Baltimore Orioles by Ray Frager

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Palmeiro was one of baseball's conconsistently outstanding hitters. Earlier that season, he had collected the 3,000th hit of his career. Even worse was that in March 2005, Palmeiro had testified f in Congress about stestee-roids. He had waved his finger and said he never used steroids. seasons with at least 50 doubles. In 2006, right fielder Nick Markakis emerged with a standout rookie season for Baltimore. 291 with 16 homers and 62 RBIs. 300 with 23 homers and 112 RBIs in 2007 and continuing his strong play during the next several seasons.

Joe Altobelli, the manager when Baltimore won the world championship in 1983, was fired in 1985. Earl Weaver came out of retirement to manage the team again. But he could not turn the Orioles into contenders. The run of winning seasons ended in 1986, and Weaver was done for good this time. , took over as manager. But the losing continued. The Orioles finished 67–95 for their worst season since 1955. Then came 1988. The Orioles lost their first 21 games, setting a major league record for most defeats to start a season.

A big-league club’s teams in the minor leagues, where players are developed for the majors. A first-year player in the major leagues. roster scrappy Always ready to fight. 46 BALTIMORE ORIOLES FOR MORE INFORMATION Further Reading Places to Visit Berney, Louis. Tales from the Orioles Dugout. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing, 2004. org This hall of fame and museum highlights the greatest players and moments in the history of baseball. Cal Ripken Jr. is among the former Orioles enshrined here. Gesker, Michael, and Brooks Robinson.

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