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July 7, 2010

Some potential baseball history for Orioles

I will have more on this in our notebook, but the Orioles are on the precipice of some baseball history.

And baseball, well, has been around for a long time. So there is some significance here.

No Orioles pitcher has more than three wins this season. Five pitchers – Brad Bergesen, Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Matusz, David Hernandez and Matt Albers – have three each.

If none of the above five picks up a win by Sunday evening, these 2010 Orioles will become the first team in baseball history not to have at least a four-game winner at the All-Star break.

That is according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Amazing, huh?

By the way, the last team to have a four-game winner as its club leader at the All-Star break as the 2003 Detroit Tigers. They lost 119 games that season.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 8:27 PM | | Comments (3)


Matusz beats Scott (Corey) Feldman Friday night. You heard it here first....then enough of this madness. But, just in case, what's the lowest high win total on a team for a full season???

And this is the same franchise that produced Palmer-Cuellar-McNally-Dobson? Of course the fault lies as much or more with the terrible bull-pen and the terrible offense so if we do make history, it really should be shared by everyone.

the real question is 39 years removed from 4 20 game winners, will the Orioles sport 4 twenty game losers?

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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