Baltimore Orioles Records: Stacking Up Against Their Best

Baltimore Orioles Records: Stacking Up Against Their Best
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Orioles Magic has returned to the hallowed grounds of Camden Yards and folks at Maryland sportsbooks betting on the team are winning. The Baltimore Orioles are 29-18 through May 22, three games behind the New York Yankees for the American League East division lead.

BetMaryland.com wanted to see how the current team and record compares to the Orioles’ most successful teams in history. We checked StatMuse.com for Baltimore’s best 10 years ever. Then we compared the average win-loss percentage for those 10 top seasons against the current Baltimore Orioles record to see how they stand up. Also see our guide to the best Maryland MLB betting sites.

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Orioles Top 10 Best Years: How Does 2024 Season Compare?

  • Average Win-Loss % in franchise’s 10 best seasons: .628
  • Baltimore Orioles 2024 Win-Loss %: .617 (through May 22)

The Orioles were 101-61 in 2023 for the franchise’s first 100-win season since 1980. Last year, Baltimore fell the eventual World Series champion Texas Rangers in the AL Division Series.

This season, Baltimore’s win percentage (.617) is close to the historic performance a year ago. That is reflected by Baltimore’s current +1200 World Series odds on FanDuel Maryland Sportsbook, ranking fifth in the MLB as of May 22. That’s behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers (+280), Atlanta Braves (+480), Yankees (+550) and Philadelphia Phillies (+800).

Baltimore also holds +1800 odds of securing the best regular season record in the majors at FanDuel, giving further credence to the notion that the going’s good in the Charm City right now.

If Baltimore can repeat as AL East champs in 2024, it’d mark the first time since 1973-74 that the Orioles captured a division crown in successive seasons, speaking to the historic nature of the club’s current run of success.

Going into their May 23 game against the Chicago White Sox, the Orioles had a .617 winning percentage. It’s early, but if the Orioles maintain that pace and keep winning for their backers at Maryland sportsbook apps, this season would be one of the best in franchise history.

Baltimore Orioles Best 10 Years

Year

Win-Loss Percentage

Standing

1969

.673

AL Champ

1970

.667

WS Champ

1979

.642

AL Champ

1971

.639

AL Champ

2023

.624

Lost AL Division Series

1980

.617

2nd in AL East

1966

.606

WS Champ

1997

.605

Lost AL Championship Series

1983

.605

WS Champ

1977

.603

2nd in AL East

Note that the top 10 list above does not include the franchise’s time as the St. Louis Browns, from 1902 to 1953. The team has played in Baltimore since the 1954 season (and only the 1922 season in St. Louis, when the team went 93-61 for a .604 clip, would have made the franchise’s top 10 anyway).

Those AL East winners from 1973-74 won a combined 188 games across those two seasons. That’s an average win percentage of .580, which pales in comparison to Baltimore’s current run. Keep track of the Baltimore Orioles playoff chances all season at BetMaryland.com.

In the 70 years since the Orioles moved to Baltimore from St. Louis, they have only had four regular seasons better than last year’s .623 winning percentage. Those juggernauts happened with the 1969 team that won 109 games (.673), the 1970 team that went 108-54 (.667), the 1979 squad that finished 102-57 (.642) and the 1971 team that went 101-57 (.639). All four of those teams won the AL pennant and the 1970 team captured the World Series.

Whether Baltimore can bring a fourth World Series title to fans in 2024 remains to be seen. It’s safe to say that O’s fans haven’t seen a run of success like this since the franchise last hoisted The Commissioner’s Trophy in 1983. In the meantime, BetMaryland.com has the best Maryland sportsbook promos around.

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Christopher Boan writes for BetMaryland.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.2021-08-02

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