1987 Baltimore Orioles season

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1987 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 67–95 (.414)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
Manager(s) Cal Ripken
Local television WMAR-TV
(Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)
Local radio WCBM
(Jon Miller, Jack Wiers)
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The 1987 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • January 30, 1987: Jack O'Connor was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.[1]
  • February 12, 1987: Ray Knight was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.[2]
  • March 30, 1987: Rich Bordi was released by the Orioles.[3]

Regular season[edit]

  • On April 15, 1987, Juan Nieves threw the first no hitter in Milwaukee Brewers history. The Brewers beat the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 7-0.[4]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 98 64 .605 --
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 .593 2
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 .562 7
New York Yankees 89 73 .549 9
Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 .414 31
Cleveland Indians 61 101 .377 37


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1987 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 Terry Kennedy 143 512 128 .250 18 62
1B Eddie Murray 160 618 171 .277 30 91
2B Billy Ripken 58 234 72 .308 2 20
3B Ray Knight 150 563 144 .256 14 65
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. 162 624 157 .252 27 98
LF Larry Sheets 135 469 148 .316 31 94
CF Fred Lynn 111 396 100 .253 23 60
RF Lee Lacy 87 258 63 .244 7 28
DH Mike Young 110 363 87 .240 16 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
Mike Hart 34 76 12 .158 4 12
John Shelby 21 32 6 .188 1 3
Carl Nichols 13 21 8 .381 0 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Flanagan 16 94.2 3 6 4.94 50

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Niedenfuer 45 3 5 13 4.99 37
Jack O'Connor 29 1 1 2 4.30 33
Mike Kinnunen 18 0 0 0 4.95 14
Doug Corbett 11 0 2 1 7.83 16
Luis DeLeón 11 0 2 1 4.79 13

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League John Hart
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Greg Biagini
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League Glenn Gulliver
Short-Season A Newark Orioles New York-Penn League Mike Hart
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Jim Pamlanye

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack O'Connor page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ray Knight page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Bordi page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ John Shelby page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Jack Voigt page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Doug Corbett page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mike Flanagan page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997