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Baltimore Orioles Top 5 Shortstops of All-Time

Here are my top 5 Baltimore Orioles shortstops of all-time. Like all lists at The Baseball Scholar, this is based on seasons from 1901 and after. If a player played for a franchise prior to 1901 those seasons (and his age during those seasons) will be listed but his stats during those seasons will not be listed nor will they be factored into his ranking. For a player to be eligible he had to have at least 1,500 plate appearances. Lastly, players are only eligible for one position so if they played multiple positions for a franchise they will be listed at the position I feel they had the most success. If you think I missed someone or have them in the wrong order, comment below.


  1. Cal Ripken
    • Age: 20 – 40
    • Years: 1981 – 2001

    Cal Ripken
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    95.6 112 3001 12883 11551 1647 3184 603 44 431 1695 36 39 1129 1305 .276 .343 .447 .790

  2. Bobby Wallace
    • Age: 28 – 42
    • Years: 1902 – 1916

    Bobby Wallace
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48.3 104 1569 6199 5529 609 1424 236 65 8 607 138 2 526 30 .258 .320 .328 .648

  3. Vern Stephens
    • Age: 20 – 26, 32
    • Years: 1941 – 1947, 1953

    Vern Stephens
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    25.7 121 994 4160 3767 528 1100 174 22 121 591 16 16 352 420 .292 .350 .446 .796

  4. Miguel Tejada
    • Age: 30 – 33, 36
    • Years: 2004 – 2007, 2010

    Miguel Tejada
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    19.5 117 716 3134 2870 407 876 162 8 109 468 17 5 190 329 .305 .358 .481 .839

  5. Mark Belanger
    • Age: 21 – 37
    • Years: 1965 – 1981

    Mark Belanger
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    40.8 71 1962 6545 5734 670 1304 174 33 20 385 166 75 571 829 .227 .295 .280 .575

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