The Baltimore Orioles franchise sits just one loss away from 9,000 with 8,999 entering today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.  The O’s as a franchise have gone 8,114-8,999 in their entire history from 1901-2011, both as the St. Louis Browns and Baltimore Orioles.

Baltimore is currently ranked eighth all-time in losses behind the LA Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.  Only the Phils have broken the 10,000 loss barrier in Major League history.

Since 1954, the year they became the Orioles, Baltimore is 4652-4445.  Obviously, the Browns are bringing that record down.