List of Baltimore Orioles seasons

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The Baltimore Orioles, formerly the St. Louis Browns, are an American professional baseball franchise currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. They were founded in 1894 as the Milwaukee Brewers of the Western League and joined the American League (AL) in 1901, before relocating to St. Louis the following season - a move planned by the league several years before its fruition.

The Browns generally struggled in their early years as a Major League team, never finishing higher than fourth before 1921, and in fact having only eight winning seasons before World War II. They lost over 100 games five times, and in 1939 set an unenviable MLB record for the highest earned run average against a team on record at just over 6.00 per nine innings. They did not play in a World Series until 1944 - when most other teams were decimated by the war - and had no winning season between 1946 and their eighth season in Baltimore as the “Orioles” in 1961.

After this, however, the Orioles entered their golden age between 1966 and 1983, when they won three World Series, played in the postseason eight times, and had eighteen consecutive winning seasons between 1968 and 1985. The period from 1986 to 2011, however, was another era of failure apart from a short period in the middle 1990s: the Orioles played in the postseason only twice in twenty-eight years and had fourteen successive losing seasons between 1998 and 2011, before surprisingly winning 93 games and their first playoff series since 1997 in 2012.

Regular season[edit]

  • 111 MLB seasons : 8326-9198 (0.475)
  • 9 Division titles : 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1997, 2014
  • 7 League pennants : 1944, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1983
  • 2 Wild Cards : 1996, 2012

Postseason[edit]

  • 1 appearance in Wild Card playoff game: 1-0 (1.000), 1 game won : 2012
  • 4 appearances in Division Series : 11-5 (0.688), 3 series won : 1996, 1997, 2014
  • 9 appearances in Championship Series : 21-16 (0.567), 5 series won : 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1983
  • 7 appearances in World Series : 21-18 (0.538), 3 series won : 1966, 1970, 1983
  • Post-season record : 54-39 (0.580)

Year by year[edit]

