Considering how poorly the pitching for the Baltimore Orioles has been in recent years, it is easy to forget that there was a time when the Baltimore Orioles were known for their great pitching prowess.
The Orioles had at least one 20-game winner in ever season between 1968 and 1980 (including all four starters in 1971) and 11 different pitchers have won 20 games for the Orioles. Surprisingly, it has actually been 25 years since Mike Boddicker posted the most recent 20 win season for the Birds in 1984.
However, the Orioles still had some solid pitching performances in the 1990s led by Mike Mussina. The current decade has not been quite as kind for the Orioles as no Baltimore pitcher has won more than 15 games in a season since Mussina won 18 in 1999.
So here is a list of the top 10 pitchers in Baltimore Orioles history. I’m sure it is no surprise that no member of the current staff is on the list. Perhaps one of the “young guns” currently making their way through the minor leagues can one day penetrate this list, but for now here is my top 10: