Record: 54-100

Place: Seventh in American League

Manager: Jimmy Dykes

Most Valuable Oriole: Chuck Diering

Batting leader: Cal Abrams (.293)

Home run leader: Vern Stephens (8)

RBI leader: Vern Stephens (46)

Wins leader: Bob Turley (14)

ERA leader: Duane Pillette (3.12)

Notable: After 52 years as the St. Louis Browns, the Orioles played their first home game in Memorial Stadium on April 15, a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. After the season, new manager-general manager Paul Richards completed a 17-player swap — the largest in Major League Baseball history — that brought catcher Gus Triandos, outfielder Gene Woodling and eight other players to the Orioles.


Record: 57-97

Place: Seventh in AL

Manager: Paul Richards

Most Valuable Oriole: Dave Philley

Batting leader: Gus Triandos (.277)

Home run leader: Gus Triandos (12)

RBI leader: Gus Triandos (65)

Wins leader: Jim Wilson (12)