Cy Acosta Stats

Cy Acosta was born on Friday, November 22, 1946, in El Sabino, Sinaloa, Mexico. Acosta was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 4, 1972, with the Chicago White 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 Cy Acosta baseball stats page.

"Ah, but when a DH takes someone's place on defense, only eight hitters are left in the lineup. That means the pitcher must hit for the player who has been removed. Thus (Cy) Acosta batted for ( Dick ) Allen in the eighth inning and became the first AL pitcher to appear at the plate in 1973. The (White) Sox bench rose to cheer him. Owning neither bat nor helmet, Acosta borrowed them. He then struck out, illuminating, however unheroically, the reason they invented the DH." Sportswriter Herman Weiskopf in Sports Illustrated (July 2, 1973, 'What's This? A Hitting Pitcher?')
Cy Acosta

Cy Acosta Autograph on a 1974 Topps Baseball Card (#22 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1974top01' title='1974 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Cy Acosta Autograph on a 1974 Topps Baseball Card (#22 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Cecilio (Miranda) Acosta
Nickname:
Cy
Born On:
11-22-1946  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
El Sabino, Sinaloa, Mexico
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
06-04-1972 (Age 25)
Last Game:
05-05-1975
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Cy Acosta

Cy Acosta 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
1972 26 White Sox 26 0 17 3 0 1.000 1.56 0 0 5 34.2 138 25 6 6 2 17 3 28 1 0 0 -
1973 27 White Sox 48 0 42 10 6 .625 2.23 0 0 18 97.0 396 66 24 30 8 39 3 60 2 7 1 -
1974 28 White Sox 27 0 14 0 3 .000 3.74 0 0 3 45.2 198 43 19 22 3 18 2 19 1 5 0 -
1975 29 Phillies 6 0 1 0 0 .000 6.23 0 0 1 8.2 36 9 6 7 2 3 0 2 0 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
4 Years 107 0 74 13 9 .591 2.66 0 0 27 186.0 768 143 55 65 15 77 8 109 4 12 1 -
Cy Acosta

Cy Acosta Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1972 26 White Sox 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1973 27 White Sox 48 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 28 White Sox 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 29 Phillies 6 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
4 Years 107 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cy Acosta

Cy Acosta Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1972 White Sox P 26 0 104 6 0.2 5 2 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.30
1973 White Sox P 48 0 291 14 0.3 12 2 10 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.11
1974 White Sox P 27 0 137 11 0.4 10 2 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.97
1975 Phillies P 6 0 26 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 107 0 558 31 0.3 27 6 21 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .871 1.31
4 Years 107 0 558 31 0.3 27 6 21 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .871 1.31
Cy Acosta

Cy Acosta Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1972 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.65 7.27 4.41
1973 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.54 5.57 3.62
1974 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.06 3.74 3.55
1975 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 2.08 3.12
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
4 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.42 5.27 3.73
Cy Acosta

Cy Acosta Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1972 Chicago White Sox 41 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Chicago White Sox 41 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Chicago White Sox 41 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Philadelphia Phillies 29 , 31 Undetermined - -


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