Steve Barber Stats

Steve Barber was born on Tuesday, February 22, 1938, in Takoma Park, Maryland. Barber was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1960, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Steve Barber baseball stats page.

"We just new how to reach back and throw. We didn't have any trick pitches. We just went our there with our best stuff every day," ( Milt ) Pappas said. "Steve Baber could throw the ball through a brick wall. ( Chuck ) Estrada had a good, live fastball, and I had tremendous control. ( Jack ) Fisher relied mainly on his other stuff -- sliders and curveballs -- and Jerry Walker had a good curveball and slider and had good control." As ( Jim ) Gentile put it, "My goodness, I'm glad I didn't have to face them. They were just just good young pitchers. With Steve Barber, it was like hitting a rock. They were just good pitchers and they had a good pitching coach in Harry Brecheen ." - Author Dan Connolly in 100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (Triumph Books, 04/01/2015, The Kiddie Corps , Page 105-106).
Steve Barber

Steve Barber Autograph on a 1974 Topps Baseball Card (#631 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1974top01' title='1974 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Steve Barber Autograph on a 1974 Topps Baseball Card (#631 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Stephen David Barber
Nickname:
Steve
Born On:
02-22-1938  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Takoma Park, Maryland
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-04-2007 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Henderson, Nevada
Cemetery:
Cremated (Ashes Scattered in Mojave Desert)
High School:
Montgomery Blair High School (Silver Springs, MD)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-21-1960 (Age 22)
Last Game:
07-31-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $500 ($50 Bus Fare)
Steve Barber

Steve Barber 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
1960 22 Orioles 36 27 6 10 7 .588 3.22 6 1 2 181.2 784 148 65 78 10 113 1 112 10 3 0 -
1961 23 Orioles 37 34 1 18 12 .600 3.33 14 8 1 248.1 1,040 194 92 102 13 130 4 150 9 2 1 -
1962 24 Orioles 28 19 2 9 6 .600 3.46 5 2 0 140.1 625 145 54 66 9 61 2 89 3 1 0 -
1963 25 Orioles 39 36 1 20 13 .606 2.75 11 2 0 258.2 1,096 253 79 99 12 92 10 180 3 4 1 -
1964 26 Orioles 36 26 2 9 13 .409 3.84 4 0 1 157.0 679 144 67 72 15 81 5 118 7 7 0 -
1965 27 Orioles 37 32 1 15 10 .600 2.69 7 2 0 220.2 897 177 66 79 16 81 5 130 8 2 0 -
1966 28 Orioles 25 22 1 10 5 .667 2.30 5 3 0 133.1 537 104 34 38 6 49 1 91 7 3 1 -
1967 29 Orioles 15 15 0 4 9 .308 4.10 1 1 0 74.2 331 47 34 39 5 61 2 48 5 5 1 -
1967 29 Yankees 17 17 0 6 9 .400 4.05 3 1 0 97.2 441 103 44 47 4 54 3 70 9 3 0 -
1968 30 Yankees 20 19 0 6 5 .545 3.23 3 1 0 128.1 575 127 46 63 7 64 4 87 5 3 1 -
1969 31 Pilots 25 16 5 4 7 .364 4.80 0 0 0 86.1 393 99 46 51 9 48 2 69 6 1 0 -
1970 32 Cubs 5 0 2 0 1 .000 9.53 0 0 0 5.2 66 10 6 10 0 6 0 3 2 1 0 -
1970 32 Braves 5 2 4 0 1 .000 4.91 0 0 0 14.2 31 17 8 6 3 5 3 11 1 0 0 -
1971 33 Braves 39 3 19 3 1 .750 4.80 0 0 2 75.0 337 92 40 42 6 25 2 40 7 2 0 -
1972 34 Braves 5 0 4 0 0 .000 5.74 0 0 0 15.2 71 18 10 10 1 6 0 6 2 1 1 -
1972 34 Angels 34 3 17 4 4 .500 2.02 0 0 2 58.0 236 37 13 16 4 30 11 34 1 1 0 -
1973 35 Angels 50 1 19 3 2 .600 3.53 0 0 4 89.1 386 90 35 40 5 32 3 58 4 3 0 -
1974 36 Giants 13 0 6 0 1 .000 5.27 0 0 1 13.2 66 13 8 12 0 12 1 13 2 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
15 Years 466 272 90 121 106 .533 3.36 59 21 13 1,999.0 8,591 1,818 747 870 125 950 59 1,309 91 42 6 -
Steve Barber

