Joaquin Andujar Stats

Joaquin Andujar was born on Sunday, December 21, 1952, in San Pedro de Macoris, Macoris, Dominican Republic. Andujar was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 8, 1976, with the Houston Astros. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joaquin Andujar baseball stats page.

"There is one word in America that says it all, and that one word is, 'You never know.' " - Joaquin Andujar in the Los Angeles Times (June 21, 1984) [ Joaquin Andujar Quotes ]
Joaquin Andujar

Joaquin Andujar Autograph on a 1987 Fleer Baseball Card (#385 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1987fle00' title='1987 Fleer Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Joaquin Andujar Autograph on a 1987 Fleer Baseball Card (#385 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Joaquín Andújar
Nickname:
One Tough Dominican
Born On:
12-21-1952  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Pedro de Macoris, Macoris, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-08-2015 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Pedro de Macoris, Macoris, Dominican Republic
Cemetery:
Cementerio Municipal, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
High School:
Jose Perez Escuela (San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-08-1976 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-30-1988
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Joaquin Andujar

Joaquin Andujar Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1976 24 Astros 28 25 1 9 10 .474 3.60 9 4 0 172.1 729 163 69 74 8 75 2 59 1 1 5 -
1977 25 Astros 26 25 1 11 8 .579 3.69 4 1 0 158.2 678 149 65 80 11 64 3 69 2 4 2 -
1978 26 Astros 35 13 11 5 7 .417 3.42 2 0 1 110.2 470 88 42 45 3 58 6 55 3 4 5 -
1979 27 Astros 46 23 9 12 12 .500 3.43 8 0 4 194.0 825 168 74 86 7 88 6 77 5 2 0 -
1980 28 Astros 35 14 5 3 8 .273 3.91 0 0 2 122.0 529 132 53 59 8 43 2 75 2 0 0 -
1981 29 Astros 9 3 0 2 3 .400 4.94 0 0 0 23.2 113 29 13 17 2 12 0 18 0 0 0 -
1981 29 Cardinals 11 8 0 6 1 .857 3.74 1 0 0 55.1 223 56 23 24 4 11 1 19 2 0 1 -
1982 30 Cardinals 38 37 1 15 10 .600 2.47 9 5 0 265.2 1,056 237 73 85 11 50 7 137 3 7 2 -
1983 31 Cardinals 39 34 3 6 16 .273 4.16 5 2 1 225.0 943 215 104 112 23 75 7 125 5 3 6 -
1984 32 Cardinals 36 36 0 20 14 .588 3.34 12 4 0 261.1 1,052 218 97 104 20 70 13 147 6 7 4 -
1985 33 Cardinals 38 38 0 21 12 .636 3.40 10 2 0 269.2 1,127 265 102 113 15 82 12 112 2 11 0 -
1986 34 Athletics 28 26 2 12 7 .632 3.82 7 1 1 155.1 647 139 66 70 23 56 1 72 2 4 4 -
1987 35 Athletics 13 13 0 3 5 .375 6.08 1 0 0 60.2 265 63 41 43 11 26 0 32 0 3 1 -
1988 36 Astros 23 10 4 2 5 .286 4.00 0 0 0 78.2 351 94 35 43 9 21 5 35 0 5 3 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
13 Years 405 305 37 127 118 .518 3.58 68 19 9 2,153.0 9,008 2,016 857 955 155 731 65 1,032 33 51 33 -
Joaquin Andujar

Joaquin Andujar Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1976 24 Astros 28 57 4 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 29 2 0 0 0 .140 .169 .158
1977 25 Astros 26 53 6 10 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 27 4 0 0 0 .189 .232 .226
1978 26 Astros 36 23 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 11 4 0 0 0 .130 .167 .174
1979 27 Astros 46 57 3 5 1 0 2 0 7 2 0 32 5 1 0 0 .088 .117 .211
1980 28 Astros 35 29 3 5 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 16 5 0 0 1 .172 .250 .345
1981 29 Astros 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000
1981 29 Cardinals 12 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 30 Cardinals 38 95 3 15 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 44 9 0 0 2 .158 .158 .189
1983 31 Cardinals 39 73 2 6 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 38 5 0 0 2 .082 .107 .096
1984 32 Cardinals 36 84 8 11 1 0 2 1 8 9 0 47 7 0 0 0 .131 .215 .214
1985 33 Cardinals 38 94 2 10 2 0 0 0 8 5 0 50 7 0 0 2 .106 .152 .128
1986 34 Athletics 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 35 Athletics 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 36 Astros 23 19 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 1 0 0 0 .211 .286 .316
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 407 607 31 77 12 2 5 1 38 30 0 315 51 1 0 7 .127 .168 .178
Joaquin Andujar

