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[edit] Team History

[edit] Introduction

The Baltimore Orioles name has been used by Baltimore teams since the 1880s. After the modern major league Orioles, the name was used for the longest stretch by a team in the International League that played in Baltimore, MD. The club played from 1903 through 1914 and 1916 through 1953. The team joined the Eastern League in 1903 after the city lost its American League franchise to New York City. Due to Federal League pressure in 1915, the Orioles left Baltimore for Richmond, VA. After the collapse of the Federal League, the International League's Jersey City franchise moved to Baltimore and took on the Orioles name. In the early 1920s, under the direction of Jack Dunn, the team won seven consecutive league championships (1919 to 1925) and three Little World Series becoming the greatest minor league dynasty of all-time. For the next, thirty years the team remained a respectable member of the International League. The team ceased being an independent club in 1942 and the franchise ended in 1954 after the St. Louis Browns moved to the city and adopted the team's name. The club produced such stars as Babe Ruth and Lefty Grove and numerous other prominent baseball personages passed through as players or managers over the decades.

[edit] The early years: 1903-1906

The Baltimore Orioles joined the Eastern League in 1903 after the city lost its American League team of the same name to New York City (see Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902)). The new club finished 4th (71-54) and featured some prominent names in Baltimore baseball history - SS Hughie Jennings scored 26 runs in 32 games and player-manager Wilbert Robinson hit .266 at catcher. With Jennings running the show, the club improved to 78-52 and second place the next year and then to another second-place finish in 1905 at 82-47. Fred Burchell went 24-10 in '05 and three other pitchers won 18 games; 1B Tim Jordan was one of the key hitters both years.

The 1906 O's slipped to third (76-61) though OF John Kelly led the league with 63 stolen bases, Del Mason (26-9) led in wins and Burchell (20-18) led in strikeouts (183).


[edit] The start of the Jack Dunn era: 1907-1913

Baltimore slipped in 1907 as Jack Dunn took over for Jennings. Bill O'Hara led the circuit with 57 swipes and Kelly stole 31 in 76 games, but spent some of the season in the majors. Overall the team went 68-69, 6th place in the 8-team EL.

Baltimore won their first league title in 1908 with an 83-57 record. Long-time hurler Doc Adkins went 29-12 and led the league in wins and innings (326). Despite a similar cast the next year, the team fell to 7th at 67-86; Adkins (21-19) led the league in losses and Rube Dessau (18-17) led in walks (136) and hits allowed (333). Jim Jackson hit a league-high 15 triples. The club improved to 83-70 in 1910 and finished third. Lefty Russell (24-14) led the league in both walks (135) and Ks (219) while Rube Vickers (25-24) led in losses and hits allowed (333). The team was loaded with past or future big-league regulars - Dunn, Sammy Strang, Jimmy Slagle, Jimmy Walsh, Wilbur Good and Butch Schmidt were among the men on the roster.

The O's won their most games yet in 1911 with a 95-58 record, but finished 3 and a half games behind the Rochester Hustlers. 2B Morrie Rath hit .340/~.416/.381 and scored 108 runs, one less than league leader Herbie Moran. Vickers went 32-14 in 57 games and led the league in innings (369), games and wins. Jimmy Dygert went 25-15 with a league-best 218 strikeouts and both Adkins (16-14) and Sam Frock (14-8) provided more help on the mound.

In 1912 the league was renamed the International League. Baltimore fell to 4th with a 74-75 record. OF Eddie Murphy won the batting title (.361) and scored 108 runs and Walsh hit .354 with 20 triples. Adkins was fading and allowed 44 hits in 27 innings, Vickers fell to 13-14 and newcomer Bob Shawkey was just 17-18. The team improved slightly in '13, going 77-73 for third place. Speedster Fritz Maisel led the league with 44 stolen bases and 119 runs while playing just 111 games. Braggo Roth, a future hitting star, went 22-9 and led the league in victories. Shawkey fell to 9-11.

