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Baltimore Orioles

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Baltimore Orioles
2024 Baltimore Orioles season
Established in 1894
Based in Baltimore since 1954
Major league affiliations

Retired numbers
  • Black, orange, white, grey[1][2][3]
Other nicknames
  • The O's, The Birds, Why Not? Orioles (1989),[4] The Buckle Up Birds (2012),[5] The Birdland Power Co. (2016–2017), Chaos/Chaos Comin' (2022) [6]
Major league titles
World Series titles (3)
AL Pennants (7)
AL East Division titles (9)
Wild card berths (3)
Front office
Owner(s)Peter Angelos
ManagerBrandon Hyde
General ManagerMike Elias
PresidentJohn P. Angelos (CEO)

The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team from Baltimore, Maryland. They compete in the American League's AL East division. They began play in the early 1900s as the St. Louis Browns, a rival to the St. Louis Cardinals. They moved to Baltimore in 1954 and became the Orioles.

The "Baltimore Oriole" is an orange-and-black bird which is often seen in Maryland. "Orioles" has been a traditional nickname for Baltimore baseball teams. There was a Baltimore Orioles (19th century) in the major leagues. There was also a minor league baseball team called the Orioles which played from the early 1900s until the Browns moved to Baltimore.

The Browns were not a very successful team. They only won one league championship, in 1944. The Orioles have won several league championships and also won the World Series in 1966, 1970 and 1983.

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  1. "Orioles announce uniform changes for 2012". Orioles.com (Press release). MLB Advanced Media. November 15, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2017. The club's new home cap will feature the cartoon bird on a white front panel with a black back and orange bill and button.
  2. "Orioles Logos & Mascots". Orioles.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. Trezza, Joe (December 21, 2020). "How the oriole became a baseball bird". Orioles.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved December 21, 2020. To this day, the club has made minimal changes to the orange-and-black color scheme that makes the Baltimore Orioles – and Baltimore orioles – distinctive.
  4. Klingaman, Mike (September 26, 2019). "Why Not?; Remembering the 1989 Orioles' remarkable turnaround 30 years later". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  5. punkrawka (January 28, 2013). "The 2012 Orioles: the DVD". Camden Chat.
  6. "Saturday Bird Droppings: Chaos Comin'". camdenchat.com. 2022-09-03.