Alan Ashby Stats

Alan Ashby was born on Sunday, July 8, 1951, in Long Beach, California. Ashby was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 3, 1973, with the Cleveland Indians. 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 Alan Ashby baseball stats page.

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"I often think about our teams of the early 1970s, all the good young players we had and how great it might have been if we could have stayed together longer than we did." - Alan Ashby in Amazing Tales from the Cleveland Indians Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Tribe Stories Ever Told (Russell Schneider, Sports Publishing, 04/09/2013, 'Alan Ashby', Page 23)

Alan Ashby

Alan Ashby Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#64)

Alan Ashby Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#64)

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Birth Name:
Alan Dean Ashby
Nickname:
Ash
Born On:
07-08-1951  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Long Beach, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
San Pedro High School (San Pedro, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
07-03-1973 (Age 21)
Last Game:
05-09-1989
Draft:
1969 : 3rd Round (63rd)

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Alan Ashby Pitching Stats

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Alan Ashby Hitting Stats

1973 22 Indians 11 29 4 5 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 .172 .226 .310
1974 23 Indians 10 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
1975 24 Indians 90 254 32 57 10 1 5 1 32 30 1 42 16 0 1 10 .224 .309 .331
1976 25 Indians 89 247 26 59 5 1 4 0 32 27 4 49 6 3 0 6 .239 .310 .316
1977 26 Blue Jays 124 396 25 83 16 3 2 0 29 50 3 51 10 1 2 14 .210 .301 .280
1978 27 Blue Jays 81 264 27 69 15 0 9 0 29 28 4 32 4 1 1 10 .261 .333 .420
1979 28 Astros 108 336 25 68 15 2 2 0 35 26 10 70 3 3 2 8 .202 .262 .277
1980 29 Astros 116 352 30 90 19 2 3 0 48 35 12 40 2 5 0 11 .256 .319 .347
1981 30 Astros 83 255 20 69 13 0 4 0 33 35 6 33 3 2 0 6 .271 .356 .369
1982 31 Astros 100 339 40 87 14 2 12 0 49 27 4 53 2 3 1 7 .257 .311 .416
1983 32 Astros 87 275 31 63 18 1 8 0 34 31 4 38 1 4 0 12 .229 .303 .389
1984 33 Astros 66 191 16 50 7 0 4 0 27 20 2 22 4 3 1 4 .262 .330 .361
1985 34 Astros 65 189 20 53 8 0 8 1 25 24 2 27 1 1 1 9 .280 .363 .450
1986 35 Astros 120 315 24 81 15 0 7 0 38 39 9 56 1 6 0 7 .257 .333 .371
1987 36 Astros 125 386 53 111 16 0 14 1 63 50 2 52 0 4 1 14 .288 .367 .438
1988 37 Astros 73 227 19 54 10 0 7 0 33 29 3 36 1 4 0 5 .238 .319 .374
1989 38 Astros 22 61 4 10 1 1 0 0 3 7 0 8 1 1 1 2 .164 .257 .213
17 Years 1,370 4,123 397 1,010 183 13 90 3 513 461 66 622 55 41 11 125 .245 .320 .361

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Alan Ashby Fielding Stats

1973 Indians C 11 8 216 46 4.2 45 45 0 1 0 1 3 1 .978 5.63
1974 Indians C 9 0 60 12 1.3 12 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.40
1975 Indians 1B 2 0 18 8 4.0 8 8 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1975 Indians 3B 1 1 18 2 2.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 1.50
1975 Indians C 87 82 2,135 489 5.6 484 441 43 5 6 6 64 36 .990 6.12
1976 Indians 1B 2 0 9 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1976 Indians 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1976 Indians C 86 75 2,009 533 6.2 526 475 51 7 7 3 82 39 .987 7.07
1977 Blue Jays C 124 120 3,224 701 5.7 690 619 71 11 11 6 64 59 .984 5.78
1978 Blue Jays C 81 80 2,084 443 5.5 437 399 38 6 6 7 50 32 .986 5.66
1979 Astros C 105 104 2,672 613 5.8 605 548 57 8 5 9 71 31 .987 6.11
1980 Astros C 114 104 2,737 674 5.9 668 608 60 6 10 14 91 27 .991 6.59
1981 Astros C 81 74 2,016 501 6.2 492 434 58 9 6 3 62 41 .982 6.59
1982 Astros C 95 90 2,387 599 6.3 585 530 55 14 5 10 108 26 .977 6.62
1983 Astros C 85 78 2,090 504 5.9 491 435 56 13 2 9 85 29 .974 6.34
1984 Astros C 63 53 1,430 350 5.6 345 303 42 5 3 15 64 26 .986 6.51
1985 Astros C 60 55 1,414 357 6.0 349 312 37 8 1 14 58 21 .978 6.66
1986 Astros C 103 86 2,262 685 6.7 675 632 43 10 2 7 92 28 .985 8.06
1987 Astros C 110 105 2,713 830 7.5 824 778 46 6 6 6 121 30 .993 8.20
1988 Astros C 66 60 1,639 441 6.7 437 414 23 4 4 1 82 15 .991 7.20
1989 Astros C 19 17 452 105 5.5 105 101 4 0 0 1 15 4 1.000 6.27
C Totals 1,299 1,191 31,540 7,883 6.1 7,770 7,086 684 113 74 113 1,112 445 .986 6.65
1B Totals 4 0 27 10 2.5 10 9 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.00
3B Totals 2 1 24 2 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 1.13
17 Years 1,305 1,192 31,591 7,895 6.0 7,781 7,096 685 114 75 113 1,112 445 .986 6.65

