1963 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
League place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Jerold Hoffberger, Joseph Iglehart
General manager(s)Lee MacPhail
Manager(s)Billy Hitchcock
Local televisionWBAL-TV
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Joe Croghan)
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The 1963 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing fourth in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 104 57 0.646 58–22 46–35
Chicago White Sox 94 68 0.580 10½ 49–33 45–35
Minnesota Twins 91 70 0.565 13 48–33 43–37
Baltimore Orioles 86 76 0.531 18½ 48–33 38–43
Cleveland Indians 79 83 0.488 25½ 41–40 38–43
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 25½ 47–34 32–49
Boston Red Sox 76 85 0.472 28 44–36 32–49
Kansas City Athletics 73 89 0.451 31½ 36–45 37–44
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 0.435 34 39–42 31–49
Washington Senators 56 106 0.346 48½ 31–49 25–57


Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1963 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
C John Orsino 116 379 103 .272 19 56
1B Jim Gentile 145 496 123 .248 24 72
2B Jerry Adair 109 382 87 .228 6 30
3B Brooks Robinson 161 589 148 .251 11 67
SS Luis Aparicio 146 601 150 .250 5 45
LF Boog Powell 140 491 130 .265 25 82
CF Jackie Brandt 142 451 112 .248 15 61
RF Al Smith 120 368 100 .272 10 39

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
Russ Snyder 148 429 110 .256 7 36
Bob Johnson 82 254 75 .295 8 32
Dick Brown 59 171 42 .246 2 13
Bob Saverine 115 167 39 .234 1 12
Joe Gaines 66 126 36 .286 6 20
Sam Bowens 15 48 16 .333 1 9
Charley Lau 29 48 9 .188 0 6
Fred Valentine 26 41 11 .268 0 1
Hobie Landrith 2 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Steve Barber 39 258.2 20 13 2.75 180
Robin Roberts 35 251.1 14 13 3.33 124
Milt Pappas 34 216.2 16 9 3.03 120
Mike McCormick 25 136.0 6 8 4.30 75
Dave McNally 29 125.2 7 8 4.58 78
Chuck Estrada 8 31.1 3 2 4.60 16
Ike Delock 7 30.1 1 3 5.04 11
Wally Bunker 1 4.0 0 1 13.50 1

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
John Miller 3 17.0 1 1 3.18 16

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
Stu Miller 71 5 8 27 2.24 118
Dick Hall 47 5 5 12 2.98 74
Wes Stock 47 7 0 1 3.94 55
Herm Starrette 18 0 1 0 3.46 13
George Brunet 16 0 1 1 5.40 13
Buster Narum 7 0 0 0 3.00 5
Pete Burnside 6 0 1 0 4.91 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Darrell Johnson
AA Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Earl Weaver
A Stockton Ports California League Harry Dunlop
A Fox Cities Foxes Midwest League Billy DeMars
A Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Cal Ripken Sr.
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Billy Hunter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Stockton, Bluefield

Notes

  1. ^ Jimmie Coker page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Paul Blair page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Curt Motton page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Whitey Herzog page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jack Fisher page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Ron Stone page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Hobie Landrith page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Bobby Darwin page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ "1963 All-Star Game".

References