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Tim Raines. Remember the Orioles signed him strictly so that he and his son could take the field together for one game. See, the Orioles DO do some classy things sometimes.

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As I noted in the thread in the History section, Rex Hudler and Ron Washington (Rangers manager) both had extremely brief stops here.

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Andy Van Slyke. Harold Baines. Lonnie Smith, Roberto Alomar, Roger McDowell, Randy Myers, B.J. Surhoff, Pete Incaviglia, Willie Greene, Will Clark, Delino DeShields

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Tim Raines. Remember the Orioles signed him strictly so that he and his son could take the field together for one game. See, the Orioles DO do some classy things sometimes.

I remember that game; they also tried snorting the third base line for the first time as father and son.

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Andy Van Slyke. Harold Baines. Lonnie Smith, Roberto Alomar, Roger McDowell, Randy Myers, B.J. Surhoff, Pete Incaviglia, Willie Greene, Will Clark, Delino DeShields

Huh?

Surhoff played here for 8 years over 2 stints.

Robbie Alomar had 3 of the best years of his career here.

Baines was here for 6 years spanning a few stints.

I guess nobody read the 1-year part of the thread title, and now it's just guys who aren't generally thought of as having a career-identity as an Oriole. But even by that standard, Surhoff is an Oriole regardless of his time in MIL.

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Andy Van Slyke. Harold Baines. Lonnie Smith, Roberto Alomar, Roger McDowell, Randy Myers, B.J. Surhoff, Pete Incaviglia, Willie Greene, Will Clark, Delino DeShields

Maybe it's because I am younger and grew up on the '95 Orioles, but I really think of these players as Orioles, especially Surhoff. I know Baines was a White Sox and that Alomar was kind of a merc, but his most dubious moment came as an Oriole.

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Tony Tarasco. Wait a minute he was not known for playing for anyone and is probably only known for the incident @ Yankee Stadium.

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Bret Barberie (along with Kris Benson, more associated with other teams AND his wife before you get to "Orioles")

Delino DeShields (MVO!)

David Dellucci

Also I'd say Orosco is probably more associated with the Orioles than any team except the Mets, looking back. He really doesn't belong here IMO.

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Maybe it's because I am younger and grew up on the '95 Orioles, but I really think of these players as Orioles, especially Surhoff. I know Baines was a White Sox and that Alomar was kind of a merc, but his most dubious moment came as an Oriole.

do alittle investigating about their careers before they became an Oriole.

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Huh?

Surhoff played here for 8 years over 2 stints.

Robbie Alomar had 3 of the best years of his career here.

Baines was here for 6 years spanning a few stints.

I guess nobody read the 1-year part of the thread title, and now it's just guys who aren't generally thought of as having a career-identity as an Oriole. But even by that standard, Surhoff is an Oriole regardless of his time in MIL.

and your point is? Alomar is a Blue Jay, Surhoff is a Brewer, he was drafted 1st over all and played his 1st 9 seasons there, so how does 2 stints with us for 8 make him an O? Baines was drafted and played his 1st 10 seasons and 14 total as a WS. If you wanna call him an O, because he is from MD thats one thing. BUT he only played parts of 7 seasons with us, we would sign him and then trade him at the deadline for prospects, only to sign him the next time he was a free agent, only to do it again. He had some great "moments" with us, but he is best known for his time with Chicago, before his knees went out totally!

The title is misnamed. Of course any player who only plays one season with a team is going to be best known for playing with another team, unless of course they only played one season, or only had one good season.:rolleyes::P

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The name came to my mind the other day, and someone brought him up in another thread, but Charles Johnson did play catcher for the Orioles for a season and a half. He actually did an ok job:

1999 27 BAL AL 135 492 426 58 107 19 1 16 54 0 0 55 107 .251 .340 .413 .753 95

2000 28 BAL AL 84 320 286 52 84 16 0 21 55 2 0 32 69 .294 .364 .570 .934 137

His 2000 season with us was very good, which helped us trade him. Of course we ended up trading him for Brook Fordyce, Jason Lakman, Juan Figueroa, and Miguel Felix. Talk about EPIC FAILURE.

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and your point is? Alomar is a Blue Jay, Surhoff is a Brewer, he was drafted 1st over all and played his 1st 9 seasons there, so how does 2 stints with us for 8 make him an O? Baines was drafted and played his 1st 10 seasons and 14 total as a WS. If you wanna call him an O, because he is from MD thats one thing. BUT he only played parts of 7 seasons with us, we would sign him and then trade him at the deadline for prospects, only to sign him the next time he was a free agent, only to do it again. He had some great "moments" with us, but he is best known for his time with Chicago, before his knees went out totally!

The title is misnamed. Of course any player who only plays one season with a team is going to be best known for playing with another team, unless of course they only played one season, or only had one good season.:rolleyes::P

Putting aside the fact that you're completely ignoring the title of the thread (which isn't misnamed - memorable people who played 1 year with the Orioles are different than memorable people who played multiple years with the Orioles), I agree on Alomar and Baines but totally disagree on Surhoff. He became an All-Star with the Orioles. The time difference is only one year, but he clearly had his most productive seasons in Baltimore. He had 4 seasons of 150+ hits with Baltimore (five if you include 2000, split between Baltimore and Atlanta), 1 with Milwaukee. Six years of 10+ HRs with the Orioles, 1 with Milwaukee. OBP over .330 all but his final year in Baltimore...he only reached that mark 3 times in Milwaukee.

Plus, he was primarily a catcher for almost his entire time with the Brewers. I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of people you ask these days would be surprised to know Surhoff was ever a catcher. Surhoff is definitely an Oriole if you have to pick one team to identify him with.

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