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The Tragic Death of Former Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Steve Bechler

Steve Bechler had finally gotten a taste of what it was like to pitch under the bright lights of Major League Baseball. He was entering spring training with a focus on making the Baltimore Orioles roster and not playing in their farm system any longer. Bechler was 23 years old and entering his sixth year …

The Baltimore Orioles played two exhibition games against the Cuban National Team in March 1999.
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This Day in Baseball: Orioles Play Historic Game Against Cuban National Team

Although Cuba and the United States have a complicated history, both countries also carry a deep history with baseball. The Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball used that connection to their advantage and played a historic two-game series against the Cuban National Team after travel to Cuba became easier. The first game took place on …

MLB: 5 Breakout Hitters of Spring Training
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MLB: 5 Breakout Hitters of Spring Training

You can’t read too much into a player’s Spring Training performance. There is a long history of spring sensations who fizzled out by May. On the other hand, managers have no choice but to take notice when a player puts up breakout numbers in Grapefruit League or Cactus League action. Position battles have to be decided before …