Bo Diaz Stats

Bo Diaz was born on Monday, March 23, 1953, in Cua, Miranda, Venezuela. Diaz was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1977, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Bo Diaz baseball stats page.

"If the season ended tomorrow, Bo Diaz would be our MVP." - Pete Rose in The Philadelphia Inquirer (Jere Longman, 06/28/1982, At last, Diaz finds a home , Section C)
Bo Diaz

Bo 'The Cannon' Diaz Autograph on a 1987 Topps Baseball Card (#41)
Bo 'The Cannon' Diaz Autograph on a 1987 Topps Baseball Card (#41)

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Birth Name:
Baudilio José (Seijas) Díaz
Nickname:
Bo or The Cannon
Born On:
03-23-1953  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cua, Miranda, Venezuela
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-23-1990 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-06-1977 (Age 24)
Last Game:
07-09-1989
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Bo Diaz

Bo Diaz 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
Bo Diaz

Bo Diaz Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1977 24 Red Sox 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 25 Indians 44 127 12 30 4 0 2 0 11 4 0 17 2 0 0 2 .236 .260 .315
1979 26 Indians 15 32 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 6 1 0 0 1 .156 .206 .219
1980 27 Indians 76 207 15 47 11 2 3 1 32 7 3 27 5 2 0 12 .227 .250 .343
1981 28 Indians 63 182 25 57 19 0 7 0 38 13 2 23 1 2 1 7 .313 .359 .533
1982 29 Phillies 144 525 69 151 29 1 18 0 85 36 5 87 1 7 3 20 .288 .333 .450
1983 30 Phillies 136 471 49 111 17 0 15 1 64 38 4 57 4 1 2 10 .236 .295 .367
1984 31 Phillies 27 75 5 16 4 0 1 0 9 5 0 13 1 2 0 4 .213 .256 .307
1985 32 Phillies 26 76 9 16 5 1 2 0 16 6 0 7 0 0 0 5 .211 .268 .382
1985 32 Reds 51 161 12 42 8 0 3 0 15 15 0 18 2 2 1 6 .261 .324 .366
1986 33 Reds 134 474 50 129 21 0 10 0 56 40 0 52 2 3 0 11 .272 .327 .380
1987 34 Reds 140 496 49 134 28 1 15 1 82 19 1 73 4 6 5 16 .270 .300 .421
1988 35 Reds 92 315 26 69 9 0 10 0 35 7 4 41 1 3 1 16 .219 .236 .343
1989 36 Reds 43 132 6 27 5 0 1 0 8 6 3 7 0 0 0 3 .205 .239 .265
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
13 Years 993 3,274 327 834 162 5 87 3 452 198 22 429 24 28 13 113 .255 .297 .387
Bo Diaz

Bo Diaz Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1977 Red Sox C 2 0 12 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 11.25
1978 Indians C 44 39 1,029 207 4.7 201 183 18 6 4 5 23 14 .971 5.27
1979 Indians C 15 11 296 72 4.8 69 63 6 3 1 1 10 3 .958 6.29
1980 Indians C 75 52 1,432 356 4.7 352 317 35 4 4 6 43 15 .989 6.64
1981 Indians C 51 43 1,209 281 5.5 274 247 27 7 0 3 21 14 .975 6.12
1982 Phillies C 144 135 3,651 940 6.5 930 850 80 10 7 10 122 57 .989 6.88
1983 Phillies C 134 125 3,348 1,014 7.6 1,000 903 97 14 7 10 108 63 .986 8.06
1984 Phillies C 23 22 527 124 5.4 123 114 9 1 1 2 19 7 .992 6.30
1985 Phillies C 24 20 518 141 5.9 137 127 10 4 2 0 19 9 .972 7.14
1985 Reds C 51 47 1,212 337 6.6 333 301 32 4 8 3 32 16 .988 7.42
1986 Reds C 134 129 3,358 828 6.2 815 732 83 13 10 12 101 55 .984 6.55
1987 Reds C 137 130 3,400 824 6.0 817 747 70 7 6 9 103 59 .992 6.49
1988 Reds C 88 81 2,144 517 5.9 512 468 44 5 9 8 56 38 .990 6.45
1989 Reds C 43 35 954 255 5.9 251 237 14 4 1 2 29 7 .984 7.10
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 965 869 23,090 5,901 6.1 5,819 5,294 525 82 60 71 686 357 .986 6.80
13 Years 965 869 23,090 5,901 6.1 5,819 5,294 525 82 60 71 686 357 .986 6.80
Bo Diaz

