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

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A Glance at Greatness: The Baltimore Orioles All-Time Team
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This is the third article in a series dedicated to selecting the all-time teams for all 30 current major league franchises. To view the others click http://bleacherreport.com/users/6779/-schmitters

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

Recap

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

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