Merv Rettenmund Stats

Merv Rettenmund was born on Sunday, June 6, 1943, in Flint, Michigan. Rettenmund was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1968, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Merv Rettenmund baseball stats page.

"Left-handers are even supposed to pitch differently; conventional wisdom has it that a left-hander's ball 'moves more.' Even so astute an analyst as Earl Weaver acknowledged that this appeared to be so. Weaver did stop short of citing the explanation offered by his former player, Merv Rettenmun, who said lefties' pitches move more 'because they throw against the earth's rotation.'" - Author Daniel Okrent in Nine Innings: The Anatomy of a Baseball Game (Mariner Books, 04/10/2000, Chapter 8, Page 217)
Merv Rettenmund

Merv Rettenmund Autograph on a 1979 Topps (#48)
Merv Rettenmund Autograph on a 1979 Topps (#48)

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Birth Name:
Mervin Weldon Rettenmund
Nickname:
Merv
Born On:
06-06-1943  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Flint, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Southwestern High School (Flint, MI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-14-1968 (Age 24)
Last Game:
06-22-1980
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Merv Rettenmund

Merv Rettenmund 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Merv Rettenmund

Merv Rettenmund Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1968 25 Orioles 31 64 10 19 5 0 2 0 7 18 0 20 1 1 1 0 .297 .452 .469
1969 26 Orioles 95 190 27 47 10 3 4 0 25 28 1 28 4 4 0 6 .247 .338 .395
1970 27 Orioles 106 338 60 109 17 2 18 1 58 38 1 59 4 2 3 8 .322 .394 .544
1971 28 Orioles 141 491 81 156 23 4 11 0 75 87 2 60 4 3 4 13 .318 .422 .448
1972 29 Orioles 102 301 40 70 10 2 6 0 21 41 0 37 4 0 0 10 .233 .325 .339
1973 30 Orioles 95 321 59 84 17 2 9 0 44 57 4 38 6 2 4 4 .262 .378 .411
1974 31 Reds 80 208 30 45 6 0 6 1 28 37 1 39 3 2 2 7 .216 .337 .332
1975 32 Reds 93 188 24 45 6 1 2 0 19 35 3 22 1 2 0 6 .239 .356 .314
1976 33 Padres 86 140 16 32 7 0 2 0 11 29 0 23 3 0 0 3 .229 .361 .321
1977 34 Padres 107 126 23 36 6 1 4 0 17 33 2 28 4 2 1 2 .286 .432 .444
1978 35 Angels 50 108 16 29 5 1 1 1 14 30 0 13 1 1 2 3 .269 .433 .361
1979 36 Angels 35 76 7 20 2 0 1 0 10 11 1 14 1 1 1 3 .263 .360 .329
1980 37 Angels 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 1,023 2,555 393 693 114 16 66 3 329 445 15 382 36 20 18 65 .271 .381 .406
Merv Rettenmund

Merv Rettenmund Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1968 Orioles CF 13 7 195 13 1.0 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1968 Orioles LF 4 0 21 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1968 Orioles RF 13 9 282 18 1.4 18 17 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.72
1969 Orioles CF 18 13 402 40 2.2 40 38 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.69
1969 Orioles LF 44 19 654 52 1.2 51 51 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.11
1969 Orioles RF 22 10 342 24 1.1 24 23 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1970 Orioles CF 44 43 1,101 121 2.8 118 116 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.89
1970 Orioles LF 30 16 534 44 1.5 43 41 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.17
1970 Orioles RF 36 19 588 49 1.4 48 46 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.20
1971 Orioles CF 40 37 900 110 2.8 108 106 2 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 3.24
1971 Orioles LF 47 34 978 75 1.6 72 70 2 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.99
1971 Orioles RF 72 58 1,629 128 1.8 126 123 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.09
1972 Orioles CF 23 21 420 43 1.9 43 42 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.76
1972 Orioles LF 6 3 78 4 0.7 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1972 Orioles RF 79 56 1,638 134 1.7 132 128 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.18
1973 Orioles CF 3 1 39 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1973 Orioles LF 11 6 189 15 1.4 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.14
1973 Orioles RF 81 71 1,932 184 2.3 180 176 4 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.52
1974 Reds CF 8 7 165 21 2.6 21 21 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.44
1974 Reds RF 64 51 1,326 83 1.3 83 80 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1975 Reds 3B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1975 Reds CF 3 2 48 10 3.3 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.63
1975 Reds LF 21 10 339 30 1.4 30 29 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
1975 Reds RF 39 32 870 61 1.6 61 61 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1976 Padres CF 1 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1976 Padres LF 34 19 627 75 2.2 73 68 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .973 3.14
1976 Padres RF 11 6 168 13 1.2 13 12 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.09
1977 Padres 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1977 Padres CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1977 Padres LF 23 14 477 31 1.3 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1977 Padres RF 3 0 27 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1978 Angels LF 5 2 66 7 1.4 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.86
1978 Angels RF 18 15 366 23 1.3 22 22 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.62
1979 Angels CF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1979 Angels LF 4 1 54 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1979 Angels RF 4 4 90 3 0.8 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.90
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 442 331 9,258 722 1.6 712 693 19 10 5 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.08
LF Totals 229 124 4,017 336 1.5 329 318 11 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.21
CF Totals 155 132 3,309 362 2.3 357 350 7 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.91
3B Totals 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
12 Years 828 587 16,593 1,421 1.7 1,399 1,361 38 22 11 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.28
Merv Rettenmund

Merv Rettenmund Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1968 Orioles 1 1 .500 9 2 n/a 32.0 3.2 9.1 - - -
1969 Orioles 6 1 .857 19 4 n/a 47.5 6.8 7.6 - - -
1970 Orioles 13 7 .650 19 4 n/a 18.8 5.7 5.8 - - -
1971 Orioles 15 6 .714 9 0 n/a 44.6 8.2 6.5 - - -
1972 Orioles 6 4 .600 11 1 n/a 50.2 8.1 14.3 - - -
1973 Orioles 11 2 .846 15 0 0 35.7 8.4 7.3 - - -
1974 Reds 5 1 .833 20 0 n/a 34.7 5.3 7.4 - - -
1975 Reds 5 0 1.000 39 0 n/a 94.0 8.5 9.9 - - -
1976 Padres 4 1 .800 49 2 n/a 70.0 6.1 12.7 - - -
1977 Padres 1 2 .333 86 0 n/a 31.5 4.5 7.4 - - -
1978 Angels 0 3 .000 18 1 18 108.0 8.3 7.7 - - -
1979 Angels 1 0 1.000 13 0 17 76.0 5.4 7.6 - - -
1980 Angels 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0.0 4.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 68 28 .708 308 14 36 38.7 6.7 7.8 - - -
Merv Rettenmund

Merv Rettenmund Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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