1985 Baltimore Orioles season

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1985 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 83–78 (.516)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
Manager(s) Joe Altobelli, Cal Ripken, and, Earl Weaver
Local television WMAR-TV
(Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, Jim Palmer, Larry King)
Local radio WFBR
(Jon Miller, Tom Marr)
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The 1985 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 78 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 99 62 .615 --
New York Yankees 97 64 .602 2
Detroit Tigers 84 77 .522 15
Baltimore Orioles 83 78 .516 16
Boston Red Sox 81 81 .500 18½
Milwaukee Brewers 71 90 .441 28
Cleveland Indians 60 102 .370 39½


Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Rich Dauer
  • Storm Davis
  • Rick Dempsey
  • Wayne Gross
  • John Lowenstein
  • Fred Lynn
  • Eddie Murray
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Larry Sheets
  • Mike Young[8]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1985 Baltimore Orioles roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 132 362 92 .254 12 52
1B Murray, EddieEddie Murray 156 583 173 .297 31 124
2B Wiggins, AlanAlan Wiggins 76 298 85 .285 0 21
3B Rayford, FloydFloyd Rayford 105 359 110 .306 18 48
SS Ripken, CalCal Ripken 161 642 181 .282 26 110
LF Young, MikeMike Young 139 450 123 .273 28 81
CF Lynn, FredFred Lynn 124 448 118 .263 23 68
RF Lacy, LeeLee Lacy 121 492 144 .293 9 48
DH Sheets, LarryLarry Sheets 113 328 86 .262 17 50

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

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

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

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Aase, DonDon Aase 54 10 6 14 3.78 67
Bell, EricEric Bell 4 0 0 0 4.76 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Frank Verdi and Mark Wiley
AA Charlotte O's Southern League John Hart
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League Greg Biagini
A Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Jim Hutto
Short-Season A Newark Orioles New York–Penn League Art Mazmanian
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Mike Verdi

Daytona Beach affiliation shared with Texas Rangers

Notes[edit]

References[edit]