1958 Baltimore Orioles season

1958 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1958 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 79 losses, 17.5 games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees. The team was managed by Paul Richards, and played their home games at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, which hosted the All-Star Game that season.

Offseason

Regular season

On June 6, 1958, Orioles president James Keelty, Jr. reached agreement with Miami Marlins president George B. Storer to move the Orioles' spring training home from Scottsdale, Arizona to Miami Stadium for the 1959 spring training season.[2]

On September 20, pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm struck out eight batters while throwing a no-hitter against the New York Yankees.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

Notable transactions

Roster

1958 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
1B Boyd, BobBob Boyd 125 401 124 .309 7 36

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
Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 48 200 34 .170 3 14
Hale, BobBob Hale 19 20 7 .350 0 3
Oertel, ChuckChuck Oertel 14 12 1 .083 1 1
Burke, LeoLeo Burke 7 11 5 .455 1 4
Miksis, EddieEddie Miksis 3 2 0 .000 0 0

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
Harshman, JackJack Harshman 34 236.1 12 15 2.89 161
Brown, HalHal Brown 19 96.2 7 5 3.07 44

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
Johnson, ConnieConnie Johnson 26 118.1 6 9 3.88 68
Beamon, CharlieCharlie Beamon 21 49.2 1 3 4.35 26
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 9 40.2 1 3 1.99 35

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Del Wilber
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Charlie Metro
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Grady Hatton
A Knoxville Smokies Sally League George Staller
B Wilson Tobs Carolina League Bob Hooper and Barney Lutz
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Barney Lutz and Billy DeMars
D Pensacola Dons Alabama-Florida League Lou Fitzgerald
D Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Barney Lutz, Fred Hofmann and Bob Hooper
D Dublin Orioles Georgia-Florida League Earl Weaver

Notes

References

  • 1958 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1958 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com