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Frank Viola

Frank John Viola (Sweet Music) (twitter: @FrankViola16)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: April 19, 1960 in Hempstead, New York, United States
High School: East Meadow HS (East Meadow, NY)
School: St. John's University (Queens, NY)

Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 16th round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft from East Meadow HS (East Meadow, NY) and the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1981 MLB June Amateur Draft from St. John's University (Queens, NY).

Major League Stats


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
1981 21 -2.1 Orlando SOUL AA MIN 5 4 .556 3.43 4.36 17 15 0 2 0 0 97.0 112 47 37 9 33 1 50 0 0 9 1.495 10.4 0.8 3.1 4.6 1.52
1982 22 -3.5 Toledo IL AAA MIN 2 3 .400 3.88 4.19 8 8 0 2 0 0 58.0 61 27 25 3 18 1 34 2 0 4 1.362 9.5 0.5 2.8 5.3 1.89
1982 22 -6.2 MIN AL MLB MIN 4 10 .286 5.21 5.50 22 22 0 3 1 0 126.0 152 77 73 22 38 2 84 0 1 4 543 1.508 10.9 1.6 2.7 6.0 2.21
1983 23 -5.5 MIN AL MLB MIN 7 15 .318 5.49 6.04 35 34 0 4 0 0 210.0 242 141 128 34 92 7 127 8 2 6 949 1.590 10.4 1.5 3.9 5.4 1.38
1984 24 -4.4 MIN AL MLB MIN 18 12 .600 3.21 3.53 35 35 0 10 4 0 257.2 225 101 92 28 73 1 149 4 1 6 1047 1.157 7.9 1.0 2.5 5.2 2.04
1985 25 -3.4 MIN AL MLB MIN 18 14 .563 4.09 4.88 36 36 0 9 0 0 250.2 262 136 114 26 68 3 135 2 2 6 1059 1.316 9.4 0.9 2.4 4.8 1.99
1986 26 -2.2 MIN AL MLB MIN 16 13 .552 4.51 4.98 37 37 0 7 1 0 245.2 257 136 123 37 83 0 191 3 0 12 1053 1.384 9.4 1.4 3.0 7.0 2.30
1987 27 -1.6 MIN AL MLB MIN 17 10 .630 2.90 3.25 36 36 0 7 1 0 251.2 230 91 81 29 66 1 197 6 1 1 1037 1.176 8.2 1.0 2.4 7.0 2.98
1988 28 -0.5 MIN AL MLB MIN 24 7 .774 2.64 2.82 35 35 0 7 2 0 255.1 236 80 75 20 54 2 193 3 1 5 1031 1.136 8.3 0.7 1.9 6.8 3.57
1989 29 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB MIN-NYM 13 17 .433 3.66 3.97 36 36 0 9 2 0 261.0 246 115 106 22 74 4 211 4 1 8 1082 1.226 8.5 0.8 2.6 7.3 2.85
1989 29 0.5 MIN AL MLB MIN 8 12 .400 3.79 4.10 24 24 0 7 1 0 175.2 171 80 74 17 47 1 138 3 1 5 731 1.241 8.8 0.9 2.4 7.1 2.94
1989 29 0.2 NYM NL MLB NYM 5 5 .500 3.38 3.69 12 12 0 2 1 0 85.1 75 35 32 5 27 3 73 1 0 3 351 1.195 7.9 0.5 2.8 7.7 2.70
1990 30 1.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 20 12 .625 2.67 2.99 35 35 0 7 3 0 249.2 227 83 74 15 60 2 182 2 0 11 1016 1.150 8.2 0.5 2.2 6.6 3.03
1991 31 2.9 NYM NL MLB NYM 13 15 .464 3.97 4.36 35 35 0 3 0 0 231.1 259 112 102 25 54 4 132 1 1 6 980 1.353 10.1 1.0 2.1 5.1 2.44
1992 32 3.1 BOS AL MLB BOS 13 12 .520 3.44 3.74 35 35 0 6 1 0 238.0 214 99 91 13 89 4 121 7 2 12 999 1.273 8.1 0.5 3.4 4.6 1.36
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
1993 33 4.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 11 8 .579 3.14 3.72 29 29 0 2 1 0 183.2 180 76 64 12 72 5 91 6 0 5 787 1.372 8.8 0.6 3.5 4.5 1.26
1994 34 4.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 1 1 .500 4.65 4.94 6 6 0 0 0 0 31.0 34 17 16 2 17 0 9 0 0 2 136 1.645 9.9 0.6 4.9 2.6 0.53
1995 35 9.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ CIN-TOR 3 4 .429 4.06 5.28 9 9 0 0 0 0 44.1 45 26 20 5 9 0 33 3 0 0 191 1.218 9.1 1.0 1.8 6.7 3.67
1995 35 12.5 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 0 1 .000 3.97 7.15 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.1 12 9 5 2 3 0 8 1 0 0 53 1.324 9.5 1.6 2.4 6.4 2.67
1995 35 7.8 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 3 3 .500 4.09 4.64 6 6 0 0 0 0 33.0 33 17 15 3 6 0 25 2 0 0 138 1.182 9.0 0.8 1.6 6.8 4.17
1995 35 7.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 0 1 .000 6.28 6.91 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.1 20 11 10 3 3 1 4 0 0 1 64 1.605 12.6 1.9 1.9 2.5 1.33
