12 August 2012

The Orioles Record on August 12 the last 20 Years

With the loss last night, the Orioles fell out of the Wild Card lead and are now a half game backwith Detroit.  Tampa and Oakland now lead the Wild Card.  What remains exciting is that this is the first true threat by the Orioles to get into the playoffs this last in the season since 1997 when they went wire to wire in first place.  In fact, 0.5 games out of the Wild Card is a good 8.5 games better than there next closest mark on August 12 since 1997.

With 15 years gone between genuinely competitive years, we have many a fan who is unfamiliar with a winning club and many who do not exactly comprehend how well the team has picked up wins.

Below is a table comparing the records of all Orioles teams on August 12 since 1993.

Year W L Rnk GB
1993 65 31 4 2.5
1994 63 49 2 7
1995 46 51 3 12
1996 60 56 2 9
1997 72 41 1 Up by 5
1998 61 57 3 26.5
1999 51 63 4 19.5
2000 50 64 4 13.5
2001 49 68 4 20
2002 56 59 3 15.5
2003 57 60 4 13.5
2004 54 58 4 17.5
2005 56 58 4 10.5
2006 51 65 4 18
2007 53 62 4 16.5
2008 57 61 5 14.5
2009 47 66 5 23
2010 40 74 5 30.5
2011 45 70 5 26.5
2012 61 53 3 6.5

7 comments:

Soccer Dad said...

Is that record correct for 1993; seems like it's about 10 games too few.

David said...

How was the 1998 team 61-57, and 26.5 GB of the wild card. That seems hard to believe.

Jon Shepherd said...

1998 Yankees were a beast.

Jon Shepherd said...

Oops. '93 should be 51 losses not 31.

davidmartin said...

for clarification purposes, i believe the GB is representative of games back from the division lead, not the wild card.

Jon Shepherd said...

That is correct.

Anonymous said...

The Orioles have a half game LEAD over the A's for the second wc