Sunday, June 1, 2014

1966 Topps O's Double Trouble

Baltimore Orioles CTNW Favorites #2

At #2 on my list is a 2 for 1. The Orioles were already a good team with 97 wins in 1964 and 94 in 1965. In 1966 the addition of Frank Robinson seemed to be just what they needed. Frank had an MVP season, winning the triple-crown and the Orioles became World Series Champs. Batting 3 and 4 in the line up, the Robinsons set the tone early in the series. In the top of the 1st inning of Game 1, Frank and Brooks blasted back-to-back homers. The Orioles beat the Dodgers in 4 straight and Frank Robinson was named  the World Series MVP.

1 comment:

  1. They would not have used the term O's in 1966. They were either the Orioles or the Birds. O's didn't come into use until late 70's and early 80's. In fact it was frowned upon by hard core fans if used. I still don't like it to this day. Nice looking card though.