Cieradkowski: Lefty Grove(s) and the 1921 Baltimore Orioles

From SABR member Gary Cieradkowski at Studio Gary C on May 13, 2020:

Just about 100 years ago, a tall, lanky nineteen-year-old stepped onto the train platform at Baltimore’s Camden Station. The kid’s name was Robert Groves, though everyone back home in Lonaconing, Maryland called him Bob, and here was in Charm City to join the Baltimore Orioles.

The railroad station where the teenager arrived in Baltimore is still there today, located right next to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the current home of the Orioles. However, back in 1920, the tall stranger had to travel to the other side of the city to get to the old Oriole Park on 33rd Street to join his new club.

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Originally published: May 19, 2020. Last Updated: May 19, 2020.