The O’s are playing great baseball.
They’re tied with the New York Yankees atop the American League East with just 20 games to play in the regular season. They've already won 80 games and need to win two more to assure a winning season.
On Thursday afternoon they will try to sweep AL East rivals the Tampa Bay Rays downtown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards before heading to the West Coast for series with the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners.
Right now the city is buzzing with excitement about a team it has learned to forget by the All-Star break for the most part during the past 14 years of losing seasons.
But when the O’s called Memorial Stadium and North Baltimore home that usually wasn’t the case.
From the time the St. Louis Browns became the Baltimore Orioles and began playing at Memorial Stadium in 1954, to the final game on 33rd Street against the Detroit Tigers 1991, the Orioles made the playoff eight times, played in the World Series six times and won it three times, according to Baseball-Reference.com.
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