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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, United States
High School: Housatonic HS (Housatonic, CT)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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 5.30 12 10 4 1 73.0 72 43 35 6 47 92 2 0 6 1.630 8.9 0.7 5.8 11.3 1.96
1960 18 -1.0 Kingsport APPY D- PIT 4 1 .800 2.57 3.21 7 5 3 1 42.0 29 15 12 1 25 64 1 0 5 1.286 6.2 0.2 5.4 13.7 2.56
1960 18 -2.1 Dubuque MIDW D PIT 1 3 .250 6.68 8.13 5 5 1 0 31.0 43 28 23 5 22 28 1 0 1 2.097 12.5 1.5 6.4 8.1 1.27
1961 19 -1.3 Batavia NYPL D PIT 13 6 .684 3.32 4.56 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 3.12 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 2.22 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 8.40 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 -5.2 Columbus IL AAA PIT 11 8 .579 4.44 4.91 24 24 8 1 152.0 147 83 75 17 85 2 141 1 0 8 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 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
1964 22 -6.2 PIT NL MLB PIT 5 8 .385 4.04 4.47 24 13 2 3 1 0 104.2 107 52 47 9 45 5 67 1 0 10 458 1.452 9.2 0.8 3.9 5.8 1.49
1965 23 -2.7 Columbus IL AAA PIT 13 11 .542 3.07 3.35 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
1966 24 -3.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 11 7 .611 3.87 4.63 34 25 1 1 0 0 155.2 173 80 67 12 46 1 76 2 0 9 662 1.407 10.0 0.7 2.7 4.4 1.65
1967 25 3.9 Pirates FLIL WRk PIT 2 2 .500 3.68 4.09 6 4 1 0 22.0 15 10 9 3 11 0 21 1 0 2 1.182 6.1 1.2 4.5 8.6 1.91
1967 25 -2.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 6 8 .429 3.55 4.62 32 16 2 2 0 0 126.2 126 65 50 12 47 7 72 2 0 3 541 1.366 9.0 0.9 3.3 5.1 1.53
1968 26 -1.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 18 6 .750 2.12 2.61 33 31 3 12 7 0 220.1 191 64 52 13 57 5 132 4 0 7 885 1.126 7.8 0.5 2.3 5.4 2.32
1969 27 0.0 PIT NL MLB PIT 16 10 .615 4.46 5.10 38 32 4 9 0 2 210.0 207 119 104 21 86 3 147 6 2 5 907 1.395 8.9 0.9 3.7 6.3 1.71
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1970 28 0.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 10 12 .455 3.52 4.21 31 31 0 6 1 0 196.2 187 92 77 14 73 8 120 5 1 2 824 1.322 8.6 0.6 3.3 5.5 1.64
1971 29 1.6 PIT NL MLB PIT 15 8 .652 2.85 3.04 33 33 0 12 5 0 240.0 226 81 76 16 68 8 136 2 0 4 996 1.225 8.5 0.6 2.6 5.1 2.00
1972 30 2.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 19 8 .704 2.49 2.88 33 32 0 11 2 0 249.2 227 80 69 18 84 8 117 4 1 6 1024 1.246 8.2 0.6 3.0 4.2 1.39
1973 31 3.7 PIT NL MLB PIT 3 9 .250 9.85 9.95 23 18 1 1 0 0 88.2 109 98 97 11 84 4 27 12 0 9 455 2.177 11.1 1.1 8.5 2.7 0.32
1974 32 6.8 Charleston IL AAA PIT 2 8 .200 9.74 11.51 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
1974 32 4.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 0 0 9.00 14.40 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 5 8 5 2 7 0 2 0 0 1 28 2.400 9.0 3.6 12.6 3.6 0.29
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 103 76 .575 3.63 4.16 282 231 14 57 16 2 1597.1 1558 739 644 128 597 49 896 38 4 56 6780 1.349 8.8 0.7 3.4 5.0 1.50
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 63 45 .583 3.88 4.58 135 127 47 17 0 832.0 725 423 359 61 514 15 847 28 1 45 1.489 7.8 0.7 5.6 9.2 1.65
All Levels (15 Seasons) 168 123 .577 3.72 4.30 423 362 14 105 33 2 2451.1 2298 1172 1012 192 1122 64 1764 67 5 103 6780 1.395 8.4 0.7 4.1 6.5 1.57
D (2 seasons) Minors 14 9 .609 3.86 5.14 28 26 11 3 191.0 176 109 82 16 139 255 5 0 5 1.649 8.3 0.8 6.5 12.0 1.83
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 27 28 .491 4.65 5.23 71 68 17 5 0 391.0 376 227 202 40 243 4 294 18 0 27 1.583 8.7 0.9 5.6 6.8 1.21
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register 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 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 -1.8 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 56 54 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .111 .127 .130 .257 7 0 1 0
