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The Baltimore Uh-O’S: Here We Go Again

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In 1997, the Baltimore Orioles were the class of the American League East going wire-to-wire and amassing over 100 wins in the regular season.  The Birds lost in the ALCS for a second year in a row (the Yankees in 1996 and the Indians in 1997) and Davey Johnson resigned as the manager.

1998 was nothing like ’97.  Not only did the Orioles fail to win the AL East, they failed to make the playoffs with a record of 79 wins to 83 losses.  This was the beginning of what is still the end.

Big name free agents like Albert Belle and Will Clark were added to bolster the roster.  It wasn’t enough, as the Orioles finished the 1999 cam...

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