1993 Baltimore Orioles season
|1993 Baltimore Orioles|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Roland Hemond|
(Jon Miller, Brooks Robinson, Scott Garceau)
Home Team Sports
(Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein, Jim Palmer)
|Local radio||WBAL (AM)|
(Chuck Thompson, Jon Miller, Fred Manfra)
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The 1993 Baltimore Orioles season was the 93rd baseball season in Orioles history. It involved the Orioles finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses. They also hosted the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
- December 7, 1992: Sherman Obando was drafted by the Orioles from the New York Yankees in the 1992 rule 5 draft.
- December 11, 1992: Billy Ripken was released by the Orioles.
- December 14, 1992: Scott Coolbaugh was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
The Orioles hosted the 1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It was the 64th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9-3. Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina was voted onto the All-Star team, but did not pitch in the game due to his injury.
There was a controversial incident towards the end of the game when Mussina chose to warm-up in the bullpen, despite the fact AL manager Cito Gaston had told him prior to the game that he would not pitch during the contest because of his injury issues and in case the game went into extra innings. Orioles fans believed Mussina was warming up in preparation to come in and pitch the ninth inning and when Gaston put Duane Ward in to pitch the ninth inning, the fans at Camden Yards spent the rest of the game booing Gaston very loudly and many chanted the popular slogan saying "Cito Sucks" which could be heard years later in Baltimore anytime Baltimore played Toronto. Gaston was never treated well by Baltimore fans for the rest of his managerial career and he was subject to death threats for not pitching Mussina in the game. Many believe Mussina threw on his own as a way of publicly showing up Gaston because he was angry at not pitching in the game.
|Toronto Blue Jays||95||67||0.586||—||48–33||47–34|
|New York Yankees||88||74||0.543||7||50–31||38–43|
|Boston Red Sox||80||82||0.494||15||43–38||37–44|
Record vs. opponents
1993 American League Records
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- June 29, 1993: Mike Bielecki was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
- August 15, 1993: Mike Bielecki was released by the Orioles.
- September 30, 1993: Scott Coolbaugh was released by the Orioles.
|1993 Baltimore Orioles|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
|SS||Cal Ripken, Jr.||162||641||87||165||26||3||24||90||.257||1|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
- Sherman Obando at Baseball-Reference
- Billy Ripken at Baseball-Reference
- Scott Coolbaugh at Baseball-Reference
- Altman, Billy. "The All-Star Game: Should Everyone Get to Play?" Archived November 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Village Voice, July 17, 2002
- Elliott, Bob. "Elliott on Baseball" Toronto Sun, September 5, 2004
- Mike Bielecki at Baseball-Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007