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THE MAGIC IS GONE 29 After the season, the most surprising season. ” the baseman Eddie Murray to the team contended for the AL East Los Angeles Dodgers. Once a title all season. Baltimore fell favorite Oriole, Murray had only two games short of first become the target of criticism place. The Orioles still had a as the team declined. chance to win until they lost to Instead of another losing the Toronto Blue Jays on the campaign in 1989, though, the next-to-last day of the season. Orioles turned in perhaps their The Blue Jays won the East.
All of a sudden, you could see it. Everyone was thinking, ‘Now we got it. ’” —Dick Hall, Orioles pitcher, on the arrival of Frank Robinson before the 1966 season One of the things that made the Orioles consistent winners in the Earl Weaver era was their pitching. From 1968 through 1980, they had at least one pitcher who won 20 games every year. In 1971, they became just the second team in major league history to have four 20-game winners in one season. They were Mike Cuellar (20–9), Pat Dobson (20–8), Dave McNally (21–5), and Jim Palmer (20–9).
Alter took over. During that When Johnson asked for a con- time, the Orioles did not post a tract extension, Angelos said winning record. The farm system, which no. So Johnson quit. Ray Miller, who had been the Orioles’ pitching coach once had restocked the Orioles with players, no longer Slugger Albert Belle, shown in 1999, put up impressive statistics in two years with the Orioles, but his behavior was sometimes poor. Beginning in 1998, Baltimore went on a long run of losing seasons. WAITING TO WIN AGAIN 37 was producing.