1996 36 11.7 Knoxville SOUL AA TOR 0 0 1.64 1.64 4 4 0 0 0 0 22.0 16 4 4 1 3 0 15 0 0 0 84 0.864 6.5 0.4 1.2 6.1 5.00
1996 36 7.7 TOR AL MLB TOR 1 3 .250 7.71 8.31 6 6 0 0 0 0 30.1 43 28 26 6 21 3 18 2 0 1 150 2.110 12.8 1.8 6.2 5.3 0.86
MLB (15 seasons) MLB 176 150 .540 3.73 4.13 421 420 0 74 16 0 2836.1 2827 1303 1175 294 864 39 1844 48 12 86 11933 1.301 9.0 0.9 2.7 5.9 2.13
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 10 11 .476 3.50 4.23 38 36 0 4 0 0 221.1 234 104 86 18 63 2 132 5 0 13 275 1.342 9.5 0.7 2.6 5.4 2.10
All Levels (16 Seasons) 186 161 .536 3.71 4.14 459 456 0 78 16 0 3057.2 3061 1407 1261 312 927 41 1976 53 12 99 12208 1.304 9.0 0.9 2.7 5.8 2.13
AA (2 seasons) Minors 5 4 .556 3.10 3.86 21 19 0 2 0 0 119.0 128 51 41 10 36 1 65 0 0 9 84 1.378 9.7 0.8 2.7 4.9 1.81
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 5 6 .455 3.96 4.35 14 14 0 2 0 0 91.0 94 44 40 6 24 1 59 4 0 4 138 1.297 9.3 0.6 2.4 5.8 2.46
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
1981 21 -2.0 Orlando SOUL AA MIN 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 22 -3.2 Toledo IL AAA MIN 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 22 -6.8 MIN AL MLB MIN 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 23 -5.8 MIN AL MLB MIN 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 24 -4.7 MIN AL MLB MIN 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 25 -3.9 MIN AL MLB MIN 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 26 -2.8 MIN AL MLB MIN 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 27 -1.4 MIN AL MLB MIN 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 28 -0.5 MIN AL MLB MIN 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 29 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB NYM-MIN 36 29 23 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .130 .167 .130 .297 3 0 0 5 0 0
1989 29 0.5 MIN AL MLB MIN 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 29 0.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 12 29 23 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .130 .167 .130 .297 3 0 0 5 0 0
1990 30 1.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 35 92 85 4 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 20 .153 .153 .153 .306 13 1 0 7 0 0
1991 31 2.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 35 83 71 2 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 13 .127 .151 .155 .306 11 1 0 10 0 0
1992 32 3.4 BOS AL MLB BOS 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1993 33 4.1 BOS AL MLB BOS 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 34 4.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 35 7.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ CIN-TOR 9 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 1 0 0
1995 35 12.7 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 35 7.9 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 6 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 1 0 0
1995 35 6.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 3 6 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 2 0 0 0 0 0
1996 36 12.1 Knoxville SOUL AA TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 36 7.1 TOR AL MLB TOR 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (15 seasons) MLB 421 210 185 8 26 3 0 0 6 0 0 3 41 .141 .154 .157 .311 29 2 0 22 0 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 38 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 1 0 0
All Levels (16 Seasons) 459 214 188 8 27 3 0 0 6 0 0 3 41 .144 .157 .160 .317 30 2 0 23 0 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 14 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 1 0 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
