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1974 Baltimore Orioles season

1974 Baltimore Orioles
1974 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 91–71 (.562)
    Divisional place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
    General manager(s) Frank Cashen
    Manager(s) Earl Weaver
    Local television WJZ-TV
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell)
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    The 1974 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing first in the American League East with a record of 91 wins and 71 losses. The Orioles went on to lose to the Oakland Athletics in the 1974 American League Championship Series, 3 games to 1.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Much of the success of the team can be attributed to its infield. second baseman Bobby Grich, shortstop Mark Belanger and third baseman Brooks Robinson each led the American League for their positions in assists.

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    Baltimore Orioles 91 71 -- .562
    New York Yankees 89 73 2 .549
    Boston Red Sox 84 78 7 .519
    Cleveland Indians 77 85 14 .475
    Milwaukee Brewers 76 86 15 .469
    Detroit Tigers 72 90 19 .444

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1974 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
    C Williams, EarlEarl Williams 118 413 105 .254 14 52
    1B Powell, BoogBoog Powell 110 344 91 .265 12 45
    2B Grich, BobbyBobby Grich 160 582 153 .263 19 82
    3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 153 553 159 .288 7 59
    SS Belanger, MarkMark Belanger 155 493 11 .225 5 36
    LF Baylor, DonDon Baylor 137 489 133 .272 10 59
    CF Blair, PaulPaul Blair 151 552 144 .261 17 62
    RF Coggins, RichRich Coggins 113 411 100 .243 4 32
    DH Davis, TommyTommy Davis 128 626 181 .289 11 84

    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
    Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 94 270 63 .233 1 19
    Fuller, JimJim Fuller 64 189 42 .222 7 28
    Etchebarren, AndyAndy Etchebarren 62 180 40 .222 2 15
    Cabell, EnosEnos Cabell 80 174 42 .241 3 17
    Hendricks, ElrodElrod Hendricks 66 159 33 .208 3 8
    Baker, FrankFrank Baker 24 29 5 .172 0 0
    Reinbach, MikeMike Reinbach 12 20 5 .250 0 2
    Oliver, BobBob Oliver 9 20 3 .150 0 4
    Nordbrook, TimTim Nordbrook 6 15 4 .267 0 1
    Motton, CurtCurt Motton 7 8 0 .000 0 0
    Northrup, JimJim Northrup 8 7 4 .571 1 3
    DeCinces, DougDoug DeCinces 1 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
    Grimsley, RossRoss Grimsley 40 295.2 18 13 3.07 158
    McNally, DaveDave McNally 39 259 16 10 3.58 111
    Cuellar, MikeMike Cuellar 38 269.1 22 10 3.11 106
    Palmer, JimJim Palmer 26 178.2 7 12 3.27 84

    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
    Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 30 114.1 6 9 4.01 40
    Garland, WayneWayne Garland 20 91 5 5 2.97 40

    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
    Reynolds, BobBob Reynolds 54 7 5 7 2.73 43
    Jackson, GrantGrant Jackson 49 6 4 12 2.57 56
    Hood, DonDon Hood 20 1 1 1 3.45 26
    Jefferson, JesseJesse Jefferson 20 1 0 0 4.40 31
    Johnson, DaveDave Johnson 11 2 2 2 2.93 6

    Postseason

    ALCS

    The Athletics defeated the Orioles, 3-1

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Baltimore - 6, Oakland - 3 October 5 Oakland Coliseum 41,609
    2 Baltimore - 0, Oakland - 5 October 6 Oakland Coliseum 42,810
    3 Oakland - 1, Baltimore - 0 October 8 Memorial Stadium 32,060
    4 Oakland - 2, Baltimore - 1 October 9 Memorial Stadium 28,136

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester

    Notes

    References