Etchebarren became the Orioles’ number-one catcher in 1966 when regular Dick Brown retired on account of a brain tumor. Etchebarren hit only .221 with 11 HR and 50 RBI while striking out 106 times in 412 at-bats, but the Orioles won the World Championship with him behind the plate. He caught every inning of their sweep of the Dodgers in the World Series as Jim Palmer, Wally Bunker, and Dave McNally tossed shutouts in the last three games. Known for his bushy eyebrows, Etchebarren was gradually supplanted by the better-hitting Elrod Hendricks but remained with Baltimore as a back-up until 1975. Finishing his career with the Brewers, he later became a Milwaukee coach.