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1964-1971 Baltimore Orioles vs. 1970-1977 Cincinnati Reds

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  • chicagowhitesox1173
    I was looking at this earlier and I really couldn't come up with a good reason why one is better but if I had to choose, I would probably go with the Orioles. I like their pitching and defense better.

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  • 9RoyHobbsRF
    no one has an opinion?

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  • 1964-1971 Baltimore Orioles vs. 1970-1977 Cincinnati Reds

    1964-1971 Orioles
    1970-1977 Reds
    1964-1971 Baltimore Orioles vs 1970-1977 Cincinnati Reds


    97-65, .599 3rd place 2 games out
    MVP Brooks Robinson
    may feel the Orioles would have won the AL had Boog Powell not been injured late in the year, Powell hit 39 HR in 424 AB. Luis Aparicio was an outstanding SS and the bullpen was very strong.

    94-68, .580 3rd place 9 games out
    Stu Miller (14-7, 1.89 ERA) had an outstanding year in relief

    97-63, .606 1st place, won World Series 4-0 over LA Dodgers
    MVP Frank Robinson, who won the triple crown
    The Orioles had the top 3 MVP voted players in the league with Frank and Brooks and Boog Powell, rookie Jim Palmer foreshadowed things to come with a shutout over Sandy Koufax in the World Series, the Orioles had 3 straight shutouts to close out the hapless Dodgers in the WS

    76-85, .472 6th place (tied) AL, 15.5 games back
    An injury to Frank Robinson and off years from many players led to a poor year

    91-71, .562 2nd place AL 12 games out
    Dave McNally 22-10, 195 joined in the year of the pitcher, note Earl Weaver took over as manager in the middle of the season

    109-53, .673 1st place AL East (by 19 games), defeated twins 3-0 in playoffs, lost WS to Mets 4-1
    CY YOUNG: Mike Cuellar (co winner)
    The Orioles matched the 1961 Yankees for best record in the entire decade. Many strong seasons by many players but Brooks Robinson slumped to .234. Dave McNally started 15-0 before finishing 20-7.

    108-54 .667, 1st place AL East, defeated Twins 3-0 in playoffs, defeated Reds 4-1 in WS
    MVP Boog Powell
    Another great season, many outstanding years, 3 20 game winners (Cuellar, McNally, Palmer)

    101-57, 1st place AL East defeated A's 3-0 in playoffs, lost WS to Pirates 4-3
    Very strong well balanced team with good pitching hitting and defense. 4 20 game winners (Palmer, Cuellar, McNally, Dobson), took 2-0 lead in WS but eventually lost to Clemente and Pirates


    102-60, .630 1st place NL West, defeated Pirates 3-0 in playoffs, lost WS to Orioles 4-1
    MVP Johnny Bench
    A strong hitting ballclub with excellent years from Bench, Perez, May, Carbo, Rose, Tolan. Rookie Dave Concepcion showed flashes of brilliance. A strong pitching staff was beset by injuries late in t he year and was their undoing in the WS . Young Don Gullett showed promise. The reds were one of the rare teams to change stadiums mid season.

    79-83, .488 4th place (tied)
    good years by May, Gullett, Rose

    95-59, .617 1st place NL West, defeated Pirates 3-2 in playoffs lost to A's in WS 4-3
    MVP Johnny Bench
    Joe Morgan came over and sparked the Reds and added new found speed along with the return of Bobby Tolan who missed 1971 with an injury. Lefty Tom hall was a flame throwing lefty out of the bullpen.

    99-53, .611, 1st place NL West. lost playoffs to Mets 3-2
    MVP Pete Rose
    The Reds were upset in the playoffs by the Mets who were barely above .500. Johnny bench had some lung and tissue removed due to a benign tumor and lost some strength.

    98-64, .605 2nd place NL West
    Overall many Reds had slightly subpar years including Pete Rose

    108-54, 1st place NL West, defeated Pirates 3-0 in playoffs, defeated red Sox 4-3 in WS
    MVP Joe Morgan
    Strong well balanced team aided by moving Pete Rose from LF to 3B and inserting Ken Griffey and George Foster in the OF. Rookie relievers Will McEnaney and Rawley Eastwick solidified the bullpen.

    102-60, .630 1st place NL West defeated Phillies in playoffs 3-0, defeated Yankees in WS 4-0
    MVP Joe Morgan
    Another great year with a lineup dotted with .300 hitters and gold glove fielders. Johnny Bench went thru a divorce and some other obstacles and had a very poor RS but was MVP of the WS.

    88-74, .543 2nd place NL West
    MVP George Foster
    Foster became the only player to hit 50 HR between 1965 and 1990, the Reds offense was very good but the pitching fell apart, Gary Nolan was done and Rrawley Eastwick held out and was traded. Tom Seaver came over in a mid season trade to go 14-3 but it was not enough.

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