A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated coffee-table book filled with behind-the-scenes stories and inserted memorabilia celebrating the legacy of the Baltimore Orioles, one of the most storied and iconic teams in baseball.
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.
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 PressBoxOnline.com. He lives in Baltimore, MD.