Top Ten Greatest Baltimore Orioles Players of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Cal Ripken Jr.

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.

Cal is 5th at best

2 Brooks Robinson

He is at number 2, here's his 1983 hall of fame plaque: Established modern standard of excellence for third basemen, setting major league records at his position for seasons (23), fielding pct. (.971), games (2,870), putouts (2,697), assists (6,205) and double plays (618). hit 268 career home runs, named to 18 consecutive all star teams. M V P of 1970 World Series. American League M V P in 1964.
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3 Jim Palmer
4 Eddie Murray
5 George Sisler
6 Mike Mussina
7 Boog Powell

Great oriole player 303 homers with birds 1087 rbi MVP two World Series rings should have monument for him outside Camden yards a Baltimore legand

8 Frank Robinson

It's a glaring mistake not to rank him higher

9 Dave McNally
10 Ken Williams
The Contenders
11 Manny Machado
12 Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.

Why isn't he on this list

13 Nick Markakis
14 Ken Singleton

He played with Eddie Murray, baseball's ultimate iron man Cal Ripken Jr. and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer. Ken Singleton did had a great baseball life. Singleton came to the Orioles in 1975 after playing with the Mets with Nolan Ryan and The Montreal Expos. In his amazing career he won a World Championship with the O's in 1983 as a batter, he hit .290 or better as A Oriole in 10 years. In 1977 hit .328 and in 1979 had 35 home runs and 111 RBIs, all good enough for him to be in the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1986.
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15 Nelson Cruz
16 Luis Aparicio
17 Brian Roberts
18 J.J. Hardy
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