Michael Augustine Torrez
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.
Born: August 28, 1946 in Topeka, KS
by the Signed St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1964.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 10, 1967 (Age 21)
vs. PIT 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER Teams (by GP): RedSox/Expos/Cardinals/Mets/Athletics/... 1967-1984 Final Game: July 27, 1984 (Age 37)
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News -- March 2014
3/30 Mets Merized: Gee Joins Impressive Group Of Mets Opening Day Starters: Over the years, we’ve seen Tom Seaver (11), Dwight Gooden (8), Tom Glavine (4), and Johan Santana (4) each make at least ...
3/21 Kings of Kauffman: Could Salvador Perez be Affected by the Aroldis Chapman Incident?: By now, we have all seen footage or heard of the unfortunate incident where Aroldis Chapman was hit off the head by a line drive ...
3/16 Radical Baseball: Red Sox become Yankees. Yankees becoming Red Sox? Not so much.: Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock, Red Ruffing, Wade Boggs. All Hall of Fame players. All except Boggs ... News -- February 2014
2/19 Golden Gate Sports: Best Of The Oakland Athletics: Top 10 Seasons By Starting Pitchers: Golden Gate Sports continues to recap some of the best single-season performances in the history of the Oakland Athletics and ... News -- December 2013
12/25 Mets Merized: A Winter’s Tale: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me: Here’s a wonderful post from December 25, 2009, when Stephen Hanks warmed us with a fascinating story from his good old ...
12/23 Baseball Law Reporter: Lawyer Tony LaRussa Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame : Most people know Tony LaRussa as a Major League manager. It is also widely known that he got his law degree, anti**** that ...
12/13 Mets Merized: One-Time Mets Opening Day Starting Pitchers: In 52 seasons, the Mets have only had 13 Opening Day Pitchers start just one opener. Over the years, we’ve seen Tom Seaver, ... News -- October 2013
10/2 My Pinstripes: 35 Years Later, Bucky "Bleepin" Dent's Swing Still Resonates:
October 2, 1978 was a sun splashed day in Boston, Mass. Fenway Park was filled
to the brim for Game #163 between ...
10/2 BronxPinstripes.com: On this day in history | 1978: “Deep to left! Yaztrzemski will not get it, it’s a home run! A three-run home run for Bucky Dent and the Yankees lead ... News -- September 2013
9/25 Fungoes.net: Wacha in ace company with near-miss no-hitter: With his dazzling performance Tuesday night in which he commanded 26 outs before permitting a hit – the fourth ninth-inning ...
9/25 Fire Brand of the American League: Pre-Bucky: The Week the Sox Were Relentless Heroes: Go ahead, MLB Video and ESPN Classic. Remind us as often as you want. Show that choked-up little Dent swing, that feeble flick ...
9/22 Baseball de World: #Blogathon Guest Post from Christine E. of Boston Red Thoughts: By Christine E. of Boston Red Thoughts The Boston Red Sox have always been a part of my life, and I have many fond memories of ...
9/15 My Pinstripes: Sometimes You Win On High Holy Days, Sometimes You Lose:
35 years ago I sat on the floor of our sun parlor, in my lucky seat in front of the couch. Two years earlier that's where ...
9/15 Mets Merized: This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “All Time Mets Scrub Team” Edition: With the loss in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader with the Miami Marlins, the Mets clinched their 5th straight losing ... News -- July 2013
7/28 Rising Apple: Amazin’ Look Back 7/28/1973: Mets Rough Up Expos: The Mets beat the Expos 11-3 at Shea today. George Stone went the distance for the win, allowing 8 hits and 3 runs (2 earned), ... News -- June 2013
6/27 Radical Baseball: Fear Strikes Out. And "scared ****:
Fear Strikes Out is a 1957 movie in which Tony Perkins plays major league player Jim Piersall who had suffered from mental ...
6/25 The Flagrant Fan: Mike Torrez - A hero for and against the Yankees: I wrote a history piece for It's About the Money, Stupid about Mike Torrez, who won two World Series games for the Yankees in ...
6/25 It's About the Money (Stupid): Mike Torrez and his unique Yankees history: Mike Torrez is now 66 years old. Where does the time go? He pitched eighteen years in the big leagues. He started his career with ... News -- May 2013
5/17 Billy-Ball.com: Verlander v Darvish – Well that was a disappointment: I can’t help but wonder if when Texas Ranger’s mucky-muck Nolan Ryan awaited last night’s game between Yu Darvish ... News -- April 2013
4/10 BoSox Injection: Fenway’s Opening Day Rookie: It took 35 years, but I finally attended my first ever opening day at Fenway Park on Monday. I had a lot of thoughts during ... News -- February 2013
2/20 Kings of Kauffman: How Royals Hall Of Famers Fared In Cooperstown Balloting: I originally intended to post this article the day before the BBWAA unleashed their righteous fury on steroid users and everyone ... News -- January 2013
1/26 District On Deck: Washington Nationals Countdown To Spring Training: 17 Days: The off-season is almost over. Less than three weeks until Washington Nationals pitchers and catchers report to Viera. To celebrate ... News -- December 2012
12/21 Buhner Dot Com: The Yankee Pitcher Curse – Part 1: The Dawn Of Steinbrenner (1975-1981): A couple of weeks ago, Jeff Passan implied something that a lot of people have said in the past. He stated that players coming ...
