Dave Bergman Stats

Dave Bergman was born on Saturday, June 6, 1953, in Evanston, Illinois. Bergman was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 26, 1975, with the New York Yankees. 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 Dave Bergman baseball stats page.

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"I think the mental part of the game is the biggest difference in my game. I'm not as talented as some of these guys so I have to make up for what I lack in ability by using my head." - Dave Bergman in The Oneonta Daily Star (Marty Brodsky, 08/12/1991, 'Bergman Just Doing His Job for Tigers', Page 12)

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Dave Bergman Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#76)

Dave Bergman Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#76)

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Birth Name:
David Bruce Bergman
Nickname:
Bergie or Dave
Born On:
06-06-1953  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Evanston, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-02-2015 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Maine South High School (Park Ridge, IL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
08-26-1975 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-04-1992
Draft:
1974 : 2nd Round (36th)

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Dave Bergman Pitching Stats

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Dave Bergman Hitting Stats

1975 22 Yankees 7 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .105 .000
1977 24 Yankees 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .200 .250
1978 25 Astros 104 186 15 43 5 1 0 0 12 39 9 32 1 2 0 5 .231 .361 .269
1979 26 Astros 13 15 4 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600
1980 27 Astros 90 78 12 20 6 1 0 0 3 10 2 10 3 0 0 1 .256 .341 .359
1981 28 Astros 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .667
1981 28 Giants 63 145 16 37 9 0 3 0 13 19 3 18 2 1 0 4 .255 .339 .379
1982 29 Giants 100 121 22 33 3 1 4 0 14 18 3 11 0 1 0 1 .273 .364 .413
1983 30 Giants 90 140 16 40 4 1 6 0 24 24 2 21 2 0 1 5 .286 .394 .457
1984 31 Tigers 120 271 42 74 8 5 7 0 44 33 2 40 3 6 3 4 .273 .351 .417
1985 32 Tigers 69 140 8 25 2 0 3 0 7 14 0 15 1 2 0 6 .179 .250 .257
1986 33 Tigers 65 130 14 30 6 1 1 0 9 21 0 16 0 0 0 3 .231 .338 .315
1987 34 Tigers 91 172 25 47 7 3 6 0 22 30 4 23 1 3 1 1 .273 .379 .453
1988 35 Tigers 116 289 37 85 14 0 5 0 35 38 2 34 2 4 0 7 .294 .372 .394
1989 36 Tigers 137 385 38 103 13 1 7 0 37 44 3 44 4 1 2 5 .268 .345 .361
1990 37 Tigers 100 205 21 57 10 1 2 0 26 33 3 17 1 2 0 7 .278 .375 .366
1991 38 Tigers 86 194 23 46 10 1 7 0 29 35 2 40 0 2 0 2 .237 .351 .407
1992 39 Tigers 87 181 17 42 3 0 1 0 10 20 1 19 1 2 0 4 .232 .305 .265
17 Years 1,349 2,679 312 690 100 16 54 0 289 380 36 347 21 27 7 55 .258 .348 .367

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Dave Bergman Fielding Stats

1975 Yankees RF 6 5 123 12 2.0 11 10 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.41
1977 Yankees 1B 2 0 18 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.50
1977 Yankees CF 1 0 12 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
1977 Yankees LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1977 Yankees RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1978 Astros 1B 66 21 808 298 4.5 296 280 16 2 26 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.89
1978 Astros LF 29 28 656 51 1.8 49 49 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.02
1979 Astros 1B 4 1 39 8 2.0 8 8 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.54
1980 Astros 1B 59 8 526 200 3.4 199 183 16 1 23 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.21
1980 Astros LF 3 0 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 Astros RF 2 1 36 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1981 Astros 1B 1 0 7 4 4.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.43
1981 Giants 1B 33 23 675 258 7.8 256 232 24 2 21 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.24
1981 Giants LF 15 11 273 22 1.5 21 21 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.08
1982 Giants 1B 69 17 809 331 4.8 328 308 20 3 18 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.95
1982 Giants LF 4 3 57 8 2.0 7 7 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 3.32
1982 Giants RF 3 2 54 5 1.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1983 Giants 1B 50 23 748 320 6.4 318 291 27 2 20 n/a n/a n/a .994 11.48
1983 Giants LF 6 4 93 9 1.5 9 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.61
1984 Tigers 1B 114 67 2,037 740 6.5 732 657 75 8 63 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.70
1984 Tigers LF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1984 Tigers RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1985 Tigers 1B 44 33 921 334 7.6 331 306 25 3 25 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.70
1985 Tigers LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1986 Tigers 1B 41 28 831 288 7.0 284 255 29 4 30 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.23
1986 Tigers LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1986 Tigers RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1987 Tigers 1B 65 38 1,106 385 5.9 382 353 29 3 33 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.33
1987 Tigers LF 3 2 54 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1987 Tigers RF 4 1 33 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1988 Tigers 1B 64 44 1,193 408 6.4 404 367 37 4 31 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.14
1988 Tigers LF 13 11 252 20 1.5 20 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.14
1989 Tigers 1B 123 106 2,700 1,004 8.2 997 912 85 7 88 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.97
1989 Tigers LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1990 Tigers 1B 27 23 591 217 8.0 216 203 13 1 19 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.87
1990 Tigers LF 5 0 16 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Tigers 1B 49 42 1,138 394 8.0 393 364 29 1 42 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.32
1991 Tigers LF 4 0 18 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1992 Tigers 1B 55 37 1,014 366 6.7 361 339 22 5 29 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.61
1992 Tigers LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1B Totals 866 511 15,161 5,560 6.4 5,514 5,066 448 46 469 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.82
LF Totals 88 60 1,473 116 1.3 112 112 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.05
RF Totals 18 9 258 20 1.1 19 18 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.99
CF Totals 1 0 12 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.75
17 Years 973 580 16,904 5,699 5.9 5,648 5,199 449 51 470 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.02