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
1964 22 -5.2 PIT NL MLB PIT 24 34 30 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 13 .067 .125 .067 .192 2 1 0 2 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
1966 24 -3.3 PIT NL MLB PIT 34 54 52 3 12 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 15 .231 .231 .250 .481 13 0 0 2 0 0
1967 25 3.6 Pirates FLIL WRk PIT 6 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0 0
1967 25 -2.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 32 42 39 2 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 12 .128 .150 .128 .278 5 0 0 2 0 0
1968 26 -1.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 35 88 80 7 11 1 0 0 8 0 0 2 30 .138 .155 .150 .305 12 0 0 4 2 0
1969 27 -0.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 44 87 84 12 21 0 2 1 9 0 0 1 16 .250 .259 .333 .592 28 2 0 2 0 0
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
1970 28 0.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 32 76 70 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 15 .114 .137 .129 .266 9 2 0 3 1 0
1971 29 1.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 34 92 83 5 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 15 .120 .131 .145 .276 12 0 0 8 0 0
1972 30 2.8 PIT NL MLB PIT 35 96 82 8 15 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 22 .183 .202 .207 .410 17 1 0 12 0 0
1973 31 3.7 PIT NL MLB PIT 24 29 24 2 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .417 .417 .500 .917 12 0 0 5 0 0
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
1974 32 4.9 PIT NL MLB PIT 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 295 600 546 42 94 7 3 1 37 0 0 11 140 .172 .188 .201 .389 110 6 0 40 3 0
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 149 326 294 27 46 3 0 0 8 0 1 11 74 .156 .167 49 1 20 0 0
All Levels (15 Seasons) 450 935 848 70 142 10 3 1 46 0 1 23 215 .167 .190 161 6 1 60 3 0
D (2 seasons) Minors 28 85 74 9 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 23 .135 .135 10 1 4 0
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 82 150 137 9 17 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 32 .124 .143 .139 .282 19 0 10 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs D--D PIT P 12
1960 18 Kingsport APPY D- PIT P 7
1960 18 Dubuque MIDW D PIT P 5
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
1962 20 Kinston CARL B PIT P 23 41 7 31 3 3 .927 1.65
1962 20 Asheville SALL A PIT P 6
1963 21 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 24 33 16 15 2 2 .939 1.29
1964 22 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 2
1964 22 PIT NL MLB PIT P 24 105.0 30 10 18 2 2 .933 2.40 1.17
1965 23 Columbus IL AAA PIT P 28 48 16 31 1 3 .979 1.68
1966 24 PIT NL MLB PIT P 34 156.0 24 6 15 3 1 .875 1.21 0.62
1967 25 Pirates FLIL WRk PIT P 6 7 7 0 0 1 1.000 1.17
1967 25 PIT NL MLB PIT P 32 127.0 31 7 23 1 2 .968 2.13 0.94
1968 26 PIT NL MLB PIT LF 1
1968 26 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1968 26 PIT NL MLB PIT P 33 220.0 49 22 27 0 1 1.000 2.00 1.48
1969 27 PIT NL MLB PIT P 38 210.0 64 21 41 2 3 .969 2.66 1.63
1970 28 PIT NL MLB PIT P 31 197.0 49 21 26 2 1 .959 2.15 1.52
1971 29 PIT NL MLB PIT P 33 240.0 67 27 36 4 2 .940 2.36 1.91
1972 30 PIT NL MLB PIT P 33 250.0 63 15 46 2 6 .968 2.20 1.85
1973 31 PIT NL MLB PIT P 23 89.0 26 8 18 0 1 1.000 2.63 1.13
1974 32 Charleston IL AAA PIT P 17 20 5 11 4 0 .800 0.94
1974 32 PIT NL MLB PIT P 1 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 1.00
MLB (10 seasons) MLB P 282 1599.0 404 137 251 16 19 .960 2.18 1.38
Minors (7 seasons) Minors P 135 173 51 112 10 9
All Levels (15 Seasons) P 423 1599.0 584 195 363 26 29
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 27a6a54d

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