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These three players narrowly missed the cut and landed just outside the top 10. All three were members of the 1983 world championship team.
Mike Boddicker (pictured)
Boddicker's stint with the Orioles can really be broken down into a tale of two different pitchers. On the one hand, Boddicker's rookie and sophomore seasons with the O's ('83 and '84) can be considered the best two-year stretch of his entire career. Between these two seasons, Boddicker pitched to a combined ERA of 2.78 and amassed a total of 440.1 innings. 1984 was his career year, though, as he compiled 20 wins over 261.1 innings pitched. Boddicker finished fourth in the AL Cy Young Award voting that year and was an AL All-Star.
Boddicker's initial seasons seemed like a flash in the pan compared to his body of work with the Orioles from '85-'88. Boddicker's 1985 season WHIP ballooned to a 1.554 from his exceptional WHIP of 1.144 in his AL All-Star season of '84. He never managed to get his ERA below 3.80 throughout those three years (and part of a fourth) with the Orioles.
If Boddicker would have been able to replicate his stats from his first two years with the O's, there's no doubt he would have been considered a top-10 Oriole pitcher of all time.
McGregor's career regular season stats didn't blow anyone away to be sure (3.99 ERA, 1.29 WHIP), but he was lights out when the calendar turned to October.
In six postseason starts, McGregor completed half of them. Totaling 49.2 innings, McGregor only once threw fewer than eight innings in a postseason game.
While his strikeout numbers in the postseason were low (26 Ks in 49.2 IP), McGregor got the outs the hard way and managed impressive numbers regardless. Throughout his postseason career, McGregor had only allowed three home runs while pitching to an ERA of 1.63.
Tippy served primarily as a setup man for the O's, but was occasionally called upon to close.
Over his 11-year career with the Birds, Martinez saved 105 games and put up a quality ERA of 3.46.
Martinez's only AL All-Star accolade came in the world championship season of 1983, where he recorded 21 saves and a 2.35 ERA over 103.1 innings pitched.
Perhaps the moment Tippy is best known for is the historic inning he had facing the Toronto Blue Jays in August 1983, where he picked off three Jays baserunners at first base in the same inning.