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The 1977 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing second in the American League East with a record of 97 wins and 64 losses.

1977 Baltimore Orioles
Brooks Robinson's final season
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record97–64 (.602)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s)Hank Peters
Manager(s)Earl Weaver
Local televisionWJZ-TV
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

 
Brooks
Robinson

3B
Retired 1977

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 100 62 0.617 55–26 45–36
Baltimore Orioles 97 64 0.602 54–27 43–37
Boston Red Sox 97 64 0.602 51–29 46–35
Detroit Tigers 74 88 0.457 26 39–42 35–46
Cleveland Indians 71 90 0.441 28½ 37–44 34–46
Milwaukee Brewers 67 95 0.414 33 37–44 30–51
Toronto Blue Jays 54 107 0.335 45½ 25–55 29–52

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1977 American League Records

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 6–8 5–6 5–5 11–4 12–3 4–7 11–4 6–4 8–7 8–2 7–3 4–6 10–5
Boston 8–6 7–3 3–7 8–7 9–6 5–5 9–6 4–6 8–7 8–3 10–1 6–4 12–3
California 6–5 3–7 8–7 6–4 4–6 6–9 5–5 7–8 4–7 5–10 9–6 5–10 6–4
Chicago 5–5 7–3 7–8 6–4 4–6 8–7 6–5 10–5 3–7 10–5 10–5 6–9 8–3
Cleveland 4–11 7–8 4–6 4–6 8–7 3–7 11–4 2–9 3–12 7–3 7–3 2–9 9–5
Detroit 3–12 6–9 6–4 6–4 7–8 3–8 10–5 5–5 6–9 5–5 5–6 2–8 10–5
Kansas City 7–4 5–5 9–6 7–8 7–3 8–3 8–2 10–5 5–5 9–6 11–4 8–7 8–2
Milwaukee 4–11 6–9 5–5 5–6 4–11 5–10 2–8 3–8 8–7 5–5 7–3 5–5 8–7
Minnesota 4–6 6–4 8–7 5–10 9–2 5–5 5–10 8–3 2–8 8–6 7–8 8–7 9–1
New York 7–8 7–8 7–4 7–3 12–3 9–6 5–5 7–8 8–2 9–2 6–4 7–3 9–6
Oakland 2–8 3–8 10–5 5–10 3–7 5–5 6–9 5–5 6–8 2–9 7–8 2–13 7–3
Seattle 3–7 1–10 6–9 5–10 3–7 6–5 4–11 3–7 8–7 4–6 8–7 9–6 4–6
Texas 6–4 4–6 10–5 9–6 9–2 8–2 7–8 5–5 7–8 3–7 13–2 6–9 7–4
Toronto 5–10 3–12 4–6 3–8 5–9 5–10 2–8 7–8 1–9 6–9 3–7 6–4 4–7


Opening Day lineupEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1977 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 91 270 61 .226 3 34
1B Lee May 150 585 148 .253 27 99
2B Billy Smith 109 367 79 .215 5 29
3B Doug DeCinces 150 522 135 .259 19 69
SS Mark Belanger 144 402 83 .206 2 30
LF Pat Kelly 120 360 92 .256 10 49
CF Al Bumbry 133 518 164 .317 4 41
RF Ken Singleton 152 536 176 .328 24 99
DH Eddie Murray 160 611 173 .283 27 88

Other battersEdit

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
Rich Dauer 96 304 74 .243 5 25
Dave Skaggs 80 216 62 .287 1 24
Andrés Mora 77 233 57 .245 13 44
Kiko Garcia 65 131 29 .221 2 10
Tony Muser 120 118 27 .229 0 7
Elliott Maddox 49 107 28 .262 2 9
Tom Shopay 67 69 13 .188 1 4
Larry Harlow 46 48 10 .208 0 0
Brooks Robinson 24 47 7 .149 1 4
Terry Crowley 18 22 8 .364 1 9
Ken Rudolph 11 14 4 .286 0 2
Dave Criscione 7 9 3 .333 1 1
Mike Dimmel 25 5 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Palmer 39 319 20 11 2.91 193
Rudy May 37 251.2 18 14 3.61 105
Mike Flanagan 36 235 15 10 3.64 149
Ross Grimsley 34 218.1 14 10 3.96 53

Other pitchersEdit

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 42 166.2 14 7 4.10 107
Scott McGregor 29 114 3 5 4.42 55

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tippy Martinez 41 5 1 9 2.70 29
Dick Drago 36 6 3 3 3.63 20
Dyar Miller 12 2 2 1 5.64 9
Fred Holdsworth 12 0 1 0 6.28 4
Tony Chévez 4 0 0 0 12.38 7
Mike Parrott 3 0 0 0 2.08 2
Nelson Briles 2 0 0 1 6.75 2
Earl Stephenson 1 0 0 0 9.00 2
Randy Miller 1 0 0 0 40.50 0
Ed Farmer 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Darryl Cias page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bob Galasso page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Pagan page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dave Criscione page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ John Shelby page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Paul Blair page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Billy Smith page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Vic Rodriguez page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Randy Stein page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Dick Drago page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Ken Rudolph page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Nelson Briles transactions at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays 4, Baltimore Orioles 0". Retrosheet. September 15, 1977. Retrieved August 18, 2018. the Orioles forfeit when they refuse to take field because the umpires would not remove the tarp on the Blue Jays bullpen mound; Oriole manager Earl Weaver claimed it was a safety issue for his left fielder

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