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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#4: Cedric Mullins home run robbery and extra inning homer

Nobody could stop Cedric Mullins from being the hero in a game in Seattle against the Mariners on August 13. With the O's clinging to a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth innings, Mullins made an incredible catch over the wall in center field on a ball off the bat of Ty France that would have tied the game. After Seattle later tied the game in the ninth, Mullins came to the plate in the tenth and hit a two run homer that was the difference in the O's 5-3 win.

#3: Cedric Mullins cycle

The story the Orioles were pushing going into May 12 was the introduction of the bird bath, but Cedric Mullins stole the show. Mullins became just the seventh player in Orioles history to hit for the cycle when he hit a three run homer in the eighth inning to extend the Orioles lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates and help secure the win.

#2: Adley Rutschman's Opening Day

Adley Rutschman set the tone for the Orioles season in his first Opening Day in the majors. After homering in his first at-bat, he finished the day 5-5 with a walk and four RBI's, leading the Birds to a thrilling 10-9 victory over the rival Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park.

#1: The Clinch game

How could the best moment of this season be anything but the game the Orioles clinched the American League East Division Title? After suffering through the rebuild, the Orioles have finally reclaimed the top spot in the best division in baseball.

Bonus moment: Norfolk Tides win AAA National Championship

This didn't make the list because it is not technically an Orioles moment but it is part of the Birdland family. The Norfolk Tides were the best team in AAA all season long and the organization had the talent to replace stars that were called up to the big league club.

I hope you enjoyed these moments as much as I did. Opening Day 2024 is March 28 and it can't come soon enough. Have a happy new year.