Baltimore Orioles Top 10 All-Time Leaders in Home Runs

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Chris Davis
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10. Frank Robinson – 179 home runs

Frank Robinson came to the Baltimore Orioles in perhaps the greatest trade in the history of the organization. Robinson was traded to the Baltimore Orioles from the Cincinnati Reds for Milt PappasJack Baldschun, and Dick Simpson.

To say that Frank Robinson was a great player would be an understatement. He was a 14-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion, two-time MVP, World Series MVP, Triple Crown winner, NL Rookie of the Year, and a Gold Glove winner.

He finished his career as a member of the 500 HR club with a career average of .294, and just under 100 hits shy of 3,000 total. In fact, in his first season with Baltimore, Robinson demolished the ball, slashing .316/.410/.637 with 49 HR, 122 runs, and 122 RBIs, winning himself his second MVP award.

While with the Baltimore Orioles, Robinson hit at least 25 home runs every year except for one in 1968 in which he hit just 15. That season (1968) was a surprisingly down season for Robinson, as he slashed .268/.390/.444 (still, not a bad year).

It goes without saying, but Frank Robinson is easily one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball.