...fTC If nothing else, the Orioles led the majors this season in the all-important cost-per-victory standings, according to figures compiled by the National Sports Daily.
The Orioles spent $103,330 per victory with a $7.9 million payrolthat was by far the lowest in baseball. The White Sox had the second lowest average ($103,946) and second lowest payroll ($9.7 million).
The Cincinnati Reds, with a $14.9 million payroll, finished third ithe NL standings behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Oakland A's, with a $19.9 million payroll, finished a surprising eighth in the AL.