1981 21 Orlando SOUL AA MIN P 17 30 9 20 1 0 .967 1.71
1982 22 Toledo IL AAA MIN P 8 21 3 17 1 1 .952 2.50
1982 22 MIN AL MLB MIN P 22 126.0 18 1 15 2 0 .889 1.14 0.73
1983 23 MIN AL MLB MIN P 35 210.0 31 7 23 1 2 .968 1.29 0.86
1984 24 MIN AL MLB MIN P 35 258.0 33 6 26 1 1 .970 1.12 0.91
1985 25 MIN AL MLB MIN P 36 251.0 44 6 33 5 0 .886 1.40 1.08
1986 26 MIN AL MLB MIN P 37 246.0 32 8 21 3 1 .906 1.06 0.78
1987 27 MIN AL MLB MIN P 36 252.0 43 6 34 3 1 .930 1.43 1.11
1988 28 MIN AL MLB MIN P 35 255.0 37 5 30 2 1 .946 1.24 1.00
1989 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB MIN-NYM P 36 261.0 49 10 35 4 3 .918 1.55 1.25
1989 29 MIN AL MLB MIN P 24 176.0 36 7 26 3 1 .917 1.69 1.38
1989 29 NYM NL MLB NYM P 12 85.0 13 3 9 1 2 .923 1.27 1.00
1990 30 NYM NL MLB NYM P 35 250.0 46 11 34 1 1 .978 1.62 1.29
1991 31 NYM NL MLB NYM P 35 231.0 44 6 34 4 1 .909 1.56 1.14
1992 32 BOS AL MLB BOS P 35 238.0 55 6 47 2 6 .964 2.00 1.51
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
1993 33 BOS AL MLB BOS P 29 184.0 45 10 31 4 1 .911 2.01 1.41
1994 34 BOS AL MLB BOS P 6 31.0 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 1.16 0.67
1995 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ CIN-TOR P 9 7 4 2 1 1 .857 0.67 2 3 60%
1995 35 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 1 33%
1995 35 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN P 6 7 4 2 1 1 .857 1.00 0 2 100%
1995 35 CIN NL MLB CIN P 3 14.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.67
1996 36 Knoxville SOUL AA TOR P 4 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 1.25 1 2 67%
1996 36 TOR AL MLB TOR P 6 30.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.20 0.67
MLB (15 seasons) MLB P 421 2837.0 487 84 371 32 19 .934 1.44 1.08
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 38 63 20 40 3 2 .952 1.58 3 5 63%
All Levels (16 Seasons) P 459 2837.0 550 104 411 35 21 .936 1.44 1.12 3 5 63%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1981 21 Orlando Twins Southern League AA
1982 22 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA
1982 22 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1982-06-06 1982-10-02
1983 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1983-04-08 1983-09-30
1984 24 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1984-04-05 1984-09-28
1985 25 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1985-04-09 1985-10-02
1986 26 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-05
1987 27 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1987-04-08 1987-10-02
1988 28 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1988-04-05 1988-09-30
1989 29 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1989-04-04 1989-07-28
1989 29 New York Mets National League MLB 2 1989-08-02 1989-09-29
1990 30 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1990-04-11 1990-10-03
1991 31 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1991-04-09 1991-10-04
1992 32 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1992-04-09 1992-09-30
1993 33 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1993-04-07 1993-09-16
1994 34 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1994-04-06 1994-05-03
1995 35 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA
1995 35 Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League A+
1995 35 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 1995-08-26 1995-09-05
1996 36 Knoxville Smokies Southern League AA
1996 36 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB 1 1996-04-28 1996-05-28

Sabr ID: 485fd7b5

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