Joaquin Andujar Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1976 Astros P 28 25 517 39 1.4 36 12 24 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.88
1977 Astros P 26 25 476 60 2.3 52 14 38 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .867 2.95
1978 Astros P 35 13 332 42 1.2 38 11 27 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .905 3.09
1979 Astros P 46 23 582 71 1.5 66 16 50 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .930 3.06
1980 Astros P 35 14 366 39 1.1 34 7 27 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .872 2.51
1981 Astros P 9 3 71 3 0.3 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.76
1981 Cardinals P 11 8 166 16 1.5 15 4 11 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.44
1982 Cardinals P 38 37 797 73 1.9 68 17 51 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .932 2.30
1983 Cardinals P 39 34 675 83 2.1 77 15 62 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .928 3.08
1984 Cardinals P 36 36 784 72 2.0 69 15 54 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.38
1985 Cardinals P 38 38 809 59 1.6 53 8 45 6 8 n/a n/a n/a .898 1.77
1986 Athletics P 28 26 466 40 1.4 37 16 21 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .925 2.14
1987 Athletics P 13 13 182 14 1.1 12 1 11 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.78
1988 Astros P 23 10 236 22 1.0 20 5 15 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.29
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 405 305 6,459 633 1.6 579 142 437 54 28 n/a n/a n/a .915 2.42
13 Years 405 305 6,459 633 1.6 579 142 437 54 28 n/a n/a n/a .915 2.42
Joaquin Andujar

Joaquin Andujar Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1976 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 57.0 0.79 3.08 3.92
1977 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 26.5 1.08 3.91 3.63
1978 Astros 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.1 7.7 0.95 4.47 4.72
1979 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 28.5 1.8 8.1 0.88 3.57 4.08
1980 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 29.0 1.8 9.7 1.74 5.53 3.17
1981 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.50 6.84 4.56
1981 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.73 3.09 1.79
1982 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 23.8 2.74 4.64 1.69
1983 Cardinals 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 36.5 1.67 5.00 3.00
1984 Cardinals 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 42.0 1.8 10.5 2.10 5.06 2.41
1985 Cardinals 3 1 .750 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 11.8 1.37 3.74 2.74
1986 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.29 4.17 3.24
1987 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.23 4.75 3.86
1988 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.67 4.00 2.40
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 7 3 .700 0 2 0 121.4 1.9 16.0 1.41 4.31 3.06
Joaquin Andujar

Joaquin Andujar Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Joaquin Andujar had a 13-year big league career, faced more than 9,000 hitters, and never allowed a grand slam to an opposing batter. Even more impressive is that Andujar hit one grand slam as a Major League player: On May 15, 1984 , while pitching (hitting) for the St. Louis Cardinals , Andujar stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning and hit a grand slam off relief pitcher Jeff Dedmon of the Atlanta Braves . Andujar pitched a complete game victory that day, and it was the last home run of his career.

The first home run Joaquin Andujar hit, on August 14, 1979 , was in the bottom of the second inning, in the Astrodome, off Bill Lee . It was an inside the park home run, two-runs scored, the Astros won 2-1 (all runs came courtesy of the homer), and Andujar pitched a complete game victory that day as well.

Joaquin Andujar, Inside the Park Home Run
Joaquin Andujar (Inside the Park Homer / Box Score ) | The Paris News | August 15, 1979 | Page 2A
Did you know that Joaquin Andujar was the last pitcher from the St. Louis Cardinals to put together a back-to-back pair of a twenty-win seasons ? In 1984 , Andujar went 20-14, and in 1985 , that "One Tough Dominican" went 21-12. Before Andujar, it was hall of famer Bob Gibson who won twenty (or more) in three consecutive seasons (1968-1970) as well as two consecutive seasons (1965-1966).

Did you know that when the "One Tough Dominican" won a Gold Glove Award in 1984, he was the first Dominican Republic -born pitcher to receive the prestigious fielding honor?

What do Gerry Staley (1947-1961) and Joaquin Andujar have in common? They are the only two St. Louis Cardinals ' pitchers to lead the National League in hit batsmen in back-to-back seasons. Gerry Staley led the senior circuit in 1952 , and 1953 , Andujar matched him in 1984 , and 1985 .

Last-Modified: October 17, 2018 3:40 AM EST

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