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Steve Blass

Stephen Robert Blass

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 18, 1942 in Canaan, Connecticut, US
High School: Housatonic HS (Housatonic, CT)

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Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1960 18 -1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs D--D PIT 5 4 .556 4.32 12 10 73.0 72 43 35 6 47 1.630 8.9 0.7 5.8
1960 18 -1.0 Kingsport APPY D- PIT 4 1 .800 2.57 7 5 42.0 29 15 12 1 25 1.286 6.2 0.2 5.4
1960 18 -2.1 Dubuque MIDW D PIT 1 3 .250 6.68 5 5 31.0 43 28 23 5 22 2.097 12.5 1.5 6.4
1961 19 -1.4 Batavia NYPL D PIT 13 6 .684 3.32 23 21 10 3 160.0 133 81 59 11 117 227 4 0 4 1.562 7.5 0.6 6.6 12.8 1.94
1962 20 -1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A PIT 18 7 .720 2.73 29 28 16 8 208.0 144 72 63 4 107 11 234 4 1 8 1.207 6.2 0.2 4.6 10.1 2.19
1962 20 -1.5 Kinston CARL B PIT 17 3 .850 1.97 23 23 15 8 178.0 112 44 39 3 82 8 209 2 0 5 1.090 5.7 0.2 4.1 10.6 2.55
1962 20 -3.0 Asheville SALL A PIT 1 4 .200 7.20 6 5 1 0 30.0 32 28 24 1 25 3 25 2 1 3 1.900 9.6 0.3 7.5 7.5 1.00
1963 21 -5.0 Columbus IL AAA PIT 11 8 .579 4.44 24 24 152.0 147 83 75 17 85 141 1.526 8.7 1.0 5.0 8.3 1.66
1964 22 -3.6 Columbus IL AAA PIT 1 1 .500 3.21 2 2 1 0 14.0 11 5 5 2 9 0 10 0 0 0 1.429 7.1 1.3 5.8 6.4 1.11
1965 23 -2.7 Columbus IL AAA PIT 13 11 .542 3.07 28 25 7 4 164.0 158 61 56 12 46 1 117 1 0 7 1.244 8.7 0.7 2.5 6.4 2.54
1974 32 6.8 Charleston IL AAA PIT 2 8 .200 9.74 17 17 1 0 0 61.0 60 78 66 9 103 1 26 16 0 12 2.672 8.9 1.3 15.2 3.8 0.25
7 Seasons 63 45 .583 3.88 135 127 35 15 0 832.0 725 423 359 61 514 13 755 25 1 31 1.489 7.8 0.7 5.6 8.2 1.47
D- (1 season) D- 4 1 .800 2.57 7 5 42.0 29 15 12 1 25 1.286 6.2 0.2 5.4
D (2 seasons) D 14 9 .609 3.86 28 26 10 3 191.0 176 109 82 16 139 227 4 0 4 1.649 8.3 0.8 6.5 10.7 1.63
B (1 season) B 17 3 .850 1.97 23 23 15 8 178.0 112 44 39 3 82 8 209 2 0 5 1.090 5.7 0.2 4.1 10.6 2.55
A (1 season) A 1 4 .200 7.20 6 5 1 0 30.0 32 28 24 1 25 3 25 2 1 3 1.900 9.6 0.3 7.5 7.5 1.00
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 27 28 .491 4.65 71 68 9 4 0 391.0 376 227 202 40 243 2 294 17 0 19 1.583 8.7 0.9 5.6 6.8 1.21
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1960 18 -2.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs D--D PIT 12 24 2 0 0 0 .083 .083 2
1960 18 -1.7 Kingsport APPY D- PIT 7 15 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 1
1960 18 -2.6 Dubuque MIDW D PIT 5 9 1 0 0 0 .111 .111 1
1961 19 -1.7 Batavia NYPL D PIT 23 76 65 9 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 23 .138 .222 .138 .361 9 1 4 0
1962 20 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A PIT 32 76 68 9 18 1 0 0 4 0 2 19 .265 .286 .279 .565 19 0 6 0 0
1962 20 -2.2 Kinston CARL B PIT 26 64 58 7 15 1 0 0 4 0 1 19 .259 .271 .276 .547 16 0 5 0 0
1962 20 -3.3 Asheville SALL A PIT 6 12 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .300 .364 .300 .664 3 0 1 0 0
1963 21 -5.4 Columbus IL AAA PIT 27 55 54 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .111 .127 .130 .257 7
1964 22 -4.5 Columbus IL AAA PIT 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1965 23 -2.9 Columbus IL AAA PIT 36 65 55 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .145 .175 .164 .339 9 0 8 0
1967 25 Pirates FLIL WRk PIT
1974 32 6.8 Charleston IL AAA PIT 17 23 22 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .136 .136 .136 .273 3 0 1 0
8 Seasons 149 325 294 27 46 3 0 0 8 0 1 11 74 .156 .190 .167 .356 49 1 19 0 0
WRk (1 season) WRk
D- (1 season) D- 7 15 15 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .133 1
D (2 seasons) D 28 85 74 9 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 23 .135 .210 .135 .345 10 1 4 0
B (1 season) B 26 64 58 7 15 1 0 0 4 0 1 19 .259 .271 .276 .547 16 0 5 0 0
A (1 season) A 6 12 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .300 .364 .300 .664 3 0 1 0 0
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 82 149 137 9 17 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 32 .124 .143 .139 .282 19 0 9 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1960 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs D--D PIT P 12 0.00
1960 18 Kingsport APPY D- PIT P 7 0.00
1960 18 Dubuque MIDW D PIT P 5 0.00
1961 19 Batavia NYPL D PIT P 23 31 7 24 0 1 1.000 1.35
1962 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A PIT P 29 41 7 31 3 3 .927 1.31
1962 20 Kinston CARL B PIT P 23 41 7 31 3 3 .927 1.65
1962 20 Asheville SALL A PIT P 6 0.00
1964 22 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 2 0.00
1965 23 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 28 48 16 31 1 3 .979 1.68
1974 32 Charleston IL AAA PIT P 17 20 5 11 4 0 .800 0.94
6 Seasons 111 140 35 97 8 7 .943 1.19
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1960 18 Dubuque Packers Midwest League D PIT
1960 18 Kingsport Pirates Appalachian League D- PIT
1961 19 Batavia Pirates New York-Pennsylvania League D PIT
1962 20 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League A PIT
1962 20 Kinston Eagles Carolina League B PIT
1963 21 Columbus Jets International League AAA PIT
1964 22 Columbus Jets International League AAA PIT
1964 22 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1964-05-10 1964-10-03
1965 23 Columbus Jets International League AAA PIT
1966 24 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1966-04-19 1966-10-02
1967 25 FIL Pirates Florida Instructional League WRk PIT
1967 25 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1967-04-14 1967-09-30
1968 26 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1968-04-26 1968-09-28
1969 27 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1969-04-08 1969-10-01
1970 28 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
1971 29 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1971-04-10 1971-09-26
1972 30 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1972-04-16 1972-10-03
1973 31 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1973-04-06 1973-09-21
1974 32 Charleston Charlies International League AAA PIT
1974 32 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1974-04-17 1974-04-17

Sabr ID: 27a6a54d

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