Tag Archive: Tommy Hunter

Jul 24

Brother Lo's big hit: beating the Angels this week

No other way to describe the 1979 Orioles season than it was pure magic. Just one win in the last three games and it would have been perfect. So after breezing to the regular season title, the Orioles had to take on the California Angels to make it to the World Series. And that West …

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Jun 08

Orioles reinstate Hunter

The Baltimore Orioles have reinstated Tommy Hunter from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Evan Meek.  Meek will go back to Triple-A Norfolk.   Hunter began the season as the Orioles closer but has struggled in that role.  Zach Britton has been great closing.  How the Orioles will use Hunter now is unclear.  Here is the …

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May 22

Hunter to DL Orioles recall Guilmet

The Baltimore Orioles have placed Tommy Hunter on the disabled list and recalled Preston Guilmet. Hunter has struggled this season and lost his closing role.   Hunter has a left groin strain, according to Brittany Ghiroli.  

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May 15

Storming Norman Cash; and a Tigers sweep

It’s 1961 in the American League. Ah, yes the year of Roger Maris and his 61 homers. And teammate Mickey Mantle hit 54 long balls. But let’s head to the upper Midwest for this tale. The poor Detroit Tigers. They won 101 games that season and went nowhere. No Wild Card to save them as …

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May 12

Glenn Davis was good back then: Orioles/Astros review

It’s fun to compare teams from different years. Sure the Orioles were World Champions in 1983, but the teams before that (1979 and 1980) were better tclubs than the O’s team that won it all. Now on to that team from Houston. Out here in Chicago, White Sox fans rejoiced over the 2005 World Champion …

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May 09

Pearce leads the way: Orioles sweep the Rays

Just imagine if Chris Davis wouldn’t have been hurt. Would Steve Pearce show his face again in an Orioles uniform? Steve Wayne Pearce, a native of Lakeland, Florida, has never batted more than 165 times in one season, and that was with Pittsburgh in 2009. That was the same season in which he rapped 13 …

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Apr 25

Mike Flanagan: Orioles and Jays (Toronto series review)

We miss you, Mike Flanagan. The 1979 Cy Young Award winner in Baltimore is no longer with is. There is a short story on him in my upcoming book. How he came to the Orioles Store in Washington around 1985 for an autograph session with fans. Except there were no fans in the store. Good …

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Apr 18

Derek Shelton and Tampa Bay Rays (Rays series review)

No doubt MLB Network has improved the lives of baseball fans. And there is a regular commercial on the station about a guy selling a hitting device to help young and old. Fine, but I’m not buying it. However, this Derek Shelton fellow is more than the hitting coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. Closer …

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Mar 25

Player Profiles: Tommy Hunter

Tommy goes BOOM!!! Meet Tommy Hunter the Baltimore Orioles right-handed pitcher that knows how to light up the radar. The Orioles acquired Hunter and Chris Davis for Koji Uehara from the Texas Rangers in 2011.  Hunter was drafted by the Rangers in the 2007 MLB draft in the supplemental first round. Hunter made his debut …

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Dec 04

Orioles tender six players

The Baltimore Orioles were busy yesterday and tendered six players along with trading Jim Johnson away.  The players they tendered included Brian Matusz, Chris Davis, Matt Wieters, Troy Patton, Bud Norris, and Tommy Hunter.  The Orioles also agreed to terms with Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce. All these moves seem to be easy decisions to …

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