Tony Armas Stats

Tony Armas was born on Thursday, July 2, 1953, in Puerto Piritu, Anzoategui, Venezuela. Armas was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1976, 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 Tony Armas baseball stats page.

"TONY ARMAS WAS one of the more unusual players from the Red Sox during the 1980s. He could do two things - hit home runs and throw well. As a batter, his home runs represented his total contribution. His batting average was never very high and frequently was quite low. He struck out a lot and almost never walked. As a result, his on base average is among the lowest in major-league history. Bucky Dent , Leo Durocher , and Mark Belanger , all notoriously weak-hitting middle infielders, had higher on base averages than Tony Armas. As an outfielder, he had good instincts, but very little speed. As a special add-on bonus, he tended to suffer nagging little injuries on a regular basis." - Author Bill Lewers in Six Decades of Baseball: A Personal Narrative (Xlibris Publishing, 11/06/2009, Page 225)
Tony Armas

Tony Armas Autograph on a 1979 Topps (#507)
Tony Armas Autograph on a 1979 Topps (#507)

Birth Name:
Antonio Rafael Armas Machado
Nickname:
Tony
Born On:
07-02-1953  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Puerto Piritu, Anzoategui, Venezuela
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:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-06-1976 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-01-1989
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Tony Armas

Tony Armas 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
Tony Armas

Tony Armas Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1976 23 Pirates 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1977 24 Athletics 118 363 26 87 8 2 13 1 53 20 2 99 1 8 0 8 .240 .274 .380
1978 25 Athletics 91 239 17 51 6 1 2 0 13 10 2 62 6 1 2 5 .213 .250 .272
1979 26 Athletics 80 278 29 69 9 3 11 0 34 16 2 67 0 2 1 6 .248 .290 .421
1980 27 Athletics 158 628 87 175 18 8 35 1 109 29 4 128 2 5 2 22 .279 .310 .500
1981 28 Athletics 109 440 51 115 24 3 22 0 76 19 6 115 0 1 2 6 .261 .294 .480
1982 29 Athletics 138 536 58 125 19 2 28 1 89 33 5 128 0 8 1 14 .233 .275 .433
1983 30 Red Sox 145 574 77 125 23 2 36 1 107 29 0 131 0 8 2 31 .218 .254 .453
1984 31 Red Sox 157 639 107 171 29 5 43 1 123 32 9 156 0 7 1 13 .268 .300 .531
1985 32 Red Sox 103 385 50 102 17 5 23 0 64 18 4 90 0 5 2 14 .265 .298 .514
1986 33 Red Sox 121 425 40 112 21 4 11 1 58 24 1 77 0 2 2 12 .264 .305 .409
1987 34 Angels 28 81 8 16 3 1 3 0 9 1 0 11 1 1 0 3 .198 .205 .370
1988 35 Angels 120 368 42 100 20 2 13 0 49 22 0 87 1 2 0 13 .272 .311 .443
1989 36 Angels 60 202 22 52 7 1 11 0 30 7 2 48 0 2 0 2 .257 .280 .465
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 1,432 5,164 614 1,302 204 39 251 6 815 260 37 1,201 11 52 15 149 .252 .287 .453
Tony Armas

Tony Armas Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1976 Pirates CF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1976 Pirates LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1977 Athletics CF 86 82 2,102 253 2.9 248 239 9 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.19
1977 Athletics LF 2 1 24 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1977 Athletics RF 29 20 586 54 1.9 53 53 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.44
1978 Athletics CF 41 35 928 125 3.0 125 125 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.64
1978 Athletics LF 2 0 9 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1978 Athletics RF 47 27 867 98 2.1 96 93 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.99
1979 Athletics CF 17 16 408 65 3.8 64 62 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 4.24
1979 Athletics LF 12 11 296 29 2.4 27 27 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.46
1979 Athletics RF 53 51 1,304 114 2.2 112 108 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.32
1980 Athletics CF 11 6 201 22 2.0 22 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.96
1980 Athletics RF 153 151 4,070 375 2.5 366 351 15 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.43
1981 Athletics CF 2 1 33 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1981 Athletics RF 108 108 2,916 269 2.5 267 258 9 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.47
1982 Athletics CF 4 3 66 11 2.8 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1982 Athletics RF 133 131 3,524 337 2.5 331 321 10 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.54
1983 Red Sox CF 116 116 2,968 338 2.9 333 328 5 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 3.03
1984 Red Sox CF 126 126 3,324 339 2.7 330 326 4 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.68
1984 Red Sox RF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1985 Red Sox CF 69 69 1,693 157 2.3 154 151 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.46
1985 Red Sox LF 16 8 236 17 1.1 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.94
1985 Red Sox RF 2 2 33 6 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.91
1986 Red Sox CF 108 107 2,440 239 2.2 231 228 3 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.56
1986 Red Sox LF 9 0 35 1 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.77
1986 Red Sox RF 19 9 302 19 1.0 19 18 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.70
1987 Angels LF 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Angels RF 26 19 535 37 1.4 37 37 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.87
1988 Angels CF 36 29 759 84 2.3 82 80 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.92
1988 Angels LF 74 56 1,548 116 1.6 115 112 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.01
1988 Angels RF 10 6 198 17 1.7 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.32
1989 Angels 1B 2 2 21 6 3.0 5 4 1 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .833 6.43
1989 Angels CF 1 1 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1989 Angels LF 5 4 114 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
1989 Angels RF 42 40 1,060 89 2.1 88 84 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.24
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 623 564 15,404 1,415 2.3 1,392 1,346 46 23 9 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.44
CF Totals 618 592 14,970 1,640 2.7 1,607 1,579 28 33 8 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.90
LF Totals 123 80 2,271 181 1.5 178 175 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.12
1B Totals 2 2 21 6 3.0 5 4 1 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .833 6.43
14 Years 1,366 1,238 32,666 3,242 2.4 3,182 3,104 78 60 19 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.63
Tony Armas

