1998 Baltimore Orioles season

1998 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1998 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 79 wins and 83 losses.

Offseason

  • December 11, 1997: Doug Drabek was signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[1]
  • December 12, 1997: Joe Carter was signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[2]

Regular season

  • From July 2 to August 15, Eric Davis hits in 30 consecutive games during which time he hits .400 (52-130) with 10 home runs and 35 runs batted in.[3]
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  • The 1998 Baltimore Orioles season marks the last time a team other than the New York Yankees had the highest payroll in baseball.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 114 48 .704    --
Boston Red Sox   92 70 .568 22.0
Toronto Blue Jays   88 74 .543 26.0
Baltimore Orioles   79 83 .488 35.0
Tampa Bay Devil Rays   63 99 .389 51.0

Notable transactions

Roster

1998 Baltimore Orioles
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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 Chris Hoiles 97 267 70 .262 15 56
1B Rafael Palmeiro 162 619 183 .296 43 121
2B Roberto Alomar 147 588 166 .282 14 56
3B Cal Ripken 161 601 163 .271 14 61
SS Mike Bordick 151 465 121 .260 13 51
LF BJ Surhoff 162 573 160 .279 22 92
CF Brady Anderson 133 479 113 .236 18 51
RF Eric Davis 131 452 148 .327 28 89
DH Harold Baines 104 293 88 .300 9 57

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Lenny Webster 108 309 88 .285 10 46
Joe Carter 85 283 70 .247 11 34
Rich Becker 79 113 23 .204 3 11
Jeff Reboulet 79 126 31 .246 1 8
Jeffrey Hammonds 63 171 46 .269 6 28
Willie Greene 24 40 6 .150 1 5
Lyle Mouton 18 39 12 .308 2 7
Charlie Greene 13 21 4 .190 0 0
Ozzie Guillen 12 16 1 .063 0 0
Danny Clyburn 11 25 7 .280 1 3
Gene Kingsale 11 2 0 .000 0 0
P.J. Forbes 9 10 1 .100 0 2
Ryan Minor 9 14 6 .429 0 1
Calvin Pickering 9 21 5 .238 2 3
Jesus Tavarez 8 11 2 .182 1 1
Hairston, JerryJerry Hairston 6 7 0 .000 0 0
Willis Otanez 3 5 1 .200 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Scott Erickson 36 251.1 16 13 4.01 186
Mike Mussina 29 206.1 13 10 3.49 175
Juan Guzman 33 211 10 16 4.35 168
Sidney Ponson 31 135 8 9 5.27 85
Doug Drabek 23 108.2 6 11 7.29 55
Scott Kamieniecki 12 54.2 2 6 6.75 25

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Marv Foley
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Joe Ferguson
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Tommy Shields
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Dave Machemer
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Andy Etchebarren
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Butch Davis
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References

  • 1998 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1998 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com