RBI leader: Jay Gibbons (100)

Wins leader: Sidney Ponson (14)

ERA leader: Jason Johnson (4.18)

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).

2004

Record: 78-84

Place: Third in AL East

Manager: Lee Mazzilli

Most Valuable Oriole: Miguel Tejada

Batting 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.

2005

Record: 74-88

Place: Fourth in AL East

Manager: Lee Mazzilli, Sam Perlozzo

Most Valuable Oriole: Brian Roberts