A professional baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles is based in Baltimore, Maryland in the US. The team is a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball’s American League. One of the eight charter franchises of American league in 1901, its first year was spent as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Milwaukee Brewers before they moved to St. Louis to become the St. Louis Browns.
After 52 years of being under pressure, the Browns moved in 1954 in Baltimore and have adopted the name Orioles in honor of the Maryland’s official state bird. The name has been used by former major league baseball clubs in Baltimore. The team’s nicknames include the Birds and the O’s.
The team experienced their greatest success in the year 1964-198 and in the mid-90s in which they won eight Division Championships, six pennants, three World Series Championships, two wild card berths and five Most Valuable Player awards.
Tough it is one of the most historic major league franchises the team suffered a stretch of 14 straight losing seasons from the year 1998 to 2011. But the Orioles posted a winning record in 2012 and qualified for the post-season for the first time since the year 1997. The team is also well known for their successful stadium the Oriole Park at Camden Yards that opened as well in 1992 in downtown Baltimore.
The uniform of the Orioles is white with the word Orioles that is written across the chest. Their road uniform on the other hand is gray that has the word Baltimore that is also written across the chest. Their alternate uniform comes in black color with the word Orioles written across the chest. The team members wear their black alternate jerseys during Friday night games with alternate O’s cap whether on the road or at home. The cartoon bird which bats helmet is used still with this uniform.
It was in the year 2012, when the team unveiled their new uniforms. There has been a change to the cap insignia with cartoon Oriole returning. Home caps are black at the back with an orange bill and white in front while road caps are all black with an orange bill. The team also introduced a new alternative orange uniform to be used on Saturday home games throughout the season of 2012.
In 2013, the Battle of the Uniforms contest was run by ESON between all of the Major League Clubs. Despite using ranking system that had the team as a #13 seed, the Birds defeated the #1 seed Cardinals in the Championship round.
If you are a fan of baseball or of the Baltimore Orioles, you surely want to know the schedule of their games so you can free your day and intend it for the game. You can check out the internet or simply visit the official website of the Baltimore Orioles to know when their upcoming games are, the opposing team and the latest scores on their previous games.