1968 Baltimore Orioles season
|1968 Baltimore Orioles|
|Major League affiliations|
|Manager(s)||Hank Bauer, Earl Weaver|
|Local radio||WBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell)
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The 1968 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses, 12 games behind the AL and World Series champion Detroit Tigers. The team was managed by Hank Bauer, until he was replaced right after the All-Star break by Earl Weaver. The Orioles' home games were played at Memorial Stadium.
Following the season, it was announced that the American League, along with the National League, would be split into two divisions for the 1969 season in order to accommodate the admittance of two new franchises to each league. The Orioles were assigned to the new American League East division.
- November 28, 1967: Elrod Hendricks was drafted by the Orioles from the California Angels in the 1967 rule 5 draft.
- November 28, 1967: Eddie Fisher was traded by the Baltimore Orioles with Bob Scott (minors) and John Scruggs (minors) to the Cleveland Indians for Gordy Lund and John O'Donoghue.
- November 29, 1967: Luis Aparicio, Russ Snyder and John Matias were traded by the Orioles to the Chicago White Sox for Don Buford, Roger Nelson and Bruce Howard.
- January 27, 1968: Tom Walker was drafted by the Orioles in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft.
|Boston Red Sox||86||76||.531||17|
|New York Yankees||83||79||.512||20|
|Chicago White Sox||67||95||.414||36|
- June 15, 1968: Bruce Howard was traded by the Orioles to the Washington Senators for Fred Valentine.
|1968 Baltimore Orioles|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|C||Etchebarren, AndyAndy Etchebarren||74||189||44||.233||5||20|
|1B||Powell, BoogBoog Powell||154||550||137||.249||22||85|
|2B||Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson||145||504||122||.242||9||56|
|3B||Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson||162||608||154||.253||17||75|
|SS||Belanger, MarkMark Belanger||145||472||98||.208||2||21|
|LF||Motton, CurtCurt Motton||83||217||43||.198||8||25|
|CF||Blair, PaulPaul Blair||141||421||89||.211||7||38|
|RF||Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson||130||421||113||.268||15||52|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Blefary, CurtCurt Blefary||137||451||90||.200||15||39|
|Buford, DonDon Buford||130||426||120||.282||15||46|
|May, DaveDave May||84||152||29||.191||0||7|
|Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks||79||183||37||.202||7||23|
|Valentine, FredFred Valentine||47||91||17||.187||2||5|
|Haney, LarryLarry Haney||38||89||21||.236||1||5|
|Rettenmund, MervMerv Rettenmund||31||64||19||.297||2||7|
|Fernández, ChicoChico Fernández||24||18||2||.111||0||0|
|Fiore, MikeMike Fiore||6||17||1||.059||0||0|
|Floyd, BobbyBobby Floyd||5||9||1||.111||0||1|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|McNally, DaveDave McNally||35||273||22||10||1.95||202|
|Hardin, JimJim Hardin||35||244||18||13||2.51||160|
|Phoebus, TomTom Phoebus||36||240.2||15||15||2.62||193|
|Adamson, MikeMike Adamson||2||7.2||0||2||9.39||4|
|Leonhard, DaveDave Leonhard||28||126.1||7||7||3.13||61|
|Brabender, GeneGene Brabender||37||124.2||6||7||3.32||92|
|Bunker, WallyWally Bunker||18||71||2||0||2.41||44|
|Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson||19||71||4||3||2.41||70|
|Howard, BruceBruce Howard||10||31||0||2||3.77||19|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Watt, EddieEddie Watt||59||5||5||11||2.27||72|
|Drabowsky, MoeMoe Drabowsky||45||4||4||7||1.91||46|
|Richert, PetePete Richert||36||6||3||6||3.47||47|
|Morris, JohnJohn Morris||19||2||0||0||2.56||22|
|O'Donoghue, JohnJohn O'Donoghue||16||0||0||2||6.14||11|
|Beene, FredFred Beene||1||0||0||0||9.00||1|
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
- 1968 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
- 1968 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com