Hip replacement allows former Baltimore Oriole to pursue his current passion
May 2011 — Former Oriole Paul Blair has a new hip and a strong swing. Hip replacement allows former Oriole to pursue his current passion. Paul Blair, Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder from 1964-1976 and eight-time Golden Glove winner, jokes that he feels “36 years old again.” The professional athlete can be found most days pursuing his passion for golf. But for a year, he lived with the daily pain of arthritis in his hip that crimped his golf game.