[edit] Financial problems and a brief interlude: 1914-1915

On August 15 of the next year the O's were in position for their second title but due to competition from the Federal League Dunn was losing money. He sold 8 of his players and the team fell to sixth (72-77) by year's end. Shipped away was another fine pitcher with the initials B.R. who also became a hitter in the majors - Babe Ruth (23-8 for Baltimore and Providence). Also lost were OF Cuke Barrows, Birdie Cree and Bert Daniels. Dunn's club had to wind up using his son Jack Dunn Jr. for a spell - the younger Dunn fanned 63 times in 278 AB and hit .173/~.221/.219.

In 1915 the team, due to the competition from the FL and financial troubles, moved from Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA and were re-named the Richmond Climbers.

[edit] Building a dynasty: 1916-1918

When the Federal League vanished after 1915, the franchise returned to Baltimore as the Orioles and went 74-66, 4th in the IL. Long-time Orioles star Jack Bentley went 7-3 with a 2.12 ERA in his debut with the club, while Larry Kopf posted an OBP around .398 and utility man George Twombly hit a league-high 12 home runs and overall posted a line of .313/~.377/.466. The O's continued to improve in 1917 and finished third at 88-61, just 2 and a half games behind the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bentley hit .342 and slugged .492, while Merito Acosta scored 119 runs, best in the IL. Hank Thormahlen (25-12, 2.74) led the IL in wins.

Baltimore remained in third in 1918 with a 74-53 mark. OF James Mulvey and 2B Otis Lawry tied for the league lead with 149 hits, while Mulvey scored the most runs (81) in the shortened season. Max Bishop made his Orioles debut at third base and hit .260 with no homers; walk data is unavailable for that season. Ralph Worrell (25-10, 2.24) was an ironman, leading the league in games (40), starts (37), complete games (30), wins (25), innings pitched (321) and hits allowed (112). Rube Parnham, fresh off his final big-league season, was 22-10 with a 2.15 ERA.

[edit] The glory years: 1919-1925

In 1919 Baltimore began the greatest dynasty in minor league history with a 100-49 record, 8 games ahead of the Maple Leafs. Bentley hit .324 and slugged .528. To complete the infield Bishop played second, Joe Boley hit .301 at shortstop, Maisel returned and led the IL in doubles (44) and runs (135) while batting .336 and stealing 63 bases. Merwin Jacobson had a league-high 203 hits, stole 37 bases, scored 115 times and hit .351. Lawry won the batting title (.364) and scored 132 times while swiping 56 bases. Parnham went 28-12 with a 2.44 ERA; he led the league in wins, innings (350) and Ks (187). Harry Frank was 24-6 with a 2.78 ERA. The club outscored the next team by 203 runs and had a team average of .299, 45 points more than #2 Toronto. [1]

Baltimore again bested the Toronto team in 1920; Toronto won 108 under Hugh Duffy but Dunn's charges were 110-43. Bentley hit .371 and slugged .569; he scored 109 times on 231 hits and hit 39 doubles and 20 homers, two behind the IL lead; he also was 16-3 on the mound with a league-best 2.21 ERA. Bishop (.248) and Boley (.308) remained up the middle while Maisel hit .319 and scored 145 at third. Jacobson won the batting crown (.404) and led in runs (161 in 154 games) and hits (235); Lawry slipped to .315 but scored 155 times in 153 contests. Third outfielder Bill Holden smacked an IL-high 49 doubles and hit .352 while catcher Ben Egan hit .331. Jack Ogden (27-9, 3.25) led the IL in wins and complete games (31) while Parnham (5-0, 3.00) saw limited duty. Frank won 25 and newcomer Lefty Grove went 12-2 with a 3.81 ERA as one of the team's worse options. They won the Little World Series in their first try, taking 5 of 6 games from the St. Paul Saints. [2]

