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Why O's fans yell 'Oh!' during anthem

@JoeTrezz
January 21, 2021

If you’re reading this, chances are you recently attended your first Orioles game in Baltimore and sang the national anthem expecting something different than what you heard. Don’t worry. The reaction is normal. We’re here to explain. Out-of-towners have been caught off guard for decades by the unique wrinkle Baltimore

Top 5 pitching performances in O's history

@JoeTrezz
January 18, 2021

The five no-hitters thrown in Orioles history have run the spectrum, tossed by Hall of Famers and combined-staff efforts alike. But dominance is a tricky thing, not measured solely in historical significance. Which is why when parsing the records for the top individual pitching performances in O’s history, only two

History of B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards

@JoeTrezz
January 14, 2021

It is both the most inviting target and the most iconic backdrop in all of baseball. It is also a singular landmark of the sport. Simply put, there is no Camden Yards without the B&O Warehouse looming high over the right-field fence at Oriole Park, providing a red-brick backdrop unlike

O's best hitting performances in a game

@JoeTrezz
January 11, 2021

From Hall of Famers like Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray to contemporary stars like Manny Machado and others, some of the most dynamic hitters in baseball history have dug in for the Orioles. So it’s perhaps little surprise how those recognizable names make up an outsized portion of the

A carpet that transformed O's Opening Day

@JoeTrezz
January 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic prohibited fans from attending games in 2020, it marked the temporary end to a special tradition in Baltimore. For the first time since 1996, Opening Day at Camden Yards commenced without the pregame festivities that make the celebration unique to Baltimore. Opening Day is a civic

Best all-time O's seasons at each position

@JoeTrezz
January 4, 2021

In 2015, Manny Machado enjoyed perhaps the best individual season by an Oriole this millennium. At the tender age of 22, Machado hit .286 with 35 home runs, 20 steals and an .861 OPS, providing elite defense while playing in all 162 games. It was a breakout from a precocious

These are the best O's by uniform number

@JoeTrezz
December 28, 2020

Who wore it best? Uniforms have always been a reason we love baseball, with the numbers on the back, specifically, always serving as a way to connect with the players wearing them. Whether they’re randomly assigned or strategically acquired, numbers can become intrinsically tied to a player’s identity, sometimes as

How the oriole became a baseball bird

@JoeTrezz
December 21, 2020

When many people think of orioles, a group of New World birds in the blackbird family, one of the first associations they make is baseball. The next is probably Baltimore. Put together, the city and brilliant orange-and-black bird have been linked for centuries, long before the baseball Orioles moved east

Every Maryland native to play for Orioles

@JoeTrezz
December 17, 2020

In the six-plus decades the Orioles have called Maryland home, they’ve employed 28 players who do the same. Some spent their entire careers in the Charm City, some merely passed through on their way to other stops along the Major League circuit. All are part of an exclusive group; it’s

5 best seasons by an Orioles pitcher

@JoeTrezz
December 14, 2020

Over the first half of their nearly seven-decade history, the Orioles came to be known more for their pitching prowess than their position players. They had six American League Cy Young Award winners from 1969-1980, including four in a six-year stretch to close out that decade. So it makes sense

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Orioles history

@JoeTrezz
December 11, 2020

More than most teams, the Orioles love participating in the Rule 5 Draft. Since 2006, not a year has gone by without the O’s making at least one selection, a stretch that stands out as one of the most active in recent memory. This year was no different, with the

Every Orioles no-hitter in history

December 7, 2020

The Orioles have thrown nine no-hitters in club history -- five in Baltimore and four when they were previously known as the St. Louis Browns – though they’ve yet to throw one this century. Their last no-hitter came in a combined effort in 1991, while the last solo no-hitter for

Revisiting O's top 5 Winter Meetings deals

@JoeTrezz
December 7, 2020

Every December, the baseball world convenes for a week of industry-wide newsmaking intrigue known as the Winter Meetings, a tradition that dates back to the late 1800s. While they will occur virtually this year for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, that shouldn’t stop teams from maneuvering toward

How John Denver became an Orioles staple

@JoeTrezz
December 5, 2020

Baltimore isn’t exactly a country town, at least not on paper. So why are Orioles fans so proud to be country? For decades, that question has fallen by the wayside nightly, as O's fans lean into tradition and belt out the lyrics to John Denver’s 1975 hit “Thank God I’m

5 best seasons by an Orioles position player

@JoeTrezz
November 30, 2020

Over the years, some of baseball’s greatest players have called Baltimore home. That’s led to some incredible individual performances, stretched out over 162-game increments. It’s really a beautiful thing -- watching an elite player clicking on all cylinders for a full summer. Orioles fans have seen it more than a

All you need to know about Eutaw St. HRs

@JoeTrezz
November 19, 2020

There is no other Major League park quite like Oriole Park at Camden Yards. This was true the day it opened in 1992, and it remains true today. From the generation of future stadiums it inspired to its iconic brick warehouse beyond the right-field fence, Baltimore’s jewel of a ballpark

Orioles' best players not in Cooperstown

@JoeTrezz
November 16, 2020

The Orioles are well represented in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with 17 players (five wearing Orioles caps), four managers and two executives enshrined in Cooperstown. What about the best of the rest? Across MLB.com, we’re taking a minute to list each team’s best players not in the Hall

10 things that define Luis Aparicio's legacy

@goodforball
October 6, 2020

Luis Aparicio was a pioneer to some, a multi-talented performer to many and a winner to most. He established himself as the quintessential shortstop -- deft defensively, more than adequate offensively and consistently an asset throughout his 18 Major League seasons. Here’s a look at 10 moments or events that

Top 10 moments in Jim Palmer's HOF career

@goodforball
August 1, 2020

The lanky build, the graceful delivery featuring full arm extension, the regular-season consistency and the postseason toughness. Jim Palmer owned seemingly every gift a pitcher could possess, which might explain why he won more games in the 1970s (186) than any Major Leaguer. He notched at least 20 wins in

Orioles' Top 5 general managers: Trezza's take

@JoeTrezz
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the Top 5 players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Orioles' Top 5 managers: Trezza's take

@JoeTrezz
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Orioles' Top 5 relief pitchers: Trezza's take

@JoeTrezz
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

O's Top 5 left-handed starters: Trezza's take

@JoeTrezz
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

O's Top 5 right-handed starters: Trezza's take

@JoeTrezz
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Orioles' Top 5 designated hitters: Trezza's take

@JoeTrezz
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun