Oh, have I mentioned that the Orioles were my favorite American League team in the mid/late 1960s?
I recently posted Steve Barber's card on my 1966 blog, and it made me want to do this:
Here are their top 4 starting pitchers from 1965 (making-do with 1966 cards):
In 1966, they traded Milt Pappas to the Reds, and won the World Series without him.
To look at the 1967 card set, you would think this was the Orioles' rotation:
But due to a sore-arm epidemic, it turned out to be this:
By 1968, Dave McNally regained his earlier form (although Jim Palmer was still rehabbing):
Mike Cuellar joined the team in 1969, giving the O's their best rotation since 1966:
This is one of the four multi-player cards in the 1969 set. Before the season, Palmer's comeback was still considered questionable, so he missed this photo op: