1991 Baltimore Orioles season

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1991 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 67–95 (.414)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Eli Jacobs
Manager(s) Frank Robinson and Johnny Oates
Local television WMAR-TV
(Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Jon Miller)
Home Team Sports
(Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Jon Miller, Ken Levine)
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The Baltimore Orioles at play during a home game at Memorial Stadium in 1991.

The 1991 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses. Cal Ripken. Jr. would be the first shortstop in the history of the American League to win two MVP awards in a career.[1] This was also the Orioles' last year at Memorial Stadium. The O's would move into Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 13, 1991: Cal Ripken, Jr. had 7 RBI in game versus the Texas Rangers.
  • May 15, 1991: President George H.W. Bush attended a baseball game in Baltimore with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The two saw the Oakland Athletics play the Baltimore Orioles for two innings.[9]
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. became the fourth shortstop in the history of Major League Baseball to have 30 home runs in one season and won the AL MVP award.
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. won the Gold Glove in 1991 after missing out in 1990 even though he set the single season record for both fewest errors by a Shortstop(3) and also the record for most balls fielded in a single season.

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 .562 --
Boston Red Sox 84 78 .519 7
Detroit Tigers 84 78 .519 7
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 .512 8
New York Yankees 71 91 .438 20
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 .414 34
Cleveland Indians 57 105 .352 34

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1991 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Hoiles, ChrisChris Hoiles 107 341 83 .243 11 31
1B Milligan, RandyRandy Milligan 141 483 127 .263 16 70
2B Ripken, BillyBilly Ripken 104 287 62 .216 0 14
3B Gómez, LeoLeo Gómez 118 391 91 .233 16 45
SS Ripken, Jr., CalCal Ripken, Jr. 162 650 210 .323 34 114
LF Orsulak, JoeJoe Orsulak 143 486 135 .278 5 43
CF Devereaux, MikeMike Devereaux 149 608 158 .260 19 59
RF Evans, DwightDwight Evans 101 270 73 .270 6 38
DH Horn, SamSam Horn 121 317 74 .233 23 61

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
Bell, JuanJuan Bell 100 209 36 .172 1 15
Davis, GlennGlenn Davis 49 176 40 .227 10 28
Turner, ShaneShane Turner 4 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Ballard, JeffJeff Ballard 26 123.2 6 12 5.60 37
Robinson, JeffJeff Robinson 21 104.1 4 9 5.18 65
Smith, RoyRoy Smith 17 80.1 5 4 5.60 25

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
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 64 2 7 3 2.38 55
Frohwirth, ToddTodd Frohwirth 51 7 3 3 1.87 77
Kilgus, PaulPaul Kilgus 38 0 2 1 5.08 32

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Greg Biagini
AA Hagerstown Suns Eastern League Jerry Narron
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Wally Moon
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Bob Miscik
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Gus Gil
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Ed Napoleon

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.153, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Dorn Taylor page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Todd Frohwirth page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Paul Kilgus page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Roy Smith page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Curt Schilling page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mickey Tettleton page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Pete Rose, Jr. page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/prz_cgb.shtml
  10. ^ Mike Flanagan page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Ernie Whitt page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Alex Ochoa page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007