Tony Armas Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1976 Pirates 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 6.0 - - -
1977 Athletics 1 2 .333 8 1 0 27.9 3.7 6.8 - - -
1978 Athletics 1 2 .333 5 1 3 119.5 3.9 18.4 - - -
1979 Athletics 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 25.3 4.1 8.2 - - -
1980 Athletics 5 3 .625 0 0 0 17.9 4.9 5.8 - - -
1981 Athletics 5 1 .833 0 0 0 20.0 3.8 5.8 - - -
1982 Athletics 2 2 .500 2 0 1 19.1 4.2 6.0 - - -
1983 Red Sox 0 1 .000 3 0 27 15.9 4.4 5.4 - - -
1984 Red Sox 1 3 .250 0 0 31 14.9 4.1 5.2 - - -
1985 Red Sox 0 0 .000 5 0 19 16.7 4.3 6.0 - - -
1986 Red Sox 0 3 .000 4 0 1 38.6 5.5 7.3 - - -
1987 Angels 1 0 1.000 7 0 0 27.0 7.4 9.0 - - -
1988 Angels 1 3 .250 10 0 5 28.3 4.2 7.5 - - -
1989 Angels 0 0 .000 9 0 6 18.4 4.2 6.7 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 18 20 .474 55 2 93 20.6 4.3 6.3 - - -
Tony Armas

Tony Armas Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1976 Pittsburgh Pirates 46 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Oakland Athletics 11 $21,000.00 - -
1978 Oakland Athletics 11 $30,000.00 - -
1979 Oakland Athletics 11 $34,500.00 - -
1980 Oakland Athletics 11 $37,000.00 - -
1981 Oakland Athletics 20 $210,000.00 Stats -
1982 Oakland Athletics 20 Undetermined - -
1983 Boston Red Sox 20 Undetermined - -
1984 Boston Red Sox 20 Undetermined Stats -
1985 Boston Red Sox 20 $915,000.00 - -
1986 Boston Red Sox 20 $1,000,000.00 - Stats
1987 California Angels 10 $62,500.00 - -
1988 California Angels 20 $100,000.00 - -
1989 California Angels 20 $525,000.00 - -


The 1984 Boston Red Sox made a little Silver Slugger history that season, capturing two-of-the-three possible outfielder awards that year, the first time any American League team ever had two Silver Slugger recipients in the same outfield. Tony Armas was one of the winners, do you remember who the other league leading BoSox outfielder was in 1984 ? [ Answer ]

Did you know that seven American League players hit more than 150 home runs from 1980 - 1985; Gorman Thomas (153 HRs), Lance Parrish (154 HRs), Dwight Evans (155 HRs), Jim Rice (159 HRs), Reggie Jackson (161 HRs), Eddie Murray (179 HRs) and Tony Armas (187 HRs)?

Too easy? Did you know that Tony Armas recorded eleven putouts in a game on June 12, 1982 , the most by an American League rightfielder during a 9-inning contest? [ Outfielder Putout Records ]

Bill James ( The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract , Free Press, 06/13/2003, Page 838) ranked Tony Armas the 89th best right fielder, writing, "Tony Armas went from being underrated to being overrated in about two weeks. Armas had two skills: an outstanding arm, and power. The rest of his game was zeroes; his speed was average, he was a .250 hitter, and his strikeout / walk ratio was the worst in major league history until Shawon Dunston came along. Up to 1979 he was just a platoon player / defensive sub in right field, prone to long slumps. When Billy Martin took over the A's in 1980 he put Armas the lineup, and got him to cut down on his swing with two strikes (and, allegations were, to cork his bat). He hit 35 homers and drove 109 runs, anyway, and a lot of people immediately lost sight many weaknesses."

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

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