Mike Cuellar Stats

Mike Cuellar was born on Saturday, May 8, 1937, in Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba. Cuellar was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1959, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Mike Cuellar baseball stats page.

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"To watch him (Mike Cuellar) pitch was amazing. It seemed like every time hitters took a pitch, it was right at the knees for a strike, and if they swung, it wasn't." - Baltimore Orioles reliever Dick Hall (Jesse Sanchez, All-Star pitcher Cuellar passes away , 04/02/2010)

Mike Cuellar

Mike 'Crazy Horse' Cuellar Autograph on a 2004 Upper Deck Legends: Timeless Teams (#68)

Mike 'Crazy Horse' Cuellar Autograph on a 2004 Upper Deck Legends: Timeless Teams (#68)

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Birth Name:
Miguel Ángel Cuellar
Nickname:
Crazy Horse, Mike
Born On:
05-08-1937  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-02-2010 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Orlando, Florida
Cemetery:
Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Florida
High School:
Instituto de Segunda Enseñanza (Santa Clara, Cuba)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
04-18-1959 (Age 21)
Last Game:
05-03-1977
Draft:
Not Applicable

Mike Cuellar

Mike Cuellar Pitching Stats

1959 22 Reds 2 0 0 0 0 .000 15.75 0 0 0 4.0 24 7 7 8 1 4 1 5 1 0 0 -
1964 27 Cardinals 32 7 6 5 5 .500 4.50 1 0 4 72.0 320 80 36 43 8 33 4 56 1 1 0 -
1965 28 Astros 25 4 11 1 4 .200 3.54 0 0 2 56.0 238 55 22 24 3 21 4 46 2 1 0 -
1966 29 Astros 38 28 6 12 10 .545 2.22 11 1 2 227.1 913 193 56 79 10 52 8 175 9 0 1 -
1967 30 Astros 36 32 3 16 11 .593 3.03 16 3 1 246.1 1,021 233 83 99 16 63 3 203 1 1 1 -
1968 31 Astros 28 24 3 8 11 .421 2.74 11 2 1 170.2 700 152 52 60 8 45 7 133 2 1 0 -
1969 32 Orioles 39 39 0 23 11 .676 2.38 18 5 0 290.2 1,137 213 77 94 18 79 7 182 3 1 2 -
1970 33 Orioles 40 40 0 24 8 .750 3.48 21 4 0 297.2 1,214 273 115 126 34 69 5 190 6 1 1 -
1971 34 Orioles 38 38 0 20 9 .690 3.08 21 4 0 292.1 1,166 250 100 111 30 78 1 124 3 1 0 -
1972 35 Orioles 35 35 0 18 12 .600 2.57 17 4 0 248.1 989 197 71 78 21 71 4 132 3 0 0 -
1973 36 Orioles 38 38 0 18 13 .581 3.27 17 2 0 267.0 1,127 265 97 120 29 84 2 140 8 0 0 -
1974 37 Orioles 38 38 0 22 10 .688 3.11 20 5 0 269.1 1,111 253 93 106 17 86 4 106 2 2 0 -
1975 38 Orioles 36 36 0 14 12 .538 3.66 17 5 0 256.0 1,034 229 104 112 17 84 5 105 7 1 1 -
1976 39 Orioles 26 19 4 4 13 .235 4.96 2 1 1 107.0 490 129 59 63 8 50 5 32 5 2 0 -
1977 40 Angels 2 1 0 0 1 .000 18.90 0 0 0 3.1 21 9 7 7 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 -
15 Years 453 379 33 185 130 .587 3.14 172 36 11 2,808.0 11,505 2,538 979 1,130 222 822 61 1,632 53 12 6 -

Mike Cuellar

Mike Cuellar Hitting Stats

1959 22 Reds 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1964 27 Cardinals 32 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1965 28 Astros 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 .000 .077 .000
1966 29 Astros 38 71 4 8 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 37 4 0 0 1 .113 .137 .169
1967 30 Astros 38 93 6 13 3 2 0 0 5 2 0 42 3 0 0 1 .140 .158 .215
1968 31 Astros 28 57 3 11 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 25 3 0 1 0 .193 .207 .263
1969 32 Orioles 39 103 6 12 1 2 0 0 5 0 0 43 8 2 0 0 .117 .114 .165
1970 33 Orioles 41 112 6 10 1 0 2 0 7 2 0 48 9 0 0 0 .089 .105 .152
1971 34 Orioles 38 107 7 11 1 0 1 0 5 2 0 54 8 0 0 2 .103 .119 .140
1972 35 Orioles 35 87 5 11 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 38 7 0 0 1 .126 .126 .195
1973 36 Orioles 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 37 Orioles 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1975 38 Orioles 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1976 39 Orioles 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 40 Angels 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
15 Years 456 661 37 76 8 4 7 0 33 9 0 304 43 2 1 5 .115 .128 .171

