1986 Baltimore Orioles season
The 1986 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 7th in the American League East with a record of 73 wins and 89 losses. On August 5th, the Orioles were in second place with a record of 59-47, just 2.5 games out of first place, but the Orioles would lose 42 of their final 56 games to finish in last place in the AL East.
|1986 Baltimore Orioles|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Edward Bennett Williams|
|General manager(s)||Hank Peters|
(Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein, Tom Davis)
(Jon Miller, Tom Marr)
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- October 9, 1985: Joe Nolan was released by the Orioles.
- December 12, 1985: Gary Roenicke and a player to be named later were traded by the Orioles to the New York Yankees for Rex Hudler and Rich Bordi. The Orioles completed the deal by sending Leo Hernández to the Yankees on December 16.
- January 14, 1986: Rafael Bournigal was drafted by the Orioles in the 10th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign.
- January 23, 1986: Dan Ford was released by the Orioles.
- February 20, 1986: Luis DeLeón was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
- March 23, 1986: Mike Kinnunen was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
- March 31, 1986: Ben Bianchi (minors), Steve Padia (minors), and a player to be named later were traded by the Orioles to the Minnesota Twins for Mike Hart. The Orioles completed the deal by sending Jeff Hubbard (minors) to the Twins on April 23.
|Boston Red Sox||95||66||0.590||—||51–30||44–36|
|New York Yankees||90||72||0.556||5½||41–39||49–33|
|Toronto Blue Jays||86||76||0.531||9½||42–39||44–37|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
1986 American League Records
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Opening Day startersEdit
- Rick Dempsey
- Mike Flanagan
- Jackie Gutiérrez
- Lee Lacy
- Fred Lynn
- Eddie Murray
- Cal Ripken, Jr.
- John Shelby
- Alan Wiggins
- Mike Young
- June 2, 1986: Gordon Dillard was drafted by the Orioles in the 14th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft.
- June 16, 1986: Dennis Martínez and a player to be named later were traded by the Orioles to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later. The Orioles completed the deal by sending John Stefero to the Expos on December 8. The Expos completed the deal by sending Rene Gonzales to the Orioles on December 16.
|1986 Baltimore Orioles|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|SS||Cal Ripken, Jr||162||627||177||.282||25||81|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Peter Lohman. 10 115 10 0 1.00 68.
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
- Joe Nolan page at Baseball-Reference
- Rex Hudler page at Baseball Reference
- Rafael Bournigal page at Baseball Reference
- Dan Ford page at Baseball-Reference
- Luis DeLeón page at Baseball Reference
- Mike Kinnunen page at Baseball Reference
- Mike Hart page at Baseball Reference
- Gordon Dillard page at Baseball Reference
- Dennis Martínez page on Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997