ORIOLES ALL-TIME TEAM

A 28-player roster for the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Browns.

Before the Orioles, there were the St. Louis Browns, a lowly franchise that scuttled around the bottom of the American League standings for decades. Only once, during the talent-starved World War II years, had the Browns managed to win a pennant. Otherwise, the Browns were the other team in St. Louis, which for the first half of the 20th century was the west coast of big league baseball.

In 1954 the Browns were sold to a group of businessmen in Baltimore and renamed the Orioles, after the longtime minor league club. The Orioles took time to germinate, but by the mid-1960s, they were a championship club. Starting in 1964, the O’s began a stretch where they won 90 games or more in 16 of 20 seasons. During that span of dominance they won six pennants and three titles. For much of that time they were guided by legendary manager Earl Weaver.

This All-Time Team has six players who wore the uniform of the Browns and 22 who were Orioles. The pitching staff is dominated by the great Baltimore hurlers of the 1960s-1980s dynasty.  

THE INFIELD

STARTERS

Chris HOILES
CATCHER
George SISLER
FIRST BASE
Bobby GRICH
SECOND BASE
Cal RIPKEN JR.
SHORTSTOP
Brooks ROBINSON
THIRD BASE

RESERVES

Gus TRIANDOS
CATCHER
Eddie MURRAY
1B / DH
Rafael PALMEIRO
1B / DH
Roberto ALOMAR
SECOND BASE
Vern STEPHENS
SS / 3B
Manny MACHADO
3B / SS

LINEUP

1. SISLER
2. BLAIR/JACOBSON
3. F. ROBINSON
4. MURRAY (DH)
5. WILLIAMS/SINGLETON
6. RIPKEN
7. B. ROBINSON
8. GRICH/ALOMAR 
9. HOILES

Melvin MORA
IF / OF

THE OUTFIELD

STARTERS

Ken WILLIAMS
LEFT FIELD
Paul BLAIR
CENTER FIELD
Frank ROBINSON
RIGHT FIELD

RESERVES

Boog POWELL
LF / 1B
Baby Doll JACOBSON
CENTER FIELD
Ken SINGLETON
RIGHT FIELD

THE PITCHING STAFF

STARTERS

Jim PALMER
RH STARTER
Mike MUSSINA
RH STARTER
Mike FLANAGAN
LH STARTER
Urban SHOCKER
RH STARTER
Mike CUELLAR
LH STARTER

RELIEVERS

Gregg OLSON
CLOSER
Dick HALL
RH RELIEVER
Tippy MARTINEZ
LH RELIEVER
Eddie WATT
RH RELIEVER
Nels POTTER
RH RELIEVER