A crazy season comes with crazy, historical statistics. Here is the Baltimore Orioles 2012 season “By the Numbers”.
82: The number of wins expected from the Orioles based on their run differential. The Orioles’ 93 wins means they outplayed their run differential by 11 games.
0: The number of days the O’s record was below .500 during the 2012 season.
16-2: The Orioles’ regular season record in extra innings.
29-9: The Orioles’ regular season record in one-run games.
74-0: The Orioles’ regular season record when leading after 7 innings.
43-29: The Orioles’ regular season record against the American League.
11: The number of 2012 Orioles with playoff experience, despite this being the team’s first appearance in the playoffs since 1997.
1997: The last year the Orioles were in the ALDS.
1995: The last year a Rule 5 draft pick started in the playoffs immediately after being drafted. Ryan Flaherty did it for the Orioles.
1976: The last year the Orioles won at least six games in New York.
1952: The last time a rookie allowed one run or fewer in a post-season game against the Yankees since Joe Black. Miguel Gonzalez did it in Game 3 against the Yankees.
1900: The last year a team went an entire season without a walk-off loss.
2: The total number of postseason home runs by Oriole rookies in the history of the franchise. Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty are the only rookies to homer in O’s history.
1: The number of players younger than Manny Machado who have homered in the post-season. Andruw Jones is the only player younger than Machado to homer in the postseason.