Three…


Manny Machado back when he was with the Baysox
Manny Machado, wears #3 with the Bowie Baysox.

We are now just THREE days away from Opening Day!

Since 1954, 23 different players have worn the number 3 for the Baltimore Orioles, including Billy Ripken, Harold Baines, Tony Tarasco, and current Oriole Ryan Flaherty:

  1. Eddie Waitkus 1954
  2. Billy Cox 1955
  3. Dave Pope 1955-56
  4. George Kell 1956-57
  5. Ron Hansen 1958-62

    Harold_Baines_1986
    Harold Baines with the White Sox, 1986
  6. Willie Kirkland 1964
  7. Curt Blefary 1965-68
  8. Clay Dalrymple 1969-71
  9. Bobby Grich 1972-76
  10. Kiko Garcia 1977-80
  11. Leo Hernandez 1982-85
  12. Juan Bonilla 1986
  13. Billy Ripken 1987-92, 1996
  14. Craig Worthington 1988
  15. Harold Baines 1993-95, 1997-2000
  16. Tony Tarasco 1997
  17. Larry Bigbie 2001-2005
  18. Midre Cummings 2005
  19. Freddie Bynum 2007-2008
  20. Lou Montanez 2008
  21. Cesar Izturis 2009-2011
  22. Ryan Flaherty 2011-2015

 

Billy Ripken baseball card

Perhaps the most famous Oriole #3 is Bill Ripken, Cal Ripken, Jr.’s younger brother. Bill played for the Orioles from 1987 to 1992 and again in 1996. (This made it convenient for Harold Baines to occupy the number during his stints with the Orioles from 1992 to 1995 and again from 1997 to 2000.) Of all of the famous brother duos in baseball, Cal and Billy are definitely Baltimore’s favorite!

~ baseballrebecca

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