The *Baltimore Orioles’ are a major league baseball team, located in Baltimore, Maryland. They are part of the Eastern Division of the American League. StadiumThe Orioles play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and have done since 1992. From 1954 to 1991, they had played at Memorial Stadium.NicknameThe “Orioles” name refers to the Baltimore Oriole, the state bird of Maryland. Many sports teams in Maryland have been called Orioles. Nicknames for the team include the O’s and the Birds.*History’ The Baltimore Orioles have been in existence since 1954, but the franchise as a whole has been in existence since 1901. They were one of the American League’s eight charter franchises, established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1901, and called the Milwaukee Brewers (not to be confused with the current Milwaukee Brewers).
This Brewers team moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1902 and became the St. Louis Browns. Then, in 1954, the Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles.
*Record By Decade’1954-1959From 1954 to 1959, the Orioles did not post a winning season. Their record in 1954 was 54-100. In 1955, their record improved only slightly, to 57-97. The most games they won in any season during this period was 76.1960-1969In this decade, the Orioles posted several winning seasons. Their first, in 1960, was a record of 89-65. In both 1964 and 1966 they notched 97 win seasons, their best in the decade.1970-1979For the decade of the 1970s, the Orioles had winning seasons each year. In 1970 and 1971 they won over a hundred games, as they did in 1979. They also have 5 seasons where they won over 90 games.1980-1989The Orioles had four losing seasons during this decade, in 1981, 1986, 1987 and 1988.1990-1999The Orioles were a middle of the road club during the 1990s. They had 5 losing and 5 winning seasons.*2000-2008’ The Orioles have not had a winning season throughout the 2000s.
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