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Greatest Baltimore Orioles to ever play

Not too long ago Yahoo! Sports  put together the greatest Oriole team to grace the field in Charm City. The list is below.  Let the debate begin!

Any new Oriole worthy of being on this list or perhaps will be on this list in the years to come?

And if we had to narrow this list to the top three Orioles to ever play it would be in this order:

Frank, Brooks, Palmer.

Sorry Cal. Showing up is only part of the deal.

Sound off.

The Lineup:

C – Gus Triandos (1955-62)

1B – Jim Gentile (1960-63)

2B – Roberto Alomar* (1996-98)

SS – Cal Ripken, Jr.* (1981-2001)

3B – Brooks Robinson  (1955-77)

LF – Boog Powell (1961-77)

CF – Brady Anderson (1988-2001)

RF – Frank Robinson (1966-71)

DH – Eddie Murray (1977-88)

The Bench:

OF/2B/3B – Don Buford (1968-72)

SS/3B – Miguel Tejada (2004-07, 2010)

OF/C/3B – BJ Surhoff  (1996-2000, 2003-05)

The Rotation:

SP1 – Jim Palmer (1965-84)

SP2 – Dave McNally (1962-74)

SP3 – Mike Cuellar (1969-76)

SP4 – Mike Mussina (1991-2000)

SP5 – Mike Flanagan (1975-87, 1991-92)

The Bullpen:

Southpaw Specialist – Grant Jackson (1971-76)

Setup – Dick Hall (1961-66, 1969-71)

Closer – Hoyt Wilhelm (1958-62)


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  • Sort of stunned BJ made Yahoo! Sports list. I have fond memories of BJ as a Brewer, but when you got Brooks, Frank and Palmer – it’s hard to mention BJ in that sentence.

  • BJ Surhoff made your list!