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The 1991 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. Cal Ripken. Jr. would be the first shortstop in the history of the American League to win two MVP awards in a career.[1] This was also the Orioles' last year at Memorial Stadium. The O's would move into Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

1991 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Eli Jacobs
General manager(s)Roland Hemond
Manager(s)Frank Robinson and Johnny Oates
Local televisionWMAR-TV
(Jon Miller, Brooks Robinson, Scott Garceau, Jim Palmer)
Home Team Sports
(Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Chuck Thompson, Jon Miller, Ken Levine)
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The Baltimore Orioles at play during a home game at Memorial Stadium in 1991.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • April 13, 1991: Cal Ripken, Jr. had 7 RBI in game versus the Texas Rangers.
  • May 15, 1991: President George H.W. Bush attended a baseball game in Baltimore with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The two saw the Oakland Athletics play the Baltimore Orioles for two innings.[9]
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. became the fourth shortstop in the history of Major League Baseball to have 30 home runs in one season and won the AL MVP award.
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. won the Gold Glove in 1991 after missing out in 1990 even though he set the single season record for both fewest errors by a Shortstop(3) and also the record for most balls fielded in a single season.

Opening Day startersEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 0.562 46–35 45–36
Boston Red Sox 84 78 0.519 7 43–38 41–40
Detroit Tigers 84 78 0.519 7 49–32 35–46
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 8 43–37 40–42
New York Yankees 71 91 0.438 20 39–42 32–49
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 24 33–48 34–47
Cleveland Indians 57 105 0.352 34 30–52 27–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1991 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 8–5 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 4–8 3–10 4–8 5–8 3–9 4–8 9–3 5–8
Boston 5–8 4–8 7–5 9–4 5–8 7–5 7–6 3–9 6–7 8–4 9–3 5–7 9–4
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 7–5 5–7 9–4 6–6 8–5 6–6 1–12 6–7 5–8 6–6
Chicago 8–4 5–7 5–8 6–6 4–8 7–6 7–5 8–5 8–4 7–6 7–6 8–5 7–5
Cleveland 6–7 4–9 5–7 6–6 7–6 4–8 5–8 2–10 6–7 5–7 2–10 4–8 1–12
Detroit 8–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 6–7 8–4 4–9 4–8 8–5 4–8 8–4 6–6 5–8
Kansas City 8–4 5–7 4–9 6–7 8–4 4–8 9–3 6–7 7–5 6–7 7–6 7–6 5–7
Milwaukee 10–3 6–7 6–6 5–7 8–5 9–4 3–9 6–6 6–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 9–3 5–8 5–8 10–2 8–4 7–6 6–6 10–2 8–5 9–4 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 7–6 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 5–7 7–6 2–10 6–6 3–9 5–7 6–7
Oakland 9–3 4–8 12–1 6–7 7–5 8–4 7–6 4–8 5–8 6–6 6–7 4–9 6–6
Seattle 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 9–3 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–8 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 5–7 7–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 6–6
Toronto 8–5 4–9 6–6 5–7 12–1 8–5 7–5 7–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–5 6–6


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1991 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

= Indicates team leader

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 107 341 83 .243 11 31
1B Randy Milligan 141 483 127 .263 16 70
2B Billy Ripken 104 287 62 .216 0 14
3B Leo Gómez 118 391 91 .233 16 45
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. 162 650 210 .323 34 114
LF Joe Orsulak 143 486 135 .278 5 43
CF Mike Devereaux 149 608 158 .260 19 59
RF Dwight Evans 101 270 73 .270 6 38
DH Sam Horn 121 317 74 .233 23 61

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
Juan Bell 100 209 36 .172 1 15
Glenn Davis 49 176 40 .227 10 28
Shane Turner 4 1 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
Jeff Ballard 26 123.2 6 12 5.60 37
Jeff Robinson 21 104.1 4 9 5.18 65
Roy Smith 17 80.1 5 4 5.60 25

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

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
Mike Flanagan 64 2 7 3 2.38 55
Todd Frohwirth 51 7 3 3 1.87 77
Paul Kilgus 38 0 2 1 5.08 32

Awards and honorsEdit

All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.153, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Dorn Taylor at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Todd Frohwirth at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Paul Kilgus at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Roy Smith at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Curt Schilling at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Mickey Tettleton at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Pete Rose, Jr. at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/prz_cgb.shtml
  10. ^ Mike Flanagan at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Ernie Whitt at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Alex Ochoa at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007