1963 Baltimore Orioles season

1963 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1963 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing fourth in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 104 57 .646 --
Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

Notable transactions

Roster

1963 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
C Orsino, JohnJohn Orsino 116 379 103 .272 19 56
1B Gentile, JimJim Gentile 145 496 123 .248 24 72
2B Adair, JerryJerry Adair 109 382 87 .228 6 30
3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 161 589 148 .251 11 67
SS Aparicio, LuisLuis Aparicio 146 601 150 .250 5 45
LF Powell, BoogBoog Powell 140 491 130 .265 25 82
CF Brandt, JackieJackie Brandt 142 451 112 .248 15 61
RF Smith, AlAl Smith 120 368 100 .272 10 39

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
Snyder, RussRuss Snyder 148 429 110 .256 7 36
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 82 254 75 .295 8 32
Brown, DickDick Brown 59 171 42 .246 2 13
Saverine, BobBob Saverine 115 167 39 .234 1 12
Gaines, JoeJoe Gaines 66 126 36 .286 6 20
Bowens, SamSam Bowens 15 48 16 .333 1 9
Valentine, FredFred Valentine 26 41 11 .268 0 1
Landrith, HobieHobie Landrith 2 1 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
Barber, SteveSteve Barber 39 258.2 20 13 2.75 180
McCormick, MikeMike McCormick 25 136 6 8 4.30 75
Bunker, WallyWally Bunker 1 4 0 1 13.50 1

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
Miller, JohnJohn Miller 3 17 1 1 3.18 16

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
Miller, StuStu Miller 71 5 8 27 2.24 118
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 16 0 1 1 5.40 13

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Darrell Johnson
AA Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Earl Weaver
A Stockton Ports California League Harry Dunlop
A Fox Cities Foxes Midwest League Billy DeMars
A Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Cal Ripken, Sr.
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Billy Hunter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Stockton, Bluefield

Notes

References

  • 1963 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1963 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com