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The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time 

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List Rules Rank the players based only on their time with the Baltimore Orioles.

This is a list of the greatest Balitmore Orioles ever. The Baltimore Orioles are one of the most storied franchises in the history of Major League Baseball. Located in Baltimore since 1954, the Orioles traditionally have had one of the best infields in baseball, which has produced some of the greatest baseball players of all time. Many of the best Orioles ever are infielders. The years 1966 through 1983 are considered the franchise's glory years. Baltimore fared well during the mid '90s and on the strength of its young core, brighter days are ahead for the club.

One of the most famous Orioles in history is Cal Ripken Jr. The Hall of Fame shortstop's name is synonymous with one of the greatest streaks in sports history. For 2,632 consecutive games (more specifically from 1982-1998), Ripken's name was on the Orioles lineup card. The 19-time All Star is easily one of the most popular players not only in Baltimore Orioles history, but the entire major leagues.

Other players who are the the best Orioles ever include slugging outfielder Frank Robinson and slick fielding third baseman Brooks Robinson. Along with Ripken, the Robinsons (of no relation) are also hall of famers. 

The Orioles have a rich history of pitching as well. Jim Palmer is probably the most famous pitcher to wear the orange, black and white. Winning 268 games in 19 seasons, Palmer was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, his second year eligibility. Palmer fronted a strong pitching staff that led the Orioles to three World Series titles during his tenure with the club.

These players are the best in Baltimore Orioles history. If you notice that we've missed someone, feel free to add him to this list. Vote early and often for who you think are the greatest Baltimore Orioles of all time.

list ordered by
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Brooks Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Third baseman
2
Cal Ripken, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman
3
Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder
4
Jim Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
5
Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
6
Boog Powell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
First baseman
7
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Pitcher
8
Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Center fielder
9
Dave McNally is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
10
Earl Weaver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
IanHarvey added Manager
11
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Second baseman
12
Manny Machado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
danbunty25 added Shortstop, Third baseman
Third baseman
13
Paul Blair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
alfeyerabend added Outfielder, Center fielder
14
Ken Singleton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
15
Mike Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
16
George Sisler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
leftyshark added First baseman, Pitcher
17
Mike Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Pitcher
18
Nick Markakis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
danbunty25 added Nick Markakis Right fielder
Right fielder
19
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
20
Mark Belanger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
LoRenZo1 added Shortstop
21
Rick Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
slaft added Catcher
22
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder
23
Davey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Manager, Second baseman
24
Bobby Grich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
slaft added Second baseman
25
Brady Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder