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Did You Know? Baltimore Orioles Franchise Records Pitching Edition

November 8th, 2012 at 8:22 AM
By Josh Michael

As a fun off-season Baltimore Orioles news to note, Orioles101 has decided to make sure our readers are the most informed on all Orioles news and history, thus we have compiled a three part Did you know series and today we begin with part one, pitchers franchise records.

'Jim Palmer' photo (c) 2012, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

We have highlighted to most important and some of the unwanted pitching franchise records for the Baltimore Orioles:

Career Records:

Single Season Records:

  • Wins – 25, Steve Stone, 1980
  • Losses – 21, Don Larsen, 1954 (First year team was in Baltimore)
  • Strikeouts – 221, Erik Bedard, 2007
  • Saves – 51, Jim Johnson, 2012
  • Innings – 323, Jim Palmer, 1975
  • ERA – 1.95, Dave McNally, 1968
  • Games – 81, Jaime Walker, 2007
  • Shutouts – 10, Jim Palmer, 1975
  • Wins vs one team – 6, Wally Bunker vs Kansas City, 1964
  • Cy Young award winners – Mike Cuellar (1969), Jim Palmer (1973, 1975, 1976), Mike Flanagan (1979), Steve Stone (1980)

'Daniel Cabrera' photo (c) 2006, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Consecutives and wall of shame:

  • Consecutive wins – 17, Dave McNally, 1968-1969
  • Consecutive scoreless appearances – 29, Greg Olsen, 1989-1990
  • Consecutive scoreless innings – 41, Greg Olsen, 1989-1990
  • Consecutive losses – 13, Mike Boddicker, 1987-1988
  • Highest ERA for a season – 5.90 Rodrigo Lopez, 2006
  • Most home runs allowed in a season – 35, Robin Roberts (1963), Scott McGregor (1986), Sidney Ponson (1999)
  • Most hit batsman in a season – 18, Daniel Cabrera, 2008

Were you surprised by any of these? I was on a couple, but I hope at least you enjoyed this history lesson on the Baltimore Orioles and stay tuned for parts two and three of the Did you know series.


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4 Responses to “Did You Know? Baltimore Orioles Franchise Records Pitching Edition”

  1.  BaltimoreDad says:

    wish you would have included break down on cy young winners

  2.  Josh Michael says:

    Good call BaltimoreDad, your wish is my command, Cy Young award winners added to the single season portion. I listen to the readers!

  3.  BaltimoreDad says:

    look up dave mcnally he was robbed of at least one maybe two cy youngs check out his ststs and give me your thoughts

  4.  Josh Michael says:

    At your request, I did some research and he was easily robbed in 1970, when he finished second in the Cy Young voting to Minnesota’s Jim Perry. McNally and Perry each won 24 games, McNally had fewer losses with 9 as opposed to Perry’s 12. Perry had a 3.04 ERA edging McNally’s 3.22, but McNally had more strike outs, complete games and innings. McNally finished 4th in voting in 1969 and 1971, and he had good season, but shouldn’t have won the Cy Young.

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