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1979 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 102-57 .642
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 757-582 + 175
Roster Continuity 86.66% 6/26
Manager(s): Earl Weaver
General Manager: Hank Peters
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Ballpark: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 1,681,009 11/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Pirates)
Top Draft Pick: Tim Maples (#45) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Ellie Hendricks
First Base Coach: Jim Frey
Hitting Coach: Frank Robinson
Pitching Coach: Ray Miller
Third Base Coach: Cal Ripken

#1 Draft Picks

Gary Roenicke (#8), Don Stanhouse (#9), Scott McGregor (#14), Dave Ford (#23), Rich Dauer (#24)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10257.642--
9566.5908.0
9169.56911.5
8971.55613.5
8576.52818.0
8180.50322.0
53109.32750.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
33Eddie Murray1B23   60690179
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991027278291616.295.369.475844.180.312.3031.0824.2288687
29Ken SingletonOF32   57093168
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111311091181161716.295.405.533938.239.433.3141.0816.3304688
1Al BumbryOF32   56980162
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493712437433246.285.336.376712.091.211.3151.7281.3214621
25Rich Dauer2B26   47963123
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09
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61013636124815.257.305.355660.098.171.2581.0053.2170528
14Lee MayDH36   45659116
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019
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693428100142418.254.297.412709.158.217.2843.5724.0188491
11Doug DeCinces3B28   4226797
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61535468350511.230.318.412730.182.315.2361.2626.4174484
3Kiko GarciaSS25   41754103
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241193287205114.247.303.362665.115.197.3012.7283.4151457
35Gary RoenickeOF24   3766098
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641361741241311.261.378.508886.247.404.2611.2115.0191453
24Rick DempseyC29   3684888
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06
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41013837013412.239.307.351658.111.212.2490.9761.3129413
7Mark BelangerSS35   1982833
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09512933101133.167.273.217490.051.217.1961.14--43242
38John LowensteinOF32   1973350
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34164303713132.254.351.482833.228.442.2571.2317.995232
2Billy Smith2B25   1891847
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3310153321711.249.309.434743.185.270.2722.2031.582214
18Pat KellyOF-DH34   1532544
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2545202511032.288.367.536903.248.373.2871.2517.082177
8Dave SkaggsC28   137934
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1400131400208.248.313.328641.080.175.2701.08137.045152
27Benny AyalaOF28   861522
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13006901022.256.298.523821.267.337.2191.5014.34594
10Terry CrowleyDH32   63820
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800141312002.317.449.476925.159.381.3880.9363.03078
6Larry HarlowOF27   41511
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001137400000.268.375.293668.024.146.2970.57--1248
12Wayne Krenchicki3B-2B24   2114
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000000000201.190.190.238428.048.048.190----523
15Mark CoreyOF23   1312
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0001100400001.154.154.154308.000.077.222----213
9Bob MolinaroOF29   6000000101300001.000.143.000143.000.333.0003.00--07
45Tom Chism1B24   3000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
44Ellie HendricksC38   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals18175371757140125824181717994960884731524254143.261.333.419752.158.281.2771.3929.722506075
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
30Dennis Martinez24   15163.67403918300292.127912911928781329211.228.600.862.404.071.69
46Mike Flanagan27   2393.08393816500265.22451079123701906031.188.290.782.376.432.71
21,32Steve Stone31   1173.7732323000186.017391783173963011.328.371.503.534.651.32
16Scott McGregor25   1363.3427237230174.216570651923811121.078.490.981.184.173.52
22Jim Palmer33   1063.2923227010155.214466571243671001.208.310.692.483.871.56
53Sammy Stewart24   853.5131310101117.29647461171715151.427.320.845.425.421.00
23Tippy Martinez29   1032.883900023378.0592925031616011.156.810.003.587.041.97
26Don Stanhouse28   732.8452000462172.2492423451342111.376.040.496.294.190.67
49Tim Stoddard26   311.712900015358.0441211319473001.096.830.472.957.292.47
59Dave Ford22   212.1092005230.023772770001.006.900.602.102.101.00
37John Flinn24   000.004000402.22000100001.006.000.003.000.000.00
43Jeff Rineer23   000.001000001.00000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Batting Totals102573.2832615952101073014341279582522133467786365141.228.030.832.934.931.68
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick DempseyC12461581713.9900.00
Dave SkaggsC632222441.9840.00
Ellie HendricksC11010.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie Murray1B157145610710135.9940.00
Tom Chism1B460001.0000.00
Terry Crowley1B250011.0000.00
Lee May1B221022.9130.00
John Lowenstein1B141011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rich Dauer2B1032132601068.9790.00
Billy Smith2B63107142533.9800.00
Kiko Garcia2B253449612.9330.00
Wayne Krenchicki2B637011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug DeCinces3B120992471321.9640.00
Rich Dauer3B44219574.9430.00
Wayne Krenchicki3B79520.8750.00
Kiko Garcia3B20000.0000.00
John Lowenstein3B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kiko GarciaSS1131732712166.9550.00
Mark BelangerSS98110195338.9900.00
Billy SmithSS51922.8330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al BumbryOF146367771.9820.00
Ken SingletonOF143247852.9810.00
Gary RoenickeOF1302461051.9810.00
John LowensteinOF72120412.9920.00
Larry HarlowOF3132010.9700.00
Benny AyalaOF2438010.9740.00
Pat KellyOF24360001.0000.00
Mark CoreyOF11100001.0000.00
Bob MolinaroOF570001.0000.00
Kiko GarciaOF221001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don StanhouseP527231612.9502.37
Dennis MartinezP40292265953.9442.62
Mike FlanaganP3926544122.9571.53
Tippy MartinezP397841312.9441.96
Steve StoneP32186212713.9802.32
Sammy StewartP31117102713.9742.84
Tim StoddardP29589510.9332.17
Scott McGregorP271741021001.0001.60
Jim PalmerP231551023011.0001.91
Dave FordP93007001.0002.10
John FlinnP4210001.0004.09
Jeff RineerP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lee MayDH117.0000.00
Pat KellyDH18.0000.00
Ken SingletonDH16.0000.00
Terry CrowleyDH15.0000.00
Benny AyalaDH10.0000.00
John LowensteinDH3.0000.00
Eddie MurrayDH2.0000.00
Gary RoenickeDH2.0000.00
Mark CoreyDH1.0000.00
Larry HarlowDH1.0000.00


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