Alan Ashby

Alan Ashby Miscellaneous Stats

1973 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 29.0 2.6 9.7 - - -
1974 Indians 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0.0 3.5 0.0 - - -
1975 Indians 3 2 .600 2 1 1 50.8 6.0 7.9 - - -
1976 Indians 0 2 .000 5 2 0 61.8 5.0 7.7 - - -
1977 Blue Jays 0 2 .000 1 0 0 198.0 7.8 13.7 - - -
1978 Blue Jays 1 1 .500 0 0 0 29.3 8.3 9.1 - - -
1979 Astros 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 168.0 4.8 9.6 - - -
1980 Astros 0 0 .000 5 1 n/a 117.3 8.8 7.3 - - -
1981 Astros 0 2 .000 7 0 n/a 63.8 7.7 7.7 - - -
1982 Astros 2 0 1.000 8 0 n/a 28.3 6.4 6.9 - - -
1983 Astros 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 34.4 7.2 8.1 - - -
1984 Astros 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 47.8 8.7 7.1 - - -
1985 Astros 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 23.6 7.0 7.6 - - -
1986 Astros 1 0 1.000 23 0 n/a 45.0 5.6 8.3 - - -
1987 Astros 0 1 .000 17 0 n/a 27.6 7.4 6.1 - - -
1988 Astros 0 0 .000 11 0 n/a 32.4 6.3 6.9 - - -
1989 Astros 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 7.6 20.3 - - -
17 Years 7 10 .412 103 5 1 45.8 6.6 8.0 - - -

Alan Ashby

Alan Ashby Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1973 Cleveland Indians 8 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Cleveland Indians 8 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Cleveland Indians 8 $16,000.00 - -
1976 Cleveland Indians 8 $23,500.00 - -
1977 Toronto Blue Jays 8 $50,500.00 - -
1978 Toronto Blue Jays 8 Undetermined - -
1979 Houston Astros 14 Undetermined - -
1980 Houston Astros 14 Undetermined - -
1981 Houston Astros 14 Undetermined - -
1982 Houston Astros 14 Undetermined - -
1983 Houston Astros 14 $366,667.00 - -
1984 Houston Astros 14 $391,667.00 - -
1985 Houston Astros 14 $416,667.00 - -
1986 Houston Astros 14 $525,000.00 - -
1987 Houston Astros 14 $575,000.00 - -
1988 Houston Astros 14 $450,000.00 - -
1989 Houston Astros 14 $550,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Alan Ashby was the first Houston Astros player in franchise history to hit two home runs in the same game from both sides of the plate ? On September 27, 1982 , Ashby hit a home run batting lefty against John Montefusco during the sixth inning (which tied the game) then righty versus Chris Welsh during the ninth inning.

A no-hitter is a rare event, catching a no-hitter is a rare event. Alan Ashby caught three in his Major League career and tied the National League record for most no-hitters caught in a career set by Silver Flint and tied by Del Crandall , since broken (4x) by Carlos Ruiz .
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Alan Ashby | 1987 Mother's Cookies (#11) | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac

No Hitter #1 : 04-07-1979 , Alan Ashby was behind the plate when Ken Forsch threw a gem to start the historical run, Ken had a younger brother, Bob , who also had a no hitter, making them the first siblings in baseball history with no-no's.

No Hitter #2 : 09-26-1981 , Alan Ashby was behind the plate when Nolan Ryan pitched his fifth no hitter, which set the Major League record for most no hitters by a pitcher. Ashby also became the first Astros catcher to be behind the plate during two no-hitters.

No Hitter #3 : 09-25-1986 , Alan Ashby was behind the plate when Mike Scott , on his way to a Cy Young Award , pitched his no-hitter and the win clinched the National League West title for the Astros.

In 2012, the Houston Astros celebrated their 50th anniversary and a panel of 12 experienced baseball writers and broadcasters (along with fans who voted online) selected an All-Time Astros 25-Man Roster. The starting position players were Catcher : Alan Ashby, First Base : Jeff Bagwell , Second Base : Craig Biggio , Shortstop : Craig Reynolds , Third Base : Doug Rader , Outfielders : Lance Berkman , Cesar Cedeno and Jose Cruz .

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