John Candelaria Stats

John Candelaria was born on Friday, November 6, 1953, in New York, New York. Candelaria was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 8, 1975, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 John Candelaria baseball stats page.

"This young man (John Candelaria) I predict is going to be heard from for many years. I don't know if I've ever seen a pitcher with more talent at his age (21). He has remarkable poise not only for a youngster, but for anyone." - Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Danny Murtaugh in Young Lefty Pitching Talent Flourishes in the Majors (Baseball Digest : May 1976)
John Candelaria

John 'Candy Man' Candelaria Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#304 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1983fle01' title='1983 Fleer Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
John 'Candy Man' Candelaria Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#304 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
John Robert Candelaria
Nickname:
Candy Man
Born On:
11-06-1953  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
LaSalle Academy (New York, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-07
Player Weight Chart Weight:
232
First Game:
06-08-1975 (Age 21)
Last Game:
07-07-1993
Draft:
1972 : 2nd Round (47th)
John Candelaria

John Candelaria 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
1975 22 Pirates 18 18 0 8 6 .571 2.76 4 1 0 120.2 497 95 37 47 8 36 9 95 1 2 0 -
1976 23 Pirates 32 31 1 16 7 .696 3.15 11 4 1 220.0 881 173 77 87 22 60 5 138 0 2 0 -
1977 24 Pirates 33 33 0 20 5 .800 2.34 6 1 0 230.2 917 197 60 64 29 50 2 133 1 2 2 -
1978 25 Pirates 30 29 1 12 11 .522 3.24 3 1 1 189.0 796 191 68 73 15 49 6 94 3 5 3 -
1979 26 Pirates 33 30 2 14 9 .609 3.22 8 0 0 207.0 850 201 74 83 25 41 6 101 2 3 0 -
1980 27 Pirates 35 34 1 11 14 .440 4.01 7 0 1 233.1 969 246 104 114 14 50 4 97 0 3 2 -
1981 28 Pirates 6 6 0 2 2 .500 3.54 0 0 0 40.2 168 42 16 17 3 11 1 14 0 0 0 -
1982 29 Pirates 31 30 1 12 7 .632 2.94 1 1 1 174.2 704 166 57 62 13 37 3 133 1 4 0 -
1983 30 Pirates 33 32 0 15 8 .652 3.23 2 0 0 197.2 797 191 71 73 15 45 3 157 3 2 2 -
1984 31 Pirates 33 28 4 12 11 .522 2.72 3 1 2 185.1 751 179 56 69 19 34 3 133 1 1 1 -
1985 32 Pirates 37 0 26 2 4 .333 3.64 0 0 9 54.1 229 57 22 23 7 14 2 47 0 1 0 -
1985 32 Angels 13 13 0 7 3 .700 3.80 1 1 0 71.0 301 70 30 33 7 24 1 53 2 3 0 -
1986 33 Angels 16 16 0 10 2 .833 2.55 1 1 0 91.2 365 68 26 30 4 26 2 81 2 3 1 -
1987 34 Angels 20 20 0 8 6 .571 4.71 0 0 0 116.2 487 127 61 70 17 20 0 74 0 1 0 -
1987 34 Mets 3 3 0 2 0 1.000 5.84 0 0 0 12.1 57 17 8 8 1 3 0 10 0 0 1 -
1988 35 Yankees 25 24 1 13 7 .650 3.38 6 2 1 157.0 640 150 59 69 18 23 2 121 2 2 12 -
1989 36 Yankees 10 6 1 3 3 .500 5.14 1 0 0 49.0 206 49 28 28 8 12 1 37 2 0 1 -
1989 36 Expos 12 0 2 0 2 .000 3.31 0 0 0 16.1 68 17 6 8 3 4 2 14 0 0 0 -
1990 37 Twins 34 1 10 7 3 .700 3.39 0 0 4 58.1 239 55 22 23 9 9 2 44 3 0 0 -
1990 37 Blue Jays 13 2 5 0 3 .000 5.48 0 0 1 21.1 106 32 13 13 2 11 3 19 2 2 0 -
1991 38 Dodgers 59 0 10 1 1 .500 3.74 0 0 2 33.2 138 31 14 16 3 11 2 38 1 0 1 -
1992 39 Dodgers 50 0 11 2 5 .286 2.84 0 0 5 25.1 108 20 8 9 1 13 3 23 1 0 0 -
1993 40 Pirates 24 0 6 0 3 .000 8.24 0 0 1 19.2 92 25 18 19 2 9 1 17 1 1 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
19 Years 600 356 82 177 122 .592 3.33 54 13 29 2,525.2 10,366 2,399 935 1,038 245 592 63 1,673 28 37 26 -
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John Candelaria Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1975 22 Pirates 18 43 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 12 0 0 0 0 .140 .196 .140
1976 23 Pirates 32 76 5 14 2 1 0 0 5 7 0 17 5 0 0 4 .184 .253 .237
1977 24 Pirates 33 80 5 18 3 2 0 0 11 4 0 18 4 0 0 0 .225 .262 .313
1978 25 Pirates 31 52 6 9 3 0 0 0 1 9 0 19 7 0 2 2 .173 .317 .231
1979 26 Pirates 33 68 0 9 4 0 0 0 6 1 0 18 8 0 0 4 .132 .145 .191
1980 27 Pirates 35 77 5 15 3 0 0 0 7 4 0 14 3 1 0 2 .195 .232 .234
1981 28 Pirates 6 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .231 .214 .231
1982 29 Pirates 33 54 6 12 2 0 0 0 9 6 0 20 3 1 0 1 .222 .295 .259
1983 30 Pirates 33 65 4 9 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 17 5 0 0 3 .138 .200 .154
1984 31 Pirates 33 62 6 8 2 0 1 0 2 4 0 25 4 0 0 3 .129 .182 .210
1985 32 Pirates 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 32 Angels 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 33 Angels 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 34 Angels 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 34 Mets 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1988 35 Yankees 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 36 Yankees 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 36 Expos 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 37 Twins 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 37 Blue Jays 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 38 Dodgers 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 39 Dodgers 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000
