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1991 Baltimore Orioles season

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Record  67–95 (.414)
Owner(s)  Eli Jacobs
Divisional place  6th
General manager(s)  Roland Hemond
1991 Baltimore Orioles season
Manager(s)  Frank Robinson and Johnny Oates
Local television  WMAR-TV (Jon Miller, Brooks Robinson, Scott Garceau, Jim Palmer) Home Team Sports (Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)

The 1991 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League East with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses. Cal Ripken. Jr. would be the first shortstop in the history of the American League to win two MVP awards in a career. This was also the Orioles' last year at Memorial Stadium. The O's would move into Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Contents

Offseason

  • October 10, 1990: Dorn Taylor was released by the Orioles.
  • December 12, 1990: Todd Frohwirth was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
  • December 14, 1990: Mickey Weston was traded by the Orioles to the Toronto Blue Jays for Paul Kilgus.
  • January 1, 1991: Roy Smith was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
  • January 10, 1991: Curt Schilling, Steve Finley and Pete Harnisch were traded by the Orioles to the Houston Astros for Glenn Davis.
  • January 11, 1991: Mickey Tettleton was traded by the Orioles to the Detroit Tigers for Jeff Robinson.
  • March 31, 1991: Pete Rose, Jr. was traded by the Orioles to the Chicago White Sox for Joe Borowski.
  • Regular season

  • April 13, 1991: Cal Ripken, Jr. had 7 RBI in game versus the Texas Rangers.
  • May 15, 1991: President George H.W. Bush attended a baseball game in Baltimore with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The two saw the Oakland Athletics play the Baltimore Orioles for two innings.
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. became the fourth shortstop in the history of Major League Baseball to have 30 home runs in one season and won the AL MVP award.
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. won the Gold Glove in 1991 after missing out in 1990 even though he set the single season record for both fewest errors by a Shortstop(3) and also the record for most balls fielded in a single season.
  • Opening Day starters

  • Jeff Ballard
  • Glenn Davis
  • Mike Devereaux
  • Dwight Evans
  • Sam Horn
  • Bob Melvin
  • Randy Milligan
  • Billy Ripken
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Craig Worthington
  • Notable transactions

  • April 2, 1991: Mike Flanagan was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
  • April 7, 1991: Ernie Whitt was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.
  • June 3, 1991: Alex Ochoa was drafted by the Orioles in the 3rd round of the 1991 Major League Baseball draft. Player signed June 10, 1991.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    Awards and honors

  • Cal Ripken, Jr., American League Most Valuable Player
  • Cal Ripken, Jr., All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
  • Cal Ripken, Jr., Winner, All-Star Game Home Run Hitting Contest
  • Cal Ripken, Jr., Rawlings Gold Glove Award
  • Joe Orsulak, Led American League, 22 Outfield Assists
  • All-Star Game

  • Cal Ripken, Jr., Shortstop
  • References

    1991 Baltimore Orioles season Wikipedia


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