1974 Baltimore Orioles season

1974 Baltimore Orioles
1974 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
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 Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 9171 0.562 46–35 45–36
New York Yankees 8973 0.549 2 47–34 42–39
Boston Red Sox 8478 0.519 7 46–35 38–43
Cleveland Indians 7785 0.475 14 40–41 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 7686 0.469 15 40–41 36–45
Detroit Tigers 7290 0.444 19 36–45 36–45

Record vs. opponents

1974 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 10–87–55–712–614–48–48–106–611–76–64–8
Boston 8–104–88–49–911–74–810–86–611–78–45–7
California 5–78–410–8–13–95–78–103–98–103–96–129–9
Chicago 7–54–88–10–18–47–511–78–47–11–14–87–119–7–1
Cleveland 6–129–99–34–89–98–410–86–67–115–74–8
Detroit 4–147–117–55–79–97–59–93–911–75–75–7
Kansas City 4–88–410–87–114–85–711–18–104–88–108–10
Milwaukee 10–88–109–34–88–109–91–116–69–95–77–5
Minnesota 6–66–610–811–7–16–69–310–86–64–85–139–9
New York 7–117–119–38–411–77–118–49–98–47–58–4
Oakland 6–64–812–611–77–57–510–87–513–55–78–10
Texas 8–47–59–97–9–18–47–510–85–79–94–810–8

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
CEarl Williams118413105.2541452
1BBoog Powell11034491.2651245
2BBobby Grich160582153.2631982
3BBrooks Robinson153553159.288759
SSMark Belanger15549311.225536
LFDon Baylor137489133.2721059
CFPaul Blair151552144.2611762
RFRich Coggins113411100.243432
DHTommy Davis128626181.2891184

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
Al Bumbry9427063.233119
Jim Fuller6418942.222728
Andy Etchebarren6218040.222215
Enos Cabell8017442.241317
Elrod Hendricks6615933.20838
Frank Baker24295.17200
Mike Reinbach12205.25002
Bob Oliver9203.15004
Tim Nordbrook6154.26701
Curt Motton780.00000
Jim Northrup874.57113
Doug DeCinces110.00000

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
Ross Grimsley40295.218133.07158
Dave McNally3925916103.58111
Mike Cuellar38269.122103.11106
Jim Palmer26178.27123.2784

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
Doyle Alexander30114.1694.0140
Wayne Garland2091552.9740

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
Bob Reynolds547572.7343
Grant Jackson4964122.5756
Don Hood201113.4526
Jesse Jefferson201004.4031
Dave Johnson112222.936

Postseason

ALCS

The Athletics defeated the Orioles, 3–1

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Baltimore – 6, Oakland – 3October 5Oakland Coliseum41,609
2Baltimore – 0, Oakland – 5October 6Oakland Coliseum42,810
3Oakland – 1, Baltimore – 0October 8Memorial Stadium32,060
4Oakland – 2, Baltimore – 1October 9Memorial Stadium28,136

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joe Altobelli
AA Asheville Orioles Southern League Cal Ripken, Sr.
A Lodi Orioles California League Jimmie Schaffer
A Miami Orioles Florida State League George Farson
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Bobby Malkmus

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester

Notes

References

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