In 1921 Baltimore somehow improved yet again; they went 119-47 and were 20 games ahead of George Stallings' Rochester Colts. Bentley led the IL in hits (246), doubles (47), homers (21), batting average (.412) and winning percentage (.923); he was 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA and slugged .650. Bishop developed, hitting .319 and slugging .515. Boley hit .317 with 21 triples. Maisel hit .339 and scored 154 times. Jacobson scored 163 and hit .340. Holden was second in the IL with 19 homers. Lawry hit .352 and scored 130; all 7 non-catcher position player starters scored at least 100 runs. Joining Bentley on the mound were Ogden (31-8, 2.29, leading the league in wins, complete games {33} and shutouts {6}), Grove (25-10, 2.56, leading the league with 179 walks and 254 Ks), Frank (13-7, 3.08) and newcomer Tommy Thomas (24-10, 2.78). This time they fell in the Little World Series, dropping 5 of 8 to the Louisville Colonels. [3]

The team finally slipped a bit in 1922 - all the way down to a 115-52 record. Bentley's 22 homers were second; he hit .351 and drove in 128. Boley hit .343/~.392/.509. Maisel scored 122. Walsh returned to hit .327 with an IL-best 47 doubles and scored 131 runs. Lawry hit .333 and scored 122 times. Ogden (24-10, 3.92) led the league in wins again, Grove (18-8, 2.80, 152 BB and 205 K in 209 IP) led in Ks and walks again, Frank (22-9, 3.30) led in games (45), and Thomas (18-9, 4.14), Parnham (16-10, 4.39) and Bentley (13-2, 1.73) rounded out a superb mound corps. Baltimore no longer was dominant in offense - Rochester scored two more runs - but the pitching was there and the offense was still strong. They repeated their 1920 defeat of the Saints in the Little World Series. [4]

1923 continued the decline to 111-53. With Bentley sold to the New York Giants; Walsh (.333/~.400/.504) replaced him at first. Bishop (.333/~.425/.559) emerged as a star, drawing 86 walks, tying for the league lead in homers (22), collecting 67 extra-base hits, scoring 117 and driving in 109. Six O's scored 100 and 5 drove in that many. Boley (.306/~.354/.436), Walsh, Bishop, Dick Porter (.316/~.359/.489) and Jacobson (.328/~.418/.459) did both. Lawry led in runs (137) and paced the circuit in steals (41); he hit .299/~.386/.397. Clarence Pitt hit .357 between Baltimore and Rochester to win the IL batting title. Parnham (33-7, 3.18) re-emerged as the ace pitcher with fine support from Grove (27-10, 3.11, league leader with 6 shutouts, 186 walks and 330 Ks in 303 innings), Ogden (17-12, 4.02), Thomas (15-12, 2.95), Frank (9-2, 4.68) and Chief Bender (6-3, 5.03). Grove set an IL record for strikeouts that season. Baltimore averaged 6.44 runs per game that year. They were edged 5 games to 4 in the Little World Series by the Kansas City Blues. [5]

The O's won their 6th straight IL title in 1924, beating Toronto by 19 games with a 117-48 record. Bishop was sold to the Philadelphia A's and Lawry and Frank were also gone. Porter became the 4th different Oriole in the period to win a batting title - moved to second base to replace Bishop Twitchy Dick Porter hit .364/~.420/.625 with 116 runs, 125 RBI and 73 extra-base hits (23 homers). Maisel scored 134, Boley produced 206 runs and the staff remained strong. Grove fanned 231 while cutting his walks to 108; he went 26-8 with a 3.51 ERA and won the most games in the circuit. Ogden (19-6, 3.63), Thomas (16-11, 4.08), George Earnshaw (7-0, 3.38) and Cliff Jackson (16-8, 3.92) provided support. The O's began the Little World Series ahead 4-2 with one tie but the Saints won the final three games to finally avenge themselves on Dunn's team. [6]

