All-time best starting lineup of Orioles based on WAR

Assembling the best starting lineup of Orioles players based on WAR
Baltimore Orioles: Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr makes a play on a ground ball
Baltimore Orioles: Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr makes a play on a ground ball / Focus On Sport/GettyImages
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4: All time best Orioles starting lineup: Eddie Murray, 1B

The reason Powell is in the outfield and not at first is because of Eddie Murray, one of the better power hitters to come through the charm city. He spent 13 of his 21 major league seasons with the Orioles, playing for five teams throughout his career.

If you needed a home run, chances are Murray would provide it for you. He hit 504 home runs in his career, 343 of which came with the Orioles. Murray was very good at driving in runs, with 1,917 in his career and 1,224 with the Orioles. Murray had a .498 slugging percentage and .868 OPS in an Orioles uniform, another stat to prove his power bat legit.

Murray won the AL Rookie of the Year in 1977, one of many awards he would win. He won three silver slugger awards and three gold gloves, won the home run derby in 1985, hit 33 home runs as part of the 1983 World Series champion team, and is a member of the Hall of Fame. With a career 68.6 bWAR, Murray was an important bat in the heart of the Orioles lineup.