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.


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.


Record: 71-73

Place: Third in AL East

Manager: Phil Regan

Most Valuable Oriole: Rafael Palmeiro