Season League Division Regular season Playoffs
Finish Won Lost Win% GB
Milwaukee Brewers
1901 AL 8th 48 89 .350 35.5
St. Louis Browns
1902 AL 2nd 78 58 .573 5
1903 AL 6th 65 74 .467 26.5
1904 AL 6th 65 87 .427 29
1905 AL 8th 54 99 .352 40.5
1906 AL 5th 76 73 .510 16
1907 AL 6th 69 83 .453 24
1908 AL 4th 83 69 .546 6.5
1909 AL 7th 61 89 .406 36
1910 AL 8th 47 107 .305 57
1911 AL 8th 45 107 .296 56.5
1912 AL 7th 53 101 .344 53
1913 AL 8th 57 96 .372 39
1914 AL 5th 71 82 .464 28.5
1915 AL 6th 63 91 .409 39.5
1916 AL 5th 79 75 .512 12
1917 AL 7th 57 97 .370 43
1918 AL 5th 58 64 .475 15
1919 AL 5th 67 72 .482 20.5
1920 AL 4th 76 77 .496 21.5
1921 AL 3rd 81 73 .525 17.5
1922 AL 2nd 93 61 .603 1
1923 AL 5th 74 78 .486 24
1924 AL 4th 74 78 .486 17
1925 AL 3rd 82 71 .535 15
1926 AL 7th 62 92 .402 29
1927 AL 7th 59 94 .385 50.5
1928 AL 3rd 82 72 .532 19
1929 AL 4th 79 73 .519 26
1930 AL 6th 64 90 .415 38
1931 AL 5th 63 91 .409 45
1932 AL 6th 63 91 .409 44
1933 AL 8th 55 96 .364 43.5
1934 AL 6th 67 85 .440 33
1935 AL 7th 65 87 .427 28.5
1936 AL 7th 57 95 .375 44.5
1937 AL 8th 46 108 .298 56
1938 AL 7th 55 97 .361 44
1939 AL 8th 43 111 .279 64.5
1940 AL 6th 67 87 .435 23
1941 AL 7th 70 84 .454 31
1942 AL 3rd 82 69 .543 19.5
1943 AL 6th 72 80 .473 25
1944 AL 1st 89 65 .577 Lost World Series (Cardinals) 4–2
1945 AL 3rd 81 70 .536 6
1946 AL 7th 66 88 .428 38
1947 AL 8th 59 95 .383 38
1948 AL 6th 59 94 .385 37
1949 AL 7th 53 101 .344 44
1950 AL 7th 58 96 .376 40
1951 AL 8th 52 102 .337 46
1952 AL 7th 64 90 .415 31
1953 AL 8th 54 100 .350 46.5
Baltimore Orioles
1954 AL 7th 54 100 .350 57
1955 AL 7th 57 97 .370 39
1956 AL 6th 69 85 .448 28
1957 AL 5th 76 76 .500 21
1958 AL 6th 74 79 .483 17.5
1959 AL 6th 74 80 .480 20
1960 AL 2nd 89 65 .577 8
1961 AL 3rd 95 67 .586 14
1962 AL 7th 77 85 .475 19
1963 AL 4th 86 76 .530 18.5
1964 AL 3rd 97 65 .598 2
1965 AL 3rd 94 68 .580 8
1966 AL 1st 97 63 .606 Won World Series (Dodgers) 4–0
1967 AL 6th 76 85 .472 15.5
1968 AL 2nd 91 71 .561 12
1969 AL East 1st 109 53 .672 Won ALCS (Twins) 3–0
Lost World Series (Mets) 4–1
1970 AL East 1st 108 54 .666 Won ALCS (Twins) 3–0
Won World Series (Reds) 4–1
1971 AL East 1st 101 57 .639 Won ALCS (Athletics) 3–0
Lost World Series (Pirates) 4–3
1972 AL East 3rd 80 74 .519 5
1973 AL East 1st 97 65 .598 Lost ALCS (Athletics) 3–2
1974 AL East 1st 91 71 .561 Lost ALCS (Athletics) 3–1
1975 AL East 2nd 90 69 .566 4.5
1976 AL East 2nd 88 74 .543 10.5
1977 AL East 2nd 97 64 .602 2.5
1978 AL East 4th 90 71 .559 9
1979 AL East 1st 102 57 .641 Won ALCS (Angels) 3–1
Lost World Series (Pirates) 4–3
1980 AL East 2nd 100 62 .617 3
1981 AL East 2nd 31 23 .574 2
4th 28 23 .549 2
1982 AL East 2nd 94 68 .580 1
1983 AL East 1st 98 64 .604 Won ALCS (White Sox) 3–1
Won World Series (Phillies) 4–1
1984 AL East 5th 85 77 .524 19
1985 AL East 4th 83 78 .515 16
1986 AL East 7th 73 89 .450 22.5
1987 AL East 6th 67 95 .413 31
1988 AL East 7th 54 107 .335 34.5
1989 AL East 2nd 87 75 .537 2
1990 AL East 5th 76 85 .472 11.5
1991 AL East 6th 67 95 .413 24
1992 AL East 3rd 89 73 .549 7
1993 AL East 3rd 85 77 .524 10
1994 AL East 2nd 63 49 .562 6.5 Playoffs canceled
1995 AL East 3rd 71 73 .493 15
1996 AL East 2nd 88 74 .543 4 Won ALDS (Indians) 3–1
Lost ALCS (Yankees) 4–1
1997 AL East 1st 98 64 .604 Won ALDS (Mariners) 3–1
Lost ALCS (Indians) 4–2
1998 AL East 4th 79 83 .487 35
1999 AL East 4th 78 84 .481 20
2000 AL East 4th 74 88 .456 13.5
2001 AL East 4th 63 98 .391 32.5
2002 AL East 4th 67 95 .413 36.5
2003 AL East 4th 71 91 .438 30
2004 AL East 3rd 78 84 .481 23
2005 AL East 4th 74 88 .456 21
2006 AL East 4th 70 92 .432 27
2007 AL East 4th 69 93 .425 27
2008 AL East 5th 68 93 .422 28.5
2009 AL East 5th 64 98 .395 39
2010 AL East 5th 66 96 .407 30
2011 AL East 5th 69 93 .426 28
2012 AL East 2nd 93 69 .574 2 Won AL Wild Card Game (Rangers)
Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–2
2013 AL East T-3rd 85 77 .525 12
2014 AL East 1st 96 66 .593 Won ALDS (Tigers) 3–0
Lost ALCS (Royals) 4–0

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