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Baltimore Orioles

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The Resume

    (1901- )
    Originally the St. Louis Browns
    Moved to Baltimore (1954)
    The original Baltimore Orioles (1901-02) move to New York and became the Yankees
    Located in Baltimore, Maryland
    Three World Series Championships (1966, 70, 83)
    Former and current Orioles include Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Frank Robinson, Mike Cuellar, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Jr., Rafael Palmeiro, Roberto Alomar, Mike Mussina and Albert Belle
    Six retired numbers include Earl Weaver's #4, Brooks Robinson's #5, Cal Ripken, Jr's #8, Frank Robinson's #20, Jim Palmer's #33 and Eddie Murray's #33

Why they might be annoying:

    They finished their first season in Baltimore with a record of 54-100 and 57 games behind the division leaders.
    Although being heavily favored against the 'Miracle' Mets of 1969, they lost the World Series four games to one.
    They upset many fans and, more importantly, Cal Ripken, Jr., when they fired his father from the managerial position (1988).
    Roberto Alomar spit on umpire John Hirshbeck while with the Orioles.
    They decided to let Rafael Palmeiro, Roberto Alomar and Eric Davis leave the team to pursue trouble maker Albert Belle, who would retire the following season (1999).

Why they might not be annoying:

    They play in what has become the prototypical throwback ballpark of Camden Yards.
    Although having an awful first season in Baltimore, they attracted 1,060,910 fans in attendance.
    They were in an American League pennant race in their 7th season.
    They were part of one of baseball's most lopsided trades when they got Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas and 'two others.'
    They had three 20 game winners in 1970 (Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar and Jim Palmer).
    They had four 20 game winners in 1971, with Pat Dobson joining the three from the previous season.
    Cal Ripken hit a home run in his first game (1982).
    Not only did Frank Robinson win the AL MVP as an Oriole (1966) but he also won the Manager of the Year in an Orioles jersey (1989).
    Ken Griffey, Jr. became the first person to hit the warehouse located outside the rightfield stands during the 1993 Home Run Derby, which was held in Baltimore's Camdem Yards.
    Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record with the Orioles (1995).

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 35 Votes: 5.71% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 64 Votes: 51.56% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 79 Votes: 49.37% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 24 Votes: 29.17% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 127 Votes: 63.78% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 31 Votes: 54.84% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 1276 Votes: 38.32% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 3186 Votes: 39.05% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 2084 Votes: 44.39% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 369 Votes: 36.04% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 54.84% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 83 Votes: 60.24% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 184 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 214 Votes: 61.21% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 565 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 81 Votes: 56.79% Annoying