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1958 Baltimore Orioles season

1958 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Memorial Stadium (since 1954)
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 74–79 (.484)
    League place 6th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger, Clarence Miles
    Manager(s) Paul Richards
    Local television WJZ-TV
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Ernie Harwell, Herb Carneal)
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    The 1958 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 79 losses, 17.5 games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees. The team was managed by Paul Richards, and played their home games at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, which hosted the All-Star Game that season.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    On June 6, 1958, Orioles president James Keelty, Jr. reached agreement with Miami Marlins president George B. Storer to move the Orioles' spring training home from Scottsdale, Arizona to Miami Stadium for the 1959 spring training season.[2]

    On September 20, pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm struck out eight batters while throwing a no-hitter against the New York Yankees.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
    Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
    Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
    Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
    Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
    Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
    Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
    Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1958 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    1B Boyd, BobBob Boyd 125 401 124 .309 7 36

    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
    Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 48 200 34 .170 3 14
    Hale, BobBob Hale 19 20 7 .350 0 3
    Oertel, ChuckChuck Oertel 14 12 1 .083 1 1
    Burke, LeoLeo Burke 7 11 5 .455 1 4
    Miksis, EddieEddie Miksis 3 2 0 .000 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
    Harshman, JackJack Harshman 34 236.1 12 15 2.89 161
    Brown, HalHal Brown 19 96.2 7 5 3.07 44

    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
    Johnson, ConnieConnie Johnson 26 118.1 6 9 3.88 68
    Beamon, CharlieCharlie Beamon 21 49.2 1 3 4.35 26
    Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 9 40.2 1 3 1.99 35

    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

    Farm system

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    References


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