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1980 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1980 Baltimore Orioles season was the club's 26th season in Baltimore. It involved the Orioles finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 100 wins and 62 losses.

Offseason

Spring training

The Orioles played two spring training exhibition games at the Louisiana Superdome against the New York Yankees over the weekend of March 15 and 16, 1980. 45,152 spectators watched the Yankees beat the Orioles 9 to 3 on March 15, 1980. The following day, 43,339 fans saw Floyd Rayford lead the Orioles to a 7 to 1 win over the Yankees.[2]

Regular season

During the season, Steve Stone became the last pitcher to win at least 25 games for the Orioles in the 20th century.[3]

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 103 59 -- .636
Baltimore Orioles 100 62 3 .617
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 17 .531
Detroit Tigers 84 78 19 .519
Boston Red Sox 83 77 19 .519
Cleveland Indians 79 81 23 .494
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 36 .414


Notable transactions

Roster

1980 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 119 362 95 .262 9 40
1B Murray, EddieEddie Murray 158 621 186 .300 32 116
2B Dauer, RichRich Dauer 152 557 158 .284 2 63
RF Singleton, KenKen Singleton 156 583 177 .304 24 104

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
Graham, DanDan Graham 86 266 74 .278 15 54
Kelly, PatPat Kelly 89 200 52 .260 3 26
Sakata, LennLenn Sakata 43 83 16 .193 1 9
Corey, MarkMark Corey 36 36 10 .278 1 2
Rayford, FloydFloyd Rayford 8 18 4 .222 0 1
Krenchicki, WayneWayne Krenchicki 9 14 2 .143 0 0
Skaggs, DaveDave Skaggs 2 5 1 .200 0 0
Bonner, BobbyBobby Bonner 4 4 0 .000 0 1

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
McGregor, ScottScott McGregor 36 252 20 8 3.32 119
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 37 251.1 16 13 4.12 128
Stone, SteveSteve Stone 37 250.2 25 7 3.23 149
Palmer, JimJim Palmer 34 224 16 10 3.98 109
Boddicker, MikeMike Boddicker 1 7.1 0 1 6.14 4

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
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 25 99.2 6 4 3.97 42

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
Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez 53 4 4 10 3.01 68
Stewart, SammySammy Stewart 33 7 7 3 3.56 78
Ford, DaveDave Ford 25 1 3 1 4.26 22
Hartzell, PaulPaul Hartzell 6 0 2 0 6.62 5
Kerrigan, JoeJoe Kerrigan 1 0 0 0 3.86 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Doc Edwards
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Jimmy Williams
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Lance Nichols
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Grady Little

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte

Notes

References

  • 1980 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1980 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
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