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QUIZ: A lot of losing led up to the Orioles’ recent winning streak. But how much do you remember?

Before the Orioles suddenly became the hottest team in baseball (alongside the Seattle Mariners), they were consistently one of the worst.

A disappointing first half to the 2018 season led to a teardown at the trade deadline that sent stars Manny Machado, Zack Britton, Kevin Gausman, Jonathan Schoop and others to contending teams in return for a bundle of young prospects. The Orioles lost a franchise-record 115 games that season — the first of three straight full seasons with 100 or more losses — and parted ways with manager Buck Showalter and general manager Dan Duquette.

As the Orioles embarked on a plan to rebuild the organization into a contender under Mike Elias, Baltimore became the land of opportunity. Many journeymen and castoffs from other teams filled the major league roster while the club prioritized acquiring and developing young players in the minor leagues.

In the glow of the Orioles becoming .500 or better this late in the season for the first time since 2017 as part of their 10-game winning streak, many of the names and faces from those four straight losing seasons have faded out of view. How many do you remember?

With a nod to Orioles fan Jordan Katz, whose quizzes looking back on the rebuild inspired The Baltimore Sun to make its own, take the quiz below to test your knowledge.

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