12/17 Bleeding Yankee Blue: REVISITING THE DENT HOME RUN BECAUSE OF MY PEANUT:
As a kid, I appreciated the scrappiness of Bucky Dent. He did everything
right for the Yankees, except managing I guess, ...
12/12 Bleeding Yankee Blue: I EAT MY WORDS. YOUK IS NOT A PUKE:
It wasn’t that long ago when my friend and I spent the day at Fenway watching the Yankees beat the Red Sox from the Green ... News -- November 2012
11/24 161st and River: 86 Greatest Moments vs. Boston #5-1: #5 | DiMaggio Sets Record | 7/2/1941 On a 3-run home run, part of a 6-run 5th inning, Joe DiMaggio set an all-time ... News -- October 2012
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 -- April 2012
4/27 MLBTradeRumors: This Date In Transactions History: Dock Ellis: On this date in 1977, the the Athletics traded Mike Torrez to the Yankees for Dock Ellis, Larry Murray, and Marty Perez. If ...
4/5 High Heat Stats: This Day in Baseball Trade History – April 5: What were the most notable baseball trades to happen on this day? With the luxury of hindsight, it’s fun to look back and ... News -- February 2012
2/22 High Heat Stats: Normalized strikeout rates for the top 200 pitchers of all time: I found a straightforward way to redo the normalized strikeout rate study. Check out my previous post on the subject for the rationale. ...
2/22 PaulLebowitz.com: A.J. Burnett’s Yankees Epitaph: There are some pitchers who need to be left alone. Because pitching coaches are pitching coaches, they feel the need to jump in ... News -- January 2012
1/6 Bleeding Yankee Blue: SHAKE IT UP YANKEES!: There are 2 reasons I like the phrase... Shake it up! For me, it all started when the Cars made it a monster hit. The song makes ... News -- November 2011
11/4 High Heat Stats: Bob Forsch 1950-2011: A day after the sad news about Manny Alou, today baseball lost another long time player in Bob Forsch. Forsch pitched for sixteen ... News -- October 2011
10/27 MetsToday.com: Spilled Milk Part One: What-If Trades In Met History: First off a little brown-nosing–Joe’s article on what if the Mets hadn’t made certain moves was very entertaining and ...
10/14 B-R Blog: Long Relief Apperances In Winning & Last Game Of An LCS: How many of these efforts do you remember? Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GSc IR IS ...
10/7 Bleeding Yankee Blue: THE DAY THE LAUGHTER DIED: We were in the Bronx. We were with our family, in pinstripes, bleeding blue, ready for the Yankees to beat the Tigers and advance ... News -- August 2011
8/13 Bleeding Yankee Blue: WHY HE CHOKES UP LIKE BUCKY DENT: (Photo: AP)
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5/23 B-R Blog: 5+ Career Games Since 1919 With 1 IP Or Less & 5+ ER Allowed: Since 1919, how many pitchers have 5 or more games in their career where they lasted 1 inning or less in the game and allowed ... News -- April 2011
4/10 Giants Nirvana: Jonathan Sanchez's BB/9: As a follow-up to my recent article on Jonathan Sanchez: Ross of Ross and the Heckler Speak suggested that there is still ... News -- March 2011
3/3 B-R Blog: Relief Appearances Of 3+ IP In Postseason Deciding Games: How many players, from 1903 to 2010, have come into a post-season deciding game out of the bullpen and thrown 3 innings or more? ... News -- February 2011
2/18 YankeeAnalysts.com: Can Lightning Strike Twice? Joba, Yankees Can Learn A Lot From Ron Guidry: (The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog). Once upon a time, the Yankees had a promising young pitching prospect who ...
2/18 The Captain's Blog: Can Lightning Strike Twice? Joba, Yankees Can Learn A Lot from Ron Guidry: (In addition to appearing at The Captain’s Blog, this post is also being syndicated at TheYankeeAnalysts). Once upon a time, ... News -- January 2011
1/31 Mets360.com: The eventful career of Mike Torrez: Most pitchers would kill to have the career of Mike Torrez. He spent 18 years in the major leagues and won 185 games. He was a ... News -- November 2010
11/16 B-R Blog: Most Cheap Wins Since 1920: Bill James says that it's a “Cheap Win” when a starting pitcher wins a game where his Game Score was under 50. So, what pitchers ... News -- October 2010
10/18 B-R Blog: Which Staff Had the Most Wins in Their Future?: Here's an interesting question sent to us by B-R reader Phil: "I've been a Mets fan since 1967, when, as the youngest kid in my ... News -- May 2010
5/6 B-R Blog: The 3,000 hit club (but not the one you think): The "3,000 hit club" is one of the most recognizable phrases among baseball fans. It ranks up there with "a .300 hitter", the ...