A Glance at Greatness: The Baltimore Orioles All-Time Team

Ryan SmithCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2009

ST PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 18:  Television personality Cal Ripken Jr. walks on the field before game six of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 18, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Team Name: Baltimore Orioles

Year Established: 1901

City: Baltimore

Previous Cities: Milwaukee (1901), St. Louis (1902-1953)

Ballpark: Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Previous Nicknames: Brewers (1901), Browns (1902-1953)

League: American League

Division: AL East

Number of Playoff Appearances: 11

Number of Pennants: 7

World Series Titles: 1966, 1970, 1983

All-Time Team

Catcher: Gus Triandos

1st Base:George Sisler

2nd Base: Brian Roberts

3rd Base: Brooks Robinson

Shortstop: Cal Ripken Jr.

Outfield: Frank Robinson, Paul Blair, Ken Williams

Pitchers:Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Mussina, Mike Cuellar, Gregg Olson

Bench:Eddie Murray, Luis Aparicio, Boog Powell

Manager: Earl Weaver


The easiest players to pick were Ripken Jr, Palmer, McNally, Mussina, and Robinson.

The hardest decision I had to make was at first base. Both George Sisler and Eddie Murray are Hall of Famers. I had to go with Sisler because, in my mind, he is one of the top-10 hitters to ever play baseball.

From 1901-1953, the Milwaukee Brewers/St. Louis Browns won only one pennant. They were almost always at the bottom of the standings.

They moved to Baltimore, where they found success. That is, until all of their superstar players retired.

Now, they're right back where they started.

But hey, they have a nice ballpark.

Next Team: Boston Red Sox