1990

Record: 76-85

Place: Fifth in American League East

Manager: Frank Robinson

Most Valuable Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr.

Batting leader: Steve Finley (.256)

Home run leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (21)

RBI leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (84)

Wins leader: Dave Johnson (13)

ERA leader: Dave Johnson (4.10)

Notable: The Orioles drafted right-hander Mike Mussina out of Stanford with the 20th overall pick in the first-year player draft in June. Mussina would become a five-time AL All-Star in 10 seasons with the club.

1991

Record: 67-95

Place: Sixth in AL East

Manager: Frank Robinson, Johnny Oates

Most Valuable Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr.

Batting leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (.323)

Home run leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (34)

RBI leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (114)

Wins leader: Bob Milacki (10)

ERA leader: Bob Milacki (4.01)

Notable: Shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. earned his second AL Most Valuable Player award and also was honored as the All-Star Game MVP. After 38 years on 33rd Street, the Orioles closed Memorial Stadium on Oct. 6 as more than 100 former players returned in uniform for a “Field of Dreams” celebration in front of an announced 50,700.

1992

Record: 89-73

Place: Third in AL East

Manager: Johnny Oates

Most Valuable Oriole: Mike Devereaux

Batting leader: Mike Devereaux (.276)

Home run leader: Mike Devereaux (24)

RBI leader: Mike Devereaux (107)

Wins leader: Mike Mussina (18)

ERA leader: Mike Mussina (2.54)

Notable: Right-hander Rick Sutcliffe threw a shutout as the Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians, 2-0, in the first game at Camden Yards in front of an announced 44,568. In his first full year in the majors, Mussina finished 18-5 with a 2.54 ERA.

1993

Record: 85-77

Place: Tied for third in AL East

Manager: Johnny Oates

Most Valuable Oriole: Chris Hoiles

Batting leader: Chris Hoiles (.310)

Home run leader: Chris Hoiles (29)

RBI leader: Cal Ripken Jr. (90)

Wins leader: Mike Mussina (14)

ERA leader: Ben McDonald (3.39)

Notable: The Orioles hosted the All-Star Game at Camden Yards after a weeklong “All-Star Fan Fest,” the first in history. Mussina warmed up in the bullpen in the ninth inning, but American League manager Cito Gaston chose Duane Ward, his pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays, to pitch instead. In August, Baltimore attorney Peter G. Angelos led a group of investors to purchase the Orioles at auction.

1994

Record: 63-49

Place: Second in AL East

Manager: Johnny Oates

Most Valuable Oriole: None

Batting leader: Rafael Palmeiro (.319)

Home run leader: Rafael Palmeiro (23)

RBI leader: Rafael Palmeiro (76)

Wins leader: Mike Mussina (16)

ERA leader: Mike Mussina (3.06)

Notable: On Aug. 10, the second-place Orioles routed the AL East-leading New York Yankees and manager Buck Showalter at Yankee Stadium, 8-1, to close the gap in the divisional race. But the players' strike wiped out the rest of the 1994 season and led to a delayed start in 1995.

1995

Record: 71-73

Place: Third in AL East

Manager: Phil Regan

Most Valuable Oriole: Rafael Palmeiro

Batting leader: Rafael Palmeiro (.310)

Home run leader: Rafael Palmeiro (39)

RBI leader: Rafael Palmeiro (104)

Wins leader: Mike Mussina (19)

ERA leader: Mike Mussina (3.29)

Notable: On Sept. 6, Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game to surpass Lou Gehrig's major league record. The Orioles drew 3,098,475 in 72 home games to lead the American League in attendance for the first time in history.

1996

Record: 88-74

Place: Second in AL East

Postseason: Lost to Yankees in American League Championship Series (4-1)

Manager: Davey Johnson

Most Valuable Oriole: Rafael Palmeiro

Batting leader: Roberto Alomar (.328)

Home run leader: Brady Anderson (50)

RBI leader: Rafael Palmeiro (142)

Wins leader: Mike Mussina (19)

ERA leader: Mike Mussina (4.81)

Notable: Outfielder Brady Anderson smashed through the club's home run record with 50, and the Orioles advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1983. Designated hitter Eddie Murray hit his 500th home run on Sept.6 — exactly one year after Ripken's record-setting game.

1997

Record: 98-64

Place: First in AL East

Postseason: Lost to Indians in ALCS (4-2)

Manager: Davey Johnson

Most Valuable Oriole: Randy Myers

Batting leader: Brady Anderson (.288)

Home run leader: Rafael Palmeiro (38)

RBI leader: Rafael Palmeiro (110)

Wins leader: Scott Erickson, Jimmy Key (16)

ERA leader: Mike Mussina (3.20)

Notable: The Orioles led the AL East from the beginning of the regular season to the end. They beat the Seattle Mariners in four games in the AL Division Series before losing in the AL Championship Series for a second straight year.

1998

Record: 79-83

Place: Fourth in AL East

Manager: Ray Miller

Most Valuable Oriole: Rafael Palmeiro

Batting leader: Eric Davis (.327)

Home run leader: Rafael Palmeiro (43)

RBI leader: Rafael Palmeiro (121)

Wins leader: Scott Erickson (16)

ERA leader: Mike Mussina (3.49)

Notable: Ripken, who had shifted to third base permanently in 1997, sat out the final home game Sept. 20 against the Yankees after playing in 2,632 straight games. Ryan Minor replaced him in the lineup.

1999

Record: 78-84

Place: Fourth in AL East

Manager: Ray Miller

Most Valuable Oriole: B.J. Surhoff

Batting leader: B.J. Surhoff (.308)

Home run leader: Albert Belle (37)

RBI leader: Albert Belle (117)

Wins leader: Mike Mussina (18)

ERA leader: Mike Mussina (3.50)

Notable: The Orioles beat the Cuban national team in Havana in the opener of a two-part exhibition in March, but lost in the rematch at Camden Yards in May. Ripken had a club-record six hits in the Orioles' 22-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on June 13.