Stephen Robert Blass
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: April 18, 1942 in Canaan, CT
High School: Housatonic HS (Housatonic, CT) by the Signed Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960.
( All Transactions) Debut: May 10, 1964 (Age 22)
vs. MLN 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER Team: Pirates 1964-1974 Final Game: April 17, 1974 (Age 31)
vs. CHC 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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News -- December 2013
12/10 Baseball Analytics: Doc Halladay Checks Out: Roy Halladay retired as a Blue Jay on Monday -- thirteen years, 2,700-plus innings and two Cy Young Awards after his career ... News -- November 2013
11/25 SABER BUCS: The Best Season Ever by a Pirate Starting Pitcher: Throughout nearly all of Pirate history, the organization has been known much more for its hitting than for its pitching. The ... News -- October 2013
10/13 Call to the Pen: Baseball History Today: October 13th: During last postseason, Raúl Ibañez may not have made history with his performance, but he sure had a memorable one. We re-visited ...
10/2 www.drstrangeglove.com: On This Night, Pirates Restore Greatness: I don’t really know how to begin. Perhaps the best way is to acknowledge that the Pirates and their fans transformed the ... News -- September 2013
9/11 Baseball Analytics: Koji the Magnificent: As my esteemed colleague Alec Dopp has just written about the fabulousness of the Braves' Craig Kimbrel, I would like confer ...
9/2 Rays Colored Glasses: Could the Rays Take A Look at Daniel Bard?: Few things in baseball are as fragile as the success of a relief pitcher. A reliever can put everything together for a season ... News -- August 2013
8/27 BoSox Injection: The Lost Season Of Daniel Bard: Steve Blass Disease. It is to control what Tommy John surgery is to shoulders. Bad news. The disease is a sudden loss of throwing ... News -- July 2013
7/29 i70baseball.com: The Hall Of Very Good Adds Two Members: On Monday, July 29, The Hall of Very Good™ opened its proverbial doors to two new members…two-time National League MVP, Atlanta ... News -- June 2013
6/21 Blog Red Machine: Watching The Reds On TV While Being Telecast By the Pirates Network: As I wrote in a recent article, the Reds aren’t on the radio in my neck of the woods on weekdays. Yesterday was no exception. ...
6/11 This is Getting Old: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants – Game 64: What is there to talk about today? Countless political scandals? No…. Two accidents shutting down the northbound and ... News -- May 2013
5/22 Indians Baseball Insider: Bauer & Carrasco at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario: It's been nice here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, and I'm not talking about the weather.
No, these Cleveland Indians ...
5/22 Indians Baseball Insider: The Corner of Carnegie and Ontario wants Bauer and Carrasco up NOW: It's been nice here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, and I'm not talking about the weather.
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5/13 Rising Apple: Rising Apple Top Ten: Hey, New Guy!: Ladies and gentlemen, here is tonight’s Top Ten list! Tonight’s category: Top Ten Things Overheard During Rick Ankiel’s ... News -- April 2013
4/25 Replacement Level Red Sox Blog: Game 22 Thread – Red Sox (14-7, 1st) vs. Astros (4/25/13): First Pitch – 6:35PM Clay Buchholz (4-0, 0.90) vs. Philip Humber (0-4, 6.33) Note: The last club to switch leagues was the Milwaukee ...
4/6 TheFantasyFix.com: 2013 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 2 Closer Report: Our first week of baseball is just about in the books. I’m not sure I recall more bullpen upheaval in the first week of any ... News -- January 2013
1/22 60ft6in.com: Bard’s Chances of Making Red Sox Bullpen: Nobody ever wants to end up like Steve Blass, where all of a sudden, you can’t throw the ball like you used to. In 2012 ...
1/10 BoSox Injection: How Much Better Is Boston’s Bullpen?: As with many holes that needed to be filled in the off season, Boston set about making some major changes in their bullpen after ...
