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#1 lookoutbelow

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

Over the past 40 seasons (1972-2011), the Orioles have had 20 winning seasons and 20 losing seasons and interestingly no .500 seasons. I used the win-loss numbers from the Orioles website. In this time they have won 3162 games and have lost 3172 games and have one championship. From 1972-1985, they had 14 straight winning seasons :). From 1986-1997 they had 6 winning seasons and 6 losing seasons. From 1998-2011, they have had 14 straight losing seasons :mad: Why did I go back 40 years? I'm turning 40 this year so I wanted to see how my O's have done during my lifetime. I remember first following the team in 1979. Believe it or not it was the orange uniforms that caught my attention. Win or lose, I'll always follow and root root root for the team, but unlike other homers, when they play like crap, I'll say it. Unfortunately, the last 14 years has been a lot of crappy play. I hope the next 40 years are better. And I hope I'm around to see them.

Edited by lookoutbelow, 16 April 2012 - 04:54 PM.


#2 hampden623

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

Over the past 40 seasons (1972-2011), the Orioles have had 20 winning seasons and 20 losing seasons and interestingly no .500 seasons. I used the win-loss numbers from the Orioles website. In this time they have won 3162 games and have lost 3162 games and have one championship. From 1972-1985, they had 14 straight winning seasons :). From 1986-1997 they had 6 winning seasons and 6 losing seasons. From 1998-2011, they have had 14 straight losing seasons :mad: Why did I go back 40 years? I'm turning 40 this year so I wanted to see how my O's have done during my lifetime. I remember first following the team in 1979. Believe it or not it was the orange uniforms that caught my attention. Win or lose, I'll always follow and root root root for the team, but unlike other homers, when they play like crap, I'll say it. Unfortunately, the last 14 years has been a lot of crappy play. I hope the next 40 years are better. And I hope I'm around to see them.


Nice post. Interesting stuff...

Although it's a drag we couldnt pull in '69-'71 into that formula ;)

#3 weird-O

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

I hope the next 40 years are better. And I hope I'm around to see them.


me too
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#4 LarryN

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Sadly, they had winning seasons the four years before 1972, so I suppose, for symmetry's sake, we have to live through 4 more years of losing.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

me too


Move to a safer neighborhood.

#6 weird-O

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

Move to a safer neighborhood.


you've really been Mr. non sequitur as of late.
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