Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Encyclopedia of Players > R Listing > Steve Ridzik Statistics and History

 

Photo of Steve Ridzik


Steve Ridzik

Stephen George Ridzik

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: April 29, 1929 in Yonkers, NY
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1945. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1950 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Senators/Phillies/Giants/Redlegs/Indians 1950-1966

Final Game: May 10, 1966 (Age 37)
Died: January 8, 2008 in Bradenton, FL
Cremated
    About biographical information

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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
1950 21 PHI NL 0 0 6.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 11 75 1.333 9.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 2.00
1952 23 PHI NL 4 2 .667 3.01 24 9 5 2 0 0 92.2 74 37 31 11 37 43 1 0 0 381 122 1.198 7.2 1.1 3.6 4.2 1.16
1953 24 PHI NL 9 6 .600 3.77 42 12 13 1 0 0 124.0 119 61 52 15 48 53 5 0 1 526 112 1.347 8.6 1.1 3.5 3.8 1.10
1954 25 PHI NL 4 5 .444 4.13 35 6 15 0 0 0 80.2 72 42 37 7 44 45 0 1 2 359 98 1.438 8.0 0.8 4.9 5.0 1.02
1955 26 TOT NL 0 4 .000 3.95 16 3 3 0 0 0 41.0 42 25 18 5 22 1 12 4 0 3 185 107 1.561 9.2 1.1 4.8 2.6 0.55
1955 26 PHI NL 0 1 .000 2.45 3 1 0 0 0 0 11.0 7 9 3 1 8 0 6 3 0 1 51 167 1.364 5.7 0.8 6.5 4.9 0.75
1955 26 CIN NL 0 3 .000 4.50 13 2 3 0 0 0 30.0 35 16 15 4 14 1 6 1 0 2 134 94 1.633 10.5 1.2 4.2 1.8 0.43
1956 27 NYG NL 6 2 .750 3.80 41 5 12 1 1 0 92.1 80 42 39 7 65 5 53 5 0 0 414 100 1.570 7.8 0.7 6.3 5.2 0.82
1957 28 NYG NL 0 2 .000 4.73 15 0 3 0 0 0 26.2 19 14 14 3 19 1 13 2 0 1 112 84 1.425 6.4 1.0 6.4 4.4 0.68
1958 29 CLE AL 0 2 .000 2.08 6 0 2 0 0 0 8.2 9 7 2 1 5 2 6 0 0 1 41 186 1.615 9.3 1.0 5.2 6.2 1.20
1963 34 WSA AL 5 6 .455 4.82 20 10 3 0 0 1 89.2 82 53 48 16 35 0 47 5 0 3 388 78 1.305 8.2 1.6 3.5 4.7 1.34
1964 35 WSA AL 5 5 .500 2.89 49 3 17 0 0 2 112.0 96 46 36 10 31 6 60 7 0 4 458 130 1.134 7.7 0.8 2.5 4.8 1.94
1965 36 WSA AL 6 4 .600 4.02 63 0 25 0 0 8 109.2 108 61 49 18 43 4 72 7 0 3 480 86 1.377 8.9 1.5 3.5 5.9 1.67
1966 37 PHI NL 0 0 7.71 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 55 2.571 19.3 0.0 3.9 0.0 0.00
12 Yrs 39 38 .506 3.79 314 48 99 4 1 11 782.2 709 392 330 94 351 19 406 36 1 18 3368 101 1.354 8.2 1.1 4.0 4.7 1.16
162 Game Avg. 7 7 .506 3.79 59 9 19 1 0 2 147 133 74 62 18 66 76 7 0 3 633 101 1.354 8.2 1.1 4.0 4.7 1.16
PHI (6 yrs) 17 14 .548 3.64 107 28 34 3 0 0 313.2 280 153 127 35 139 0 149 9 1 4 1341 110 1.336 8.0 1.0 4.0 4.3 1.07
WSA (3 yrs) 16 15 .516 3.84 132 13 45 0 0 11 311.1 286 160 133 44 109 10 179 19 0 10 1326 95 1.269 8.3 1.3 3.2 5.2 1.64
NYG (2 yrs) 6 4 .600 4.01 56 5 15 1 1 0 119.0 99 56 53 10 84 6 66 7 0 1 526 96 1.538 7.5 0.8 6.4 5.0 0.79
CLE (1 yr) 0 2 .000 2.08 6 0 2 0 0 0 8.2 9 7 2 1 5 2 6 0 0 1 41 186 1.615 9.3 1.0 5.2 6.2 1.20
CIN (1 yr) 0 3 .000 4.50 13 2 3 0 0 0 30.0 35 16 15 4 14 1 6 1 0 2 134 94 1.633 10.5 1.2 4.2 1.8 0.43
NL (8 yrs) 23 21 .523 3.79 176 35 52 4 1 0 462.2 414 225 195 49 237 7 221 17 1 7 2001 105 1.407 8.1 1.0 4.6 4.3 0.93
AL (4 yrs) 16 17 .485 3.80 138 13 47 0 0 11 320.0 295 167 135 45 114 12 185 19 0 11 1367 96 1.278 8.3 1.3 3.2 5.2 1.62

