken Jr. reflects on his Hall of Fame career with the Birds

Cal Ripken, baseball's Ironman who played in a record 2,632 consecutive games, played in 3,001 games in 21 seasons for his hometown Orioles. He had 3,184 hits, 431 home runs and 1,695 RBIs. He was a 19-time All-Star as well as an American League Rookie of the Year with two AL MVPs and two All-Star Game MVPs. He won a World Series in 1983 and ... read more

Celebrating 60: Bill Ripken recalls dad's advice, playing alongside brother, making magic and history with O's

Bill Ripken will never forget the advice his dad, Cal Ripken Sr., gave him the day he signed with the Orioles. The year was 1982 and Bill had just graduated from high school. They were sitting at a table at home in Aberdeen, Md., when Orioles scout Jim Gilbert gave Bill a contract worth $20,000. As usual, dad's advice was direct. "I said, 'Do I ... read more

Taking a look at the battles in the AL East, NL East

Now that the American League has won the All-Star Game 5-3 and claimed home-field advantage in the World Series, is it too much to speculate that the Orioles will be hosting the Nationals in Game 1 at Camden Yards come October? It is a possibility, given both teams are in an excellent position to win division titles. The AL East has been falling apart daily, ... read more