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    This man was not successful with the pictured uniform, but gained some major notoriety as an Oriole.
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  • #2
    I'm thinking this is Diamond Jim...
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    • #3
      And you are correct. Diamond Jim Gentile.

      Now.....who is this young (at the time) Oriole? Long ago, he had a couple of excellent seasons on the mound before his arm went south.
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      • #4
        when the game was at its best...

        Chuck Estrada;1/4th of the famous"Kiddie Korps''-with Steve Barber, Jack Fischer, and Milt Pappas;all but Milt blew their arms out early, but still they somehow contended for years with only one truly productive hitter in the lineup- Jim Gentile,still the O's premier first-sacker ever to those of us who saw and loved them all.You can always tell those that opt for Palmiero,Murray,or even Boog-they never saw Jim.
        His career could make an interesting study or show;never made the majors till he was 27,and put the Orioles on his back for four years until, in arguably the worst trade in Oriole history,he was traded to KC for Norm Siebern.The trade cost the Orioles a pennant, though they soon recovered.
        A crushed Gentile never did...
        Last edited by buckeyeangler; 09-08-2005, 05:41 PM.

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        • #5
          Chuck Estrada is correct. That 1960 staff of youngsters placed the Orioles in the pennant race for the first time since they were playing in St. Louis in the mid 40's. Estrada, Pappas, Barber, Fisher, along with oldsters Hal "Skinny" Brown and Hoyt Wilhelm started the team on it's way to winning more games than any franchise from 1960-85. After that season, the O's were usually in the race, except for a couple of years (1962,1967) where they were hammered with injuries. Chuck won 18 games that year to tie for the AL lead. He won 15 the next, then had a 9-17 record, the season his arm troubles began.

          Here is another favorite Oriole hurler:
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          • #6
            Nobody's guessed this guy yet?

            He once put on the most dazzling display of relief work in the history of the World Series.

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            • #7
              Moe Drabowsky? I do know he came in in either game 1 or 2 of the 66 WS, struck out 11 or something. Also gave up Musial's 3,000th hit at Wrigley, 1958.
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              • #8
                Moe Drabowsky is correct. In game one of the 1966 World Series he relieved Dave McNally. Moe tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 11 Dodgers. He also struck out six Dodgers in a row at one point.

                Moe began his career primarily as a starter, but embarked on a new career as a primary reliever when he came to Baltimore. He was also an original KC Royal, and had a heck of a year for them in their maiden season.

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                • #9
                  Who is this former Oriole outfielder?
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                  • #10
                    Jackie Brandt, I believe. I had that bb card.
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                    • #11
                      Jackie Brandt...

                      ...one of the great underachievers of all-time-

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                      • #12
                        Jackie Brandt it is. Jackie wasn't the most talented player on the field during his Baltimore days, but he always gave 100 percent. And he didn't do too bad in the field or at the plate.

                        The next photo is of a former Baltimore catcher. He didn't have much of a career, but he was a fairly regular player during his Oriole days - he once hit 19 homeruns for the O's.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Iron Jaw
                          The next photo is of a former Baltimore catcher. He didn't have much of a career, but he was a fairly regular player during his Oriole days - he once hit 19 homeruns for the O's.
                          John Orsino? He could also fill in at 1st base, played a grand total of 15 games for the Senators in his last two seasons (1966 & 1967).
                          "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

                          "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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                          • #14
                            Johnny Orsino it is. He had a solid season at the plate for the O's in 1963, but was quite sub-par afterwards. He was part of a three-way platoon the O's used at catcher for a couple of years - Orsino, Dick Brown and Charlie Lau.

                            The next player had a solid rookie season for the O's, replacing an injured player in the lineup. After his rookie season, he was barely able to survive as a major leaguer.
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                            • #15
                              my guess

                              hmmmm...Sam Bowen?

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