From BR Bullpen
- Location: Bluefield, WV
- League: Appalachian League 1958-2010
- Affiliation: Baltimore Orioles 1958-2010
- Ballpark: Bowen Field
- Notable Alumni: Don Baylor, Mark Belanger, Mike Boddicker, Dean Chance, Doug DeCinces, Bobby Grich, Sparky Lyle, Eddie Murray, Boog Powell, Cal Ripken Jr.
 Team History
The Bluefield Orioles began play as a Baltimore Orioles farm team in the Appalachian League in 1958. In 1957, the league's inaugural year, the team was known as the Bluefield Dodgers. Their affiliation with the O's was the longest current affiliation of any minor league team for a number of years. Cal Ripken Jr. made his pro debut with the 1978 Bluefield Orioles. During the 2010 season it was announced the Orioles would not return in 2011. They were replaced by the Toronto Blue Jays and the newly named Bluefield Blue Jays.
 Year-by-Year Record
 Further Reading
- Thomas Boswell: "Rookies in God's Country", in How Life Imitates the World Series, Penguin Books, New York, 1982, pp. 120-126.