1981 Baltimore Orioles season

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1981 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 59–46 (.562)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s) Hank Peters
Manager(s) Earl Weaver
Local television WMAR-TV
Local radio WFBR
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell, Brooks Robinson, Tom Marr)
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The 1981 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 59 wins and 46 losses. The season was suspended for 50 days due to the 1981 Major League Baseball strike.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 62 47 0.569 28–21 34–26
Baltimore Orioles 59 46 0.562 1 33–22 26–24
New York Yankees 59 48 0.551 2 32–19 27–29
Detroit Tigers 60 49 0.550 2 32–23 28–26
Boston Red Sox 59 49 0.546 30–23 29–26
Cleveland Indians 52 51 0.505 7 25–29 27–22
Toronto Blue Jays 37 69 0.349 23½ 17–36 20–33


AL East
First Half Standings
W L Pct.
New York Yankees 34 22 .607
Baltimore Orioles 31 23 .574
Milwaukee Brewers 31 25 .554
Detroit Tigers 31 26 .544
Boston Red Sox 30 26 .536
Cleveland Indians 26 24 .520
Toronto Blue Jays 16 42 .276
AL East
Second Half Standings
W L Pct.
Milwaukee Brewers 31 22 .585
Boston Red Sox 29 23 .558
Detroit Tigers 29 23 .558
Baltimore Orioles 28 23 .549
Cleveland Indians 26 27 .491
New York Yankees 25 26 .490
Toronto Blue Jays 21 27 .438

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1981 American League Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 2–2 6–6 3–6 4–2 6–7 5–3 2–4 6–0 7–6 7–5 4–2 2–1 5–2
Boston 2–2 2–4 5–4 7–6 6–1 3–3 6–7 2–5 3–3 7–5 9–3 3–6 4–0
California 6–6 4–2 6–7 7–5 3–3 0–6 4–3 3–3 2–2 2–8 6–4 2–4 6–6
Chicago 6–3 4–5 7–6 2–5 3–3 2–0 4–1 2–4 5–7 7–6 3–3 2–4 7–5
Cleveland 2–4 6–7 5–7 5–2 1–5 4–4 3–6 2–1 7–5 3–2 8–4 2–2 4–2
Detroit 7–6 1–6 3–3 3–3 5–1 3–2 5–8 9–3 3–7 1–2 5–1 9–3 6–4
Kansas City 3–5 3–3 6–0 0–2 4–4 2–3 4–5 9–4 2–10 3–3 6–7 3–4 5–3
Milwaukee 4–2 7–6 3–4 1–4 6–3 8–5 5–4 9–3 3–3 4–2 2–2 4–5 6–4
Minnesota 0–6 5–2 3–3 4–2 1–2 3–9 4–9 3–9 3–3 2–8 3–6–1 5–8 5–1
New York 6–7 3–3 2–2 7–5 5–7 7–3 10–2 3–3 3–3 4–3 2–3 5–4 2–3
Oakland 5–7 5–7 8–2 6–7 2–3 2–1 3–3 2–4 8–2 3–4 6–1 4–2 10–2
Seattle 2–4 3–9 4–6 3–3 4–8 1–5 7–6 2–2 6–3–1 3–2 1–6 5–8 3–3
Texas 1–2 6–3 4–2 4–2 2–2 3–9 4–3 5–4 8–5 4–5 2–4 8–5 6–2
Toronto 2–5 0–4 6–6 5–7 2–4 4–6 3–5 4–6 1–5 3–2 2–10 3–3 2–6


Roster[edit]

1981 Baltimore Orioles roster
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
C Rick Dempsey 92 251 54 .215 6 15
1B Eddie Murray 99 378 111 .294 22 78
2B Rich Dauer 96 369 97 .263 4 38
3B Doug DeCinces 100 346 91 .263 13 55
SS Mark Belanger 64 139 23 .165 1 10
LF John Lowenstein 83 189 47 .249 6 20
CF Al Bumbry 101 392 107 .273 1 27
RF Ken Singleton 103 363 101 .278 13 49
DH Terry Crowley 68 134 33 .246 4 25

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Morales, JoséJosé Morales 38 86 21 .244 2 14
Krenchicki, WayneWayne Krenchicki 33 56 12 .214 0 6
Ripken, CalCal Ripken 23 39 5 .128 0 0
Bonner, BobbyBobby Bonner 10 27 8 .296 0 2
Williams, DallasDallas Williams 2 2 1 .500 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 25 179 14 5 3.32 88
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 20 116 9 6 4.19 72

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Luebber, SteveSteve Luebber 7 0 0 0 7.56 12
Boddicker, MikeMike Boddicker 2 0 0 0 4.76 2

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Doc Edwards
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Mark Wiley
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League Grady Little
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Minnie Mendoza
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Lance Nichols

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hagerstown

Notes[edit]

References[edit]