On November 5, 1958 — The Baltimore Orioles replace general manager Paul Richards with future Hall of Famer Lee MacPhail. The Orioles allow Richards to continue in another role as the team’s field manager for another 2 numbers, Baltimore will end up with a 74-79 record in 1959.

“Bringing in MacPhail was the best decision the owners ever had,” recalled Bob Brown, a longtime Oriole front office man. “Lee built morale.”5 After another sixth-place finish in 1959, the club broke through with an 89-65 record and a second place finish in 1960.

MacPhail will develope the core of the Orioles including a scout named Earl Weaver, and his core we win 2 Championships and 2 decades of baseball excellence.



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