1987 Baltimore Orioles season

1987 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Record 67–95 (.414)
Divisional place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s) Hank Peters
Manager(s) Cal Ripken, Sr.
Local television WMAR-TV
(Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, John Lowenstein)
Local radio WCBM
(Jon Miller, Jack Wiers)
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The 1987 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.


  • January 30, 1987: Jack O'Connor was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.[1]
  • February 12, 1987: Ray Knight was signed as a free agent by the Orioles.[2]
  • March 30, 1987: Rich Bordi was released by the Orioles.[3]

Regular season

  • On April 15, 1987, Juan Nieves threw the first no hitter in Milwaukee Brewers history. The Brewers beat the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 7-0.[4]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 9864 0.605 54–27 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 9666 0.593 2 52–29 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 9171 0.562 7 48–33 43–38
New York Yankees 8973 0.549 9 51–30 38–43
Boston Red Sox 7884 0.481 20 50–30 28–54
Baltimore Orioles 6795 0.414 31 31–51 36–44
Cleveland Indians 61101 0.377 37 35–46 26–55

Record vs. opponents

1987 American League Records

Baltimore 1–129–38–47–64–99–32–115–73–107–54–87–51–12
Boston 12–14–83–97–62–116–66–77–57–64–87–57–56–7
California 3–98–48–57–53–95–87–58–53–96–77–65–85–7
Chicago 4–89–35–87–53–96–76–66–75–79–46–77–64–8
Cleveland 6–76–75–75–74–96–64–93–96–74–85–72–105–8
Detroit 9–411–29–39–39–45–76–78–45–85–77–58–47–6
Kansas City 3–96–68–57–66–67–54–88–55–75–89–47–68–4
Milwaukee 11–27–65–76–69–47–68–43–97–66–64–89–39–4
Minnesota 7–55–75–87–69–34–85–89–36–610–39–46–73–9
New York 10–36–79–37–57–68–57–56–76–65–77–55–76–7
Oakland 5–78–47–64–98–47–58–56–63–107–55–86–77–5
Seattle 8–45–76–77–67–55–74–98–44–95–78–59–42–10
Texas 5–75–78–56–710–24–86–73–97–67–57–64–93–9
Toronto 12–17–67–58–48–56–74–84–99–37–65–710–29–3

Notable transactions


1987 Baltimore Orioles
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
CTerry Kennedy143512128.2501862
1BEddie Murray160618171.2773091
2BBilly Ripken5823472.308220
3BRay Knight150563144.2561465
SSCal Ripken, Jr.162624157.2522798
LFLarry Sheets135469148.3163194
CFFred Lynn111396100.2532360
RFLee Lacy8725863.244728
DHMike Young11036387.2401639

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
Mike Hart347612.158412
John Shelby21326.18813
Carl Nichols13218.38103


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Flanagan1694.2364.9450

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Niedenfuer4535134.9937
Jack O'Connor291124.3033
Mike Kinnunen180004.9514
Doug Corbett110217.8316
Luis DeLeón110214.7913

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League John Hart
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Greg Biagini
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League Glenn Gulliver
A-Short Season Newark Orioles New York–Penn League Mike Hart
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Jim Pamlanye



  1. Jack O'Connor page at Baseball Reference
  2. Ray Knight page at Baseball Reference
  3. Rich Bordi page at Baseball Reference
  4. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. John Shelby page at Baseball Reference
  6. Jack Voigt page at Baseball Reference
  7. 1 2 Doug Corbett page at Baseball Reference
  8. Mike Flanagan page at Baseball Reference
  9. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997
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