Orioles season by the numbers

September 29, 1998

0 Games missed by B.J. Surhoff and Rafael Palmeiro

0 Rainouts, brownouts, snowouts, blowouts and other postponements.

.063 Brady Anderson's batting average through May 11.

.250 Starting pitchers' win percentage (6-18) after Aug. 22.

.323 Orioles' winning percentage (10-21) after Ray Miller conducted a volatile clubhouse meeting Aug. 26 in Chicago.

2 Chris Hoiles' grand slam count on Aug. 14 against the Cleveland Indians.

3 Combined wins from Norm Charlton, Terry Mathews, Nerio Rodriguez, Radhames Dykhoff, Richie Lewis, Joel Bennett, Bobby Munoz

7 First-batter home runs surrendered by Armando Benitez.

8 Number of stolen bases surrendered to Kansas City Royals on Aug. 1, tying O's record.

10 Days spent in last place.

10 Most games over .500 (68-58 on Aug. 19).

12 Most games under .500 (38-50 on July 5).

13 Days spent in first place.

16 At-bats by Ozzie Guillen before receiving his unconditional release May 1. Guillen later signed with the NL East-champion Atlanta Braves.

17 Times the Orioles used the disabled list.

28 Early exits by Cal Ripken.

30 Eric Davis' club-record hitting streak, which also stood as the major leagues' longest in 1998.

32 Longest drought in days between road wins, June 12 through July 15.

86 Stolen bases by Orioles.

349 Longest game by minutes in Orioles history; June 19 vs. Toronto.

2,632 Ripken's consecutive games streak before he sat on Sept. 20 in Orioles' home finale.

3,685,194 Final home attendance, second-largest in Orioles history

Pub Date: 9/29/98

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