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The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time

List RulesRank 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.

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  • 1
    1,261
    262
    Shortstop, Third baseman
  • 2
    1,061
    210
    Third baseman
  • 3
    870
    160

    Frank Robinson

    Right fielder, Outfielder
  • 4
    836
    152

    Jim Palmer

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
  • 5
    796
    142
    Designated hitter, First baseman
  • 6
    454
    184
    First baseman
  • 7
    470
    196

    Mike Mussina

    Pitcher
  • 8
    507
    96
    IanHarvey addedManager
  • 9
    353
    138
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
  • 10
    309
    118
    alfeyerabend added

    Paul Blair

    Outfielder, Center fielder
  • 11
    295
    103

    Mike Cuellar

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
  • 12
    486
    235
    Center fielder
  • 13
    264
    103

    Mike Flanagan

    Pitcher
  • 14
    287
    121

    Ken Singleton

    Designated hitter, Right fielder
  • 15
    195
    60
    IanHarvey added

    Scott McGregor

    Pitcher
  • 16
    294
    127
    danbunty25 added

    Nick Markakis

    Right fielder
    Right fielder
  • 17
    209
    76
    slaft addedDesignated hitter, Outfielder
  • 18
    252
    112
    LoRenZo1 added

    Mark Belanger

    Shortstop
  • 19
    264
    121
    leftyshark added

    George Sisler

    First baseman, Pitcher
  • 20
    243
    100
    slaft added

    Rick Dempsey

    Catcher
  • 21
    184
    63
    RobLein added

    Luis Aparicio

    Shortstop
  • 22
    201
    87
    slaft addedSecond baseman
  • 23
    330
    178

    Roberto Alomar

    Second baseman
  • 24
    137
    37
    NicholasSTABILE addedOutfielder, Left fielder
  • 25
    193
    80
    blueline3 added

    Mike Boddicker

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher