1980 Baltimore Orioles season

1980 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 100–62 (.617)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s) Hank Peters
Manager(s) Earl Weaver
Local television WMAR-TV
Local radio WFBR
(Chuck Thompson, Bill O'Donnell, Brooks Robinson, Tom Marr)
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The 1980 Baltimore Orioles season was the club's 26th season in Baltimore. It involved the Orioles finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 100 wins and 62 losses.

Offseason

Spring training

The Orioles played two spring training exhibition games at the Louisiana Superdome against the New York Yankees over the weekend of March 15 and 16, 1980. 45,152 spectators watched the Yankees beat the Orioles 9 to 3 on March 15, 1980. The following day, 43,339 fans saw Floyd Rayford lead the Orioles to a 7 to 1 win over the Yankees.[2]

Regular season

During the season, Steve Stone became the last pitcher to win at least 25 games for the Orioles in the 20th century.[3]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 10359 0.636 53–28 50–31
Baltimore Orioles 10062 0.617 3 50–31 50–31
Milwaukee Brewers 8676 0.531 17 40–42 46–34
Detroit Tigers 8478 0.519 19 43–38 41–40
Boston Red Sox 8377 0.519 19 36–45 47–32
Cleveland Indians 7981 0.494 23 44–35 35–46
Toronto Blue Jays 6795 0.414 36 35–46 32–49

Record vs. opponents

1980 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–510–26–66–710–36–67–610–27–67–56–66–611–2
Boston 5–89–36–47–68–55–76–76–63–109–37–55–77–6
California 2–103–93–104–65–75–86–67–62–103–1011–211–23–9
Chicago 6–64–610–35–72–105–85–75–85–76–76–76–7–25–7
Cleveland 7–66–76–47–53–105–73–109–35–86–68–46–68–5
Detroit 3–105–87–510–210–32–107–66–65–86–610–2–14–89–4
Kansas City 6–67–58–58–57–510–26–65–88–46–77–610–39–3
Milwaukee 6–77–66–67–510–36–76–67–55–87–59–35–75–8
Minnesota 2–106–66–78–53–96–68–55–74–86–77–69–37–5
New York 6–710–310–27–58–58–54–88–58–48–49–37–510–3
Oakland 5–73–910–37–66–66–67–65–77–64–88–57–68–4
Seattle 6–65–72–117–64–82–10–16–73–96–73–95–84–96–6
Texas 6–67–52–117–6–26–68–43–107–53–95–76–79–47–5
Toronto 2–116–79–37–55–84–93–98–55–73–104–86–65–7

Notable transactions

Roster

1980 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
CRick Dempsey11936295.262940
1BEddie Murray158621186.30032116
2BRich Dauer152557158.284263
RFKen Singleton156583177.30424104

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
Dan Graham8626674.2781554
Pat Kelly8920052.260326
Lenn Sakata438316.19319
Mark Corey363610.27812
Floyd Rayford8184.22201
Wayne Krenchicki9142.14300
Dave Skaggs251.20000
Bobby Bonner440.00001

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
Scott McGregor362522083.32119
Mike Flanagan37251.116134.12128
Steve Stone37250.22573.23149
Jim Palmer3422416103.98109
Mike Boddicker17.1016.144

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
Dennis Martínez2599.2643.9742

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
Tippy Martinez5344103.0168
Sammy Stewart337733.5678
Dave Ford251314.2622
Paul Hartzell60206.625
Joe Kerrigan10003.861

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Doc Edwards
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Jimmy Williams
A Miami Orioles Florida State League Lance Nichols
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Grady Little

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte

Notes

References

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