Lindy McDaniel Stats

Lindy McDaniel was born on Friday, December 13, 1935, in Hollis, Oklahoma. McDaniel was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1955, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Lindy McDaniel baseball stats page.

"I'll always remember it. The Giants came to Wrigley Field in first place and were leading the Cubs by four games at the time. We swept the first three games and the fans were going wild ( Game 1 , Game 2 , Game 3 , Game 4 ). A win in the final contest would put us in a tie for first place. We had another capacity crowd, and the score was tied in the top of the tenth inning. I came in to relieve Barney Schultz , with the bases loaded and one out. The first thing I did, with the help of the catcher and shortstop, was to pick Willie Mays off second base, and then I struck out Ed Bailey to get us out of the jam. I received a standing ovation when I walked to the dugout. I was the first batter up in the bottom of the tenth and hit a home run to win the game. As I rounded the bases, I was received by the entire ballclub at home plate and was given a very prolonged standing ovation from the fans. You know about those Cub fans!" - Lindy McDaniel in Baseball Digest (June 1993, "The Game I'll Never Forget", Page 37)
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Lindy McDaniel Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#652 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1975top01' title='1975 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Lindy McDaniel Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#652 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Lyndall Dale McDaniel
Nickname:
Lindy
Born On:
12-13-1935  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hollis, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Arnett High School (Hollis, OK)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-02-1955 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-27-1975
Draft:
Not Applicable / $50,000 Bonus Baby
Lindy McDaniel

Lindy McDaniel 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
1955 20 Cardinals 4 2 2 0 0 .000 4.74 0 0 0 19.0 84 22 10 10 4 7 1 7 0 0 0 -
1956 21 Cardinals 39 7 10 7 6 .538 3.40 1 0 0 116.1 499 121 44 60 7 42 7 59 8 0 0 -
1957 22 Cardinals 30 26 1 15 9 .625 3.49 10 1 0 191.0 804 196 74 87 13 53 4 75 9 3 0 -
1958 23 Cardinals 26 17 6 5 7 .417 5.80 2 1 0 108.2 492 139 70 76 17 31 2 47 3 2 1 -
1959 24 Cardinals 62 7 47 14 12 .538 3.82 1 0 15 132.0 562 144 56 61 11 41 8 86 10 1 0 -
1960 25 Cardinals 65 2 47 12 4 .750 2.09 1 0 26 116.1 448 85 27 28 8 24 3 105 7 1 1 -
1961 26 Cardinals 55 0 39 10 6 .625 4.87 0 0 9 94.1 424 117 51 57 11 31 11 65 8 2 1 -
1962 27 Cardinals 55 2 36 3 10 .231 4.12 0 0 14 107.0 443 96 49 53 12 29 8 79 6 1 0 -
1963 28 Cubs 57 0 48 13 7 .650 2.86 0 0 22 88.0 364 82 28 32 9 27 5 75 9 0 1 -
1964 29 Cubs 63 0 40 1 7 .125 3.88 0 0 15 95.0 409 104 41 43 4 23 4 71 10 1 0 -
1965 30 Cubs 71 0 26 5 6 .455 2.59 0 0 2 128.2 538 115 37 45 12 47 20 92 7 0 0 -
1966 31 Giants 64 0 32 10 5 .667 2.66 0 0 6 121.2 495 103 36 48 5 35 9 93 2 0 0 -
1967 32 Giants 41 3 9 2 6 .250 3.72 0 0 3 72.2 309 69 30 34 5 24 10 48 1 2 1 -
1968 33 Giants 12 0 8 0 0 .000 7.45 0 0 0 19.1 90 30 16 16 2 5 0 9 2 0 0 -
1968 33 Yankees 24 0 19 4 1 .800 1.75 0 0 10 51.1 195 30 10 10 5 12 3 43 0 1 0 -
1969 34 Yankees 51 0 31 5 6 .455 3.55 0 0 5 83.2 356 84 33 37 4 23 6 60 3 0 0 -
1970 35 Yankees 62 0 51 9 5 .643 2.01 0 0 29 111.2 436 88 25 29 7 23 5 81 3 0 0 -
1971 36 Yankees 44 0 28 5 10 .333 5.04 0 0 4 69.2 310 82 39 41 12 24 6 39 5 0 0 -
1972 37 Yankees 37 0 25 3 1 .750 2.25 0 0 0 68.0 279 54 17 23 4 25 5 47 3 0 0 -
1973 38 Yankees 47 3 32 12 6 .667 2.86 1 0 10 160.1 658 148 51 54 11 49 9 93 8 1 0 -
1974 39 Royals 38 5 19 1 4 .200 3.46 2 0 1 106.2 443 109 41 50 6 24 5 47 1 0 0 -
1975 40 Royals 40 0 21 5 1 .833 4.15 0 0 1 78.0 333 81 36 40 3 24 5 40 7 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
21 Years 987 74 577 141 119 .542 3.45 18 2 172 2,139.1 8,971 2,099 821 934 172 623 136 1,361 112 15 5 -
Lindy McDaniel