1993 40 Pirates 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
19 Years 603 596 39 104 20 3 1 0 48 44 0 162 43 3 2 19 .174 .233 .223
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John Candelaria Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1975 Pirates P 18 18 362 20 1.1 16 3 13 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.19
1976 Pirates P 32 31 660 34 1.1 34 3 31 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.39
1977 Pirates P 33 33 692 37 1.1 36 6 30 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.40
1978 Pirates P 30 29 567 29 1.0 29 4 25 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1979 Pirates P 33 30 621 38 1.2 38 2 36 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
1980 Pirates P 35 34 700 48 1.4 46 8 38 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.77
1981 Pirates P 6 6 122 8 1.3 8 1 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.77
1982 Pirates P 31 30 524 25 0.8 24 1 23 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.24
1983 Pirates P 33 32 593 25 0.8 25 5 20 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.14
1984 Pirates P 33 28 556 24 0.7 24 3 21 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.17
1985 Pirates P 37 0 163 10 0.3 9 1 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.49
1985 Angels P 13 13 213 11 0.8 10 2 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.27
1986 Angels P 16 16 275 13 0.8 13 3 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.28
1987 Angels P 20 20 350 27 1.4 27 4 23 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1987 Mets P 3 3 37 3 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.19
1988 Yankees P 25 24 471 26 1.0 26 4 22 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.49
1989 Yankees P 10 6 147 7 0.7 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1989 Expos P 12 0 49 3 0.3 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 1.10
1990 Twins P 34 1 175 6 0.2 6 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.93
1990 Blue Jays P 13 2 64 7 0.5 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.95
1991 Dodgers P 59 0 101 2 0.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.53
1992 Dodgers P 50 0 76 5 0.1 5 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.78
1993 Pirates P 24 0 59 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 600 356 7,577 408 0.7 397 58 339 11 16 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.41
19 Years 600 356 7,577 408 0.7 397 58 339 11 16 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.41
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John Candelaria Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1975 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 21.5 2.64 7.09 2.69
1976 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 15.2 2.30 5.65 2.45
1977 Pirates 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.4 7.3 2.66 5.19 1.95
1978 Pirates 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 52.0 1.92 4.48 2.33
1979 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 11.3 2.46 4.39 1.78
1980 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 11.0 1.94 3.74 1.93
1981 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.0 4.3 1.27 3.10 2.43
1982 Pirates 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 2.7 6.0 3.59 6.85 1.91
1983 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 32.5 3.49 7.15 2.05
1984 Pirates 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 62.0 2.5 31.0 3.91 6.46 1.65
1985 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.36 7.79 2.32
1985 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.21 6.72 3.04
1986 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.12 7.95 2.55
1987 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.70 5.71 1.54
1987 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.33 7.30 2.19
1988 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.26 6.94 1.32
1989 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.08 6.80 2.20
1989 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.50 7.71 2.20
1990 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.89 6.79 1.39
1990 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.73 8.02 4.64
1991 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.45 10.16 2.94
1992 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.77 8.17 4.62
1993 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.89 7.78 4.12
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
19 Years 0 2 .000 2 1 0 596.0 3.7 12.4 2.83 5.96 2.11
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John Candelaria pitched for both New York teams (Mets and Yankees), both Los Angeles teams (Dodgers and Angels) and both Canadian teams (Blue Jays and Expos)! The Candy Man is also the only pitcher in Major League history to win a game in Parc Jarry (Montreal, Canada), Stade Olympique (Montreal, Canada), Exhibition Stadium (Toronto, Canada) and The Skydome (Toronto, Canada) - all four Canadian ballparks.

