When were the last five 30 save seasons by an Orioles pitcher?

One reliever in particular takes up a lot of this list

Baltimore Orioles v Minnesota Twins: Orioles pitcher Zack Britton delivers a pitch druring a game
Baltimore Orioles v Minnesota Twins: Orioles pitcher Zack Britton delivers a pitch druring a game / Hannah Foslien/GettyImages
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Zack Britton, 2016, 2015, and 2014

As good as the 30-save milestone is, Zack Britton was so good in the mid-2010s for the Orioles that he surpassed 30 saves three years in a row. Converted to a reliever ahead of 2014, Britton burst onto the scene with 37 saves to go with a 1.65 ERA and 0.904 WHIP across 76 1/3 innings in 71 appearances.

Britton's 2015 season was largely in line with his 2014 campaign, saving 36 games as he finished a league-leading 58 in total, authoring a 1.92 ERA and 0.990 WHIP as his average strikeouts per nine jumped from 7.3 in 2014 to 10.8 in 65 2/3 innings across 64 appearances.

As good as Britton's previous two years were, his 2016 campaign blew them both out of the water. He led the league in games finished with 63 and saves with 47 in 67 innings and 69 appearances. He allowed just one home run all season and walked 18 hitters. He had a dominant 0.54 ERA and 0.836 WHIP as he allowed four earned runs and seven runs total all year.

The unfortunate decision to leave him in the bullpen in the Wild Card Game aside, Britton was arguably the best reliever in baseball during those three years, racking up 120 saves in three seasons and finishing in fourth place in voting for the Cy Young in 2016.

Now officially retired from baseball after injuries took their toll on him the last few seasons, we can fondly look back on Britton's Orioles days as he won't be toeing the rubber for the division-rival Yankees anymore.