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Mike Kekich

Michael Dennis Kekich

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: April 2, 1945 in San Diego, CA
High School: Lynwood HS (Lynwood, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 9, 1965 (Age 20)
Rookie Status: Lost 1968 [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Mariners/Dodgers/Rangers/Indians 1965-1977

Final Game: October 1, 1977 (Age 32)
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1965 20 LAD NL 0 1 .000 9.58 5 1 1 0 0 0 10.1 10 12 11 2 13 0 9 0 0 1 51 36 7.07 2.226 8.7 1.7 11.3 7.8 0.69
1968 23 LAD NL 2 10 .167 3.91 25 20 1 1 1 0 115.0 116 54 50 9 46 0 84 1 3 0 493 71 3.17 1.409 9.1 0.7 3.6 6.6 1.83
1969 24 NYY AL 4 6 .400 4.54 28 13 6 1 0 1 105.0 91 58 53 11 49 5 66 2 0 8 446 77 4.07 1.333 7.8 0.9 4.2 5.7 1.35
1970 25 NYY AL 6 3 .667 4.83 26 14 4 1 0 0 98.2 103 59 53 12 55 3 63 1 0 4 446 73 4.65 1.601 9.4 1.1 5.0 5.7 1.15
1971 26 NYY AL 10 9 .526 4.07 37 24 5 3 0 0 170.1 167 89 77 13 82 11 93 4 0 8 748 80 3.87 1.462 8.8 0.7 4.3 4.9 1.13
1972 27 NYY AL 10 13 .435 3.70 29 28 0 2 0 0 175.1 172 77 72 13 76 5 78 4 0 9 748 80 3.84 1.414 8.8 0.7 3.9 4.0 1.03
1973 28 TOT AL 2 5 .286 7.52 21 10 4 0 0 0 64.2 93 62 54 7 49 0 30 2 0 8 321 52 5.41 2.196 12.9 1.0 6.8 4.2 0.61
1973 28 NYY AL 1 1 .500 9.20 5 4 0 0 0 0 14.2 20 15 15 1 14 0 4 2 0 0 74 41 6.18 2.318 12.3 0.6 8.6 2.5 0.29
1973 28 CLE AL 1 4 .200 7.02 16 6 4 0 0 0 50.0 73 47 39 6 35 0 26 0 0 8 247 57 5.19 2.160 13.1 1.1 6.3 4.7 0.74
1975 30 TEX AL 0 0 3.73 23 0 8 0 0 2 31.1 33 16 13 2 21 2 19 0 0 2 142 102 4.21 1.723 9.5 0.6 6.0 5.5 0.90
1977 32 SEA AL 5 4 .556 5.60 41 2 19 0 0 3 90.0 90 58 56 11 51 3 55 3 0 4 401 74 4.91 1.567 9.0 1.1 5.1 5.5 1.08
9 Yrs 39 51 .433 4.59 235 112 48 8 1 6 860.2 875 485 439 80 442 29 497 17 3 44 3796 73 4.16 1.530 9.1 0.8 4.6 5.2 1.12
162 Game Avg. 8 10 .433 4.59 46 22 9 2 0 1 169 171 95 86 16 87 6 97 3 1 9 744 73 4.16 1.530 9.1 0.8 4.6 5.2 1.12
NYY (5 yrs) 31 32 .492 4.31 125 83 15 7 0 1 564.0 553 298 270 50 276 24 304 13 0 29 2462 76 4.09 1.470 8.8 0.8 4.4 4.9 1.10
LAD (2 yrs) 2 11 .154 4.38 30 21 2 1 1 0 125.1 126 66 61 11 59 0 93 1 3 1 544 64 3.49 1.476 9.0 0.8 4.2 6.7 1.58
TEX (1 yr) 0 0 3.73 23 0 8 0 0 2 31.1 33 16 13 2 21 2 19 0 0 2 142 102 4.21 1.723 9.5 0.6 6.0 5.5 0.90
CLE (1 yr) 1 4 .200 7.02 16 6 4 0 0 0 50.0 73 47 39 6 35 0 26 0 0 8 247 57 5.19 2.160 13.1 1.1 6.3 4.7 0.74
SEA (1 yr) 5 4 .556 5.60 41 2 19 0 0 3 90.0 90 58 56 11 51 3 55 3 0 4 401 74 4.91 1.567 9.0 1.1 5.1 5.5 1.08
AL (7 yrs) 37 40 .481 4.63 205 91 46 7 0 6 735.1 749 419 378 69 383 29 404 16 0 43 3252 75 4.27 1.539 9.2 0.8 4.7 4.9 1.05
NL (2 yrs) 2 11 .154 4.38 30 21 2 1 1 0 125.1 126 66 61 11 59 0 93 1 3 1 544 64 3.49 1.476 9.0 0.8 4.2 6.7 1.58

