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He never actually played a game for the team, but Kelly Gruber made a comeback attempt with the O's in 1997, but he ultimately decided to retire. His body took a beating over his last years in baseball. My only memory of him with the team was Fan Fest 1997, in the Warehouse I believe, he was giving an interview there in front of everyone and he seemed like a real nice guy, and I happened to be sitting two seats away from his wife, who was pretty if I remember rightly, not that it's important.

Didn't Bob Horner make a similar spring training attempt?

Oh, and I don't think Keith Moreland was mentioned. We picked up that worthless bum for the 1989 pennant drive and he basically phoned it in. He had nothing left, he went to the plate, struck out, sat back down and collected a paycheck for a month.

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Didn't Bob Horner make a similar spring training attempt?

Oh, and I don't think Keith Moreland was mentioned. We picked up that worthless bum for the 1989 pennant drive and he basically phoned it in. He had nothing left, he went to the plate, struck out, sat back down and collected a paycheck for a month.

Moreland didn't even finish the season with them. His last game was 9/24. He ended up going home...

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Joe Kerrigan probably has to go on this list as well. Made his mark more as a pitching coach than MLB pitcher although his career was cut short by injuries.

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Jose Mesa

Jimmy Key

Steve Finley

Ron Washington- The current manager of the Rangers spent one season here 1987.

Rex Hudler- 14 games in 1986 w/ one plate apperance

I remember looking at Hudler's card a few years back and being stunned that he played for the Orioles. He was one that really suprised me.

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Enos Cabell - Thirdbaseman who played for us for parts of three seasons during the time when Brooks Robinson owned third base. He went on to play for quite awhile in Houston.

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Also... I don't think anyone mentioned Jim Northrup who finished his career with the O's in 74-75 after a bunch of years in Detroit... Or Dave Duncan who came over from Oakland, I think, to catch for us in 75-76.

Apologies if these have already been mentioned.

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Enos Cabell - Thirdbaseman who played for us for parts of three seasons during the time when Brooks Robinson owned third base. He went on to play for quite awhile in Houston.

We got Lee May for him in a deal. Great deal!

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I can't believe no one has mentioned Steve Stone.

Also, Todd Zeile was acquired late in 1996 for the stretch run. He wasn't re-signed in the offseason.

The guy had a 25 win season, 3 years here, a Cy Young, an All Star Game. Enough that even though it was only two years I don't really think of him as a "short timer". He started 81 games for the Orioles....two short of the 83 he started for the Cubs and more than he started for any other team. He had more wins for the Orioles than he did for any other major league team.

Honestly, it never would have occurred to me to put Steve Stone in thread. He's a guy like Robby Alomar who may not have had a lot of years with the Orioles but he did so much in those years that he is memorable as an Oriole and not as some guy who finished his career here.

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