The Baltimore Orioles finished the 2017 MLB season with 75 wins and 87 losses. The Orioles finished last in the American League East behind division winner Boston Red Sox. The Orioles are looking to make it back to the MLB Playoffs in the 2018 MLB season.
The Baltimore Orioles are based in Baltimore, MD. One of the American League’s eight charter franchises when the league was established in 1901 with President Ban Johnson, this particular franchise spent its first year as a major league club in Milwaukee, WI as the Milwaukee Brewers before moving to St. Louis, MO to become the St. Louis Browns.
The franchise officially moved to Baltimore for the 1954 season and adopted the historic “Orioles” name in honor of the official state bird of Maryland. Nicknames for the team include the “O’s” and the “Birds”.
The Orioles experienced their greatest success from 1964 to 1983 and have won a total of nine division championships, three World Series championships, and five Most Valuable Player Awards (third baseman Brooks Robinson in 1964, outfielder Frank Robinson in 1966, first baseman Boog Powell in 1970, and shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1983 and 1991).
The Orioles are also well known for their successful stadium, the trend-setting Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which opened in 1992 in downtown Baltimore.