1971 Baltimore Orioles season

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1971 Baltimore Orioles
1971 AL East Champions
1971 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record101–57 (.639)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)Earl Weaver
Local televisionWJZ-TV
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, John Gordon, Bill O'Donnell)
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In 1971, the Baltimore Orioles finished first in the American League East, with a record of 101 wins and 57 losses. As of 2016, the 1971 Orioles are one of only two Major League Baseball clubs (the 1920 Chicago White Sox being the other) to have four 20-game winners in a season: Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 101 57 0.639 53–24 48–33
Detroit Tigers 91 71 0.562 12 54–27 37–44
Boston Red Sox 85 77 0.525 18 47–33 38–44
New York Yankees 82 80 0.506 21 44–37 38–43
Washington Senators 63 96 0.396 38½ 35–46 28–50
Cleveland Indians 60 102 0.370 43 29–52 31–50


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1971 American League Records

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


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1971 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 Elrod Hendricks 101 316 79 .250 9 42
1B Boog Powell 128 418 107 .256 22 92
2B Davey Johnson 142 510 144 .282 18 72
3B Brooks Robinson 156 589 160 .272 20 92
SS Mark Belanger 150 500 133 .266 0 35
LF Don Buford 122 449 130 .290 19 54
CF Paul Blair 141 516 135 .262 10 44
RF Frank Robinson 133 455 128 .281 28 99

[1]

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
Merv Rettenmund 141 491 156 .318 11 75
Andy Etchebarren 70 222 60 .270 9 29
Chico Salmon 42 84 15 .179 2 7
Jerry DaVanon 38 81 19 .235 0 4
Tom Shopay 47 74 19 .257 0 5
Curt Motton 38 53 10 .189 4 8
Clay Dalrymple 23 49 10 .204 1 6
Bobby Grich 7 30 9 .300 1 6
Terry Crowley 18 23 4 .174 0 1
Don Baylor 1 2 0 .000 0 1

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
Mike Cuellar 38 292.1 20 9 3.08 124
Pat Dobson 38 282.1 20 8 2.90 187
Jim Palmer 37 282.0 20 9 2.68 184
Dave McNally 30 224.1 21 5 2.89 91

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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
Grant Jackson 29 77.2 4 3 3.13 51
Dave Leonhard 12 54 2 3 2.83 18

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Eddie Watt 35 39.2 3 1 11 1.82 26
Pete Richert 35 36.1 3 5 4 3.47 35
Tom Dukes 28 38.1 1 5 4 3.52 30
Dick Hall 27 43.1 6 6 1 4.98 26
Dave Boswell 16 24.2 1 2 0 4.38 14
Jim Hardin 6 5.2 0 0 0 4.76 3
Orlando Peña 5 14.2 0 1 0 3.07 4

Postseason[edit]

ALCS[edit]

Baltimore Orioles defeat the Oakland Athletics, 3–0

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Oakland – 3, Baltimore – 5 October 3 Memorial Stadium 42,641
2 Oakland – 1, Baltimore – 5 October 4 Memorial Stadium 35,003
3 Baltimore – 5, Oakland – 3 October 5 Oakland Coliseum 33,176

World Series[edit]

NL Pittsburgh Pirates (4) vs. AL Baltimore Orioles (3)
Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Pirates – 3, Orioles – 5 October 9 Memorial Stadium 53,229 2:06
2 Pirates – 3, Orioles – 11 October 11 Memorial Stadium 53,239 2:55
3 Orioles – 1, Pirates – 5 October 12 Three Rivers Stadium 50,403 2:20
4 Orioles – 3, Pirates – 4 October 13 Three Rivers Stadium 51,378 2:48
5 Orioles – 0, Pirates – 4 October 14 Three Rivers Stadium 51,377 2:16
6 Pirates – 2, Orioles – 3 (10 inns) October 16 Memorial Stadium 44,174 2:59
7 Pirates – 2, Orioles – 1 [8] October 17 Memorial Stadium 47,291 2:10

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Texas League Cal Ripken, Sr.
A Stockton Ports California League Ray Malgradi
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Woody Smith
A-Short Season Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Ken Rowe
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Jimmie Schaffer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Miami, Bluefield

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1971 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1971 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com