Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Storm Davis, 1985 Topps #599

George Earl Davis, aka "Storm", has a classic baseball name, even if his mother did pluck it from a book that she read before he was born. I'm convinced that the superiority of his moniker was worth at least two wins per season above the average, even if there's no way to accurately measure it.

Of course the rich, 55-year history of the Baltimore Orioles is flush with great names. While Drungo Hazewood, Arnie Portocarrero, and Treindad Hubbard may take the crown for most outlandish full birth names in O's lore, none of them ever won 61 games for the Birds. So Storm gets the nod from me today.

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