The Baltimore Orioles, much like many teams around the league, have worn a patch on both sleeves of their jersey for the past few years commemorating something, and 2014 will be no different.
For the fourth consecutive season, Baltimore will wear a patch on their right sleeve in 2014 and this one is quite important and historic. The patch the Orioles will wear next season will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the franchise's move to Baltimore.
The Orioles, who were known as the St. Louis Browns, moved to Baltimore from St. Louis and played their first season in 1954 in Charm City. Since then, the franchise has won six American League pennants and three World Series Championships, the latest coming in 1983.
The team wore a patch in 2011 with "Baltimore" or "Orioles" in script, depending on the jersey (home or away), while the 2012 patch commemorated the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards. This season, the 2013 patch honored Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who passed away on Jan. 19.
Of all the patches Baltimore has worn on their right sleeve, the #4 was by far the most recognizable and heart touching as the team, the franchise and the city lost one of its' own in the Earl of Baltimore.
The left sleeve has included the Maryland state flag patch since 2009, and center fielder Adam Jones touches the Maryland state flag patch every time he hits a home run and crosses home plate.
The 60th anniversary patch has yet to be leaked, but it should certainly be a unique one.
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