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
1950 21 PHI NL 3.0 1 0 2 6.00 4.79 0.13 0.00 94.0 4.38 -1 -0.1 .1 0.0 0.0 -0 .449 .500
1952 23 PHI NL 92.2 24 9 37 3.59 4.01 0.13 0.00 98.3 3.81 2 0.2 .6 -0.1 1.1 11 .510 .501
1953 24 PHI NL 124.0 42 12 61 4.43 4.70 0.27 0.00 98.4 4.36 0 0.0 .8 -0.1 1.2 13 .500 .500
1954 25 PHI NL 80.2 35 6 42 4.69 4.55 0.18 0.00 100.8 4.40 -2 -0.2 .9 -0.1 0.5 6 .493 .499
1955 26 PHI NL 11.0 3 1 9 7.36 4.95 0.30 0.00 100.8 4.69 -3 -0.3 .7 0.0 -0.2 -2 .403 .498
1955 26 CIN NL 30.0 13 2 16 4.80 4.76 0.28 0.00 106.1 4.76 0 0.0 1.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .503 .500
1956 27 NYG NL 92.1 41 5 42 4.09 4.35 0.19 0.00 101.0 4.20 3 0.3 1.1 -0.1 1.1 10 .507 .502
1957 28 NYG NL 26.2 15 0 14 4.73 4.29 -0.07 0.00 102.8 4.48 -1 -0.1 .9 -0.0 0.2 2 .496 .500
1958 29 CLE AL 8.2 6 0 7 7.27 4.22 -0.07 0.00 99.9 4.29 -3 -0.3 2.4 -0.2 -0.4 -2 .450 .498
1963 34 WSA AL 89.2 20 10 53 5.32 4.28 -0.12 -0.02 103.2 4.53 -7 -0.7 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -1 .463 .495
1964 35 WSA AL 112.0 49 3 46 3.70 4.17 0.11 -0.14 101.8 4.00 6 0.6 1.1 -0.2 1.4 12 .513 .504
1965 36 WSA AL 109.2 63 0 61 5.01 4.00 -0.29 -0.16 102.2 4.21 -9 -1.1 1.5 -0.5 -0.6 -2 .483 .493
1966 37 PHI NL 2.1 2 0 2 7.71 4.02 -0.03 -0.17 98.0 3.81 -1 -0.1 .5 0.0 -0.1 -1 .445 .499
12 Seasons 782.2 314 48 392 4.51 4.32 0.07 -0.04 101.0 4.25 -16 -1.6 1.1 -1.6 4.4 49 .495 .499
PHI (6 yrs) 313.2 107 28 153 4.39 4.46 0.20 -0.00 99.0 4.22 -5 -0.4 .8 -0.3 2.5 27 .496 .500
WSA (3 yrs) 311.1 132 13 160 4.63 4.14 -0.10 -0.11 102.4 4.23 -11 -1.2 1.3 -0.9 0.6 9 .491 .498
NYG (2 yrs) 119.0 56 5 56 4.24 4.33 0.13 0.00 101.4 4.26 2 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.3 12 .504 .501
CLE (1 yr) 8.2 6 0 7 7.27 4.22 -0.07 0.00 99.9 4.29 -3 -0.3 2.4 -0.2 -0.4 -2 .450 .498
CIN (1 yr) 30.0 13 2 16 4.80 4.76 0.28 0.00 106.1 4.76 0 0.0 1.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .503 .500

