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1991 Baltimore Orioles season

 

1991 Baltimore Orioles season


The 1991 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses. Cal Ripken. Jr. would be the first shortstop in the history of the American League to win two MVP awards in a career.[1] This was also the Orioles' last year at Memorial Stadium. The O's would move into Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 13, 1991: Cal Ripken, Jr. had 7 RBI in game versus the Texas Rangers.
  • May 15, 1991: President George H.W. Bush attended a baseball game in Baltimore with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The two saw the Oakland Athletics play the Baltimore Orioles for two innings.[9]
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. became the fourth shortstop in the history of Major League Baseball to have 30 home runs in one season and won the AL MVP award.
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. won the Gold Glove in 1991 after missing out in 1990 even though he set the single season record for both fewest errors by a Shortstop(3) and also the record for most balls fielded in a single season.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 .562 --
Boston Red Sox 84 78 .519 7
Detroit Tigers 84 78 .519 7
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 .512 8
New York Yankees 71 91 .438 20
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 .414 34
Cleveland Indians 57 105 .352 34

Notable transactions

Roster

1991 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Hoiles, ChrisChris Hoiles 107 341 83 .243 11 31
1B Milligan, RandyRandy Milligan 141 483 127 .263 16 70
2B Ripken, BillyBilly Ripken 104 287 62 .216 0 14
3B Gómez, LeoLeo Gómez 118 391 91 .233 16 45
SS Ripken, Jr., CalCal Ripken, Jr. 162 650 210 .323 34 114
LF Orsulak, JoeJoe Orsulak 143 486 135 .278 5 43
CF Devereaux, MikeMike Devereaux 149 608 158 .260 19 59
RF Evans, DwightDwight Evans 101 270 73 .270 6 38
DH Horn, SamSam Horn 121 317 74 .233 23 61

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bell, JuanJuan Bell 100 209 36 .172 1 15
Davis, GlennGlenn Davis 49 176 40 .227 10 28
Turner, ShaneShane Turner 4 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ballard, JeffJeff Ballard 26 123.2 6 12 5.60 37
Robinson, JeffJeff Robinson 21 104.1 4 9 5.18 65
Smith, RoyRoy Smith 17 80.1 5 4 5.60 25

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 64 2 7 3 2.38 55
Frohwirth, ToddTodd Frohwirth 51 7 3 3 1.87 77
Kilgus, PaulPaul Kilgus 38 0 2 1 5.08 32

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Greg Biagini
AA Hagerstown Suns Eastern League Jerry Narron
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Wally Moon
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Bob Miscik
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Gus Gil
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Ed Napoleon
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References

  • 1991 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1991 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
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