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Baltimore in the 1980s

What was 1980s Baltimore like? Great photos and stories from Baltimore in the 1980s.

Baltimore, MD--October 1983--Eddie Murray is shown at the victory parade after the Orioles won the 1983 World Series. (Sun file photo.)

We Miss Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray was the best, especially in 1983. We really miss him and those winning Orioles.
AERIAL VIEW OF STATION, YARDS AND BONDED WAREHOUSE, LOOKING NORTHWEST - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Camden Station, South side of Camden Street between Eutaw & Howard Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Early 1970s Aerial View Before Oriole Park at Camden Yards

What a fascinating series of photos showing the site if Camden Yards in the 1970s.
Earl Weaver 1980

Earl Weaver Loses It In 1980

This is classic Earl Weaver. Thanks to our friend Marty for sending this in some time ago. We’re just now getting around to sharing it with the community.  
Baltimore's Business and Government Historic District

What Did Baltimore Look Like in the 1980s?

Here is a series of photos that we foundon Flickr that show Baltimore as it looked in the 1980s. The photos below were taken on November 25th, 1987 Source: National Register of Historic Places
Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer

F**k Face: Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer Baseball Card

Remember this? If you were a big baseball card collector, you sure do. Here’s a story about it from CNBC, posted December 9th, 2008. “I got a dozen bats in front of my locker...

Map of Baltimore’s Development Plan (1984 to 1989)

Check out this cool map from the University of Maryland collection. It shows the development plan for Baltimore during the second half of the 1980s. Source: University of Maryland
this is a gun

British Tourist Killed Chasing Thief

What a tragic story, and this wasn’t really that long ago. Maybe some of you remember when this happened? We found the article in The Baltimore Sun, printed on August 23rd, 1981. An Englishman visiting...
1979 Camden Yards plan

Camden Yards Development Project Canceled

This isn't the Camden Yards you're probably thinking of. We stumbled across an interesting article in the Baltimore Sun from 1984.
Glenn Davis

Three Worst Trades in Orioles History

Ugh, I hate to do this, stirring up old, painful memories, but … here is a list of the three worst acquisitions in the history of the Baltimore Orioles. Feel free to debate below...
Ford ads from October 16th, 1983

Ford Ads the Day the O’s Won the World Series

We posted a video from the last out of the 1983 World Series a short time ago. Now, here are some ads from the day we closed out the Phillies. You could buy a...
Maryland National Bank

Remember the Maryland National Bank Building?

In the days before the magic of green screens and Doppler weather forecasting, people with a view of the Baltimore skyline had another method for determining the next day’s weather – the color-changing letters...
B&O Railroad Warehouse

A Video of the Area Before Camden Yards

We posted some cool old photos of the area during construction last week. Here's a great video that we dug up from around the same time.
Memorial Stadium

30 Years Ago: Amazing O’s Comeback Against Milwaukee

Exactly 30 years ago today, the Baltimore Orioles played a day game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Memorial Stadium, in front of 35,804 depressed fans. Why were they depressed? Jim Palmer, then 37 years...

1981 Boog Powell Miller Lite Commercial

Amazing. What more can I say about this old commercial.

Oprah on WJZ-13 Baltimore in 1983

This is an old clip of Oprah during her Baltimore TV days interviewing some dude named Herman Darvick — who apparently has a LinkedIn profile — to talk about autograph seeking. This was taped...
West Lexington looking northeast - 310, 308, 304 West Lexington

1980s View of West Lexington

Here’s a cool old photo we dug up at the Library of Congress. It shows the 300 block of West Lexington in the 1980s. The building in the foreground doesn’t appear to be here...
Ripken celebrates victory

Cal Ripken Catches Last Out of 1983 World Series

Many of you remember the glorious 1983 season when the O’s beat the Phillies to take the World Series. Let’s relive that moment by watching the video below. And this is what took place...
Camden Yards under construction

Photos Before Camden Yards and During Construction

What did Oriole Park at Camden Yards look like during construction in Baltimore? This was the stadium that set off the baseball renaissance in Major League Baseball.