Images of 2012: Oriole Magic

Despite claims to the contrary, the Baltimore Orioles continued to win. And win. And win. Making the playoffs for the first time since 1997, defeating the favored Texas Rangers in the Wild Card Game and then going the distance against the New York Yankees before finally falling in the fifth game.

The Orioles had a habit for the dramatic, with close victories and walk-off wins, like the one below from September 12. That’s Nate McLouth getting lifted in the air.

(Image by Keith Allison, used under a Creative Commons license)

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