1971 Baltimore Orioles season

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1971 Baltimore Orioles
1971 AL East Champions
1971 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 101–57 (.639)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s) Harry Dalton
Manager(s) Earl Weaver
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, John Gordon, Bill O'Donnell)
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In 1971, the Baltimore Orioles finished first in the American League East, with a record of 101 wins and 57 losses. As of 2013, the 1971 Orioles are the last Major League Baseball club to have four 20-game winners in a season: Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 101 57 0 .639
Detroit Tigers 91 71 12 .562
Boston Red Sox 85 77 18 .525
New York Yankees 82 80 21 .506
Washington Senators 63 96 38.5 .396
Cleveland Indians 60 102 43 .370

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1971 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 101 316 79 .250 9 42
1B Powell, BoogBoog Powell 128 418 107 .256 22 92
2B Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson 142 510 144 .282 18 72
3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 156 589 160 .272 20 92
SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 150 500 133 .266 0 35
LF Buford, DonDon Buford 122 449 130 .290 19 54
CF Blair, PaulPaul Blair 141 516 135 .262 10 44
RF Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 133 455 128 .281 28 99

[1]

Other batters[edit]

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
Rettenmund, MervMerv Rettenmund 141 491 156 .318 11 75
Etchebarren, AndyAndy Etchebarren 70 222 60 .270 9 29
Salmon, ChicoChico Salmon 42 84 15 .179 2 7
DaVanon, JerryJerry DaVanon 38 81 19 .235 0 4
Shopay, TomTom Shopay 47 74 19 .257 0 5
Motton, CurtCurt Motton 38 53 10 .189 4 8
Dalrymple, ClayClay Dalrymple 23 49 10 .204 1 6
Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 7 30 9 .300 1 6
Crowley, TerryTerry Crowley 18 23 4 .174 0 1
Baylor, DonDon Baylor 1 2 0 .000 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cuellar, MikeMike Cuellar 38 292.1 20 9 3.08 124
Dobson, PatPat Dobson 38 282.1 20 8 2.90 187
Palmer, JimJim Palmer 37 282.0 20 9 2.68 184
McNally, DaveDave McNally 30 224.1 21 5 2.89 91

[1]

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 29 77.2 4 3 3.13 51
Leonhard, DaveDave Leonhard 12 54 2 3 2.83 18

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Watt, EddieEddie Watt 35 39.2 3 1 11 1.82 26
Richert, PetePete Richert 35 36.1 3 5 4 3.47 35
Dukes, TomTom Dukes 28 38.1 1 5 4 3.52 30
Hall, DickDick Hall 27 43.1 6 6 1 4.98 26
Boswell, DaveDave Boswell 16 24.2 1 2 0 4.38 14
Hardin, JimJim Hardin 6 5.2 0 0 0 4.76 3
Peña, OrlandoOrlando Peña 5 14.2 0 1 0 3.07 4

Postseason[edit]

ALCS[edit]

Baltimore Orioles defeat the Oakland Athletics, 3–0

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Oakland - 3, Baltimore - 5 October 3 Memorial Stadium 42,641
2 Oakland - 1, Baltimore - 5 October 4 Memorial Stadium 35,003
3 Baltimore - 5, Oakland - 3 October 5 Oakland Coliseum 33,176

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1971 World Series

NL Pittsburgh Pirates (4) vs. AL Baltimore Orioles (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Pirates – 3, Orioles – 5 October 9 Memorial Stadium 53,229 2:06
2 Pirates – 3, Orioles – 11 October 11 Memorial Stadium 53,239 2:55
3 Orioles – 1, Pirates – 5 October 12 Three Rivers Stadium 50,403 2:20
4 Orioles – 3, Pirates – 4 October 13 Three Rivers Stadium 51,378 2:48
5 Orioles – 0, Pirates – 4 October 14 Three Rivers Stadium 51,377 2:16
6 Pirates – 2, Orioles – 3 (10 inns) October 16 Memorial Stadium 44,174 2:59
7 Pirates – 2, Orioles – 1 [8] October 17 Memorial Stadium 47,291 2:10

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League Cal Ripken, Sr.
A Stockton Ports California League Ray Malgradi
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Woody Smith
Short-Season A Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Ken Rowe
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Jimmie Schaffer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Miami, Bluefield

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Baltimore Orioles
1970
AL East Championship Season
1971
Succeeded by
Detroit Tigers
1972
Preceded by
Baltimore Orioles
1970
American League Champions
1971
Succeeded by
Oakland Athletics
1972