Led by the bats of Frank Robinson and Boog Powell and a trio of 20-win pitchers, the Orioles won 108 regular season games and dropped just 1 postseason game on their way to winning the World Series against the Reds. The club featured three future Hall of Fame players (Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, and Jim Palmer), a Hall of Fame manager (Earl Weaver), and several other star players in the prime of their careers. Featuring biographical articles on Weaver, his coaches, the broadcasters, and the players of the 1970 season, this book tells what happened in and out of the game. It details highlights and timelines, the memorable games, spectacular plays, and the team's working philosophy, "the Oriole Way"-and in sum recreates the magic of one of the greatest seasons in baseball history.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 18 mm
"After the embarrassment of the year before and the shock of losing to the Miracle Mets, the 1970 Orioles couldn't wait to avenge that defeat and show the baseball world what the fans of Baltimore already knew. Brooks Robinson and his cast of All-Stars were knocking on dynasty's door. The Oriole Way was alive and well on 33rd Street."-Ted Patterson, Orioles history expert -- Ted Patterson
"If you are a fan of baseball, this is a great book to pick up. If you are an Orioles fan, especially one that can remember the 1970 team, it's essential."-cardinal70.com * cardinal70.com *
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