Baltimore Orioles Top 10 All-Time Leaders in Home Runs

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Chris Davis
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Chris Davis /
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1. Cal Ripken Jr. – 431 home runs

Cal Ripken Jr. might be the greatest Oriole of all time (it depends on who you ask, but it’s either him or Brooks). Ripken played for the Orioles his entire career, from 1981 through 2001 and had one incredible career.

Obviously he is most known for breaking Lou Gehrig‘s record of 2,130 consecutive games played (he finished that streak with 2,632 consecutive games played). But throughout his career, Ripken earned 19 All-Star nominations, and won eight Silver Sluggers, two Gold Gloves, two AL MVP awards, AL Rooke of the Year, and won a World Series.

It’s hard to pick a best season for Ripken, but it was probably 1991, one of his two MVP years. That season, he slashed .323/.374/.566 with 34 home runs, 99 runs, and 114 RBIs.

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Ripken finished his career as a member of the 3,000-hit club and is behind only Derek Jeter and Honus Wagner for most hits in a career by a shortstop.