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1963 Baltimore Orioles season

1963 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Memorial Stadium (since 1954)
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 86–76 (.531)
    League place 4th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
    Manager(s) Billy Hitchcock
    Local television WBAL-TV
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Chuck Thompson, Joe Croghan)
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    The 1963 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing fourth in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 104 57 .646 --
    Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
    Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
    Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
    Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
    Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
    Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
    Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
    Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
    Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1963 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 Orsino, JohnJohn Orsino 116 379 103 .272 19 56
    1B Gentile, JimJim Gentile 145 496 123 .248 24 72
    2B Adair, JerryJerry Adair 109 382 87 .228 6 30
    3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 161 589 148 .251 11 67
    SS Aparicio, LuisLuis Aparicio 146 601 150 .250 5 45
    LF Powell, BoogBoog Powell 140 491 130 .265 25 82
    CF Brandt, JackieJackie Brandt 142 451 112 .248 15 61
    RF Smith, AlAl Smith 120 368 100 .272 10 39

    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
    Snyder, RussRuss Snyder 148 429 110 .256 7 36
    Johnson, BobBob Johnson 82 254 75 .295 8 32
    Brown, DickDick Brown 59 171 42 .246 2 13
    Saverine, BobBob Saverine 115 167 39 .234 1 12
    Gaines, JoeJoe Gaines 66 126 36 .286 6 20
    Bowens, SamSam Bowens 15 48 16 .333 1 9
    Valentine, FredFred Valentine 26 41 11 .268 0 1
    Landrith, HobieHobie Landrith 2 1 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
    Barber, SteveSteve Barber 39 258.2 20 13 2.75 180
    McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 25 136 6 8 4.30 75
    Bunker, WallyWally Bunker 1 4 0 1 13.50 1

    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
    Miller, JohnJohn Miller 3 17 1 1 3.18 16

    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
    Miller, StuStu Miller 71 5 8 27 2.24 118
    Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 16 0 1 1 5.40 13

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Stockton, Bluefield

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