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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Baltimore Orioles - A Fan's Essentials



1. Baltimore Orioles – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1901 as the Milwaukee Brewers and was located in Milwaukke for just one year. The team has been known by a number of names as follows:
Milwaukee Brewers 1901
St. Louis Browns 1902-1953
Baltimore Orioles 1954-Present

2. Baltimore Orioles – The Championship Record
Three World Series Championships:
1966 defeated Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 0
1970 defeated Cincinnati Red 4 games to 1
1983 defeated Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 1

Seven American League Pennants
1944 89 wins - 65 losses
1966 97 wins - 63 losses
1969 109 wins - 53 losses
1970 108 wins - 54 losses
1971 101 wins - 57 losses
1979 102 wins - 57 losses
1983 98 wins - 64 losses

3. Baltimore Orioles – Home Stadium History
1. Lloyd Street Grounds, Milwaukee
1901
2. Sportsman’ s Park, St. Louis
1902-53
3. Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
1954-91
4. Oriole Park at Camden Yards , Baltimore
1992-Present

4. For more information on the Orioles, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/balt.shtml

For great information about the team's ballparks:
www.ballparks.com


5. Celebrate the Orioles' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Baltimore Orioles and the history of the Orioles franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 14 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 14 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Baltimore Orioles YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FP0KLRpsoo or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Baltimore-Orioles-c137/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Orioles.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 21, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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