1/1 Bleeding Yankee Blue: THIS ROBERTO CLEMENTE STORY MAKES YOU THINK:
This is a 1973 Topps baseball card of Tom Walker. It probably means nothing to you, other than maybe some of you have ... News -- November 2012
11/8 BoSox Injection: Will The Real Daniel Bard Please Step Forward?: Daniel Bard gets out of bed and looks in the mirror. “You’re the MAN! You’re THE man! YOU’RE the man!” ... News -- October 2012
10/4 BoSox Injection: Sox Sacking Of Bobby V Means So Much More Is On The Line: When the axe falls it never falls softly. Last night immediately after Boston’s game 162 drubbing at the hands of the New ... News -- September 2012
9/25 High Heat Stats: Cannon Fodder: The Casualties of WAR (Volume 1): In another thread, longtime reader Topper wondered aloud: “Who is the all-time SABR whipping boy?” In our first installment ...
9/18 BoSox Injection: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? The 2012 Red Sox Lineup By The Numbers.: First in a three-part series… It can be said for every fan in Red Sox nation that turning the page on the 2012 season can’t ...
9/1 BoSox Injection: What To Do With Bard and Aceves. A Tale of Two Pitchers.: Both Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves have had two of the most bizarre seasons of any Red Sox pitcher in recent memory and for two ... News -- June 2012
6/2 High Heat Stats: All shutout streaks of 3 or more since 1918: I had to separate this from the “…by decade” post, due to data limitations. Here are all individual shutout ...
6/2 High Heat Stats: Consecutive CG shutouts by decade: By request of HHS reader Brett, here are the longest individual shutout streaks since 1918, broken down by decade. Note that streaks ... News -- May 2012
5/10 High Heat Stats: Jekyll and Hyde Pitchers: Recently, John Autin coined the term “disaster start” to denote starts where a pitcher allows more runs than innings ... News -- April 2012
4/10 High Heat Stats: Is Matt Cain the Unluckiest Pitcher Ever?: Of course, the answer to that question is a resounding NO. How unlucky could you be with the contract that Cain just signed? But, ... News -- March 2012
3/23 High Heat Stats: All-time Wins leaders by team among single-franchise pitchers: Here are the franchise leaders for most wins by pitchers who pitched for only that franchise. Eat your heart out, Mets fans. Diamondbacks ...
3/22 High Heat Stats: All-time Wins leaders by team among single-franchise pitchers: Here are the franchise leaders for most wins by pitchers who pitched for only that franchise. Eat your heart out, Mets fans. Diamondbacks ... News -- January 2012
1/19 The Daily Catch: Montero, Darvish, Perez, Colon: AL West Bullet Points: This article is courtesy of our friends at U.S.S. Mariner Written by: Marc W 1: I have to agree with Dave that Jesus Montero’s ... News -- November 2011
11/24 High Heat Stats: All-time turkeys (The worst individual seasons in baseball history): Whether or not you're celebrating Thanksgiving today, here's a little turkey for you--some of the worst performances in baseball ... News -- April 2011
4/20 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: Brandon Wood – A Long-Term Solution at Third?: Kevin Kouzmanoff‘s struggles since coming to the Oakland A’s are well-documented. This year he is off to a terrible ...
4/15 B-R Blog: SP Getting Off To A Bad Start: Since 1919, how many starting pitchers have had 3+ games within his team's first 15 games of the season where he pitched 5 innings ... News -- October 2010
10/21 B-R Blog: Data Dump: Postseason Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Leaders: B-R user Simmy Cohen noticed that we don't have a K/BB leaderboard on our all-time playoff pitching leaders page, and asked if ...
10/13 B-R Blog: Starting More Than One Sudden Death Game: During the Rangers-Rays ALDS game last night, on TBS, Ron Darling talked about the two "Game Sevens" that he started in his career. ... News -- September 2010
9/23 B-R Blog: Wins In The Post-Season Where SP Failed: How many times in the post-season has a team had their starting pitcher get really tanked and won the game, nonetheless? In an ... News -- June 2010
6/8 B-R Blog: Consecutive Starts 8+IP, 1-R: With his shutout of the Reds tonight, not only has Matt Cain thrown at least 8 innings in 4 consecutive starts, he has also ...