This coming season marks the 40th anniversary of one of the finest teams in baseball history, the 1970 Baltimore Orioles. á A dominating team, whose central cast of players were responsible for six first-place finishes in a nine-year period, the 1970 version of the Birds saw everything going right. á The pennant race in 1970 was never a close thing in the AL East.á The Orioles, grouped with the Yankees, Tigers, Red Sox, Indians, and Senators, took off running, with a five game winning streak, and never looked back.á á They were in first place when May began, and by the end of May they were 33-15, well ahead of the second place Yankees, who were 26-23, eight games back.á á On July 19, the Yankees closed to within three games, but from that point to the end of the season, the Orioles ...
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