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.