In 1997 the Orioles have lead the American League East from the beginning till the end. After winning over the Seatle Mariners in the Division Series, the team lost the American League Championship Series. It marked the beginning of a period of 15 years in which the Baltimore Orioles didn’t make it to the play-offs once. But that 15 year period has ended in 2012. The foundation for it, has been made during the first half of the season. The Orioles finished the season with a second place in the American League East with a record of 93-69 and won the play-off game against the Texas Rangers with 5-1. They will now face the New York Yankees.
For the first time since 1997 the Baltimore Orioles have reached the play-offs and Camden Yards is preparing for it.