1995 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record71–73 (.493)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Angelos
General manager(s)Roland Hemond
Manager(s)Phil Regan
Local televisionWJZ-TV/WNUV/WBDC
Home Team Sports
(Mel Proctor, Josh Lewin, John Lowenstein, Jim Palmer)
Local radioWBAL/WTEM
(Chuck Thompson, Jon Miller, Fred Manfra)
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The 1995 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of 71 wins and 73 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

The Orioles scored 704 runs (4.89 per game) and allowed only 640 runs (4.44 per game), second only to the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles pitching staff also allowed the fewest hits in the Majors (1,165), the most complete games (19) and the most shutouts in the AL (10).[3]

Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's record

On Wednesday, September 6, 1995, many baseball fans within and out of the United States tuned into cable TV network ESPN (and called by Chris Berman and Buck Martinez) to watch Ripken surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year-old record for consecutive games played. The game, between the Orioles and the California Angels, still ranks as one of the network's most watched baseball games. Cal's children, Rachel and Ryan, threw out the ceremonial first balls.

Both President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore were at the game. President Clinton was in the WBAL local radio broadcast booth when Ripken hit a home run[4] in the fourth inning, and called the home run over the air. When the game became official after the Angels' half of the fifth inning, the numerical banners that displayed Ripken's streak on the wall of the B&O Warehouse outside the stadium's right field wall changed from 2130 to 2131.

Everyone attending (including the opposing Angels and all four umpires) erupted with a standing ovation lasting more than 22 minutes, one of the longest standing ovations for any athlete; ESPN did not go to a commercial break during the entire ovation. During the ovation, Cal was convinced by his teammates to take an impromptu victory lap around the entire Camden Yards to shake hands and give high-fives to the fans, creating a highlight reel moment that's been played repeatedly over the years since then.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 86 58 0.597 42–30 44–28
New York Yankees 79 65 0.549 7 46–26 33–39
Baltimore Orioles 71 73 0.493 15 36–36 35–37
Detroit Tigers 60 84 0.417 26 35–37 25–47
Toronto Blue Jays 56 88 0.389 30 29–43 27–45

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 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


Notable transactions

Roster

1995 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 Chris Hoiles 114 352 88 .250 19 58
1B Rafael Palmeiro 143 554 172 .310 39 104
2B Manny Alexander 94 242 57 .236 3 23
SS Cal Ripken Jr. 144 550 144 .262 17 88
3B Jeff Manto 89 254 65 .256 17 38
LF Brady Anderson 143 554 145 .262 16 64
CF Curtis Goodwin 87 289 76 .263 1 24
RF Jeffrey Hammonds 57 178 43 .242 4 23
DH Harold Baines 127 385 115 .299 24 63

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
Kevin Bass 111 295 72 .244 5 32
Bret Barberie 90 237 57 .241 2 25
Bobby Bonilla 61 237 79 .333 10 46
Jeff Huson 66 161 40 .248 1 19
Leo Gómez 53 127 30 .236 4 12
Gregg Zaun 40 104 27 .260 3 14
Mark Smith 37 104 24 .231 3 15
Andy Van Slyke 17 63 10 .159 3 8
Matt Nokes 26 49 6 .122 2 6
Sherman Obando 16 38 10 .263 0 3
Damon Buford 24 32 2 .063 0 2
Jarvis Brown 18 27 4 .148 0 1
Cesar Devarez 6 4 0 .000 0 0
Jack Voigt 3 1 1 1.000 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 Mussina 32 221.2 19 9 3.29 158
Kevin Brown 26 172.1 10 9 3.60 117
Scott Erickson 17 108.2 9 4 3.89 61
Ben McDonald 14 80.0 3 6 4.16 62
Rick Krivda 13 75.1 2 7 4.54 53
Scott Klingenbeck 6 31.1 2 2 4.88 15
Jimmy Haynes 4 24.0 2 1 2.25 22
John DeSilva 2 8.2 1 0 7.27 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
Jamie Moyer 27 115.2 8 6 5.21 65
Arthur Rhodes 19 75.1 2 5 6.21 77
Sid Fernandez 8 28.0 0 4 7.39 31

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
Jesse Orosco 65 2 4 3 3.26 58
Doug Jones 52 0 4 22 5.01 42
Armando Benítez 44 1 5 2 5.66 56
Mark Lee 39 2 0 1 4.86 27
Terry Clark 38 2 5 1 3.46 18
Mike Oquist 27 2 1 0 4.17 27
Alan Mills 21 3 0 0 7.43 16
Brad Pennington 8 0 1 0 8.10 10
Jim Dedrick 6 0 0 0 2.35 10
Joe Borowski 6 0 0 0 1.23 3
Mike Hartley 3 1 0 0 1.29 4
Gene Harris 3 0 0 0 4.50 4

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Marv Foley
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Bob Miscik
A High Desert Mavericks California League Tim Blackwell
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Mike O'Berry
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Andy Etchebarren
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Julio Garcia

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References

  1. ^ Mark Lee page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bret Barberie page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "1995 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  4. ^ Top Ten Things to Do at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine by Orioles Tickets, 2005. Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  5. ^ Jesse Orosco page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b Andy Van Slyke page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jack Voigt page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Jarvis Brown page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Bobby Bonilla page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007