1963 Baltimore Orioles season

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1963 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 86–76 (.531)
League place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s) Lee MacPhail
Manager(s) Billy Hitchcock
Local television WBAL-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Joe Croghan)
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The 1963 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing fourth in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 104 57 .646 --
Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1963 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 7–11 7–11 10–8 13–5 9–9 9–9 9–9 7–11 15–3
Boston 11–7 8–10 10–8 9–9 7–11 9–8 7–11 6–12 9–9
Chicago 11–7 10–8 11–7 11–7 12–6 10–8 8–10 8–10 13–5
Cleveland 8–10 8–10 7–11 10–8 11–7 10–8 5–13 7–11 13–5
Detroit 5–13 9–9 7–11 8–10 13–5 12–6 8–10 8–10 9–9
Kansas City 9–9 11–7 6–12 7–11 5–13 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–8
Los Angeles 9–9 8–9 8–10 8–10 6–12 8–10 9–9 5–13 9–9
Minnesota 9–9 11–7 10–8 13–5 10–8 9–9 9–9 6–11 14–4
New York 11–7 12–6 10–8 11–7 10–8 12–6 13–5 11–6 14–4
Washington 3–15 9–9 5–13 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 4–14


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 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 John Orsino 116 379 103 .272 19 56
1B Jim Gentile 145 496 123 .248 24 72
2B Jerry Adair 109 382 87 .228 6 30
3B Brooks Robinson 161 589 148 .251 11 67
SS Luis Aparicio 146 601 150 .250 5 45
LF Boog Powell 140 491 130 .265 25 82
CF Jackie Brandt 142 451 112 .248 15 61
RF Al Smith 120 368 100 .272 10 39

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
Russ Snyder 148 429 110 .256 7 36
Bob Johnson 82 254 75 .295 8 32
Dick Brown 59 171 42 .246 2 13
Bob Saverine 115 167 39 .234 1 12
Joe Gaines 66 126 36 .286 6 20
Sam Bowens 15 48 16 .333 1 9
Fred Valentine 26 41 11 .268 0 1
Hobie Landrith 2 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
Steve Barber 39 258.2 20 13 2.75 180
Mike McCormick 25 136 6 8 4.30 75
Wally Bunker 1 4 0 1 13.50 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
John Miller 3 17 1 1 3.18 16

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
Stu Miller 71 5 8 27 2.24 118
George Brunet 16 0 1 1 5.40 13

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Darrell Johnson
AA Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Earl Weaver
A Stockton Ports California League Harry Dunlop
A Fox Cities Foxes Midwest League Billy DeMars
A Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Cal Ripken, Sr.
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Billy Hunter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Stockton, Bluefield

Notes[edit]

References[edit]