Mike Cuellar

Mike Cuellar Fielding Stats

1959 Reds P 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Cardinals P 32 7 216 25 0.8 22 4 18 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .880 2.75
1965 Astros P 25 4 168 13 0.5 12 2 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.93
1966 Astros P 38 28 682 45 1.2 43 5 38 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.70
1967 Astros P 36 32 739 52 1.4 50 15 35 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.83
1968 Astros P 28 24 512 41 1.5 37 13 24 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .902 1.95
1969 Orioles P 39 39 872 56 1.4 54 9 45 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.67
1970 Orioles P 40 40 893 45 1.1 43 9 34 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.30
1971 Orioles P 38 38 877 69 1.8 67 14 53 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.06
1972 Orioles P 35 35 745 58 1.7 53 10 43 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.92
1973 Orioles P 38 38 801 59 1.6 56 9 47 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.89
1974 Orioles P 38 38 808 41 1.1 40 5 35 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.34
1975 Orioles P 36 36 768 66 1.8 64 11 53 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.25
1976 Orioles P 26 19 321 21 0.8 20 2 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.68
1977 Angels P 2 1 10 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 453 379 8,424 591 1.3 561 108 453 30 33 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.80
15 Years 453 379 8,424 591 1.3 561 108 453 30 33 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.80

Mike Cuellar

Mike Cuellar Miscellaneous Stats

1959 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.25 11.25 9.00
1964 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.70 7.00 4.13
1965 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 2.19 7.39 3.38
1966 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 71.0 1.9 71.0 3.37 6.93 2.06
1967 Astros 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.2 18.6 3.22 7.42 2.30
1968 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 57.0 2.3 19.0 2.96 7.01 2.37
1969 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 20.6 2.30 5.64 2.45
1970 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 56.0 2.3 16.0 2.75 5.74 2.09
1971 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 107.0 2.0 21.4 1.59 3.82 2.40
1972 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 43.5 2.3 12.4 1.86 4.78 2.57
1973 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 4.72 2.83
1974 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.23 3.54 2.87
1975 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.25 3.69 2.95
1976 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.64 2.69 4.21
1977 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 8.10 8.10
15 Years 0 0 .000 0 3 0 94.4 2.2 20.0 1.99 5.23 2.63

Mike Cuellar

Mike Cuellar Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1959 Cincinnati Reds 32 Undetermined - -
1964 St. Louis Cardinals 35 Undetermined - Stats
1965 Houston Astros 35 Undetermined - -
1966 Houston Astros 35 Undetermined - -
1967 Houston Astros 35 Undetermined Stats -
1968 Houston Astros 35 Undetermined - -
1969 Baltimore Orioles 35 $20,500.00 - Stats
1970 Baltimore Orioles 35 Undetermined Stats Stats
1971 Baltimore Orioles 35 Undetermined Stats Stats
1972 Baltimore Orioles 35 Undetermined - -
1973 Baltimore Orioles 35 Undetermined - -
1974 Baltimore Orioles 35 Undetermined Stats -
1975 Baltimore Orioles 35 Undetermined - -
1976 Baltimore Orioles 35 Undetermined - -
1977 California Angels 35 Undetermined - -
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Miguel Ángel Cuellar was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Cincinnati Reds ( 1959 ), St. Louis Cardinals ( 1964 ), Houston Astros (1965-1968), Baltimore Orioles (1969-1976), and California Angels ( 1977 ). Mike, his nickname, is one of four aces that helped the Orioles win three three consecutive pennants (1969-1971) and the World Series in 1970 .

Did you know that Mike Cuellar was the first pitcher from the Baltimore Orioles to win a Cy Young Award ? During the 1969 season, Cuellar went 23–11 (#2 in the A.L.), struck out 182 batters (#5 in the A.L.), and had a 2.38 ERA (#3 in the A.L.). The 1969 Baltimore Orioles won a franchise-record 109 games and the very first American League East Division title (prior to the season, both the American League and National League had been divided into East and West Divisions) as Cuellar went on to also become the first pitcher in Major League history born anywhere outside of the United States to win a Cy Young Award !

Did you know that Mike Cuellar won 20-or-more games in a season four times ( 1969 , 1970 , 1971 , 1974 )? Only one other lefty in Baltimore Orioles has duplicated that feat, Dave McNally ( 1968 , 1969 , 1970 , 1971 ). The duo were part of the last starting rotation in baseball history to feature four pitchers with at least twenty victories ! The year, 1971, and the other two twirlers were hall of famer Jim Palmer and Pat Dobson .

One other team in Major League history also had four 20-game winners, in the American League, in 1920 ! Try to recall those pitchers, or just visit the 1920 Chicago White Sox roster to see who they were!

Mike Cuellar was not just the first pitcher, but the first player in Major League history to ever hit a grand slam during a League Championship Series ( LCS )! On October 3, 1970 , during Game 1 of the 1970 ALCS, Crazy Horse cleared the bases in the fourth inning. Through today, Cuellar remains the only pitcher to ever hit a grand slam in an LCS game? Do you know what pitcher "helped" Cuellar make history that day? [ Answer ]

O's Pitcher Cuellar Hits Grand Slam | Game 1 1970 ALCS | MLB Advanced Media, LP

On May 29, 1970 , Mike Cuellar pitched a 9-inning, 4-hit, complete game shutout, at Anaheim Stadium, striking out ten hitters. During the fourth inning, Cuellar struck out Alex Johnson , Ken McMullen , Tommie Reynolds , and Jim Spencer —the first recorded four strikeout inning by a Baltimore Orioles twirler!

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