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Sure... if by 1-year you mean 4-years (plus a cup of coffee in another two).

Of course..my point was you don't remember these guys as Os- at least I don't. Even Freddy Lynn- does anyone think of him and think "Orioles?"

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Don Baylor.

Baylor had his biggest playing years elsewhere, but he actually played four full seasons in Baltimore. He was never the "next FRobby" as he was supposed to be when they traded the original to open a spot for him.

Ron Kittle

Keith Moreland

After we traded for Kittle, Frank just refused to play him. I don't think he ever wanted Kittle on the team.

I remember watching a game on HTS when the play by play (I guess it was Mel Procter) asked about using Kittle as a pinch hitter. John Lowenstein replied, "Kittle? You'd have to pump an IV full of sunshine into him, as deep as Frank has him buried!"

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Of course..my point was you don't remember these guys as Os- at least I don't. Even Freddy Lynn- does anyone think of him and think "Orioles?"

I most definitely do. I know he played elsewhere, but I saw a ton of him growing up.

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Baltimore native Dave Boswell finished up here in 1971 after a promising early career and a 20 win season with Minnesota.

He's a sad case. Up at 19. 20 wins at 24. Washed up at 26.

Of course, he better known for his fight with Billy Martin than for his pitching career.

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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.

I didn't ignore it anymore then the other posts in here with guys who played 2 or more season's! yet you call me out on it! :angryfire: And it's misnamed because, if you only play one season with a team, you going to be best known for playing with another team! Title should have read something like, "Players you remember who only played one season with the O's." The title is redundant!

Lets see how many people remember Dale Murphy, and then see how many remember him as a catcher!

And by your stats, between the 2 teams, is it because he became a better player as an O, played in a smaller ballpark as an O, switch from being an C as an O, or took steroids as an O? And no I'm not saying he took them, but it was during the steroid era, and his #'s do jump alot when he became an O. Personally, I was living in B-more when he played there, had season tickets, actually have been to his house, in Cockeysville, I will remember him as a Brewer. Cause of the hype of him being drafted by them coming out of college, the expectations on him when he was drafted and brought up.

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After we traded for Kittle, Frank just refused to play him. I don't think he ever wanted Kittle on the team.

I remember watching a game on HTS when the play by play (I guess it was Mel Procter) asked about using Kittle as a pinch hitter. John Lowenstein replied, "Kittle? You'd have to pump an IV full of sunshine into him, as deep as Frank has him buried!"

Man, I remember that, was it '89? He was supposed to be the big bat to put us over the top. Kittle was absolutely a White Sock.

Probably a better way to approach the thread would be to say: "if he was going into the Hall of Fame, whose cap would he wear?" Looking at some of the disputed names:

BJ Surhoff: a complete toss-up, but I'd say he choose an O's cap.

Harold Baines: clearly a White Sock. He's coaching with them now I think.

Robbie Alomar: Blue Jay

Fred Lynn: Red Sox

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Man, I remember that, was it '89? He was supposed to be the big bat to put us over the top. Kittle was absolutely a White Sock.

Probably a better way to approach the thread would be to say: "if he was going into the Hall of Fame, whose cap would he wear?" Looking at some of the disputed names:

BJ Surhoff: a complete toss-up, but I'd say he choose an O's cap.

Harold Baines: clearly a White Sock. He's coaching with them now I think.

Robbie Alomar: Blue Jay

Fred Lynn: Red Sox

I remember Lynn more as an Angel. All those amazing catches he would make every week that would make TWIB. The one with him and Brian Downing was awesome.

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I remember Lynn more as an Angel. All those amazing catches he would make every week that would make TWIB. The one with him and Brian Downing was awesome.

Yeah, you're right, Angels. I was thinking of Dwight Evans.

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I remember Lynn more as an Angel. All those amazing catches he would make every week that would make TWIB. The one with him and Brian Downing was awesome.

Now I do think of Lynn with the Sox. ROY and the 1975 WS and all that. I do remember the grand slam in Comiskey back when a win by the AL in the All Star game was a rarity.

He played 6+ years in Boston, 4 in Cal, and almost 4 here.

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Now I do think of Lynn with the Sox. ROY and the 1975 WS and all that. I do remember the grand slam in Comiskey back when a win by the AL in the All Star game was a rarity.

He played 6+ years in Boston, 4 in Cal, and almost 4 here.

His time in Boston was before my time.

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Now I do think of Lynn with the Sox. ROY and the 1975 WS and all that. I do remember the grand slam in Comiskey back when a win by the AL in the All Star game was a rarity.

He played 6+ years in Boston, 4 in Cal, and almost 4 here.

I always thought Lynn's best years were in Boston but I could be wrong. I know he got hurt a lot which hindered and shortened his career. He never seemed to meet a wall he didn't like!:eek:

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I always thought Lynn's best years were in Boston but I could be wrong. I know he got hurt a lot which hindered and shortened his career. He never seemed to meet a wall he didn't like!:eek:

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How about Craig Lefferts and possibly Terry Mullholland at the end of their careers as well as Rick Helling?

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