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1997 Baltimore Orioles season

1997 Baltimore Orioles
American League East champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Baltimore, Maryland (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 98–64 (.605)
    Divisional place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) Peter Angelos
    Manager(s) Davey Johnson
    Local television WJZ-TV/WNUV/WBDC
    Home Team Sports
    (Jim Palmer, Mike Flanagan, Michael Reghi)
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Chuck Thompson, Fred Manfra, Jim Hunter)
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    The 1997 Baltimore Orioles season saw the Orioles finishing 1st in the American League East with a record of 98 wins and 64 losses. They met the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS, and beat them in 4 games. However, in the ALCS, they would play the Cleveland Indians, where they would fall in 6 games. It would be their last winning season until 15 years later.

    Offseason

    • December 10, 1996: Jimmy Key was signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[1]
    • December 13, 1996: Mike Bordick was signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[2]
    • December 18, 1996: Jerome Walton was signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[3]
    • December 19, 1996: Eric Davis was signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[4]
    • March 22, 1997: Scott McClain was traded by the Baltimore Orioles with Manny Alexander to the New York Mets for Hector Ramirez.[5]

    Roster

    1997 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL East W L Pct. GB
    Baltimore Orioles 98 64 .605 --
    New York Yankees 96 66 .586 2.0
    Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 19.0
    Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20.0
    Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 .469 22.0

    Game log

    1997 Game Log


    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI
    C Chris Hoiles 99 320 45 83 .259 12 49
    1B Rafael Palmeiro 158 614 95 156 .254 38 110
    2B Roberto Alomar 112 412 64 137 .333 14 60
    3B Cal Ripken, Jr. 162 615 79 166 .270 17 84
    SS Mike Bordick 153 509 55 120 .236 7 46
    LF B.J. Surhoff 147 528 80 150 .284 18 88
    CF Brady Anderson 151 590 97 170 .288 18 73
    RF Jeffrey Hammonds 118 397 71 105 .264 21 55

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Tony Tarasco 100 166 34 .205 7 26
    Jeff Reboulet 99 228 54 .237 4 27
    Lenny Webster 98 259 66 .255 7 37
    Aaron Ledesma 43 88 31 .352 2 11
    Eric Davis 42 158 48 .304 8 25
    David Dellucci 17 27 6 .222 1 3

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Jimmy Key 34 212.3 16 10 3.43 141
    Scott Erickson 33 221.7 16 7 3.69 131
    Mike Mussina 33 224.7 15 8 3.20 218
    Scott Kamieniecki 30 179.3 10 6 4.01 109
    Rick Krivda 10 50.0 4 2 6.30 29

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Shawn Boskie 28 77.0 6 6 6.43 50
    Mike Johnson 14 39.7 0 1 7.94 29
    Nerio Rodríguez 6 22.0 2 1 4.91 11
    Rocky Coppinger 5 20.0 1 1 6.30 22
    Esteban Yan 3 9.7 0 1 15.83 4

    Relief pitchers

    Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
    Randy Myers 61 59.7 2 3 45 1.51 56
    Armando Benítez 71 73.3 4 5 9 2.45 106
    Jesse Orosco 71 50.3 6 3 0 2.32 46
    Terry Mathews 57 63.3 4 4 1 4.41 39
    Arthur Rhodes 53 95.3 10 3 1 3.02 102
    Alan Mills 39 38.7 2 3 0 4.89 32
    Brian Williams 13 24.0 0 0 0 3.00 14

    ALDS

    Game 1

    October 1, Kingdome

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Baltimore 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 9 13 0
    Seattle 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 7 1
    W: Mike Mussina (1-0)   L: Randy Johnson (0-1)  SV: None
    HR: BALGerónimo Berroa (1)   Chris Hoiles (1)   SEAEdgar Martínez (1)   Jay Buhner (1)   Alex Rodriguez (1)

    Game 2

    October 2, Kingdome

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Baltimore 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 9 14 0
    Seattle 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 0
    W: Scott Erickson (1-0)   L: Jamie Moyer (0-1)  SV: None
    HR: BALHarold Baines (1)   Brady Anderson (1)   SEA – None

    Game 3

    October 4, Oriole Park at Camden Yards

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Seattle 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 11 0
    Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0
    W: Jeff Fassero (1-0)   L: Jimmy Key (0-1)  SV: None
    HR: BAL – None   SEAJay Buhner (2)   Paul Sorrento (1)

    Game 4

    October 5, Oriole Park at Camden Yards

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Seattle 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
    Baltimore 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 7 0
    W: Mike Mussina (2-0)   L: Randy Johnson (0-2)  SV: Randy Myers (1)
    HR: BALJeff Reboulet (1)   Gerónimo Berroa (2)   SEAEdgar Martínez (2)

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 8, Camden Yards

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Baltimore 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 6 1
    WP: Scott Erickson (1-0)  LP: Chad Ogea (0-1)  SV: Randy Myers (1)
    HRs: BALBrady Anderson (1) Roberto Alomar (1)

    Game 2

    October 9, Camden Yards

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Cleveland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 6 3
    Baltimore 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 8 1
    WP: Paul Assenmacher (1-0)  LP: Armando Benítez (0-1)  SV: José Mesa (1)
    HRs: CLEManny Ramírez (1) Marquis Grissom (1)   BALCal Ripken (1)

    Game 3

    October 11, Jacobs Field

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
    Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 1
    Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
    WP: Eric Plunk (1-0)  LP: Randy Myers (0-1)  
    HRs: None

    Game 4

    October 12, Jacobs Field

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Baltimore 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 12 2
    Cleveland 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 8 13 0
    WP: José Mesa (1-0)  LP: Alan Mills (0-1)  
    HRs: CLESandy Alomar, Jr. (1) Manny Ramírez (2)   BALBrady Anderson (2) Harold Baines (1) Rafael Palmeiro (1)

    Game 5

    October 13, Jacobs Field

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Baltimore 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 0
    Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 1
    WP: Scott Kamieniecki (1-0)  LP: Chad Ogea (0-2)  
    HRs: BALEric Davis (1)

    Game 6

    October 15, Camden Yards

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
    Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
    Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
    WP: Brian Anderson (1-0)  LP: Armando Benítez (0-2)  S: José Mesa (1)
    HRs: CLE: – Tony Fernández (1)

    Awards and honors

    1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/keyji01.shtml
    2. ^ Mike Bordick Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/waltoje01.shtml
    4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/daviser01.shtml
    5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcclasc01.shtml
    6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
    7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007