Bo Diaz Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1977 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1978 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 63.5 7.5 11.5 - - -
1979 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 5.3 32.0 - - -
1980 Indians 1 0 1.000 11 0 0 69.0 7.7 6.5 - - -
1981 Indians 2 2 .500 16 0 3 26.0 7.9 4.8 - - -
1982 Phillies 3 6 .333 2 0 n/a 29.2 6.0 6.2 - - -
1983 Phillies 1 4 .200 6 0 n/a 31.4 8.3 7.4 - - -
1984 Phillies 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 75.0 5.8 8.3 - - -
1985 Phillies 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 38.0 10.9 4.8 - - -
1985 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 53.7 8.9 10.7 - - -
1986 Reds 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 47.4 9.1 8.5 - - -
1987 Reds 1 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 33.1 6.8 6.0 - - -
1988 Reds 0 2 .000 8 0 n/a 31.5 7.7 9.0 - - -
1989 Reds 0 2 .000 5 0 n/a 132.0 18.9 16.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
13 Years 9 17 .346 60 0 3 37.6 7.6 7.2 - - -
Bo Diaz

Bo Diaz Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1977 Boston Red Sox 39 $19,000.00 - -
1978 Cleveland Indians 16 $21,000.00 - -
1979 Cleveland Indians 16 $21,000.00 - -
1980 Cleveland Indians 16 Undetermined - -
1981 Cleveland Indians 16 Undetermined Stats -
1982 Philadelphia Phillies 6 Undetermined - -
1983 Philadelphia Phillies 6 Undetermined - Stats
1984 Philadelphia Phillies 6 Undetermined - -
1985 Philadelphia Phillies 6 $620,000.00 - -
1985 Cincinnati Reds 8 Undetermined - -
1986 Cincinnati Reds 6 $775,000.00 - -
1987 Cincinnati Reds 6 $825,000.00 Stats -
1988 Cincinnati Reds 6 $850,000.00 - -
1989 Cincinnati Reds 6 $900,000.00 - -


Baudilio Jose Diaz was a Major League Baseball player who played catcher for the Boston Red Sox (1977), Cleveland Indians (1978-1981), Philadelphia Phillies (1982-1985), and Cincinnati Reds (1977-1989). Bo, his nickname, was the first catcher sent to an All-Star Game ( 1981 ) who was born in Venezuela !

In 1982 , Steve Carlton won 24 games, the only pitcher from either league to win 20-or-more games. His catcher that year, Bo Diaz, who was behind the plate in 23 of Lefty's 24 victories!


Baseball Almanac Audio Moment | Harry Kalas Broadcasting
Bo Diaz Ultimate Grand Slam

Did you know that Bo Diaz, on April 13, 1983 , stepped up to the plate in Veterans Stadium, his Phillies were trailing the New York Mets 6-9, there were two out, the bases were loaded, and movie-magic happened -- Diaz hit an incredibly rare ultimate grand slam ?

Did you know that Bo Diaz is the only catcher in Major League history to throw out the same baserunner ( Robby Thompson ) four times in the same game? On June 27, 1986 , in a twelve-inning game, Diaz became the first - and through today, the only - catcher to record four successful caught stealing attempts in an extra inning game! [ Caught Stealing Records ]

On November 23, 1990, Bo Diaz tragically died when he climbed to his roof on a windy afternoon and attempted to adjust his spotty satellite signal. The dish fell on Diaz, crushing his neck and skull against the base of the dish.
Bo Diaz Obituary
Bo Diaz Obituary | The Vancouver Sun | November 24, 1990 | Page D5

Last-Modified: November 23, 2018 5:20 AM EST

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