Steve Barber Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1960 22 Orioles 36 54 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 32 4 0 0 0 .056 .136 .056
1961 23 Orioles 37 80 6 13 1 0 2 0 6 5 0 42 9 0 1 0 .163 .221 .250
1962 24 Orioles 28 42 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 24 5 0 1 0 .071 .133 .071
1963 25 Orioles 39 87 3 12 2 0 1 0 4 4 0 38 5 0 0 0 .138 .176 .195
1964 26 Orioles 36 47 2 7 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 24 1 0 0 1 .149 .216 .213
1965 27 Orioles 37 65 2 5 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 43 6 1 0 0 .077 .129 .138
1966 28 Orioles 25 44 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 30 7 0 0 0 .068 .068 .068
1967 29 Orioles 15 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 14 1 0 0 1 .091 .167 .091
1967 29 Yankees 17 29 2 5 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 17 2 0 0 0 .172 .200 .276
1968 30 Yankees 20 39 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 23 2 0 0 0 .051 .178 .051
1969 31 Pilots 25 25 4 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 15 1 0 0 0 .200 .231 .280
1970 32 Cubs 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1970 32 Braves 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1971 33 Braves 39 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154
1972 34 Braves 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1972 34 Angels 34 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 .143 .400 .143
1973 35 Angels 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 36 Giants 13 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
15 Years 466 563 24 65 5 2 5 0 27 38 0 320 45 1 2 2 .115 .174 .158
Steve Barber

Steve Barber Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1960 Orioles P 36 27 545 36 1.0 34 4 30 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.68
1961 Orioles P 37 34 745 77 2.1 73 13 60 4 8 n/a n/a n/a .948 2.65
1962 Orioles P 28 19 421 44 1.6 42 16 26 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.69
1963 Orioles P 39 36 776 66 1.7 62 19 43 4 8 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.16
1964 Orioles P 36 26 471 50 1.4 48 11 37 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.75
1965 Orioles P 37 32 662 65 1.8 59 12 47 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .908 2.41
1966 Orioles P 25 22 400 37 1.5 35 5 30 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.36
1967 Orioles P 15 15 224 23 1.5 19 6 13 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .826 2.29
1967 Yankees P 17 17 293 19 1.1 17 5 12 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .895 1.57
1968 Yankees P 20 19 385 30 1.5 26 2 24 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .867 1.82
1969 Pilots P 25 16 259 18 0.7 16 3 13 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.67
1970 Cubs P 5 0 17 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1970 Braves P 5 2 44 2 0.4 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.23
1971 Braves P 39 3 225 18 0.5 17 4 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.04
1972 Braves P 5 0 47 7 1.4 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.02
1972 Angels P 34 3 174 10 0.3 8 1 7 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.24
1973 Angels P 50 1 268 13 0.3 13 3 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.31
1974 Giants P 13 0 41 1 0.1 0 0 0 1 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 466 272 5,997 516 1.1 478 106 372 38 31 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.15
15 Years 466 272 5,997 516 1.1 478 106 372 38 31 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.15
Steve Barber

Steve Barber Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1960 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 54.0 0.99 5.55 5.60
1961 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 40.0 1.9 13.3 1.15 5.44 4.71
1962 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 42.0 1.46 5.71 3.91
1963 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 87.0 2.3 21.8 1.96 6.26 3.20
1964 Orioles 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 47.0 2.0 11.8 1.46 6.76 4.64
1965 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 65.0 1.5 32.5 1.60 5.30 3.30
1966 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 44.0 1.86 6.14 3.31
1967 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 7.3 0.79 5.79 7.35
1967 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 7.3 1.30 6.45 4.98
1968 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.36 6.10 4.49
1969 Pilots 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 25.0 1.44 7.19 5.00
1970 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 4.76 9.53
1970 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 2.20 6.75 3.07
1971 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.60 4.80 3.00
1972 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.00 3.45 3.45
1972 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.13 5.28 4.66
1973 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.81 5.84 3.22
1974 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.08 8.56 7.90
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 0 1 .000 0 0 0 112.6 1.8 20.9 1.38 5.89 4.28
Steve Barber

