1994 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record63–49 (.562)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Angelos
General manager(s)Roland Hemond
Manager(s)Johnny Oates
Local televisionWJZ-TV/WNUV/Home Team Sports
(Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein, Jim Palmer)
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Jon Miller, Fred Manfra)
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The 1994 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 63 wins and 49 losses. The season was cut short by the infamous 1994 player's strike.

Offseason

Regular season

By Friday August 12, 1994, when the MLB Players' strike began, the Orioles had scored 589 runs (5.26 per game) and allowed 497 runs (4.44 per game) with a 63–49 record through 112 games. They were 2.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians (66-47) in the 1994 AL Wildcard Race.[5]

Because they had only played in 112 games by the time the strike began, the Orioles had the fewest at-bats in the Majors, with just 3,856. The Orioles pitching staff had good control, as the Orioles had the fewest wild pitches (18) in the Majors. They also tied the Seattle Mariners for the fewest balks, with just one.[6] Orioles baserunners successfully stole 69 bases in the strike-shortened season and were caught stealing only 13 times: the fewest in the Majors. Their pitchers also had good control, with just 18 wild pitches thrown: the fewest in the Majors.[7]

Notable transactions

Roster

1994 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619 33–24 37–19
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562 28–27 35–22
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478 16 33–26 22–34
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 17 31–33 23–28
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 18 34–24 19–38
Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456
W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438
California Angels 47 68 0.409

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 4–2 8–4 2–4 4–6 3–4 4–1 7–3 4–5 4–6 7–5 4–6 3–3 7–2
Boston 2–4 7–5 2–4 3–7 4–2 4–2 5–5 1–8 3–7 9–3 6–6 1–5 7–3
California 4–8 5–7 5–5 0–5 3–4 6–4 3–3 3–3 4–8 3–6 2–7 6–4 3–4
Chicago 4–2 4–2 5–5 7–5 8–4 3–7 9–3 2–4 4–2 6–3 9–1 4–5 2–3
Cleveland 6–4 7–3 5–0 5–7 8–2 1–4 5–2 9–3 0–9 6–0 3–2 5–7 6–4
Detroit 4–3 2–4 4–3 4–8 2–8 4–8 6–4 3–3 3–3 5–4 6–3 5–7 5–4
Kansas City 1–4 2–4 4–6 7–3 4–1 8–4 5–7 6–4 4–2 7–3 6–4 4–3 6–6
Milwaukee 3–7 5–5 3–3 3–9 2–5 4–6 7–5 6–6 2–7 4–1 4–2 3–3 7–3
Minnesota 5–4 8–1 3–3 4–2 3–9 3–3 4–6 6–6 4–5 2–5 3–3 4–5 4–8
New York 6–4 7–3 8–4 2–4 9–0 3–3 2–4 7–2 5–4 7–5 8–4 3–2 3–4
Oakland 5–7 3–9 6–3 3–6 0–6 4–5 3–7 1–4 5–2 5–7 4–3 7–3 5–1
Seattle 4–6 6–6 7–2 1–9 2–3 3–6 4–6 2–4 3–3 4–8 3–4 9–1 1–5
Texas 3–3 5–1 4–6 5–4 7–5 7–5 3–4 3–3 5–4 2–3 3–7 1–9 4–8
Toronto 2–7 3–7 4–3 3–2 4–6 4–5 6–6 3–7 8–4 4–3 1–5 5–1 8–4


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 Chris Hoiles 99 332 82 .247 19 53
1B Rafael Palmeiro 111 436 139 .319 23 76
2B Mark McLemore 104 343 88 .257 3 29
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. 112 444 140 .315 13 75
3B Leo Gómez 84 285 78 .274 15 56
LF Brady Anderson 111 453 119 .263 12 48
CF Mike Devereaux 85 301 61 .203 9 33
RF Harold Baines 94 326 96 .294 16 54

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
Chris Sabo 68 258 66 .256 11 42
Jack Voigt 59 141 34 .241 3 20
Tim Hulett 36 92 21 .228 2 15
Dwight Smith 28 74 23 .311 3 12
Lonnie Smith 35 59 12 .203 0 2
Jeff Tackett 26 53 12 .226 2 9
Mark Smith 3 7 1 .143 0 2
Damon Buford 4 2 1 .500 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 Mussina 24 176.1 16 5 3.06 99
Ben McDonald 24 157.1 14 7 4.06 94
Jamie Moyer 23 149 5 7 4.77 87
Sid Fernandez 19 115.1 6 6 5.15 95
Arthur Rhodes 10 52.2 3 5 5.81 47
Scott Klingenbeck 1 7.0 1 0 3.86 5

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
Mike Oquist 15 58.1 3 3 6.17 39

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
Alan Mills 47 3 3 2 5.16 44
Mark Eichhorn 43 6 5 1 2.15 35
Lee Smith 41 1 4 33 3.29 42
Jim Poole 38 1 0 0 6.64 18
Mark Williamson 28 3 1 1 4.01 28
Tom Bolton 22 1 2 0 5.40 12
Brad Pennington 8 0 1 0 12.00 7
Armando Benítez 3 0 0 0 0.90 14

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Bob Miscik
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Pete Mackanin
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Mike O'Berry
A Albany Polecats South Atlantic League Butch Wynegar
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Andy Etchebarren
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Oneri Fleita

[9]

Notes

  1. ^ "Mark Eichhorn: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Chris Sabo page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Lee Smith page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Henry Cotto page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "1994 Baltimore Orioles Schedule".
  6. ^ "1994 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  7. ^ "1994 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  8. ^ "Home Run in Last at Bat | Baseball Almanac".
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References