Grove was sold to the A's and Jacobson left, but the Baltimore squad won their 7th consecutive pennant with a 105-61 record, concluding the greatest dynasty in the history of the high minors. Maisel (.329/~.417/.495) remained a constant; he drew 95 walks and scored 141 times. Boley hit .330/~.374/.497, 1B Clayton Sheedy smacked 26 homers and drove in 117, Bunny Roser hit 25 homers, Porter hit .336/~.386/.504 and Tilly Walker drove in 100 in 98 games. Thomas (32-12) led the IL in wins, games (56), complete games (28), innings (354) and strikeouts (268) while posting a 2.97 ERA. He continued the Oriole dominance in the win column - since 1917 they had taken 9 straight titles behind Thormahlen, Worrell, Parnham (twice), Ogden (three times), Grove and Thomas. Earnshaw (29-11, 3.52) and Ogden (28-11, 3.11, 7 shutouts) also turned in key mound roles in 1925 as only four pitchers hurled over 50 innings. They beat the Colonels in the Little World Series for their third title there.

[edit] No longer the dominant force: 1926-1929

Dunn sold Thomas to the Chicago White Sox and the O's finally came up short, going 101-65, 8 games behind Toronto. Boley and Sheedy each hit 19 homers; Sheedy batted .364/~.439/.571 with 74 extra-base hits. Maisel drew 84 walks, hit .315 and scored 145 more runs. Porter batted .321. Ogden (24-15, 4.39) led the IL in wins for the fourth time and Earnshaw (22-14, 4.52), Jackson (16-7, 5.13) and Parnham (13-7, 5.05) rounded out the key starters.

Boley was sold to Philadelphia, expanding the A's roster of former Orioles stars in building their own dynasty. Baltimore fell to 85-82, 5th in the IL. Porter (.376/~.452/.629) led the league in batting average and homers (25) while driving in 152 runs in 155 games. Ogden (21-9, 3.72) tied for second in the league in wins, four behind Al Mamaux - for the first time in over a decade Baltimore did not have the IL win leader.

The O's continued to fade in 1928, going 82-82 and tying for fifth. Utility man Porter (.350/~.425/.511), Earnshaw (3-5, 6.15) and Maisel (.304/~.377/.370 in 51 games) were the sole remnants of the great teams and only Maisel remained from the early part of the dynasty; it was his last season as a player.

Dunn died after the 1928 season and 21 years managing the franchise. The O's got their fourth manager in 1929 as the recently retired Maisel took the helm. The club went 90-78 and finished third; the star was catcher Al Bool (.347/~.404/.576, 31 homers, 130 RBI).

[edit] Joe Hauser and Buzz Arlett come to town: 1930-1932

1930 was a record-setting season in Baltimore as 1B Joe Hauser crushed 63 homers, the IL all-time mark. Joe hit .313/~.415/.718 and also scored 173 runs and drovei n 175 in 168 games. The team got power help from Johnny Gill (34 homers), Vince Barton (32 homers), Heinie Sand (27 HR) and Beauty McGowan (21 long balls) but they finished 97-70, 8 games behind the Rochester Red Wings. Jim Weaver (19-11, 3.36) was the ace of the staff.

In 1931 Baltimore went 94-72 and finished third. Gill (.344/~.398/.555) led the IL in doubles (46), hit 23 homers and drove in 124 runners. Hauser again hit the most homers in the league, though he slipped to a .259/~.385/.515 line with 31 homers. Monte Weaver game the team a two-Weaver staff briefly; Monte led the IL in wins after a 21-11, 3.65 year. The O's remained in the running but once again fell shy in 1932; their 93-74 record was second behind the Newark Bears. Another legendary minor league slugger came to town as Buzz Arlett hit a league-high 54 homers; he also led the IL in runs (141), RBI (144) and walks (112); he hit .329/~.457/.733. McGowan also drew 112 walks while hitting .317/~.427/.578. Beryl Richmond led the league with 155 strikeouts but was otherwise unimpressive (12-14, 5.49).

