The Baltimore Orioles are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. As one of the American League’s eight charter teams in 1901, this particular franchise spent its first year as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers before moving to St. Louis, Missouri, to become the St. Louis Browns in 1902. After 52 years in St. Louis, the franchise was purchased in November 1953 by a syndicate of Baltimore business and civic interests led by attorney and civic activist Clarence Miles and Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. The team’s current owner is American trial lawyer Peter Angelos.

The Orioles adopted their team name in honor of the official state bird of Maryland; it had also been used by several previous major and minor league baseball clubs in Baltimore, including another AL charter member franchise also named the “Baltimore Orioles”, which moved north in 1903 to eventually become the New York Yankees. Nicknames for the team include the “O’s” and the “Birds”.

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Baltimore Orioles News from Yahoo Sports Adley Rutschman homers, catches shutout as outfield defense dazzles in Orioles’ 4-0 win over White Sox

CHICAGO — Adley Rutschman has arrived. Sure, the top prospect in baseball and the Orioles’ farm system reached the majors just more than a month ago. But the player who inspired all that hype has been bubbling in recent days, coming to the surface in full force in Thursday night’s series opener against the Chicago…

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Adley Rutschman is ‘the dude,’ but Orioles catching prospect Maverick Handley is making his own mark: ‘You always need two’

Just because he’s there, it’s not impacting where I’m gonna be. Handley, 24, is the archetype of a catcher who could tandem with Rutschman at some point, with his showing over the past two months in Double-A hinting at the potential for more. While he continues to play the standout defense that’s long been the […]

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Mariners host Baltimore Orioles, look to end home losing streak

Baltimore Orioles (35-40, fifth in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (34-41, fourth in the AL West) Seattle; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Dean Kremer (2-1, 1.71 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Mariners: Robbie Ray (6-6, 4.07 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 97 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -176, Orioles +151; over/under is 7 1/2 […]

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Alex Rychwalski | Odds and ends

Jun. 27—Part 12 of my writing a column every day until I become institutionalized series is a little different today. Instead of getting on a soapbox and spouting off opinions nobody asked for (“Sir, this is a Wendy’s”), we’ve got some quick hitters on the menu. The All-Area baseball team, 2022 Baltimore Orioles World Series […]