BALTIMORE – The Orioles may have a five-game losing streak. However, they’ve prevailed in ESPN’s thoroughly unscientific “Battle of the Uniforms.”
After being seeded just 13th of 15 teams in the American League, the Orioles beat out the St. Louis Cardinals, a perennial favorite, by 59-41 percent in a vote by fans.
The Cardinals and Detroit Tigers were originally seeded first in their respective leagues. The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs were seeded second.
“Always liked the orange-and-black scheme, but the white-paneled cap is a bad, bad look from the '70s,” was ESPN’s original comment.
The Orioles beat the Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Tigers and Yankees to reach the World Series round.
The Nationals had the 10th seeded uniform in the National League and beat the New York Mets in the first round before losing to the Cubs in the second.