In 1971, the Baltimore Orioles achieved a feat that has grown more remarkable with the passage of time – they had four 20-game winning pitchers:
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They were the anchors of a dynasty built by the Earl of Baltimore – Earl Weaver. The 1971 Orioles won their third consecutive Eastern Division Title and American League Pennant, but lost to Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates in a classic seven game series.
The Cy Young Award and MVP that year went to another pitcher – Vida Blue of the Oakland A’s.
Sadly, of the four pitchers and Weaver, only Jim Palmer is alive today.
Video and Infographic Below.