1960 Baltimore Orioles season Article

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1960 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–65 (.578)
League place2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Joseph A.W. Iglehart(Chairman of the Board & Principal Owner)
General manager(s) Lee MacPhail
Manager(s) Paul Richards
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
( Bob Murphy, Herb Carneal, Joe Crognan)
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The 1960 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing second in the American League with a record of 89 wins and 65 losses, eight games behind the AL Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Baltimore Orioles 89 65 .578 8
Chicago White Sox 87 67 .565 10
Cleveland Indians 76 78 .494 21
Washington Senators 73 81 .474 24
Detroit Tigers 71 83 .461 26
Boston Red Sox 65 89 .422 32
Kansas City Athletics 58 96 .377 39

Record vs. opponents

1960 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 16–6 13–9 14–8 13–9 13–9 9–13 11–11
Boston 6–16 5–17 9–13 14–8 13–9 7–15 11–11
Chicago 9–13 17–5 11–11 11–11 15–7 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 8–14 13–9 11–11 7–15 15–7 6–16 16–6
Detroit 9–13 8–14 11–11 15–7 10–12 8–14 10–12
Kansas City 9–13 9–13 7–15 7–15 12–10 7–15–1 7–15
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 15–7–1 12–10
Washington 11–11 11–11 8–14 6–16 12–10 15–7 10–12


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1960 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
C Gus Triandos 109 364 98 .269 12 54
1B Jim Gentile 138 384 112 .292 21 98
2B Marv Breeding 152 551 147 .267 3 43
3B Brooks Robinson 152 595 175 .294 14 88
SS Ron Hansen 153 530 135 .255 22 86
LF Gene Woodling 140 535 123 .283 11 62
CF Jackie Brandt 145 511 130 .254 15 65
RF Al Pilarcik 104 194 48 .247 4 17

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
Gene Stephens 84 193 46 .238 5 11
Walt Dropo 79 179 48 .268 4 21
Jim Busby 79 159 41 .258 0 12
Clint Courtney 83 154 35 .227 1 12
Dave Nicholson 54 113 21 .186 5 11
Willie Tasby 39 85 18 .212 0 3
Bob Boyd 71 82 26 .317 0 9
Albie Pearson 48 82 20 .244 1 6
Billy Klaus 46 43 9 .209 1 6
Dave Philley 14 34 9 .265 1 5
Joe Ginsberg 14 30 8 .267 0 6
John Powers 10 18 2 .111 0 0
Valmy Thomas 8 16 1 .063 0 0
Ray Barker 5 6 0 .000 0 0
Bobby Thomson 3 6 0 .000 0 0
Jerry Adair 3 5 1 .200 1 1
Gene Green 1 4 1 .250 0 0
Del Rice 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Barry Shetrone 1 0 0 ---- 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
Milt Pappas 30 205.2 15 11 3.37 126
Chuck Estrada 36 208.2 18 11 3.58 144
Steve Barber 36 181.2 10 7 3.22 112
Hal Brown 30 159 12 5 3.06 66

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
Jack Fisher 40 197.2 12 11 3.41 99
Hoyt Wilhelm 41 147 11 8 3.31 107
Jerry Walker 29 118 3 4 3.74 48
Arnie Portocarrero 13 40.2 3 2 4.43 15

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
Gordon Jones 29 1 1 2 4.42 30
Billy Hoeft 19 2 1 0 4.34 14
Wes Stock 17 2 2 2 2.88 23
Rip Coleman 5 0 2 0 11.25 0
John Anderson 4 0 0 0 13.50 1
Bob Mabe 2 0 0 0 27.00 0

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Miami Marlins International League Al Vincent
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League George Staller
B Tri-City Braves Northwest League Whitey McDowell
B Fox Cities Foxes Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Earl Weaver
C Stockton Ports California League Billy DeMars
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Lou Fitzgerald
D Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Barney Lutz
D Leesburg Orioles Florida State League Bob Hooper

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Notes

References

  • 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.
  • 1960 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1960 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com