Baltimore Orioles - 1933-1954

Walter MacEachern, GM

Franchise #9

 

History Brief: A Baltimore investment group led by GM Walter MacEachern purchased the Franchise #9 team from Cleveland's Craig Shifflett in the middle of the 1933 season. It was the second time MacEachern had invested in a Baltimore team; his Franchise #12 BaySox played in Baltimore from 1921 to 1924 before they were sold to Sacramento's Gerry Hobbs. In 1999, MacEachern would also purchase Expansion Franchise #25, establishing the Gunpowder Ironmen.

Following the 1954 season, the Baltimore Franchise #9 was sold back to the original owner, Craig Shifflett, who returned the team to Cleveland. The franchise remained there until 1972, after which it disbanded. In 1976, John Flood bought the franchise at a foreclosure sale and established a team in Connecticut. Today, Franchise #9 is owned and operated by Scott Brown in Horseshoe Bay.

 

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Division Champions

1934 1936 1937 1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-Time Record

W

L

1621

1456

 

 

All-Time Batting Statistics

 

All-Time Pitching Statistics

 

Team Season Record

Year

Won

Lost

Place

Division

Playoffs

1954

82

72

2

Gorney

1953

103

50

1

Gorney

DC

1952

88

55

2

Gorney

1951

81

73

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1950

49

105

4

Gorney

 

 

 

1949

91

64

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1948

90

64

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1947

66

88

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1946

90

64

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1945

68

86

4

Gorney

 

 

 

1944

38

115

4

Gorney

 

 

 

1943

57

97

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1942

91

64

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1941

67

86

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1940

59

95

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1939

86

68

3

Gorney

 

 

 

1938

85

69

2

Gorney

 

 

 

1937

100

54

1

Gorney

 

DC

 

1936

87

67

1

Gorney

DC

1935

76

78

3

Gorney

1934

97

56

1

Gorney

DC

1933

65

80

4

Shiloh