On September 16, 1975 , Rennie Stennett became the second player in Major League history to get seven hits in a 9-inning game ( Hits in a Game Records ). The "Candy Man" appreciated Stennett's efforts, the 22 runs scored by the Pirates , and won his 8th and final victory of his rookie season in his 17th start. During his sophomore season, the sidewinding lefty threw a 2-hitter on April 25th , a 3-hitter on June 29th , then a no-hitter on August 9th :

John Candelaria No Hitter | The Final Out | First No-Hitter by a Pirate Pitcher at Three Rivers Stadium

John Candelaria No Hitter (Box Score: August 9, 1976 )

It was Candy Night on Monday August 9 at Three Rivers Stadium, and each of the 9,860 fans in attendance received a free candy bar in honor of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher John (Candy Man) Candelaria. For the 22-year-old second year big leaguer, the night was especially sweet.

Facing Doug Rau and the NL West's second place Los Angeles Dodgers, Candelaria gave the second place Bucs of the NL East their first home no-hitter since Nick Maddox turned the trick in 1907. Candelaria, who took a 10-4 record into the clash, mixed a dazzling array of sinking fastballs and sliders to hand the Dodgers not only their sixth straight defeat, but their first no-hit loss in 26 years.

Candelaria struck out seven and walked just one. He retired the Dodgers in order in every inning but one while getting seven fly ball outs.

The Candy Man almost lost his no-hitter with the first batter when Davey Lopes hit a screeching liner to the gap in left-center. But center fielder Al Oliver made a splendid running catch. Ted Sizemore followed with a bloop fly down the right field line that Dave Parker snagged at his knees while on the dead run. Bill Russell then grounded out to short..

Candelaria got into hot water in the third after striking out pinch-hitter Lee Lacy . He walked Steve Yeager , who was forced at second on Rau's grounder to short. The real trouble began when shortstop Frank Taveras booted Lopes ' grunder. Bill Robinson , an outfielder playing third base, then kicked away a bouncer by Sizemore to load the bases. Candelaria escaped the jam by getting Russell on a force-out grounder to short.

No other Dodger would reach first the rest of the way. Candelaria retired 19 in a row, striking out Steve Garvey and Ron Cey in the fourth and getting Dusty Baker on a fly ball to center.

The Pirates scored both their runs in the fifth on leadoff singles by Richie Zisk and Parker and a two-run double into the left field corner by Robinson . The safeties compromised three of the Bucs' five hits for the game.

Candelaria breezed through the late innings with no trouble. In the eighth, Lacy bounced back to the mound, Yeager grounded out to third and pinch-hitter Rick Auerbach struck out.

The ninth featured more of the same. Candelaria got Lopes on a bouncer to Taveras at short. Sizemore followed with a looper down the right field line that Parker caught in foul territory. Russell was the last batter, and he hit a little blooper into shallow center. Oliver raced in, and made a sparkling one-handed catch while barely avoiding a collision with Taveras .

It was perfection with confection. The Candy Man went on to register a fine 16-7 record. The following year, he had his finest season, posting a 20-5 mark while leading the National League in earned run average with a 2.34 mark and in percentage with .800.

In 1977 , a year after his no-hitter, Candelaria joined the 20-Wins Club (a 20-5 record, 3rd in the N.L. behind Tom Seaver 21-6 & Steve Carlton 23-10 / Top 25 ) and won the Earned Run Average (ERA) Championship [ Top 25 ] - the first by a Pirates ' pitcher since Bob Friend finished with a league leading 2.84 ERA in 1955.

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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