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
1950 21 PHI NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1952 23 PHI NL 24 27 22 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .136 .240 .136 .376 7 3 0 0 2 1
1953 24 PHI NL 42 40 36 3 7 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 9 .194 .237 .361 .598 53 13 1 0 2 1
1954 25 PHI NL 35 23 22 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .227 .227 .318 .545 41 7 0 0 1 0 1
1955 26 TOT NL 16 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .100 .100 .100 .200 -47 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1955 26 PHI NL 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 26 CIN NL 13 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333 -13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1956 27 NYG NL 44 28 28 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .250 .250 .286 .536 45 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
1957 28 NYG NL 16 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1958 29 CLE AL 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1963 34 WSA AL 20 30 29 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .172 .200 .207 .407 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
1964 35 WSA AL 49 30 27 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 8 .222 .250 .259 .509 42 7 0 0 2 0 0 1
1965 36 WSA AL 63 20 18 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .278 .444 25 5 0 0 2 0 0 1
1966 37 PHI NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
12 Yrs 318 214 198 16 38 10 0 1 7 0 0 7 52 .192 .220 .258 .477 29 51 3 0 9 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 109 101 8 19 5 0 1 4 0 4 26 .192 .220 .258 .477 29 26 2 0 5
PHI (6 yrs) 107 94 84 7 15 5 0 1 4 0 0 5 19 .179 .225 .274 .499 32 23 1 0 5 0 0
WSA (3 yrs) 132 80 74 6 14 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 19 .189 .211 .243 .454 27 18 0 0 4 0 0
NYG (2 yrs) 60 33 33 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .242 .242 .273 .515 39 9 2 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 13 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333 -13 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 180 133 123 10 24 6 0 1 4 0 0 5 33 .195 .227 .268 .495 31 33 3 0 5 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 138 81 75 6 14 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 19 .187 .208 .240 .448 26 18 0 0 4 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
1950 21 PHI NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1952 23 PHI NL 24 27 -3 0 -0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1953 24 PHI NL 42 40 -2 -0 -0 0 4 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 2 1
1954 25 PHI NL 35 23 -2 0 0 0 3 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
1955 26 PHI NL 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .475 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1955 26 CIN NL 13 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1956 27 NYG NL 44 28 -2 0 -0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 1
1957 28 NYG NL 16 5 -1 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
1958 29 CLE AL 6 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1963 34 WSA AL 20 30 -3 -0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1964 35 WSA AL 49 30 -2 -0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.1 1 1
1965 36 WSA AL 63 20 -2 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1966 37 PHI NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
12 Seasons 318 214 -20 -0 -0 0 24 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 -0.2 3
PHI (6 yrs) 107 94 -8 0 -0 0 10 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .500 0.2 -0.0 2
WSA (3 yrs) 132 80 -8 -0 0 0 9 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
NYG (2 yrs) 60 33 -3 0 -0 0 4 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1
CLE (1 yr) 6 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
CIN (1 yr) 13 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .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
1950 PHI NL 21 P 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10 0 0 0
1952 PHI NL 23 P 24 9 2 92.2 12 4 7 1 1 .917 1.07 0.46 .953 2.19 2.16 5 4 44% 44% 0
1953 PHI NL 24 P 42 12 1 124.0 24 7 17 0 4 1.000 1.74 0.57 .956 2.06 2.02 5 0 0% 2
1954 PHI NL 25 P 35 6 0 80.2 19 6 13 0 0 1.000 2.12 0.54 .960 2.08 2.06 2 1 33% 45% 1
1955 TOT NL 26 P 16 3 0 41.0 10 3 5 2 0 .800 1.76 0.50 .950 2.04 2.02 0 2 100% 44% 0
1955 PHI NL 26 P 3 1 0 11.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 2.45 1.00 .950 2.05 2.03 0 0 0
1955 CIN NL 26 P 13 2 0 30.0 6 1 4 1 0 .833 1.50 0.38 .950 2.04 2.02 0 2 100% 44% 0
1956 NYG NL 27 P 41 5 1 92.1 22 8 12 2 1 .909 1.95 0.49 .966 2.05 2.03 4 4 50% 41% 0
1957 NYG NL 28 P 15 0 0 26.2 7 2 5 0 2 1.000 2.36 0.47 .961 2.06 2.08 1 1 50% 39% 0
1958 CLE AL 29 P 6 0 0 8.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.12 0.50 .963 1.97 1.93 0 0 0
1963 WSA AL 34 P 20 10 0 89.2 23 9 13 1 0 .957 2.21 1.10 .955 1.99 2.00 5 3 38% 33% 0
1964 WSA AL 35 P 49 3 0 112.0 22 7 13 2 2 .909 1.61 0.41 .957 1.90 1.89 4 4 50% 37% 0
1965 WSA AL 36 P 63 0 0 109.2 25 5 19 1 3 .960 1.97 0.38 .951 2.04 2.03 1 3 75% 34% 0
1966 PHI NL 37 P 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.95 1 0 0% 40% 0
12 Seasons P 314 48 4 782.2 167 51 107 9 13 .946 1.82 0.50 .957 2.04 2.02 28 22 44% 35% 3
12 Seasons TOT 314 48 4 782.2 167 51 107 9 13 .946 1.82 0.50 .957 2.04 2.02 28 22 44% 35% 3
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1965 AL  63 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1953 NL  5 (8th)
1956 NL  5 (10th)
1964 AL  7 (9th)
1965 AL  7 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 NL  born 1929-04-29 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2696), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1148), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (549th), 4.7 career WAR/5.9 7yr-peak WAR/5.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Steve Ridzik    

Name and misspellings: Stephen George Steve ridzick Ridzik

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.