Wins leader: Sidney Ponson (14)
Notable: The Orioles drafted their future right fielder, Nick Markakis, with the seventh overall pick in the first-year player draft. In his third season with the team, right fielder Jay Gibbons batted .277 and led the team in RBIs (100), doubles (39) and runs scored (80).
Record: 78-84Place: Third in AL East
Manager: Lee Mazzilli
Most Valuable Oriole: Miguel TejadaBatting leader: Melvin Mora (.340)
Home run leader: Miguel Tejada (34)RBI leader: Miguel Tejada (150)
Wins leader: Rodrigo Lopez (14)ERA leader: Rodrigo Lopez (3.59)
Notable: In the offseason, the Orioles hired manager Lee Mazzilli and brought in free-agent hitters Javy Lopez, Miguel Tejada and Rafael Palmeiro. Tejada, who set the club record with 150 RBIs, and third baseman Melvin Mora (.340, 27 home runs, 104 RBIs) each won an AL Silver Slugger award.
Place: Fourth in AL East
Manager: Lee Mazzilli, Sam PerlozzoMost Valuable Oriole: Brian Roberts