Bo Belinsky was born on Monday, December 7, 1936, in New York, New York. Belinsky was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1962, with the Los Angeles Angels. 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 Bo Belinsky baseball stats page.
"Blessed with swarthy good lucks and an ample supply of confidence, he (Bo Belinsky) exploded on the scene with the fledgling Los Angeles Angels in 1962, winning his first five starts and pitching a no-hitter. The no-hitter came on May 5, 1962 . Bo allegedly crawled out of bed at noon after a night of passion with a woman he'd picked up in a club on Sunset Strip. He still had enough left to no-hit the Baltimore Orioles . ' If I'd known I was going to throw a no-hitter today, I'd have gotten a haircut ,' he said after the gem. So much for that crap about sex ruining a ballplayer!" - Author / Pitcher Bill Spaceman Lee in Baseball Eccentrics: A Definitive Look at the Most Entertaining, Outrageous and Unforgettable Characters in the Game (Triumph Books, 04/01/2007, Bo Belinsky , Page 84)
Bo Belinsky Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#506 | Checklist )
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|1962 Los Angeles Angels||36||$10,000.00||-||-|
|1963 Los Angeles Angels||36||$15,000.00||-||-|
|1964 Los Angeles Angels||36||$15,000.00||-||-|
|1965 Philadelphia Phillies||33||$15,000.00||-||-|
|1966 Philadelphia Phillies||33||$17,000.00||-||-|
|1967 Houston Astros||25 , 30||$17,000.00||-||-|
|1969 Pittsburgh Pirates||25||$17,000.00||-||-|
|1970 Cincinnati Reds||34||$16,000.00||-||-|
|Bo Belinsky Stats by Baseball Almanac|
On May 5, 1962 , Bo Belinsky threw a no-hitter. The gem was the first no-hitter in the history of the Angels franchise, the first no-hitter thrown in a west-coast game, and the first no-hitter in Chavez Ravine. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a closer look at this historic no-no:
Bo Belinsky No Hitter (Box Score: May 5, 1962 )
Bo Belisnky was already gaining celebrity status by the time he took the mound for the fourth start of his rookie season on Saturday, May 5 . The 25-year-old lefty had not only won his first three games after having the audacity to hold out on signing a contract before the season, but was a colorful character who provided pages of good copy to the newsman
The night before the fourth place Angels ' pitcher faced his old minor league teammate Steve Barber and the seventh place Baltimore Orioles , Belinsky admitted to having been in the company of a woman until 4 a.m. But that didn't seem to slow him down.
With a crowd of 15,886 watching at Chavez Ravine, Belinsky no-hit his former employer, becoming the first Los Angeles major leaguer to hurl a no-hitter.
Belinksy struck out nine and walked four. The Orioles hit just four balls to the outfield as Belinsky successfully mixed a moving fastball, curve and screwball.
The Angels took the lead in the bottom of the first when Billy Moran singled, went to third on a double to left by Leon Wagner and scored on a wild pitch by Barber . THe only other Los Angeles run came in the second when Earl Averill walked, reached third on Buck Rodgers ' double to right, and scored on a fielder's choice grounded to second by Joe Koppe .
Belinsky ran into trouble in the top of the second after hitting leadoff batter Jim Gentile with a pitch. After getting Jackie Brandt on a fly to center, he walked Gus Triandos . But Dave Nicholson bounced into a forceout at second and Ron Hansen fanned to end the inning.
After retiring the side in order in the third, Belinsky got into more hot water in the fourth when the Orioles loaded the bases on one-out walks to Gentile and Brandt , Triandos/a> then reached first on an error by Felix Torres . Belinsky then struck out Nicholson and retired Hansen on a fly to center.
Belinsky hit Barber with a pitch leading off the fifth, but then got Temple on a fly to right, Williams on a pop up to short and Brooks Robinson on a grounder to third. In the sixth, Brandt hit the Orioles ' hardest ball of the game, a one-out liner to deep center that Albie Pearson snagged on the warning track. Belinsky then walked Triandos , but left him stranded by striking out Nicholson .
In the ninth, Belinsky struck out Brandt on three pitches. Triandos followed with an easy grounder to Koppe at short. The last batter was Nicholson , and he hit a high pop foul on a 1-1 pitch behind third where Torres gloved it for the out.
The no-hitter catapulted Belinsky to celebrity status. He began dating movie stars and mixing with other Hollywood hotshots. After winning his first six games without a defeat, he finished with season with a 10-11 mark.
Bo Belinsky, as stated above, "began dating movie stars" and his widely syndicated obituary (Associated Press, 11/25/2001,
Ex-Astros pitcher Belinsky dies
) even included this comment by actress / model Mamie Van Doren, "We've had a love affair that's continued a long time. I lost someone that was a very special part of my life. This is very sad for me. Our life was a circus. We were engaged on April Fools Day and broke the engagement on Halloween. It just broke my heart, and his, too. It was a wild ride, but a lot of fun." In addition, Bo dated Ann-Margret, Tina Louise, Juliet Prowse, and Connie Stevens before marrying Playboy Playmate Jo Collins (below)!
Jo Collins (Wife of Bo Belinsky) | Playboy Playmate of the Month (December 1964)
Photo from Playboy Magazine (12-1964 Issue)
Did you know that Bo Belinsky lost his third career game on June 26, 1962 , in Fenway Park ? Why did we share details about his third loss??? Because Belinsky also pitched very well that historic day, allowing only three hits and striking out ten Red Sox , but was up against Earl Wilson , who no-hit Los Angeles that day - the first no-hitter ever pitched against the Angels !
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