The Orioles would nearly equal the previous season's exploits, winning 108 games to easily take 1st place for the 2nd year in a row behind the feisty little Orioles Manager, Hall of Famer Earl Weaver. At the plate, Boog Powell (35 HR, 114 RBI, .297) and Frank Robinson (25 HR, .306) were the team's hitting stars but 1970 was far more about the pitching than the hitting. The Orioles showcased three 20-game winners with Mike Cueller (24-8, 3.48), Dave McNally (24-9, 3.22) and Hall of Famer Jim Palmer (20-10, 2.71) leading the charge. Lead they would as they destroyed Johnny Bench, Pete Rose and Tony Perez' Cincinnati Reds in the World Series, 4 games to 1 to take home their 2nd World Series Championship in 5 years. Paul Blair hit .474 and Brooks Robinson hit 2 HR and batted .429 in the fall classic. The pitching continued to progress until 1971 when the Baltimore Orioles became the first team to feature four 20-game winners on the same team… Mike Cuellar (20-9, 3.08), Pat Dobson (20-8, 2.90) Jim Palmer (20-9, 2.68) and Dave McNally (21-5, 2.89). Frank Robinson was the star hitter on the team posting 28 HR and 99 RBI while batting .281 at age 35. The Orioles would take on the Pirates in the World Series after winning 101 games and taking 1st place yet again. With the game deadlocked at 6 games apiece, Roberto Clemente would hit a HR in the 4th to take a 1-0 lead which they would never relinquish… as the Pirates won 2-1 denying the Orioles their 3rd trophy. Jim Palmer continued to keep the Orioles competitive… posting a 21-10, 2.07 in 1972 as the Orioles finished 3rd, but by 1973, the Orioles were back in 1st behind Hall of Famer Jim Palmer's Cy Young Award winning 22-9, 2.40 season.