1984 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–78 (.525)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s)Hank Peters
Manager(s)Joe Altobelli
Local televisionWMAR-TV
(Rex Barney, Brooks Robinson, Mel Proctor)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor)
Local radioWFBR
(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 77 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 104 58 0.642 53–29 51–29
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549 15 49–32 40–41
New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 17 51–30 36–45
Boston Red Sox 86 76 0.531 18 41–40 45–36
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 19 44–37 41–40
Cleveland Indians 75 87 0.463 29 41–39 34–48
Milwaukee Brewers 67 94 0.416 36½ 38–43 29–51

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

[10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 8–4 7–5 7–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 9–3 9–3 4–9
Boston 7–6 9–3 7–5 10–3 7–6 3–9 9–4 6–6 7–6 7–5 4–8 5–7 5–8
California 4–8 3–9 8–5 8–4 4–8 6–7 8–4 4–9 8–4 7–6 9–4 5–8 7–5
Chicago 5–7 5–7 5–8 8–4 4–8 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 5–8 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 3–10 4–8 4–8 4–9 6–6 9–4 7–5 2–11 7–5 8–4 9–3 6–7–1
Detroit 6–7 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–4 7–5 11–2 9–3 7–6 9–3 6–6 10–2 8–5
Kansas City 7–5 9–3 7–6 8–5 6–6 5–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 9–4 6–7 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 2–11 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 6–6 5–6 10–3
Minnesota 7–5 6–6 9–4 5–8 5–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 7–6 8–5 1–11
New York 8–5 6–7 4–8 5–7 11–2 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–5
Oakland 6–6 5–7 6–7 7–6 5–7 3–9 8–5 8–4 5–8 4–8 8–5 8–5 4–8
Seattle 3–9 8–4 4–9 8–5 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 10–3 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 8–5 3–9 2–10 7–6 6–5 5–8 6–6 5–8 3–10 6–6
Toronto 9–4 8–5 5–7 8–4 7–6–1 5–8 7–5 3–10 11–1 5–8 8–4 7–5 6–6


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

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
C Rick Dempsey 109 330 76 .230 11 34
1B Eddie Murray 162 588 180 .306 29 110
2B Rich Dauer 127 397 101 .254 2 24
SS Cal Ripken 162 641 195 .304 27 86
3B Wayne Gross 127 342 74 .216 22 64
LF Gary Roenicke 121 326 73 .224 10 44
CF John Shelby 128 383 80 .209 6 30
RF Mike Young 123 401 101 .252 17 52
DH Ken Singleton 111 363 78 .215 6 36

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
Al Bumbry 119 344 93 .270 3 24
John Lowenstein 105 270 64 .237 8 28
Floyd Rayford 86 250 64 .256 4 27
Jim Dwyer 76 161 41 .255 2 21
Lenn Sakata 81 157 30 .191 3 11
Todd Cruz 95 142 31 .218 3 9
Benny Ayala 60 118 25 .212 4 24
Dan Ford 25 91 21 .231 1 5
Joe Nolan 35 62 18 .290 1 9
Ron Jackson 12 28 8 .286 0 2
Jim Traber 10 21 5 .238 0 2
Vic Rodriguez 11 17 7 .412 0 2
Larry Sheets 8 16 7 .438 1 2
Orlando Sánchez 4 8 2 .250 0 1

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
Mike Boddicker 34 261.1 20 11 2.79 128
Mike Flanagan 34 226.2 13 13 3.53 115
Storm Davis 35 225 14 9 3.12 105
Scott McGregor 30 196.1 15 12 3.94 67
Ken Dixon 2 13 0 1 4.15 8

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
Dennis Martínez 34 141.2 6 9 5.02 77
Bill Swaggerty 23 57 3 2 5.21 18
Jim Palmer 5 17.2 0 3 9.17 4
John Pacella 6 14.2 0 1 6.75 8

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
Sammy Stewart 60 7 4 13 3.29 56
Tippy Martinez 55 4 9 17 3.91 72
Tom Underwood 37 1 0 1 3.52 39
Mark Brown 9 1 2 0 3.91 10
Nate Snell 5 1 1 0 2.35 7
Todd Cruz 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

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
A-Short Season Newark Orioles New York–Penn League Jim Hutto
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Greg Biagini

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte

Notes

  1. ^ "Tom Underwood Stats".
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ "1984 Baltimore Orioles Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  4. ^ Ron Jackson page at Baseball Reference

References