Baltimore Orioles

60 Years of Orioles Magic

Written By: Jim Henneman, Jim Palmer
Since their move from St. Louis in 1954, the Baltimore Orioles have been one of the most storied teams in baseball and home to legends like Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. From the “Oriole Way”—which earned them eight Division Championships, six American League pennants, and three World Series Championships—to “Orioles Magic” at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years is a comprehensive exploration of the team’s enduring legacy. Longtime sports journalist Jim Henneman takes us through the team’s colorful history as well as into the dugout and behind the plate to deliver unprecedented access, while legendary Orioles personalities and players offer anecdotes and firsthand memories. Complementing this comprehensive history are many rare and never-before-seen images from the Orioles’ archive, as well as replica ephemera, including vintage tickets, scorecards, posters, and more. Commemorating six decades of the franchise, Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years is a uniquely authoritative and engrossing visual history that is certain to appeal to baseball fans of all generations.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 5/26/2015
ISBN: 9781608873180
Pages: 276
Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75


  • About the Author 
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Jim Henneman, Author: Jim Henneman is a past president of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America now in his seventh decade covering the Orioles. He began his career with the Baltimore News American before joining the Baltimore Sun, working as a baseball beat writer and national columnist with both papers. He is now a columnist for He lives in Baltimore, MD.

Jim Palmer, Contributor: Jim Palmer is among the most revered pitchers in MLB history. After joining the Baltimore Orioles in 1965, Palmer became a key figure in the club, capturing three Cy Young awards and clinching four pennants, and is the only pitcher in major-league history to win World Series games in three different decades. In addition to his legacy as one of the greatest pitchers in history, Palmer has worked as a regular announcer for the Orioles since 1988 and has published several books, including Pitching and Together We Were Eleven Foot Nine. Palmer’s No. 22 was retired by the Orioles, and he was elected to their Hall of Fame in 1986.