22 Facts About Baltimore Orioles

1. The Baltimore Orioles finished with a awesome record of 108 victories to just 54 defeats in 1970, and featured three 20-game winners.

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2. The Baltimore Orioles are coming off a 115-loss season and don't have a great farm system.

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3. The Baltimore Orioles gave Elias the title of executive vice president.

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4. The Baltimore Orioles have hired Houston Astros assistant GM Mike Elias to be their general manager, the team announced Friday.

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5. When the Baltimore Orioles were the St Louis Browns, they played in only one World Series, the 1944 matchup against their Sportsman's Park tenants, the Cardinals.

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6. On June 27, 2014, the Baltimore Orioles announced since their win in New York against the New York Yankees they will wear their 'new orange' jerseys every Saturday for the rest of the 2014 season both home and away.

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7. The Baltimore Orioles introduced a new alternate orange uniform to be worn on Saturday home games throughout the 2012 season.

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8. On September 16, the Baltimore Orioles clinched the division for the first time since 1997 with a win against the Toronto Blue Jays as well as making it back to the postseason for the second time in three years.

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9. On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles played their 114th errorless game of the season, setting a new MLB record for the most errorless games in one season since 1900.

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10. On May 6, the Baltimore Orioles played a 17-inning game against the Boston Red Sox, the first game since 1925 in which both teams used a position player as a pitcher.

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11. On February 4, 2011, the Baltimore Orioles signed free agent Vladimir Guerrero to be the team's designated hitter.

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12. The Baltimore Orioles started off the first couple weeks of the season near the top of their division as players such as Nick Markakis and newcomer Luke Scott led the team offensively.

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13. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, the Baltimore Orioles contributed more players than any other major league team, with eleven players suiting up for their home nations.

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14. The Baltimore Orioles allowed Palmeiro to file for free agency and publicly stated they would not re-sign him.

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15. In a rare event on March 28, 1999, the Baltimore Orioles staged an exhibition series against the Cuban national team in Havana.

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16. The Baltimore Orioles added volatile slugger Albert Belle, but the team's woes continued in the 1999 season, with stars like Rafael Palmeiro, Roberto Alomar, and Eric Davis leaving in free agency.

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17. The Baltimore Orioles returned to contention in those first two seasons at Camden Yards, only to finish in third place both times.

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18. The Baltimore Orioles won the World Series in five games by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies.

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19. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox in the ALCS thanks to a 10th-inning homer by Tito Landrum in the deciding game.

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20. The Baltimore Orioles would miss the playoffs in 1972, but rebounded to win the division in 1973 and 1974.

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21. In 1971, the Baltimore Orioles won another division title thanks to four 20-game winners on their pitching staff.

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22. On December 9, 1965, the Baltimore Orioles traded pitcher Milt Pappas to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for slugging outfielder Frank Robinson.

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