We congratulate Buck Showalter and the young O's.
We also remember today one of the greatest moments in Orioles' history:
"On September 26, 1971, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer wins his 20th game of the year, becoming the fourth Orioles pitcher to win 20 games in the 1971 season.
This made the 1971 Orioles pitching staff the first since that of the 1920 Chicago White Sox to field four 20-game winners."
The four starters were:
Jim Palmer 20-10 record and a 2.71 ERA;
Dave McNally 21-5 and 2.89;
Mike Cuellar 20-9 & 3.08; and
Pat Dobson 20-8 & 2.90.
McNally and Cuellar passed away a few years ago. Palmer is doing TV and had a very successful career doing commercials also. I don't know what Dobson is doing these days.
The pitching staff was supported by a lineup that included Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell PLUS the amazing defense of shortstop Mark Belanger and center fielder Paul Blair.
They were good and proved it by winning their 3rd consecutive AL pennant in 1971. They were also the last team to win 100-games 3 years in a row......109 in '69, 108 in '70 and 101 in '71!
They were really a great team managed by Earl Weaver! They lost a tough 7-game series to the Pirates that year.
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