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The 1987 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses.

1987 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s)Hank Peters
Manager(s)Cal Ripken, Sr.
Local televisionWMAR-TV
(Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)
Local radioWCBM
(Jon Miller, Jack Wiers)
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OffseasonEdit

  • January 30, 1987: Jack O'Connor was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.[1]
  • February 12, 1987: Ray Knight was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.[2]
  • March 30, 1987: Rich Bordi was released by the Orioles.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

  • On April 15, 1987, Juan Nieves threw the first no hitter in Milwaukee Brewers history. The Brewers beat the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 7-0.[4]

Opening Day startersEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 2 52–29 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 91 71 0.562 7 48–33 43–38
New York Yankees 89 73 0.549 9 51–30 38–43
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 20 50–30 28–54
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 31 31–51 36–44
Cleveland Indians 61 101 0.377 37 35–46 26–55

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1987 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 1–12 9–3 8–4 7–6 4–9 9–3 2–11 5–7 3–10 7–5 4–8 7–5 1–12
Boston 12–1 4–8 3–9 7–6 2–11 6–6 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–7
California 3–9 8–4 8–5 7–5 3–9 5–8 7–5 8–5 3–9 6–7 7–6 5–8 5–7
Chicago 4–8 9–3 5–8 7–5 3–9 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 9–4 6–7 7–6 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 2–10 5–8
Detroit 9–4 11–2 9–3 9–3 9–4 5–7 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 7–5 8–4 7–6
Kansas City 3–9 6–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–7 5–8 9–4 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 11–2 7–6 5–7 6–6 9–4 7–6 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–8 9–3 9–4
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 5–8 7–6 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 6–6 10–3 9–4 6–7 3–9
New York 10–3 6–7 9–3 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Oakland 5–7 8–4 7–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–6 3–10 7–5 5–8 6–7 7–5
Seattle 8–4 5–7 6–7 7–6 7–5 5–7 4–9 8–4 4–9 5–7 8–5 9–4 2–10
Texas 5–7 5–7 8–5 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 3–9
Toronto 12–1 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 4–8 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–7 10–2 9–3


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

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 Terry Kennedy 143 512 128 .250 18 62
1B Eddie Murray 160 618 171 .277 30 91
2B Billy Ripken 58 234 72 .308 2 20
3B Ray Knight 150 563 144 .256 14 65
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. 162 624 157 .252 27 98
LF Larry Sheets 135 469 148 .316 31 94
CF Fred Lynn 111 396 100 .253 23 60
RF Lee Lacy 87 258 63 .244 7 28
DH Mike Young 110 363 87 .240 16 39

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
Mike Hart 34 76 12 .158 4 12
John Shelby 21 32 6 .188 1 3
Carl Nichols 13 21 8 .381 0 3

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Flanagan 16 94.2 3 6 4.94 50

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Niedenfuer 45 3 5 13 4.99 37
Jack O'Connor 29 1 1 2 4.30 33
Mike Kinnunen 18 0 0 0 4.95 14
Doug Corbett 11 0 2 1 7.83 16
Luis DeLeón 11 0 2 1 4.79 13

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jack O'Connor page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ray Knight page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Bordi page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ John Shelby page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Jack Voigt page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ a b Doug Corbett page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mike Flanagan page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997