The Baltimore Orioles won more games than any other team in the American League during the 1960s, and they are expected to win more games than anybody else this year. But after the Orioles lost to the Mets in the World Series the other clubs in the AL East, particularly the potent Boston Red Sox,
The 1969 baseball campaign reached the Memorial Day pole as the clubs jockey for position for the summer stretch. The division leaders have held their grounds, but strange things happen in baseball during the heated months. The new division format doubles pennant fever this summer as more teams should have playoff aspirations. The biggest surprise
The Baltimore Orioles, picked by many in the spring to challenge the champion Detroit Tigers, stormed ahead in the new American League Eastern Division in the season’s first month. When the writers selected the Player and Pitcher of the Month for April, two reasons for the Oriole surge rose to the top of the list.
One day last spring, when training in Florida was only the beginning, Hank Bauer, then Orioles manager, took Curt Blefary aside and said, “I want to see if I’ve got the guts to make you a catcher.” “If you’ve got the guts,” Blefary shot back, “I’ve got the guts to go back there.” At the
Indians’ veteran hurler Stan Williams stood one out away from pitching the season’s first no-hitter. Cleveland led the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0, by virtue of Williams’ RBI single in the fifth inning. The evening was setting up to be a memorable one in front of small gathering of 5,394 in cavernous Municipal Stadium. A fantastic jump
The Boston Red Sox Impossible Dream season has quickly turned into a nightmare. This week has been one bad trip for Dick Williams and his Boston upstarts who now looking up three and a half games to the league leading the Detroit Tigers with a little over a week to play. The Baltimore Orioles sent
The Detroit Tigers sent on the road by rioting in their home town lost to the Baltimore Orioles in sixteen innings when a passed ball allowed Boog Powell to score the winning run. Powell reached first to open the inning on a misplay by the typically surehanded Ray Oyler. Powell advanced to third on Curt
Before the game, Russ Gibson was warming up Gary Waslewski and told manager Dick Williams that the pitcher just didn’t have it. Williams had to start him nonetheless, but with the Red Sox tied for first place with their opponent, the Baltimore Orioles, Williams had Jose Santiago warming in the bullpen as the game started.
After a 2-0 blanking by Indians hurler Steve Hargan, the Baltimore Orioles found themselves in more trouble down five runs in the nightcap. But the Orioles rallied without any assistance from their guests and defeated Cleveland, 7-5. Sam Bowens hit a two-run pinch-hit triple in the bottom of the fifth to get the Birds on
Gentleman Jim Lonborg, they call him, and he looks every bit the part. But, lately on the mound, he has been displaying a toughness and competitive spirit more suited to the docks than to drawing rooms. At one time in his life, Lonborg almost became an Oriole. Lonborg decided to sign with Boston after telling