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1981 Baltimore Orioles season

 

1981 Baltimore Orioles season

1981 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 59–46 (.562)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
Manager(s) Earl Weaver
Local television WMAR-TV
Local radio WFBR
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell, Brooks Robinson, Tom Marr)
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The 1981 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 59 wins and 46 losses. The season was suspended for 50 days due to the 1981 Major League Baseball strike.

Offseason

Regular season

Notable transactions

Season standings

AL East
First Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
New York Yankees 34 22 .607
Baltimore Orioles 31 23 .574 2.0
Milwaukee Brewers 31 25 .554 3.0
Detroit Tigers 31 26 .544 3.5
Boston Red Sox 30 26 .536 4.0
Cleveland Indians 26 24 .520 5.0
Toronto Blue Jays 16 42 .276 19.0
AL East
Second Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Milwaukee Brewers 31 22 .585
Boston Red Sox 29 23 .558 1.5
Detroit Tigers 29 23 .558 1.5
Baltimore Orioles 28 23 .549 2.0
Cleveland Indians 26 27 .491 5.0
New York Yankees 25 26 .490 5.0
Toronto Blue Jays 21 27 .438 7.5


Roster

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 Rick Dempsey 92 251 54 .215 6 15
1B Eddie Murray 99 378 111 .294 22 78
2B Rich Dauer 96 369 97 .263 4 38
3B Doug DeCinces 100 346 91 .263 13 55
SS Mark Belanger 64 139 23 .165 1 10
LF John Lowenstein 83 189 47 .249 6 20
CF Al Bumbry 101 392 107 .273 1 27
RF Ken Singleton 103 363 101 .278 13 49
DH Terry Crowley 68 134 33 .246 4 25

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Morales, JoséJosé Morales 38 86 21 .244 2 14
Krenchicki, WayneWayne Krenchicki 33 56 12 .214 0 6
Ripken, CalCal Ripken 23 39 5 .128 0 0
Bonner, BobbyBobby Bonner 10 27 8 .296 0 2
Williams, DallasDallas Williams 2 2 1 .500 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 25 179 14 5 3.32 88
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 20 116 9 6 4.19 72

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Luebber, SteveSteve Luebber 7 0 0 0 7.56 12
Boddicker, MikeMike Boddicker 2 0 0 0 4.76 2

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Doc Edwards
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Mark Wiley
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League Grady Little
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Minnie Mendoza
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Lance Nichols

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hagerstown

Notes

  1. ^ Paul Hartzell page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Kerrigan page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ripkeca01.shtml
  4. ^ Chris Bourjos page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jeff Schaefer page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Cecil Fielder page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 
  • 1981 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1981 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com


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