Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's Go O's!

Here's some old-school mojo to help get the Birds past the evil empire.

Here's their first foray into the post-season.

In 13 seasons with the Orioles, Dave McNally compiled a 184-119 record in 424 games. He was a 20-game winner every year from 1968-71, and tied teammate Mike Cuellar for the AL lead with 24 wins in 1970.

Jim Palmer pitched 19 seasons, all with the Orioles. His career record was 268-152 in 558 games. Jim won 20 or more every season from 1970-73, and 75-78.

Wally Bunker was 44-27 during his 6 seasons with the O's, and won 19 games as a rookie in 1964, while finishing 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting. He shut out the Dodgers in game 3 of the 1966 World Series.

After Bunker was lost to the Royals in the post-1968 expansion draft, Baltimore traded for Mike Cuellar. His record as an 8-year Oriole was 144-88 in 290 games. Cuellar won 23 games and the Cy Young award in 1969. The next season, he (and McNally) co-led the AL with 24 wins, while also leading the league with 21 complete games. In the next 4 seasons, he won 20 or more games twice and 18 twice.


Commishbob said...

Great cards one and all. The Cuellar is my favorite. I like cards with good ol' Memorial Stadium showing through. And I like the plain block font of the Bunker uniform. Dodn't see that. I wonder if they've worn that as a throw-back for a game?

Oh, and Jim... you needed ANOTHER blog? You're a busy guy!!

Jim from Downingtown said...

Well, I've been trying to spin off my 1963 blog to someone else, and will do the same with the 1970 blog soon.