On November 17, 1953, the St. Louis Browns officially became the Baltimore Baseball Club, Inc., changing the team’s name to the Orioles. After 52 years in St. Louis, the franchise was purchased by a syndicate of Baltimore business and civic interests headed by Clarence Miles and Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: The modern Orioles are born”
And here they are, still painfully Brownie-like.
I kinda feel for them, especially these last couple seasons. Of course, the Royals are in the same boat, so I feel that a bit more.