1990 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–85 (.472)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Eli Jacobs
General manager(s)Roland Hemond
Manager(s)Frank Robinson
Local televisionWMAR-TV
(Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Jon Miller, Joe Angel, Charlie Slowes)
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The 1990 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball in which the Orioles finished fifth in the American League East with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

On May 25, 1990, the Orioles announced that the team would move their spring training home games from Miami Stadium where they had played since 1959 to Bradenton and Sarasota in 1991.[6] When Cleveland announced that they would leave Hi Corbett Field for Florida, Tucson tried to attract the Orioles to move to Arizona.[7]

Ben McDonald became the first Oriole to win his first six major league decisions.[citation needed]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 88 74 0.543 51–30 37–44
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 2 44–37 42–39
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 9 39–42 40–41
Cleveland Indians 77 85 0.475 11 41–40 36–45
Baltimore Orioles 76 85 0.472 11½ 40–40 36–45
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 14 39–42 35–46
New York Yankees 67 95 0.414 21 37–44 30–51

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 4–9 7–5 6–6 6–7 6–7 8–3 7–6 6–6 6–7 4–8 3–9 8–4 5–8
Boston 9–4 7–5 6–6 9–4 8–5 4–8 5–8 4–8 9–4 4–8 8–4 5–7 10–3
California 5–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 9–4 6–6 4–9 5–8 8–5 7–5
Chicago 6–6 6–6 8–5 5–7 5–7 9–4 10–2 7–6 10–2 8–5 8–5 7–6 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 4–9 5–7 7–5 5–8 6–6 9–4 7–5 5–8 4–8 7–5 7–5 4–9
Detroit 7–6 5–8 7–5 7–5 8–5 5–7 3–10 6–6 7–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 5–8
Kansas City 3–8 8–4 6–7 4–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 8–4 4–9 7–6 5–8 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 8–5 5–7 2–10 4–9 10–3 8–4 4–8 6–7 5–7 4–8 5–7 7–6
Minnesota 6–6 8–4 4–9 6–7 5–7 6–6 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
New York 7–6 4–9 6–6 2–10 8–5 6–7 4–8 7–6 6–6 0–12 9–3 3–9 5–8
Oakland 8–4 8–4 9–4 5–8 8–4 6–6 9–4 7–5 7–6 12–0 9–4 8–5 7–5
Seattle 9–3 4–8 8–5 5–8 5–7 5–7 6–7 8–4 7–6 3–9 4–9 7–6 6–6
Texas 4–8 7–5 5–8 6–7 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–5 8–5 9–3 5–8 6–7 7–5
Toronto 8–5 3–10 5–7 7–5 9–4 8–5 7–5 6–7 9–3 8–5 5–7 6–6 5–7


Opening Day starters

[8]

Notable transactions

Roster

1990 Baltimore Orioles
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 Mickey Tettleton 135 444 99 .223 15 51
1B Randy Milligan 109 362 96 .265 20 60
2B Billy Ripken 129 406 118 .291 3 38
3B Craig Worthington 133 425 96 .226 8 44
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. 161 600 150 .250 21 84
LF Phil Bradley 72 289 78 .270 4 26
CF Mike Devereaux 108 367 88 .240 12 49
RF Joe Orsulak 124 413 111 .269 11 57
DH Sam Horn 79 246 61 .248 14 45

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Steve Finley 142 464 119 .256 3 37
Bob Melvin 93 301 73 .231 5 37
Brady Anderson 89 234 54 .231 3 24
Tim Hulett 53 153 39 .255 3 16
David Segui 40 123 30 .244 2 15
Rene Gonzales 67 103 22 .214 1 12
Brad Komminsk 46 101 24 .238 3 8
Jeff McKnight 29 75 15 .200 1 4
Chris Hoiles 23 63 12 .190 1 6
Ron Kittle 22 61 10 .164 2 3
Dave Gallagher 23 51 11 .216 0 2
Leo Gómez 12 39 9 .231 0 1
Greg Walker 14 34 5 .147 0 2
Donell Nixon 8 20 5 .250 0 2
Stan Jefferson 10 19 0 .000 0 0
Marty Brown 9 15 3 .200 0 0
Juan Bell 5 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pete Harnisch 31 188.2 11 11 4.34 122
Dave Johnson 30 180 13 9 4.10 68
Bob Milacki 27 135.1 5 8 4.46 60
Ben McDonald 21 118.2 8 5 2.43 65
Jay Tibbs 10 50.2 2 7 5.68 23
José Mesa 7 46.2 3 2 3.86 24

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jeff Ballard 44 133.1 2 11 4.93 50
John Mitchell 24 114.1 6 6 4.64 43
Anthony Telford 8 36.1 3 3 4.95 20
Mickey Weston 9 21 0 1 7.71 9
Danny Boone 4 9.2 0 0 2.79 2

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gregg Olson 64 6 5 37 2.42 74
Joe Price 50 3 4 0 3.58 54
Mark Williamson 49 8 2 1 2.21 60
Kevin Hickey 37 1 3 1 5.13 17
Curt Schilling 35 1 2 3 2.54 32
Brian Holton 33 2 3 0 4.50 27
José Bautista 22 1 0 0 4.05 15
Jay Aldrich 7 1 2 1 8.25 5
Dorn Taylor 4 0 1 0 2.45 4
Mike Smith 2 0 0 0 12.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Greg Biagini
AA Hagerstown Suns Eastern League Jerry Narron
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Wally Moon
A Wausau Timbers Midwest League Mike Young
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Gus Gil

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Frederick[13]

References

  1. ^ Mark Huismann at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Jamie Quirk at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ John Mitchell at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Sam Horn at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Danny Boone at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Associated Press (May 27, 1990). "BASEBALL; Orioles to Switch Spring Training Sites". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2009.
  7. ^ "Tucson Trying to Attract Orioles". Los Angeles Times. December 13, 1990. Retrieved June 9, 2009.
  8. ^ 1990 Baltimore Orioles Roster by Baseball Almanac
  9. ^ Baseball Draft: 1st Round of the 1990 June Draft Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Scott McClain at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Dorn Taylor at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Phil Bradley at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007