[edit] Fading from glory: 1933-1941

1933 Maisel was replaced as manager by McGowan. The 84-80 team finished third; they were led by the two outfielders other than the player-manager - Moose Solters hit .363/~.405/.669 with a league-high 157 RBI and Arlett hit .343/~.458/.650 with a league-high 39 homers, 113 walks and 135 runs scored. Harry Smythe (21-8, 3.97) was the top pitcher.

In 1934 Baltimore found themselves in an unusual position with a last-place finish and a 53-99 record. For a team that had four managers in its first 29 seasons, the club then went through three in one year - McGowan, Joe Judge and Guy Sturdy all tried to right the ship with little success. Cliff Melton (6-20, 6.80) led the IL in losses and walks (131). OF/1B Woody Abernathy led the IL with 32 homers and drove in 120 runners.

Baltimore improved to 78-74 in 1935, finishing 5th for Sturdy. Abernathy hit 31 more homers, Barton hit 27 and Eddie Mayo hit 25, but the star was George Puccinelli, who led the IL in average (his line was .359/~.437/.747), runs (135), RBI (172), hits (209), doubles (49) and homers (53). He won the second Triple Crown in IL history and was named MVP of the league. Harry Gumbert (19-10, 3.31) was the ace pitcher.

Sturdy's team went 81-72 in 1936 and finished in fourth place. With Puccinelli in the majors, Abernathy led the charge with 132 runs (leading the league), 42 homers (leading the league) and a .309/~.379/.590 line. Melton (20-14, 3.39) and Sheriff Blake (14-16, 4.91, led league with 34 starts, 18 complete games and 307 hits allowed) were two of the main pitchers.

During the 1937 campaign, the reigns went from Sturdy to catcher Buck Crouse. The Orioles were 4-22 under Sturdy, when he was relieved of his duties and became a scout for the club. Hal King was the interim manager on May 19. The O's again finished in fourth, at 76-75. Puccinelli returned to hit .326/~.425/.551 and long-time minor league star Ab Wright took the club's 7th straight IL homer crown after cranking out 37. Wright also paced the IL with 127 RBI. Pete Sivess (15-5, 2.43) had a fine year as the staff ace. Crouse won IL MVP though his managing must have played a role as he hit just .255/~.319/.392.

Crouse watched the O's slip back to the cellar in 1938 with a 52-98 mark. The team's run of home run kings came to an end, though Phil Weintraub did a fine job in 44 games with the club, hitting .345/~.521/.604.

Rogers Hornsby became the manager in 1939 and the team improved slightly, to 68-85 and sixth place. The independent club was having trouble competing with teams like Newark and Rochester, which were part of strong farm systems.

In 1940 the club became a minor-league affiliate for the first time, teaming with the Philadelphia Phillies for one year. A name from the glory days returned as Tommy Thomas became the manager. The team went 81-79 and finished in fourth place. The power numbers returned as 3B Bill Nagel led the IL with 37 homers, 1B Nick Etten and 2B Gene Corbett tied for the lead with 40 doubles, Etten drove in the most (128) and OF Red Howell won the batting title with a .359/~.440/.592 line. Howell scored 124 runs and drove in 122.

Back as an independent for the final time in 1941 Baltimore finished 7th at 58-94 for Thomas. Howell (.326/~.430/.470) hit well in 66 games and Ken Trinkle (11-15, 3.78) was okay on the mound but there was little else going on.

[edit] No longer independent: 1942-1953

Baltimore then became a Cleveland Indians farm team in 1942. Thomas led the team to 5th place (75-77). The team had a future Hall-of-Famer at third base in the form of Bob Lemon, who hit .268/~.320/.440 with 21 homers and a team-high 95 runs. Lemon did not pitch.Thomas's Orioles went 73-81 in 1943, falling back down to sixth place. The team did boast several league leaders - 1B Blas Monaco (.243/~.397/.332) drew 127 walks, OF George Staller (.304/~.373/.435) drove in 98, Steve Gromek (16-13, 3.34) struck out 188 batters and Ed Klieman (23-11, 2.84) won the most games.

