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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Orioles reset: How a subtle change to the way catchers set up has pitchers pumping strikes

As a catcher, that’s what we have to focus on, is giving our guys the best chance of each pitch being in the zone — or at least starting in the zone. When pitching coach Chris Holt analyzed his staff this offseason, he first looked at what each pitcher does well. Next, he tried to […]

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Orioles score 5 runs in 8th inning to beat Yankees

Odor broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and Baltimore went on to a 5-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. The Orioles were 2 for 28 with runners in scoring position in the series — and 7 for 83 on the season — before Odor, Kelvin Gutiérrez […]

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Cortes has immaculate inning, but Yankees blanked by Orioles

Pinch-hitter Rougned Odor delivered the clutch hit the Orioles had been waiting for — against his former team, no less. Odor broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning, and Baltimore went on to a 5-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. The Orioles were 2 for 28 with […]

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Donaldson homers to lead Yankees over Orioles

Josh Donaldson and the New York Yankees emerged from a rain delay and finally produced a big inning at the plate. Donaldson hit his first home run since joining the Yankees, a tiebreaking two-run shot in the fifth inning that lifted New York to a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. The […]

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New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles: Jameson Taillon vs. Tyler Wells

It may be a new season, but parts of it have felt a lot like 2021, and yesterday was one of them. Last night, the Yankees took a 2-1, extra-inning loss, failing to do much of anything against Orioles pitching, followed by Aroldis Chapman failing to get out of a jam in the 11th. Tonight, […]

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Baltimore Orioles News from Yahoo Sports Orioles observations on Tyler Wells’ best of both worlds, Keegan Akin’s spring troubles and a middle infield flip-flop

Tyler Wells’ passion for big moments, he believes, comes from his childhood. His mother, Chasity, died of cancer when he was 4 years old, and baseball became a place to think about anything else. It was always the tightest spots under the brightest lights that captured him. Wells wants to be a part of those…

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Without John Means, where does the Orioles rotation turn? Here are the options.

Right-hander Tyler Wells — who starts Saturday against the Yankees — has yet to maximize the potential of his power fastball and got off to a poor start to the season, lasting just 1 2/3 innings and allowing four runs against the Rays. After being featured as a reliever last year, he’ll be on a […]

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Baltimore Orioles News from Yahoo Sports For 30th anniversary of Camden Yards, Orioles throw back ticket pricing to 1992 levels for first two series

Watch baseball like it’s 1992. As Oriole Park at Camden Yards turns 30, Baltimore announced Sunday its plans to sell tickets at prices akin to when the stadium first opened April 6, 1992. Fans using the coupon code “1992″ will receive discounts on tickets ranging from 50% to 85%, depending on seating location, for the…