kids encyclopedia robot

Baltimore Orioles facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Baltimore Orioles
Established 1901
Baltimore Orioles cap.svg Baltimore Orioles cap.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
MLB-ALE-BAL-Uniform.png
Retired numbers
Colors
  • Black, orange, white, grey
                       
Name
  • Baltimore Orioles (1954–present)
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (3)
  • 1966
  • 1970
  • 1983
AL Pennants (7)
  • 1944
  • 1966
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • 1979
  • 1983
East Division titles (9)
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1979
  • 1983
  • 1997
  • 2014
Wild card berths (3)
  • 1996
  • 2012
  • 2016

The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team from Baltimore, Maryland. They compete in the American League's AL East division. They began play in the early 1900s as the St. Louis Browns, a rival to the St. Louis Cardinals. They moved to Baltimore in 1954 and became the Orioles.

The "Baltimore Oriole" is an orange-and-black bird which is often seen in Maryland. "Orioles" has been a traditional nickname for Baltimore baseball teams. There was a Baltimore Orioles (19th century) in the major leagues. There was also a minor league baseball team called the Orioles which played from the early 1900s until the Browns moved to Baltimore.

The Browns were not a very successful team. They only won one league championship, in 1944. The Orioles have won several league championships and also won the World Series in 1966, 1970 and 1983.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Baltimore Orioles Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.