1995 Baltimore Orioles season

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1995 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 71–73 (.493)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Angelos
Manager(s) Phil Regan
Local television WJZ-TV/WNUV
Home Team Sports
(Mel Proctor, Josh Lewin, John Lowenstein, Jim Palmer)
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Jon Miller, Fred Manfra, Chuck Thompson)
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The 1995 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of 71 wins and 73 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Orioles scored 704 runs (4.89 per game) and allowed only 640 runs (4.44 per game), second only to the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles pitching staff also allowed the fewest hits in the Majors (1,165), the most complete games (19) and the most shutouts in the AL (10).[3]

Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's record[edit]

On Wednesday, September 6, 1995, many baseball fans within and out of the United States tuned into cable TV network ESPN (and called by Chris Berman and Buck Martinez) to watch Ripken surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year-old record for consecutive games played. The game, between the Orioles and the California Angels, still ranks as one of the network's most watched baseball games. Cal's children, Rachel and Ryan, threw out the ceremonial first balls.

Both President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore were at the game. President Clinton was in the WBAL local radio broadcast booth when Ripken hit a home run[4] in the fourth inning, and called the home run over the air. When the game became official after the Angels' half of the fifth inning, the numerical banners that displayed Ripken's streak on the wall of the B&O Warehouse outside the stadium's right field wall changed from 2130 to 2131.[5]

Everyone attending (including the opposing Angels and all four umpires) erupted with a standing ovation lasting more than 22 minutes, one of the longest standing ovations for any athlete; ESPN did not go to a commercial break during the entire ovation. During the ovation, Cal also did a lap around the entire Camden Yards warning track to shake hands and give high-fives to the fans. The humble superstar had to be convinced by his teammates to take a victory lap around the stadium, shaking hands and creating a highlight reel moment that's been played repeatedly over the years since then.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 86 58 .597    --
New York Yankees * 78 65 .549   7.0
Baltimore Orioles 71 73 .493 15.0
Detroit Tigers 60 84 .417 26.0
Toronto Blue Jays 56 88 .389 30.0

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1995 Baltimore Orioles
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
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. 144 550 144 .262 17 88

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
Bret Barberie 90 237 57 .241 2 25
Jack Voigt 3 1 1 1.000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mark Lee 39 2 0 1 4.86 27

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Marv Foley
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Bob Miscik
A High Desert Mavericks California League Tim Blackwell
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Mike O'Berry
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Andy Etchebarren
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Julio Garcia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Lee page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bret Barberie page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1995.shtml
  4. ^ Top Ten Things to Do at Oriole Park at Camden Yards by Orioles Tickets, 2005. Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  5. ^ "Image:2131 on the warehouse wall.jpg". Wikipedia. Retrieved July 30, 2007. 
  6. ^ Jesse Orosco page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Andy Van Slyke page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Jack Voigt page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jarvis Brown page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Bobby Bonilla page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007