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Retro Baltimore: George Earnshaw, who joined the Orioles 100 years ago, became a star pitcher and war hero

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024
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His name rarely resonates with the most rabid fans of Orioles lore. But George Earnshaw deserves note as a stellar pitcher in the team’s storied past — and a war hero, to boot. A century ago, the minor league Orioles signed Earnshaw, a 6-foot-4 right-hander from Swarthmore College. Well-heeled and with a good job in the coal business, he’d spurned Baltimore’s offers for two years before turning pro in 1924. How could he not? These were the Orioles’ halcyon days in the International League, when the club won seven straight...

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