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1954 Baltimore Orioles season

1954 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Memorial Stadium (since 1954)
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 54–100 (.351)
    League place 7th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger, Clarence Miles
    Manager(s) Jimmy Dykes
    Local television WMAR-TV/WAAM
    Local radio WCBM
    (Ernie Harwell, Howard Williams, Bailey Goss)
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    The 1954 Baltimore Orioles season was the franchise's 54th season (it was founded as the Milwaukee Brewers in 1901, then played as the St. Louis Browns from 1902–53) but its first season as the Baltimore Orioles. The season involved the Orioles finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses, 57 games behind the AL champion Cleveland Indians in their first season in Baltimore. The team was managed by Jimmy Dykes, and played its home games at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • April 15, 1954: Thousands of Baltimoreans jammed city streets as the new Orioles paraded from downtown to their new home at Memorial Stadium. During the 90-minute parade, the new birds signed autographs, handed out pictures and threw styrofoam balls to crowd as the throng marched down 33rd Street West. Inside, more than 46,000 watched the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox, 3–1, to win their home opener and move into first place in the American League.[5] Ironically, the Orioles lost their last home game of the season, 11–0, to the same White Sox, finishing with 100 losses and 57½ games out of first place.[6]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
    New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
    Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
    Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
    Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
    Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
    Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
    Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1954 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Courtney, ClintClint Courtney 122 397 107 .270 4 37
    1B Waitkus, EddieEddie Waitkus 95 311 88 .283 2 33
    2B Young, BobbyBobby Young 130 432 106 .245 4 24
    3B Stephens, VernVern Stephens 101 365 104 .285 8 46
    SS Hunter, BillyBilly Hunter 125 411 100 .243 2 27
    LF Fridley, JimJim Fridley 85 240 59 .246 4 36
    CF Diering, ChuckChuck Diering 128 418 108 .258 2 29
    RF Abrams, CalCal Abrams 115 423 124 .293 6 25

    Other batters

    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
    Kennedy, BobBob Kennedy 106 323 81 .251 6 45
    Kryhoski, DickDick Kryhoski 100 300 78 .260 1 34
    Coan, GilGil Coan 94 265 74 .279 2 20
    Brideweser, JimJim Brideweser 73 204 54 .265 0 12
    Mele, SamSam Mele 72 230 55 .239 5 32
    Moss, LesLes Moss 50 126 31 .246 0 5
    García, ChicoChico García 39 62 7 .113 0 5
    Wertz, VicVic Wertz 29 94 19 .202 1 13
    Murray, RayRay Murray 22 61 15 .246 0 2
    Lenhardt, DonDon Lenhardt 13 33 5 .152 0 1
    Kokos, DickDick Kokos 11 10 2 .200 1 1
    Durham, JoeJoe Durham 10 40 9 .225 1 3
    Kellert, FrankFrank Kellert 10 34 7 .206 0 1
    Berry, NeilNeil Berry 5 9 1 .111 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Turley, BobBob Turley 35 247.1 14 15 3.46 185
    Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 33 221.1 13 17 3.50 103
    Larsen, DonDon Larsen 29 201.2 3 21 4.37 80
    Pillette, DuaneDuane Pillette 25 179 10 14 3.12 66
    Kuzava, BobBob Kuzava 4 23.2 1 3 4.18 15
    Bickford, VernVern Bickford 1 4 0 1 9.00 0

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Kretlow, LouLou Kretlow 32 166.2 6 11 4.37 82
    O'Dell, BillyBilly O'Dell 7 16.1 1 1 2.76 6
    Koslo, DaveDave Koslo 3 14.1 0 1 3.14 3

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Chakales, BobBob Chakales 38 3 7 3 3.73 44
    Fox, HowieHowie Fox 38 1 2 2 3.67 27
    Blyzka, MikeMike Blyzka 37 1 5 1 4.69 35
    Stuart, MarlinMarlin Stuart 22 1 2 2 4.46 13
    Littlefield, DickDick Littlefield 3 0 0 0 10.50 5
    Heard, JayJay Heard 2 0 0 0 13.50 2
    Duren, RyneRyne Duren 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

    Awards and honors

    1954 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References