Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, opening day, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland, April 9, 2010. Photo by Joseph P. Wantz.
The Baltimore Orioles have won three World Series: in 1966, 1970, and 1983. They won the American League Pennant seven times: in 1944, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, and 1983.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Gate C entrance, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Eutaw St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Three generations of Orioles fans, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Bowie Baysox minor league baseball team is the Baltimore Orioles Class AA minor league affiliate. It belongs to the Eastern League of AA baseball. The team plays in Bowie at Prince George's Stadium, which opened in 1994. Home opening day for the Baysox was April 16, 2015.
The Delmarva Shorebirds debuted in the South Atlantic League of Class A minor league baseball in 1996. A Baltimore Orioles affiliate, the team plays at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 2000, the Shorebirds won the South Atlantic League Championships. The Shorebirds played their home opening game on April 9, 2015.
The Frederick Keys team was established in 1989. It is the Carolina League Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and plays in Frederick at Harry Grove Stadium, which opened in 1990. The Keys held their first home game of the 27th season on April 9, 2015.
The Hagerstown Suns have been part of the South Atlantic League since 1993. They play in Hagerstown at Municipal Stadium, built in 1931. The Suns became a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants in 2001, with affiliation changing to the Washington Nationals in 2007. The Suns started their season with their first home game on April 16, 2015.
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs began playing on May 2, 2008, at the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf. The team is part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Blue Crabs played their first home game of their 8th season on April 24, 2015.
The Cal Ripken World Series involves champion Little League teams from across the nation and the world. First played in Illinois, the World Series relocated to the Ripken Baseball Complex at Aberdeen, Maryland, in 2003.
Each year 12-year old baseball players in ten teams from across the United States and six top teams from around the world compete in the World Series to crown a single world champion. In the 2014 World Series, eighteen teams competed, including teams from Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and New Zealand. Maryland also was represented.
Held from August 8 to 16, the 2014 Series was televised on the Major League Baseball (MLB) Network. The Championship game was won by Team Southeast from West Raleigh, North Carolina, on August 16. The next Cal Ripken World Series will be held July 24 to August 1, 2015.
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