Chris Cannizzaro Stats

Chris Cannizzaro was born on Tuesday, May 3, 1938, in Oakland, California. Cannizzaro was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1960, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Chris Cannizzaro baseball stats page.

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"He's a remarkable catcher, that (Chris) Cannizzaro. He's the only defensive catcher in baseball, who can't catch." - Manager Casey Stengel (1966)

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Chris Cannizzaro Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#355 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1975top01' title='1975 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Chris Cannizzaro Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#355 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Christopher John Cannizzaro
Nickname:
Chris
Born On:
05-03-1938  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Oakland, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-29-2016 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Diego, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
San Leandro High School (San Leandro, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-17-1960 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-28-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Chris Cannizzaro Pitching Stats

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Chris Cannizzaro Hitting Stats

1960 22 Cardinals 7 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 .222 .273 .222
1961 23 Cardinals 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
1962 24 Mets 59 133 9 32 2 1 0 0 9 19 1 26 1 2 1 5 .241 .335 .271
1963 25 Mets 16 33 4 8 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 .242 .257 .273
1964 26 Mets 60 164 11 51 10 0 0 0 10 14 2 28 2 1 1 3 .311 .367 .372
1965 27 Mets 114 251 17 46 8 2 0 0 7 28 4 60 3 0 2 5 .183 .270 .231
1968 30 Pirates 25 58 5 14 2 2 1 0 7 9 4 13 3 0 0 2 .241 .343 .397
1969 31 Padres 134 418 23 92 14 3 4 0 33 42 8 81 7 2 0 16 .220 .290 .297
1970 32 Padres 111 341 27 95 13 3 5 0 42 48 8 49 4 3 1 9 .279 .366 .378
1971 33 Padres 21 63 2 12 1 0 1 0 8 11 0 10 0 0 1 7 .190 .320 .254
1971 33 Cubs 71 197 18 42 8 1 5 0 23 28 2 24 6 2 1 13 .213 .311 .340
1972 34 Dodgers 73 200 14 48 6 0 2 0 18 31 5 38 1 1 0 4 .240 .341 .300
1973 35 Dodgers 17 21 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .190 .280 .190
1974 36 Padres 26 60 2 11 1 0 0 0 4 6 0 11 1 0 0 3 .183 .258 .200
13 Years 740 1,950 132 458 66 12 18 0 169 241 35 354 28 14 7 67 .235 .319 .309

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Chris Cannizzaro Fielding Stats

1960 Cardinals C 6 3 86 22 3.7 22 19 3 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 6.91
1961 Cardinals C 5 0 25 5 1.0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 5.40
1962 Mets C 56 42 1,129 259 4.6 252 218 34 7 3 11 16 20 .973 6.03
1962 Mets RF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1963 Mets C 15 10 258 55 3.7 55 49 6 0 0 1 1 4 1.000 5.76
1964 Mets C 53 47 1,210 256 4.8 253 225 28 3 6 4 11 16 .988 5.65
1965 Mets C 112 103 2,347 516 4.6 504 435 69 12 8 6 28 31 .977 5.80
1968 Pirates C 25 18 504 124 5.0 121 111 10 3 1 0 2 5 .976 6.48
1969 Padres C 132 128 3,308 722 5.5 713 644 69 9 8 14 58 41 .988 5.82
1970 Padres C 110 100 2,647 615 5.6 603 559 44 12 5 2 47 23 .980 6.15
1971 Padres C 19 19 492 121 6.4 120 114 6 1 2 2 7 3 .992 6.59
1971 Cubs C 70 61 1,640 343 4.9 337 311 26 6 2 5 36 15 .983 5.55
1972 Dodgers C 72 59 1,575 344 4.8 338 312 26 6 4 4 30 10 .983 5.79
1973 Dodgers C 13 4 167 33 2.5 33 33 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.000 5.34
1974 Padres C 26 23 576 141 5.4 138 126 12 3 2 0 15 6 .979 6.47
C Totals 714 617 15,964 3,556 5.0 3,494 3,161 333 62 42 50 255 174 .983 5.91
RF Totals 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
13 Years 715 617 15,970 3,557 5.0 3,495 3,162 333 62 42 50 255 174 .983 5.91

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Chris Cannizzaro Miscellaneous Stats

1960 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.0 9.0 - - -
1961 Cardinals 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1962 Mets 1 1 .500 3 0 n/a 0.0 5.1 14.8 - - -
1963 Mets 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 8.3 - - -
1964 Mets 0 5 .000 6 1 n/a 0.0 5.9 16.4 - - -
1965 Mets 0 2 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 4.2 35.9 - - -
1968 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 58.0 4.5 8.3 - - -
1969 Padres 0 1 .000 3 0 n/a 104.5 5.2 12.7 - - -
1970 Padres 2 7 .222 2 1 n/a 68.2 7.0 8.1 - - -
1971 Padres 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 63.0 6.3 7.9 - - -
1971 Cubs 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 39.4 8.2 8.6 - - -
1972 Dodgers 0 1 .000 7 0 n/a 100.0 5.3 11.1 - - -
1973 Dodgers 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 7.0 - - -
1974 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 15.0 - - -
13 Years 3 17 .150 31 4 n/a 108.3 5.5 11.5 - - -

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Did you know that when Chris Cannizzaro was named to the 1969 All-Star Game , he became the San Diego Padres first All-Star in franchise history? Commissioner Bowie Kuhn sent Cannizzaro a telegram (that Chris later framed and kept on a wall in his home) which read in part, "While I am certain that you already heard of these events, it gives me great pleasure formally to invite you as a member of the All-Star team to attend the commissioners reception and Centennial dinner." Chris said after the game, "I was hoping I would get to play, but it was a thrill just to be on the team. It was something I'll never forget."

On April 8, 1969 , Chris Cannizzaro crouched down behind the plate, received the pitch from Dick Selma, and became the first catcher in the first game ever played in Padres history!

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