1984 Baltimore Orioles season

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1984 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 85–78 (.525)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
Manager(s) Joe Altobelli
Local television WMAR-TV
(Rex Barney, Brooks Robinson, Mel Proctor)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor)
Local radio WFBR
(Chuck Thompson, Jon Miller, Tom Marr)
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The 1984 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 5th in the American League East with a record of 85 wins and 78 losses.

Offseason

  • February 7, 1984: Tom Underwood was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.1

Regular season

  • May 6, 1984: Cal Ripken, Jr. hit for the cycle in a game against the Texas Rangers.
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. set an American League record for most assists by a shortstop with 583.
  • During the season, Mike Boddicker became the last pitcher to win at least 20 games in one season for the Orioles in the 20th century.2

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Detroit Tigers 104 58 .642 0
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 15.0
New York Yankees 87 75 .537 17.0
Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 18.0
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 .525 19.0
Cleveland Indians 75 87 .463 29.0
Milwaukee Brewers 67 94 .416 36.5


Opening Day starters

  • Rich Dauer
  • Rick Dempsey
  • Dan Ford
  • Wayne Gross
  • John Lowenstein
  • Scott McGregor
  • Eddie Murray
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • John Shelby
  • Ken Singleton3

Notable transactions

  • August 14, 1984: Ron Jackson was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.4

Roster

1984 Baltimore Orioles roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
SS Ripken, CalCal Ripken 162 641 195 .304 27 86

Other batters

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
Rodriguez, VicVic Rodriguez 11 17 7 .412 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Boddicker, MikeMike Boddicker 34 261.1 20 11 2.79 128

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Brown, MarkMark Brown 9 1 2 0 3.91 10

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Frank Verdi
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Grady Little and John Hart
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League John Hart, Grady Little and Len Johnston
Short-Season A Newark Orioles New York-Penn League Jim Hutto
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Greg Biagini

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/u/underto01.shtml
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1984&t=BAL
  4. ^ Ron Jackson page at Baseball Reference

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