In 1944 Thomas's Baltimore club (84-68) edged the Bears (85-69) by a percentage point in one of the closest pennant races ever. MVP Howie Moss hit .306/~.366/.549 and led the IL in hits (178), RBI (141), doubles (44) and homers (27). Monaco moved to second base and set the all-time IL record with 167 walks while hitting .294/~.471/.462; he also led the IL in runs (135) that year. Amazingly, the team had both the IL win and loss leaders - Red Embree (19-10, 3.20, a league-high 225 K in 225 IP) and Stan West (15-16, 4.28). Thomas led the team to their first Governors' Cup championship (the Cup had been instituted in 1933). It was also the first title for the Orioles in 20 years after the 7 straight pennants.

Baltimore was nearly as good in 1945, going 80-73, but they finished fourth. 3B Frank Skaff (.285/~.397/.562) led the IL in homers (38), runs (128) and RBI (126) while C Sherm Lollar (.364/~.478/.659) hit 34 homers, drew 101 walks and won the batting title and MVP award. Johnny Podgajny (20-11, 3.78) pitched in a league-high 66 contests.

In 1946 the O's remained competitive with an 81-73 record. Moss (.278/~.335/.569) led the league with 38 home runs, Soup Campbell (.269/~.425/.371) led in walks (141) and runs (113) and Lollar (.234/~.351/.532) played well in limited time, but the star was 1B Eddie Robinson, who had been the team's top home run hitter (27) in 1942 before getting called up to the military. Robinson was MVP of the IL in '46, beating out batting champ Jackie Robinson; Eddie hit .318/~.400/.578 with 34 homers and a league-best 123 RBI. Podgajny (12-11, 3.40) again was the top pitcher and led the IL in games pitched (46).

Podgajny (13-18, 4.73) led in games for a third straight year with 50 in 1947, when Baltimore went 65-89 for a tie for sixth place, but the ace pitcher this time wasn't Johnny, but rather Ray Poat (11-7, 2.44). Babe Dahlgren hit 19 homers, Bobby Wilson led with 36 steals and Moss (.269/~.373/.616) won his third IL home run title for Baltimore with 53 long balls. He also drove in 129 and struck out 95 times, most in the circuit.

Baltimore's final year as a Cleveland farm club was a disastrous one, as the team went 59-88, last in the IL. Bob Kuzava (9-16, 4.83) led the IL in walks (116) and long-time IL pitcher Johnnie Wittig (8-16, 4.81) tied him for the lead in losses. Moss (.302/~.387/.561) won his 4th homer crown for the club by smacking 33, while Bobby Avila hit .220/~.307/.269 in 56 games.

1949 saw Baltimore switch to being a St. Louis Browns farm team. Ken Wood hit 32 home runs and Al Widmar (22-15, 3.03) won more games than anyone else in the IL, but John Maldovan (6-16, 4.75) lost the most. Thomas, in his 10th season at the helm, was replaced by the grandson of the only man to manage the team longer - Jack Dunn III became the third member of the clan to appear in a Baltimore uniform. The team went 63-91, 7th place in the IL.

In 1950 two-time Minor League Manager of the Year Nick Cullop took the reigns and led the club to an 85-68 record and third place, then steered the team to their second Governors Cup. A balanced attack saw 10 players hit 10-20 homers; all the starting position players were between .273 and .295. Babe Barna (.295/~.474/.506, 118 BB, 18 HR) was the top star. Bill Kennedy (16-9, 3.73), veteran Russ Bauers (13-6, 3.36) and Tommy Fine (7-5, 2.79) were the aces.

Baltimore became a Philadelphia Phillies farm team in 1951 and Cullop's club went just 69-82, sixth place in the IL. The bright spot was OF Marv Rickert, who hit .321/~.418/.577 with 92 walks, 106 runs, 104 RBI and a league-high 35 homers. Workhorse Karl Drews (17-13, 2.85) pitched 21 complete games, tops in the IL.

