1985 Baltimore Orioles season

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1985 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 83–78 (.516)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s) Hank Peters
Manager(s) Joe Altobelli, Cal Ripken, Sr., Earl Weaver
Local television WMAR-TV
(Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
Home Team Sports
(Rex Barney, Mel Proctor, Jim Palmer, Larry King)
Local radio WFBR
(Jon Miller, Tom Marr)
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The 1985 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 83 wins and 78 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 99 62 0.615 54–26 45–36
New York Yankees 97 64 0.602 2 58–22 39–42
Detroit Tigers 84 77 0.522 15 44–37 40–40
Baltimore Orioles 83 78 0.516 16 45–36 38–42
Boston Red Sox 81 81 0.500 18½ 43–37 38–44
Milwaukee Brewers 71 90 0.441 28 40–40 31–50
Cleveland Indians 60 102 0.370 39½ 38–43 22–59


Record vs. opponents

1985 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 6–6 9–4 6–6 1–12 7–5 6–6 10–2 4–8
Boston 8–5 5–7 4–8–1 8–5 6–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–4
California 5–7 7–5 8–5 8–4 8–4 4–9 9–3 9–4 3–9 6–7 9–4 9–4 5–7
Chicago 4–8 8–4–1 5–8 10–2 6–6 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–6 8–5 9–4 10–3 3–9
Cleveland 5–8 5–8 4–8 2–10 5–8 2–10 7–6 4–8 6–7 3–9 6–6 7–5 4–9
Detroit 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–5 5–7 9–4 3–9 9–3 8–4 5–7 7–5 6–7
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 10–2 7–5 8–4 7–6 5–7 8–5 3–10 6–7 7–5
Milwaukee 4–9 8–5 3–9 7–5 6–7 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–6 3–9 4–8 8–3 4–9
Minnesota 6–6 5–7 4–9 7–6 8–4 9–3 6–7 3–9 3–9 8–5 6–7 8–5 4–8
New York 12–1 8–5 9–3 6–6 7–6 3–9 7–5 6–7 9–3 7–5 9–3 8–4 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 7–6 5–8 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 5–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 5–7
Seattle 6–6 6–6 4–9 4–9 6–6 7–5 10–3 8–4 7–6 3–9 5–8 6–7 2–10
Texas 2–10 7–5 4–9 3–10 5–7 5–7 7–6 3–8 5–8 4–8 7–6 7–6 3–9
Toronto 8–4 4–9 7–5 9–3 9–4 7–6 5–7 9–4 8–4 7–6 7–5 10–2 9–3


Opening Day starters

  • Rich Dauer
  • Storm Davis
  • Rick Dempsey
  • Wayne Gross
  • John Lowenstein
  • Fred Lynn
  • Eddie Murray
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Larry Sheets
  • Mike Young[8]

Notable transactions

Roster

1985 Baltimore Orioles roster
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
C Rick Dempsey 132 362 92 .254 12 52
1B Eddie Murray 156 583 173 .297 31 124
2B Alan Wiggins 76 298 85 .285 0 21
3B Floyd Rayford 105 359 110 .306 18 48
SS Cal Ripken 161 642 181 .282 26 110
LF Mike Young 139 450 123 .273 28 81
CF Fred Lynn 124 448 118 .263 23 68
RF Lee Lacy 121 492 144 .293 9 48
DH Larry Sheets 113 328 86 .262 17 50

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

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

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

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
Don Aase 54 10 6 14 3.78 67
Eric Bell 4 0 0 0 4.76 4

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Frank Verdi and Mark Wiley
AA Charlotte O's Southern League John Hart
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League Greg Biagini
A Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Jim Hutto
A-Short Season Newark Orioles New York–Penn League Art Mazmanian
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Mike Verdi

Daytona Beach affiliation shared with Texas Rangers

Notes

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/u/underto01.shtml
  2. ^ Don Aase page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ron Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mike Blowers page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Vic Rodriguez page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Mark Brown page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Todd Cruz page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1985&t=BAL
  9. ^ Rico Rossy page at Baseball Reference

References

  • 1985 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
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