Lindy McDaniel Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1955 20 Cardinals 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1956 21 Cardinals 39 32 1 7 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 10 0 0 0 1 .219 .242 .344
1957 22 Cardinals 31 74 7 19 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 24 3 0 0 2 .257 .257 .365
1958 23 Cardinals 26 30 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067
1959 24 Cardinals 62 29 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 16 3 0 0 0 .034 .125 .034
1960 25 Cardinals 65 26 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 1 .231 .259 .269
1961 26 Cardinals 55 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 .235 .235 .235
1962 27 Cardinals 55 21 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 11 1 0 1 0 .095 .174 .095
1963 28 Cubs 57 22 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 .091 .091 .227
1964 29 Cubs 63 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125
1965 30 Cubs 71 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000
1966 31 Giants 64 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
1967 32 Giants 41 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
1968 33 Giants 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1968 33 Yankees 24 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1969 34 Yankees 51 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000
1970 35 Yankees 62 24 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .208
1971 36 Yankees 44 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
1972 37 Yankees 37 7 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714
1973 38 Yankees 47 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 39 Royals 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 40 Royals 40 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
21 Years 988 378 19 56 11 0 3 0 17 8 0 159 25 0 1 4 .148 .168 .201
Lindy McDaniel

Lindy McDaniel Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1955 Cardinals P 4 2 57 6 1.5 6 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1956 Cardinals P 39 7 349 36 0.9 33 9 24 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.55
1957 Cardinals P 30 26 573 46 1.5 45 12 33 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.12
1958 Cardinals P 26 17 326 31 1.2 30 4 26 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.48
1959 Cardinals P 62 7 396 41 0.7 38 7 31 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.59
1960 Cardinals P 65 2 349 26 0.4 26 5 21 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
1961 Cardinals P 55 0 283 27 0.5 27 5 22 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.58
1962 Cardinals P 55 2 321 36 0.7 35 10 25 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.94
1963 Cubs P 57 0 264 20 0.4 19 3 16 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.94
1964 Cubs P 63 0 285 22 0.3 21 3 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.99
1965 Cubs P 71 0 386 35 0.5 35 5 30 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1966 Giants P 64 0 365 32 0.5 32 8 24 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1967 Giants P 41 3 218 24 0.6 24 5 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.97
1968 Giants P 12 0 58 7 0.6 6 0 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.79
1968 Yankees P 24 0 154 24 1.0 24 10 14 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.21
1969 Yankees P 51 0 251 26 0.5 24 3 21 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.58
1970 Yankees P 62 0 335 29 0.5 26 7 19 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .897 2.10
1971 Yankees P 44 0 209 16 0.4 16 2 14 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.07
1972 Yankees P 37 0 204 20 0.5 19 5 14 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.51
1973 Yankees P 47 3 481 45 1.0 44 9 35 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.47
1974 Royals P 38 5 320 30 0.8 29 8 21 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.45
1975 Royals P 40 0 234 17 0.4 15 4 11 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .882 1.73
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 987 74 6,418 596 0.6 574 127 447 22 28 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.41
21 Years 987 74 6,418 596 0.6 574 127 447 22 28 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.41
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Lindy McDaniel Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1955 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.00 3.32 3.32
1956 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 16.0 1.40 4.56 3.25
1957 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 74.0 3.1 14.8 1.42 3.53 2.50
1958 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 10.0 1.52 3.89 2.57
1959 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 2.10 5.86 2.80
1960 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 0.0 4.38 8.12 1.86
1961 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 0.0 2.10 6.20 2.96
1962 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 21.0 2.72 6.64 2.44
1963 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 22.0 2.8 11.0 2.78 7.67 2.76
1964 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 3.09 6.73 2.18
1965 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.96 6.44 3.29
1966 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.66 6.88 2.59
1967 Giants 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 2.00 5.94 2.97
1968 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.80 4.19 2.33
1968 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 3.58 7.54 2.10
1969 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.1 0.0 2.61 6.45 2.47
1970 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 12.0 3.52 6.53 1.85
1971 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.63 5.04 3.10
1972 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 7.0 2.3 3.5 1.88 6.22 3.31
1973 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.90 5.22 2.75
1974 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.96 3.97 2.02
1975 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 4.62 2.77
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
21 Years 0 0 .000 0 3 0 126.0 2.4 22.2 2.18 5.73 2.62
Lindy McDaniel