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1965 20 LAD NL 10.1 5 1 12 10.45 4.28 0.32 -0.10 96.8 3.74 -8 -0.7 .3 0.2 -0.5 -7 .350 .495
1968 23 LAD NL 115.0 25 20 54 4.23 3.39 -0.18 0.03 92.8 3.33 -13 -1.6 .6 -0.0 -0.5 -3 .438 .490
1969 24 NYY AL 105.0 28 13 58 4.97 4.28 0.27 0.01 97.3 3.92 -12 -1.3 .7 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .455 .492 $12,500
1970 25 NYY AL 98.2 26 14 59 5.38 4.19 0.15 0.02 96.3 3.91 -15 -1.6 .5 0.0 -0.6 -8 .438 .490
1971 26 NYY AL 170.0 37 24 89 4.71 3.88 -0.00 0.03 96.5 3.77 -18 -2.0 .8 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .446 .488
1972 27 NYY AL 175.1 29 28 77 3.95 3.54 -0.02 0.05 94.9 3.43 -9 -1.1 .1 -0.1 0.5 3 .462 .493
1973 28 NYY AL 14.2 5 4 15 9.20 4.10 0.10 0.06 97.8 3.97 -9 -0.8 .1 0.0 -0.6 -7 .341 .495
1973 28 CLE AL 50.0 16 6 47 8.46 4.38 -0.37 -0.13 103.3 4.77 -21 -2.0 .2 0.4 -1.1 -16 .374 .488 $30,000
1975 30 TEX AL 31.1 23 0 16 4.60 4.50 -0.08 -0.37 99.0 4.16 -2 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 0.0 1 .493 .499
1977 32 SEA AL 90.0 41 2 58 5.80 4.69 0.02 -0.33 101.1 4.39 -14 -1.4 1.4 -0.4 -1.0 -5 .465 .491
9 Seasons 860.1 235 112 485 5.07 3.97 0.01 -0.03 96.8 3.82 -121 -12.7 1.0 -0.3 -4.6 -48 .446 .491 $42,500
NYY (5 yrs) 563.2 125 83 298 4.76 3.91 0.07 0.03 96.2 3.72 -63 -6.8 .6 -0.2 -1.5 -19 .446 .491 $12,500
LAD (2 yrs) 125.1 30 21 66 4.74 3.46 -0.14 0.02 93.1 3.37 -21 -2.3 .5 0.1 -1.0 -10 .423 .491
TEX (1 yr) 31.1 23 0 16 4.60 4.50 -0.08 -0.37 99.0 4.16 -2 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 0.0 1 .493 .499
CLE (1 yr) 50.0 16 6 47 8.46 4.38 -0.37 -0.13 103.3 4.77 -21 -2.0 .2 0.4 -1.1 -16 .374 .488 $30,000
SEA (1 yr) 90.0 41 2 58 5.80 4.69 0.02 -0.33 101.1 4.39 -14 -1.4 1.4 -0.4 -1.0 -5 .465 .491