Steve Barber Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1960 Baltimore Orioles 29 , 59 Undetermined - -
1961 Baltimore Orioles 13 Undetermined - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 13 Undetermined - -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 13 Undetermined Stats -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 13 Undetermined - -
1965 Baltimore Orioles 13 $23,000.00 - -
1966 Baltimore Orioles 13 $24,000.00 Stats -
1967 Baltimore Orioles 13 $28,000.00 - -
1967 New York Yankees 18 $32,500.00 - -
1968 New York Yankees 18 $37,500.00 - -
1969 Seattle Pilots 13 Undetermined - -
1970 Chicago Cubs 46 Undetermined - -
1970 Atlanta Braves 24 Undetermined - -
1971 Atlanta Braves 24 Undetermined - -
1972 Atlanta Braves 24 Undetermined - -
1972 California Angels 31 Undetermined - -
1973 California Angels 31 Undetermined - -
1974 San Francisco Giants 43 Undetermined - -


Steve Barber and Stu Miller , pitching for the Baltimore Orioles , threw a combined no-hitter on April 30, 1967 , but the duo lost 1-2 versus the Detroit Tigers ! Join Baseball Almanac as we take a closer look at the first official American League no hitter , that ended in a loss:

Steve Barber / Stu Miller Combined No-Hitter

No big league game probably ever cause a pitcher more grief because of his wildness than this one did for Steve Barber.

The Baltimore Orioles lefthander had a no-hitter in his back pocket, but wildness cost him not only that but a victory, too.

Facing the first-place Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader before 26,884 at Memorial Stadium, the fifth-place Orioles hurler walked 10, hit two and threw one wild pitch in 8.1 innings. He struck out eight.

It was a scoreless duel between Barber and Earl Wilson , who had hurled a no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox in 1962, until the Birds broke through with one run in the eighth on three walks and Luis Aparacio's sacrifice fly to right.

In the ninth, however, Barber walked Norm Cash and Ray Oyler . After a sacrifice bunt by Wilson and a foul popout by Willie Horton n, Barber wild pitched one run (pinch runner Dick Tracewski ) home, then walked Mickey Stanley . Right-hander Stu Miller replaced Barber and got Don Wert to slap a grounder up the middle. Aparacio made a brilliant stop behind the bag and a back-handed throw to second to Mark Belanger . but Belanger , just inserted as a defensive replacement, dropped the ball as pinch-runner Jake Wood raced home with the winning run. Miller then retired Al Kaline on a force out at second to preserve what merely became a losing no-hitter.

Researched and written by Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, Page 384).

Steve Barber No Hitter
Steve Barber No Hitter | The Times (Shreveport, LA) | May 1, 1967 | Page 1
Did you know that Steve Barber, during his sophomore season ( 1961 ), not only went 18-12, but led ALL American League pitchers in shutouts? [ Year by Year Leaders ] Two years later, in 1963 , Barber joined the 20 Wins Club - a first for the BALTIMORE ORIOLES (excludes time as St. Louis Brown) - and had the fourth most ( Top 25 ) wins that season. Do you know who was first? [ Answer ]

In 1988, Steve Barber was inducted in the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame. A plaque can be found on a brick wall along Oriole Park's Eutaw Street walkway. Orioles who came before him were; Al Bumbry (1987), Jim Palmer (1986), Ken Singleton (1986), Milt Pappas (1985), Paul Blair (1984), Paul Richards (1984), Mark Belanger (1983), Earl Weaver (1983), Luis Aparicio (1982), Mike Cuellar (1982), Gus Triandos (1981), Boog Powell (1979), Dave McNally (1978), Brooks Robinson (1977) and Frank Robinson (1977).

Last-Modified: October 16, 2019 2:03 PM EST

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