Baltimore Orioles Logos History

The Baltimore Orioles name had been used by various Baltimore-based baseball teams for over 6 decades before the present-day American League team took on that name in 1954. The teams were all named for the bird of the exact same name, the "Baltimore Oriole".

The current Orioles franchise began as the Milwaukee Brewers and played in the Western League beginning in 1894, the WL re-named itself the American League in 1900 and gained Major League status for the 1901 season. In an attempt to compete directly with the National League, the AL relocated the Brewers to St. Louis for 1902 to go head-to-head with the Cardinals. They took on the name "St. Louis Browns".

Wanting to relocate his team out of the rapidly-declining Sportsman's Park, Browns owner Bill Veeck tried to move the team back to Milwaukee, which was blocked by the league. He then tried to sell half his ownership and relocate to Baltimore, which again was blocked by the league. After it was becoming clear the league would not approve any move which kept Veeck as an owner he then sold his entire stock in the Browns to Baltimore brewer Jerold Hoffberger which the league approved. The Browns moved to Baltimore in time for the 1954 season.





Baltimore Orioles Primary Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Primary Dark Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Alternate Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Cap Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Caps History

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Baltimore Orioles Home Uniforms History

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Baltimore Orioles Road Uniforms History

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Baltimore Orioles Alternate Uniforms History

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Baltimore Orioles Wordmark Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Anniversary Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Special Event Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Event Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Champion Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Memorial Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Batting Practice Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Practice Uniforms History

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Baltimore Orioles Special Event Uniforms History

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Baltimore Orioles Stadium Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Misc Logos History

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Baltimore Orioles Pocket Schedules History

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Baltimore Orioles Programs History

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