We take a look back at every Baltimore Orioles post season appearance & result:

2014:

An Orioles squad that was picked to be improved, but not a contender surprised the entire league by taking the AL East Championship. What made it more surprising was the fact that the Orioles lost Matt Wieters & Manny Machado to injuries during the season & still got it done winning 96 games & winning the east by 12 games. The Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS, but in turn were swept by the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS.

Manager: Buck Showalter

Impact Player (season):  Nelson Cruz

2012

A 14 year losing season streak was broken with a 93-69 season & a 3rd place finish in the AL East. The O’s won the AL Wild Card Vs. The Texas Rangers to advance to the AL  Division Series, but were eliminated 3 games to 2 by the New York Yankees.

Manager: Buck Showalter

Impact Player (season):  Adam Jones

1997

The O’s went wire to wire when they won the AL East in 1997 & finished the season with a 98-64 record. The Orioles won the AL Division series versus the Mariners 3-1, but lost the AL championship series 4-2 to the Cleveland Indians

Manager: Davey Johnson

Impact Player (season): Mike Mussina

1996 - Baltimore Orioles Eddie Murray (L) is greeted by manager Davey Johnson (R)  ( TED MATHIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

1996 – Baltimore Orioles Eddie Murray (L) is greeted by manager Davey Johnson (R) ( TED MATHIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

1996

The ’96 Orioles finished 2nd in the AL East with an 88-74 Record & made the post-season as the AL Wild Card.  The O’s also broke the all-time record for home runs in a season with 257. The Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS 3-1 and then lost 4-1 in the ALCS to the New York Yankees.

Manager: Davey Johnson

Impact Player (season): Brady Anderson

1983

Orioles Magic! The 1983 Orioles team finished 1st in the AL East  with a 98-64 record on the way to their most recent  Word Series victory. The Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 before defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the “I-95 series” in 5 games, 4-1 with an amazing postseason by World Series MVP Rick Dempsey.

Manager: Joe Altobelli

Impact Player (season): Cal Ripken

 

1979

The Orioles finished the season with 102 wins on their way to the AL East Title with a very strong team. They handled the California Angels 3-1 in the ALCS before falling to a Sister Sledge & Willie Stargell led Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games 4-3 in the 1979 World Series.

Manager: Earl Weaver

Impact Player (season): Ken Singleton

1974

The 1974 Orioles finished 1st in the AL East with a record of 91-71, but lost in the Al Championship series 3-1 to the Oakland Athletics.

Manager: Earl Weaver

Impact Player (season): Bobby Grich

1973

The 1973 Baltimore Orioles finished 1st the AL East with a 97-65 record.  They lost to the Oakland A’s 3-2 in the ALCS.

Manager: Earl Weaver

Impact Player (season): Bobby Grich

1971

The  ’71 O’s won the AL east with  101 wins & 57 losses.  1971 was the season the Orioles had 4 20 game winners in Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson, a feat that has never been accomplished again in Baseball. In the Post-season the Orioles defeated the Oakland A’s 3-0 in the ALCS, but lost the World series 4 games to 3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Manager: Earl Weaver

Impact Player (season): Brooks Robinson

1970

The 1970 Baltimore Orioles won the AL east with 108 wins & 54 losses, 15 games ahead of the Yankees.  In the playoffs they swept the Minnesota Twins 3 games to O & handled the “Big Red Machine” & Sparkey Anderson of the Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 1 to win the World Series. Brooks Robinson earned his reputation with amazing post season play that established him as one of the all time greats at 3rd base.

Manager: Earl Weaver

Impact Player (season): Boog Powell (MVP)

 

1969

1969 was the 1st season the American League was split & the Orioles won the first ever AL east title with a record of 109-53.   The Orioles swept the Minnesota Twins in the 1st ALCS but lost the World Series 4 games to 1 at the hands of the “Miracle Mets”

Manager: Earl Weaver

Impact Player (season): Mike Cuellar (AL Cy Young Co-Award Winner)

1966

In ’66 the Orioles won their 1st World Series after finishing first in the American League with a record of 97-63. The O’s swept the NL Champion LA Dodgers 4-0 to take home their 1st World championship.  The Orioles won the 4 games 5-2, 6-0, 1-0 & 1-0. This was Frank Robinson’s 1st year with the team after being acquired in the “65 off -season & the Orioles defeated a stellar pitching staff on the Dodgers that included Don Drysdale & Sandy Koufax

Manager: Hank Bauer

Impact Player (season): Frank Robinson

 

 

Chris Spiridigliozzi
Web Administrator for CBS Radio Baltimore – Ravens, Orioles & snark enthusiast.

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