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Team Name: Baltimore Orioles
Year Established: 1901
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
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