1987 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s)Hank Peters
Manager(s)Cal Ripken, Sr.
Local televisionWMAR-TV
(Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)
Local radioWCBM
(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

Regular season

Opening Day starters

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Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 2 52–29 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 0.562 7 48–33 43–38
New York Yankees 89 73 0.549 9 51–30 38–43
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 50–30 28–54
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 31 31–51 36–44
Cleveland Indians 61 101 0.377 37 35–46 26–55

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 1–12 9–3 8–4 7–6 4–9 9–3 2–11 5–7 3–10 7–5 4–8 7–5 1–12
Boston 12–1 4–8 3–9 7–6 2–11 6–6 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–7
California 3–9 8–4 8–5 7–5 3–9 5–8 7–5 8–5 3–9 6–7 7–6 5–8 5–7
Chicago 4–8 9–3 5–8 7–5 3–9 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 9–4 6–7 7–6 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 2–10 5–8
Detroit 9–4 11–2 9–3 9–3 9–4 5–7 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 7–5 8–4 7–6
Kansas City 3–9 6–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–7 5–8 9–4 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 11–2 7–6 5–7 6–6 9–4 7–6 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–8 9–3 9–4
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 5–8 7–6 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 6–6 10–3 9–4 6–7 3–9
New York 10–3 6–7 9–3 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Oakland 5–7 8–4 7–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–6 3–10 7–5 5–8 6–7 7–5
Seattle 8–4 5–7 6–7 7–6 7–5 5–7 4–9 8–4 4–9 5–7 8–5 9–4 2–10
Texas 5–7 5–7 8–5 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 3–9
Toronto 12–1 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 4–8 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–7 10–2 9–3


Notable transactions

Roster

1987 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 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

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
Alan Wiggins 85 306 71 .232 1 15
Ken Gerhart 92 284 69 .243 14 34
Jim Dwyer 92 241 66 .274 15 33
Rick Burleson 62 206 43 .209 2 14
Pete Stanicek 30 113 31 .274 0 9
Ron Washington 26 79 16 .203 1 6
Mike Hart 34 76 12 .158 4 12
Rene Gonzales 37 60 16 .267 1 7
Floyd Rayford 20 50 11 .220 2 3
Nelson Simmons 16 49 13 .265 1 4
John Shelby 21 32 6 .188 1 3
Dave Van Gorder 12 21 5 .238 1 1
Carl Nichols 13 21 8 .381 0 3
Jackie Gutiérrez 3 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
Mike Boddicker 33 226.0 10 12 4.18 152
Eric Bell 33 165.0 10 13 5.45 111
Mike Flanagan 16 94.2 3 6 4.94 50
Jeff Ballard 14 69.2 2 8 6.59 27
José Mesa 6 31.1 1 3 6.03 17

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
Dave Schmidt 35 124.0 10 5 3.77 70
John Habyan 27 116.1 6 7 4.80 64
Ken Dixon 34 105.0 7 10 6.43 91
Scott McGregor 26 85.1 2 7 6.64 39
Mike Griffin 23 74.1 3 5 4.36 42

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
Mark Williamson 61 8 9 3 4.03 73
Tom Niedenfuer 45 3 5 13 4.99 37
Jack O'Connor 29 1 1 2 4.30 33
Tony Arnold 27 0 0 0 5.77 18
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
Don Aase 7 1 0 2 2.25 3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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
A-Short Season Newark Orioles New York–Penn League Mike Hart
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Jim Pamlanye

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References

  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, 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, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997