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1965 20 LAD NL 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /1
1968 23 LAD NL 25 40 37 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .081 .105 .081 .186 -41 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1969 24 NYY AL 28 30 27 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .111 .111 .148 .259 -27 4 0 0 3 0 0 1
1970 25 NYY AL 26 36 32 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 .094 .147 .094 .241 -30 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
1971 26 NYY AL 37 62 52 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 11 .154 .185 .154 .339 -0 8 0 0 8 0 0 1
1972 27 NYY AL 29 65 59 3 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 14 .136 .136 .169 .305 -8 10 0 0 6 0 0 1
1973 28 TOT AL 24 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/D
1973 28 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1973 28 CLE AL 19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/D
1975 30 TEX AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 32 SEA AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 238 236 209 11 25 1 1 0 12 0 0 5 51 .120 .140 .134 .274 -19 28 0 0 22 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 161 142 7 17 1 1 0 8 0 0 3 35 .120 .140 .134 .274 -19 19 0 0 15 0 0
NYY (5 yrs) 125 193 170 7 22 1 1 0 11 0 0 4 42 .129 .149 .147 .296 -13 25 0 0 19 0 0
LAD (2 yrs) 30 43 39 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .077 .100 .077 .177 -44 3 0 0 3 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 208 193 170 8 22 1 1 0 11 0 0 4 42 .129 .149 .147 .296 -13 25 0 0 19 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 30 43 39 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .077 .100 .077 .177 -44 3 0 0 3 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1965 20 LAD NL 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
1968 23 LAD NL 25 40 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1969 24 NYY AL 28 30 -5 -0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $12,500 1
1970 25 NYY AL 26 36 -6 -1 1 0 4 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -1 1
1971 26 NYY AL 37 62 -7 -0 0 0 7 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
1972 27 NYY AL 29 65 -8 -0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1973 28 NYY AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1973 28 CLE AL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $30,000 1/D
1975 30 TEX AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1977 32 SEA AL 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
9 Seasons 238 236 -32 -1 2 0 26 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .497 .500 -0.6 0.0 -5 $42,500
NYY (5 yrs) 125 193 -26 -1 2 0 21 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .496 .499 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $12,500
LAD (2 yrs) 30 43 -6 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
TEX (1 yr) 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
CLE (1 yr) 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $30,000
SEA (1 yr) 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1965 LAD NL 20 P 5 1 0 10.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.09 2.08 0 2 100% 36% 0
1968 LAD NL 23 P 25 20 1 115.0 19 1 17 1 0 .947 1.41 0.72 .958 2.01 2.02 3 5 63% 40% 2
1969 NYY AL 24 P 28 13 1 105.0 16 5 10 1 0 .938 1.29 0.54 .951 1.88 1.88 8 3 27% 36% 0
1970 NYY AL 25 P 26 14 1 98.2 17 5 10 2 0 .882 1.37 0.58 .951 1.86 1.85 3 5 63% 40% 0
1971 NYY AL 26 P 37 24 3 170.1 42 5 37 0 1 1.000 2.22 1.14 .958 1.98 1.97 4 4 50% 39% 1
1972 NYY AL 27 P 29 28 2 175.1 30 4 26 0 3 1.000 1.54 1.03 .950 1.86 1.85 12 8 40% 39% 1
1973 TOT AL 28 P 21 10 0 64.2 6 1 4 1 1 .833 0.70 0.24 .950 1.85 1.85 8 4 33% 38% 2
1973 NYY AL 28 P 5 4 0 14.2 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 1.23 0.40 .950 1.84 1.84 1 1 50% 38% 0
1973 CLE AL 28 P 16 6 0 50.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0.54 0.19 .950 1.85 1.85 7 3 30% 38% 2
1973 CLE AL 28 DH 1 0
1975 TEX AL 30 P 23 0 0 31.1 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 2.59 0.39 .940 1.87 1.86 2 0 0% 38% 0
1977 SEA AL 32 P 41 2 0 90.0 15 1 14 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.37 .948 1.95 1.93 6 4 40% 39% 1
9 Seasons P 235 112 8 860.2 154 22 127 5 5 .968 1.56 0.63 .953 1.92 1.91 46 35 43% 38% 7
9 Seasons TOT 235 112 8 860.2 154 22 127 5 5 .968 1.56 0.63 .953 1.92 1.91 46 35 43% 38% 7
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1971 AL  8 (10th)
1972 AL  9 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1971 AL  1.000 (1st)
1972 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 2 (1908), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (4895th), -5.2 career WAR/-2.5 7yr-peak WAR/-3.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196924New York Yankees$12,500Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197227Cleveland Indians$25,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197328Cleveland Indians$30,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197429Cleveland Indians$30,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$97,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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