Don Heffner became the manager in 1952 and the club (70-84) finished in the same spot in the standings. Only Roy Weatherly (.283/~.334/.488) did a solid job at the plate while Bob Miller (12-9, 2.35) did a fine turn on the mound. Paul Stuffel (11-10, 4.50) led the league with 127 bases on balls issued.

The O's 50th year in the IL was an 82-72 campaign in 1953 under Heffner. The team again was very well-balanced offensively and on the mound with no stand-outs after so many great performances over the years. The next season the Browns were moved to Baltimore and took on the Baltimore Orioles name as the city ended a brilliant half-century in the IL.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Notes
1890 77-24 -- Billy Barnie -- Team left league to join American Association August 27
1903 71-54 4th Wilbert Robinson / Hughie Jennings none
1904 78-52 2nd Hughie Jennings none
1905 82-47 2nd Hughie Jennings none
1906 76-61 3rd Hughie Jennings none
1907 68-69 6th Jack Dunn none
1908 83-57 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1909 67-86 7th Jack Dunn none
1910 83-70 3rd Jack Dunn none
1911 95-58 2nd Jack Dunn none
1912 74-75 4th Jack Dunn none
1913 77-73 3rd Jack Dunn none
1914 72-77 6th Jack Dunn none
1916 74-66 4th Jack Dunn none
1917 88-61 3rd Jack Dunn none
1918 74-53 3rd Jack Dunn none
1919 100-49 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1920 110-43 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1921 119-47 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1922 115-52 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1923 111-53 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1924 117-48 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1925 105-61 1st Jack Dunn none League Champs
1926 101-65 2nd Jack Dunn none
1927 85-82 5th Jack Dunn none
1928 82-82 5th Jack Dunn none
1929 90-78 3rd Fritz Maisel none
1930 97-70 2nd Fritz Maisel none
1931 94-72 3rd Fritz Maisel none
1932 93-74 2nd Fritz Maisel none
1933 84-80 3rd Frank McGowan Lost in 1st round
1934 53-99 8th Frank McGowan / Joe Judge / Guy Sturdy
1935 78-74 5th Guy Sturdy
1936 81-72 4th Guy Sturdy Lost League Finals
1937 76-75 4th Guy Sturdy (4-18) / Harold King (0-1) / Buck Crouse (72-56) Lost League Finals
1938 52-98 8th Buck Crouse
1939 68-85 6th Rogers Hornsby
1940 81-79 4th Tommy Thomas Lost League Finals
1941 58-94 7th Tommy Thomas
1942 75-77 5th Tommy Thomas
1943 73-81 6th Tommy Thomas
1944 84-68 1st Tommy Thomas League Champs
1945 80-73 4th Tommy Thomas Lost in 1st round
1946 81-73 3rd Tommy Thomas Lost in 1st round
1947 65-89 7th Tommy Thomas
1948 59-88 8th Tommy Thomas
1949 63-91 7th Tommy Thomas / Jack Dunn III
1950 85-68 3rd Nick Cullop League Champs'
1951 69-82 66th Nick Cullop
1952 70-84 6th Don Heffner
1953 82-72 4th Don Heffner Lost in 1st round

[edit] Source

  1. MiLB's Top 100 Teams: 1919 Baltimore Orioles
  2. MiLB's Top 100 Teams: 1920 Baltimore Orioles
  3. MiLB's Top 100 Teams: 1921 Baltimore Orioles
  4. MiLB's Top 100 Teams: 1922 Baltimore Orioles
  5. MiLB's Top 100 Teams: 1923 Baltimore Orioles
  6. MiLB's Top 100 Teams: 1924 Baltimore Orioles

[edit] Further Reading

  • Roger A. Godin: "The 1924 Junior World Series: The St. Paul Saints' Magnificent Comeback", in The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 28 (2008), pp. 119-128.
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