1901 Baltimore Orioles
| 1901 Baltimore Orioles |
|Major league affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Judge Harry Goldman, John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson, Rev. John Boland, Judge Conway Sams, Sydney Frank, John Mahon, Moses Robinson and James P. Shannon|
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The Baltimore Orioles' 1901 season finished with the Orioles in 5th in the American League with a record of 68-65. The team was managed by John McGraw and played at Oriole Park, which favored hitters. The team had the highest batting average in the league, at .294, with most of the regulars hitting over .300. McGraw was the most impressive hitter with an OBP of .508. Mike Donlin also had an OBP over .400, while Jimmy Williams led the team with a .495 slugging percentage - his 21 triples tied for the league lead along with teammate Bill Keister.
The team played relatively well during the first part of the season (especially in June), but they slumped in August and September. They finished fifth in the league, 13.5 games out.
After another season in Baltimore, the team moved to New York in 1903, eventually becoming known as the New York Yankees. McGraw, while he became famous as a manager in New York, was with the National League's New York Giants for most of his managerial career.
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Opening Day lineup
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
- Eugene C. Murdock: Ban Johnson: Czar of Baseball (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture)
Greenwood Press; annotated edition (Oct. 28, 1982)