Orioles Snap 14 Losing Season StreakEven if the Baltimore Orioles lose their remaining 19 games of the season, they will still finish with their first non-losing record since 1997.

Thursday’s dramatic 3-2 walk0ff win in the 14th inning not only helped the Birds maintain a tie with the Yankees atop of the AL East, but also gave them their 81st victory.

Despite breaking the streak of 14 consecutive losing seasons, the Baltimore fan base now has even loftier expectations. The O’s won 98 games in ’96, in order to do that this season they would have to have to finish 17-2. That might be tough considering their upcoming schedule.

Although it likely won’t take 98 wins to win the East in 2012.