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Dave Bergman Miscellaneous Stats

1975 Yankees 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 4.3 0.0 - - -
1977 Yankees 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 4.0 - - -
1978 Astros 2 0 1.000 22 10 n/a 0.0 5.8 15.5 - - -
1979 Astros 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 15.0 5.0 7.5 - - -
1980 Astros 1 0 1.000 32 5 n/a 0.0 7.8 26.0 - - -
1981 Astros 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 6.0 0.0 6.0 - - -
1981 Giants 2 0 1.000 21 0 n/a 48.3 8.1 11.2 - - -
1982 Giants 3 0 1.000 28 6 n/a 30.3 11.0 8.6 - - -
1983 Giants 2 1 .667 49 0 n/a 23.3 6.7 5.8 - - -
1984 Tigers 3 4 .429 28 4 0 38.7 6.8 6.2 - - -
1985 Tigers 0 0 .000 27 1 5 46.7 9.3 20.0 - - -
1986 Tigers 0 0 .000 29 0 8 130.0 8.1 14.4 - - -
1987 Tigers 0 1 .000 28 1 7 28.7 7.5 7.8 - - -
1988 Tigers 0 2 .000 29 1 30 57.8 8.5 8.3 - - -
1989 Tigers 1 3 .250 23 0 7 55.0 8.8 10.4 - - -
1990 Tigers 3 2 .600 43 0 51 102.5 12.1 7.9 - - -
1991 Tigers 1 1 .500 29 0 13 27.7 4.9 6.7 - - -
1992 Tigers 1 0 1.000 28 1 12 181.0 9.5 18.1 - - -
17 Years 19 14 .576 433 30 133 49.6 7.7 9.3 - - -

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Dave Bergman Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 New York Yankees 18 $15,000.00 - -
1977 New York Yankees 54 Undetermined - -
1978 Houston Astros 16 Undetermined - -
1979 Houston Astros 16 Undetermined - -
1980 Houston Astros 16 Undetermined - -
1981 Houston Astros 16 Undetermined - -
1981 San Francisco Giants 16 Undetermined - -
1982 San Francisco Giants 16 Undetermined - -
1983 San Francisco Giants 16 Undetermined - -
1984 Detroit Tigers 14 Undetermined - Stats
1985 Detroit Tigers 14 $262,500.00 - -
1986 Detroit Tigers 14 $316,667.00 - -
1987 Detroit Tigers 14 $331,667.00 - -
1988 Detroit Tigers 14 $360,000.00 - -
1989 Detroit Tigers 14 $437,500.00 - -
1990 Detroit Tigers 14 $525,000.00 - -
1991 Detroit Tigers 14 $575,000.00 - -
1992 Detroit Tigers 14 $375,000.00 - -
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Dave Bergman was drafted by the Chicago Cubs (his favorite team) in the 12th Round of the 1971 Draft directly out of Maine South High School, but chose to play baseball at Illinois State University where he was voted the Most Valuable Player in 1973 and 1974. The Sporting News also named him as the All-American outfielder that same year, the New York Yankees drafted him in the 1974 Draft , Bergie signed, went on to play professional baseball for nearly two decades, won a World Series ring with the 1984 Detroit Tigers , and had a legendary at-bat that is mentioned by every media outlet whenever they discuss this veteran player:

On June 4, 1984 , Dave Bergman came to bat in the tenth inning, two men on base, and two outs in a game against the second-place Toronto Blue Jays , who at that time trailed the Detroit Tigers by five games. Bergman fouled off seven pitches, and on a 3-2 count, hit the thirteenth pitch of the at-bat into the upper deck at Tiger Stadium for a walk-off, three-run home run.

Future Hall of Fame Manager, Sparky Anderson , wrote in Bless You Boys: Diary of the Detroit Tigers' 1984 Season (McGraw-Hill, 09/01/1984, Page 34), "Tonight I saw the greatest at bat in my life...Bergie fouled off seven pitches and then picked one practically off the ground and drilled it into the upper deck in right. What a battle! Bergie was up there a full seven minutes."

Did you know that Dave Bergman won a batting championship AND a league Most Valuable Player Award during his first two seasons playing professional baseball in the Minor Leagues? In 1974, Bergman hit .348 with the 1974 Oneonta Yankees winning the New York-Pennsylvania League Most Valuable Player Award. Then, in 1975, Bergman hit .311 with the 1975 West Haven Yankees winning the Easter League Most Valuable Player Award. Called up to the show that same year, he went hitless in his first seventeen at-bats, striking out four times.


The hidden ball trick was successfully pulled twice by Dave Bergman (video of him getting Alan Wiggins on June 17, 1986 ), who described how he did it to CBS Sports ( Link ), "I observed and figured out as time went on that if the runner tried to time you, being left-handed, their vision was kind of blocked a bit by the glove if you just kind of opened it up and put the ball right in the glove. On August 5, 1989 , Bergie caught Ozzie Guillen (video below) with the hidden ball trick:

And shared this memory to CBS Sports ( Link ) as well, "He was dazed for a moment, and by the time he came to he wanted to fight, but he realized the guys had left the field and his team was coming onto the field, so there was nothing he could do except go to shortstop."

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