1921 Orioles: Jack Dunn

The best way to begin my series on the 1921 Orioles is with their owner-manager, Jack Dunn. A true “baseball lifer,” Dunn had been a big league pitcher at the turn of the century before becoming a manager and finally owner of the minor league Baltimore Orioles. Dunn’s insistence on staying independent from any major league teams enabled him to assemble a ball club that would win seven consecutive International League pennants. […]

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Introduction to “My Favorite Historical Team” Series

Today I’m unveiling the historical minor league team that I will begin to cover in its entirety. 20 players, from the manager and starting lineup to the pitching staff and utility players. There’s a Hall of Famer and well-known All-Stars, scrubs and never-weres. This team is part of a seven pennant-winning dynasty. I’m talking about the 1921 Baltimore Orioles. […]

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Buzz Arlett: Another Babe Ruth of the Minor Leagues

Today there would never be a “Babe Ruth of the Minor Leagues.” Once a player starts making headlines in AA or AAA he’s called up before the ink dries on the sports page. However, back in the 1920’s and 30’s, it was a different game and many guys like Buzz Arlett were doomed to spend their career just shy of the big time, remembered only as another “The Babe Ruth of the Minor Leagues.” […]

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