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Currently appearing on the Orioles website is an article which purports to list the best stretch drive for each of the 30 MLB teams.

The article indicates that the Birds' best stretch drive came in 2012, when they went 19-9 in September to gain a wild card playoff berth.

I feel like the Orioles had a better one in 1974.

At the end of play on August 28 of that year, the Orioles were 63-65 and in fourth place in the AL East, eight games behind the division-leading Red Sox.

From that point on, Baltimore went 28-6 in their final 34 games to finish first, two games ahead of the Yankees and seven ahead of faltering Boston.

19-9 was real good, but I'd say 28-6 was better.

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13 hours ago, WillyM said:

Currently appearing on the Orioles website is an article which purports to list the best stretch drive for each of the 30 MLB teams.

The article indicates that the Birds' best stretch drive came in 2012, when they went 19-9 in September to gain a wild card playoff berth.

I feel like the Orioles had a better one in 1974.

At the end of play on August 28 of that year, the Orioles were 63-65 and in fourth place in the AL East, eight games behind the division-leading Red Sox.

From that point on, Baltimore went 28-6 in their final 34 games to finish first, two games ahead of the Yankees and seven ahead of faltering Boston.

19-9 was real good, but I'd say 28-6 was better.

AL East vs Wild Card is a tick mark towards 1974.

WS Series Visit vs 2012 ALDS Visit is a tick mark towards 1974.

I think 2012 is a fond memory for most of us, because it finally brought winning baseball and the post season back to Baltimore after 14 years of hell. Tick mark towards 2012.

I think you make a valid point about 1974.

 

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I’m kind of fond of the 1982 stretch drive where the O’s finished 33-11, though they lost the final game to the Brewers and missed the playoffs.

But I’d agree that the ‘74 stretch drive was tops.   

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