The Baltimore Orioles began as an American League charter team in 1901. They were originally the Milwaukee Brewers. The team spent one year in Milwaukee before moving to St. Louis and becoming the St. Louis Browns. The team spent 52 years there before they moved to Maryland and became the Orioles in 1954.
Second Place in the East with a Wild Card
The Oriole Bird
The Oriole Bird "hatched" on April 6, 1979 out of a giant egg at Memorial Stadium. The Orioles got their name because the state bird of Maryland is the Oriole.