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O’s All-Time Leaders at Memorial Stadium

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As we continue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Baltimore Orioles, it’s now time to take a look at the two locations the team has called home.

From 1954-1991, Memorial Stadium was were many of the greatest names in franchise history played 81 times a year. During the Orioles’ first season, the dimensions were 309 ft. down the left and right foul lines, 445 ft. to center, and 446 ft. in both right-center and left-center. By the final season, the power alleys had been reduced to 378 ft. and center field was brought in to 405 ft.

Over its life, Memorial Stadium saw a total of 49,676 hits, 4,744 home runs, 8,099 doubles, 1,015 triples, 23,530 runs, 2,860 stolen bases, and 20,012 walks during regular season play by both Oriole and opposing batters. Pitchers threw 1,541 complete games, 379 shutouts, 31,897 strikeouts, 1,440 wild pitches, and plunked 1,032 batters.

For various categories, the Orioles’ highest offensive totals by year were: home runs (1987 – 110), runs (1985 – 414), hits (1980 – 739), doubles (1983 – 137), average (1980 – .273), on-base percentage (.355 – 1971), slugging percentage (.421 – 1985), and OPS (.769 – 1969).

As for Oriole pitchers, here were some of their best seasons at home: strikeouts (588 – 1966), complete games (41 – 1975), shutouts (11 – 1968, 1969, 1957, 1961), ERA (2.41 – 1972), WHIP (1.07 – 1972), batting average (.212 – 1968), on-base percentage (.275 – 1972), slugging percentage (.308 – 1957), OPS (.589 – 1972).

With some of the Orioles’ best seasons collectively in mind, an individual look at Oriole career leaders at Memorial Stadium yields many names you would expect to see.

 

Home Runs

  1. Eddie Murray – 160
  2. Brooks Robinson – 137
  3. Boog Powell – 133
  4. Cal Ripken – 129
  5. Frank Robinson – 104

 

Hits

  1. Brooks Robinson – 1,397
  2. Eddie Murray – 995
  3. Cal Ripken – 812
  4. Boog Powell – 779
  5. Al Bumbry – 684

 

Doubles

  1. Brooks Robinson – 232
  2. Eddie Murray – 151
  3. Cal Ripken – 149
  4. Boog Powell – 128
  5. Ken Singleton – 114

 

Triples

  1. Brooks Robinson – 32
  2. Paul Blair – 25
  3. Luis Aparicio – 22
  4. Mark Belanger – 21
  5. Al Bumbry – 20

 

RBI

  1. Brooks Robinson – 701
  2. Eddie Murray – 580
  3. Boog Powell – 497
  4. Cal Ripken – 473
  5. Ken Singleton – 363

 

Stolen Bases

  1. Al Bumbry – 131
  2. Luis Aparicio – 89
  3. Paul Blair – 85
  4. Mark Belanger – 72
  5. Don Baylor – 61

 

Average (min. 500 PA)

  1. Frank Robinson – .305
  2. Tommy Davis – .303
  3. Eddie Murray – .297
  4. Don Buford – .291
  5. Lee Lacy – .290

 

On-base Percentage (min. 500 PA)

  1. Don Buford – .411
  2. Frank Robinson – .406
  3. Randy Milligan – .406
  4. Mev Rettenmund – .390
  5. Ken Singleton – .388

 

Slugging Percentage (min. 500 PA)

  1. Frank Robinson – .569
  2. Mickey Tettleton – .497
  3. Eddie Murray – .491
  4. Fred Lynn – .477
  5. Mike Young – .465

 

Strikeouts

  1. Jim Palmer – 1,191
  2. Dave McNally – 772
  3. Mike Flanagan – 666
  4. Milt Pappas – 505
  5. Mike Cuellar – 501

 

Complete Games

  1. Jim Palmer – 112
  2. Mike Cuellar – 69
  3. Dave McNally – 64
  4. Mike Flanagan – 48
  5. Milt Pappas – 45

 

Shutouts

  1. Jim Palmer – 30
  2. Mike Cuellar – 19
  3. Dave McNally – 17
  4. Milt Pappas – 16
  5. Steve Barber – 13

 

Saves

  1. Tippy Martinez – 48
  2. Stu Miller – 40
  3. Gregg Olson – 38
  4. Eddie Watt – 32
  5. Hoyt Wilhelm – 28

 

Innings

  1. Jim Palmer – 2,005.1
  2. Dave McNally – 1,343.2
  3. Mike Flanagan – 1,142.2
  4. Scott McGregor – 1,033.2
  5. Mike Cuellar – 1,002.1

 

ERA

  1. Dick Hall – 2.49
  2. Jim Palmer – 2.59
  3. Robin Roberts – 2.73
  4. Tom Phoebus – 2.76
  5. Mike Cuellar – 2.86

 

WHIP

  1. Dick Hall – 1.003
  2. Hal Brown – 1.100
  3. Jim Palmer – 1.125
  4. Robin Roberts – 1.127
  5. Mike Cuellar – 1.156

 

Batting Average Against

  1. Sammy Stewart – .220
  2. Jim Palmer – .223
  3. Tom Phoebus – .223
  4. Mike Cuellar – .232
  5. Dick Hall – .233

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