Lindy McDaniel Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1955 St. Louis Cardinals 41 $7,100.00 - -
1956 St. Louis Cardinals 41 $7,600.00 - -
1957 St. Louis Cardinals 41 $8,000.00 - -
1958 St. Louis Cardinals 41 $12,500.00 - -
1959 St. Louis Cardinals 41 $15,400.00 - -
1960 St. Louis Cardinals 41 $19,000.00 Stats -
1961 St. Louis Cardinals 41 Undetermined - -
1962 St. Louis Cardinals 41 Undetermined - -
1963 Chicago Cubs 43 Undetermined - -
1964 Chicago Cubs 43 Undetermined - -
1965 Chicago Cubs 43 Undetermined - -
1966 San Francisco Giants 39 Undetermined - -
1967 San Francisco Giants 39 $40,000.00 - -
1968 San Francisco Giants 39 $35,000.00 - -
1968 New York Yankees 40 "     " - -
1969 New York Yankees 40 $42,000.00 - -
1970 New York Yankees 40 Undetermined - -
1971 New York Yankees 40 Undetermined - -
1972 New York Yankees 40 Undetermined - -
1973 New York Yankees 40 $48,000.00 - -
1974 Kansas City Royals 41 $60,000.00 - -
1975 Kansas City Royals 41 Undetermined - -


Lindy McDaniel, on May 10, 1959, was part of a unique baseball oddity which has only occurred seven times in Major League history. He relieved out of the Cardinals bullpen in both ends of a doubleheader and lost Game 1 , but won Game 2 - not that odd. However, Elmer Singleton relieved in both ends of that same doubleheader for the Cubs and won Game 1 , but lost Game 2 . Two relievers, two games, same day, both received both the decisions and both split the wins and losses evenly.

Lindy McDaniel Baseball Card
Lindy McDaniel | 1973 Topps (#46) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that Lindy McDaniel stepped to the plate, top of the ninth inning, dug in versus Mickey Lolich , and hit a bases empty (go-ahead) home run in Tiger Stadium on September 28, 1972 ? Did you know that home run was the last one ever hit by a New York Yankees pitcher? Topps mentioned it on a card (above).

Did you know that Lindy McDaniel saved twenty-two games in 1963, for the Chicago Cubs , and set a new team record for saves in a season once set by Mordecai Brown in 1911, then tied by Turk Lown in 1956, and tied a third time by Don Elston in 1959?

Did you know that Lindy McDaniel, seven years after he set the Cubs saves record (in 1970), saved twenty-nine games for the New York Yankees , tying the team record set by Luis Arroyo in 1961?

Did you know that Lindy McDaniel finished his big league career with 987 games pitched ( Top 1,000 ) which, at the time of his retirement, was the second most in Major League history, behind Hoyt Wilhelm (who had 1,070 games pitched)?

In 1963, Lindy McDaniel won his second Fireman of the Year Award , the first closer in National League history to win The Sporting News' prestigious reliever of the year honor more than once.

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

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