Top 10 Baltimore Orioles moments from 2023

These were the 10 best moments for the Baltimore Orioles this year

Baltimore Orioles 2023 American League East Champs
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#7: Heston Kjerstad's first hit

Heston Kjerstad had a remarkable year. He missed his first two years of professional baseball after being diagnosed with myocarditis but broke out this season. He finally made it to the majors in September and debuted as a pinch hitter on September 14. His first hit in the majors came the next day in his first big league start when he crushed a sixth inning home run in front of the home crowd. This kid has already come a long way and he's just getting started.

#6: Ryan Mountcastle's nine RBI game

Every O's fan knows how well Ryan Mountcastle played after he came back from vertigo, but people should also remember how good he was playing before vertigo. On April 11, Mountcastle had his biggest game of the year, going 3-4 with two home runs (a three run and a grand slam) and he tied an Orioles single-game record with a whopping nine RBI's helping the Orioles beat the Oakland A's 12-8.

#5: Four Orioles make the All-Star team

The Orioles were a surprise team to many this year as most experts expected them to regress from their breakout 2022 season. The Orioles had other plans and showed the baseball world they were the real deal. They were rewarded for their efforts mid-season when Adley Rutschman, Felix Bautista, Yennier Cano and Austin Hays were all named to the All-Star team.