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.
|2023 Baltimore Orioles season|
|Established in 1894|
|Based in Baltimore since 1954|
|Major league affiliations|
|Major league titles|
|World Series titles (3)|
|AL Pennants (7)|
|AL East Division titles (9)|
|Wild card berths (3)|
|General Manager||Mike Elias|
|President||John P. Angelos (CEO)|
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.
- "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.
- "Orioles Logos & Mascots". Orioles.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
- 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.
- Klingaman, Mike (September 26, 2019). "Why Not?; Remembering the 1989 Orioles' remarkable turnaround 30 years later". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- punkrawka (January 28, 2013). "The 2012 Orioles: the DVD". Camden Chat.
- "Saturday Bird Droppings: Chaos Comin'". camdenchat.com. 2022-09-03.