Top Ten Greatest Baltimore Orioles Players of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal is 5th at best

I love Brooks Robinson, but I was curious, so I looked up these comparisons. Brooks played 2896 games in his career as a lifelong Oriole, leading the league a few times in Games Played. Brooks made 11782 Plate Appearances. Cal played 3001 games in his career as a lifelong Oriole, of course leading the league several times in Games Played. Cal made 12883 Plate Appearances. I really had thought Brooks might lead in one of those categories, but I wasn't shocked that Cal led both. I thought maybe Brooks might have enough edge defensively to outweigh Cal's offensive contributions, so I checked. Brooks WAR is 78.4, dWAR 38.8, oWAR 47.4. Cal's WAR is 95.5, dWAR 34.6, oWAR 77.2.

Cal did more for the Orioles than Brooks did.

2 Brooks Robinson

Should be #2

3 Jim Palmer

Should be #4

4 George Sisler
5 Eddie Murray

Should be #3

6 Mike Mussina
7 Boog Powell
8 Dave McNally
9 Ken Williams
10 Frank Robinson

It's a glaring mistake not to rank him higher - Billyv

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The Contenders

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12 Nick Markakis
13 Nelson Cruz
14 Brian Roberts
15 J.J. Hardy
16 Manny Machado
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Top Remixes

1. Cal Ripken Jr.
2. Jim Palmer
3. Brooks Robinson
1. Cal Ripken Jr.
2. Brooks Robinson
3. Jim Palmer
1. Cal Ripken Jr.
2. Jim Palmer
3. George Sisler


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