Joe DeMaestri Stats

Joe DeMaestri was born on Sunday, December 9, 1928, in San Francisco, California. DeMaestri was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1951, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Joe DeMaestri baseball stats page.

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"Of all the teams I played on, the Yankees were the team that drank the most." - Joe DeMaestri in We Played the Game: 65 Players Remember Baseball's Greatest Era, 1947-1964 (Danny Peary, Hyperion Publishing, Joe DeMaestri , 05/04/1995, Page 490)

Joe DeMaestri

Joe 'Oats' DeMaestri Autograph on a Philadelphia Fan Favorites Baseball Card (#27)

Joe 'Oats' DeMaestri Autograph on a Philadelphia Fan Favorites Baseball Card (#27)

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Birth Name:
Joseph Paul DeMaestri
Nickname:
Froggy, Oats
Born On:
12-09-1928  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-26-2016 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Novato, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Tamalpais High School (Mill Valley, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-19-1951 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-27-1961
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Joe DeMaestri Pitching Stats

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Joe DeMaestri Hitting Stats

1951 23 White Sox 56 74 8 15 0 2 1 0 3 5 0 11 0 0 0 1 .203 .253 .297
1952 24 Browns 81 186 13 42 9 1 1 0 18 8 0 25 4 0 0 4 .226 .258 .301
1953 25 Athletics 111 420 53 107 17 3 6 0 35 24 1 39 7 0 1 15 .255 .297 .352
1954 26 Athletics 146 539 49 124 16 3 8 0 40 20 0 63 3 7 3 10 .230 .258 .315
1955 27 Athletics 123 457 42 114 14 1 6 0 37 20 1 47 4 2 3 12 .249 .284 .324
1956 28 Athletics 133 434 41 101 16 1 6 0 39 25 2 73 3 3 3 8 .233 .277 .316
1957 29 Athletics 135 461 44 113 14 6 9 0 33 22 1 82 3 4 2 14 .245 .280 .360
1958 30 Athletics 139 442 32 97 11 1 6 0 38 16 1 84 6 3 1 14 .219 .247 .290
1959 31 Athletics 118 352 31 86 16 5 6 0 34 28 8 65 0 3 4 12 .244 .305 .369
1960 32 Yankees 49 35 8 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 .229 .229 .257
1961 33 Yankees 30 41 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 13 0 0 0 1 .146 .146 .146
11 Years 1,121 3,441 322 813 114 23 49 0 281 168 14 511 30 22 17 91 .236 .274 .325

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Joe DeMaestri Fielding Stats

1951 White Sox 2B 11 6 153 31 2.8 30 16 14 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.29
1951 White Sox 3B 8 0 42 4 0.5 3 1 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.93
1951 White Sox SS 27 11 399 74 2.7 71 26 45 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .959 4.80
1952 Browns 2B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1952 Browns 3B 1 0 9 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1952 Browns SS 77 53 1,485 278 3.6 261 105 156 17 29 n/a n/a n/a .939 4.75
1953 Athletics SS 108 103 2,766 506 4.7 488 191 297 18 53 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.76
1954 Athletics 2B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1954 Athletics 3B 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1954 Athletics SS 142 139 3,669 716 5.0 691 285 406 25 90 n/a n/a n/a .965 5.09
1955 Athletics SS 122 118 3,090 585 4.8 564 206 358 21 78 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.93
1956 Athletics 2B 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1956 Athletics SS 132 125 3,159 640 4.8 617 210 407 23 95 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.27
1957 Athletics SS 134 130 3,378 648 4.8 635 248 387 13 87 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.08
1958 Athletics SS 137 132 3,426 656 4.8 643 226 417 13 95 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.07
1959 Athletics SS 115 106 2,715 509 4.4 487 167 320 22 63 n/a n/a n/a .957 4.84
1960 Yankees 2B 19 0 102 21 1.1 20 12 8 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .952 5.29
1960 Yankees SS 17 2 156 31 1.8 31 10 21 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.37
1961 Yankees 2B 5 0 39 15 3.0 15 9 6 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.38
1961 Yankees 3B 4 0 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Yankees SS 18 9 309 54 3.0 53 15 38 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.63
SS Totals 1,029 928 24,552 4,697 4.6 4,541 1,689 2,852 156 612 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.99
2B Totals 39 6 309 70 1.8 68 38 30 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.94
3B Totals 14 0 84 7 0.5 6 1 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.93
11 Years 1,082 934 24,945 4,774 4.4 4,615 1,728 2,887 159 621 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.00

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Joe DeMaestri Miscellaneous Stats

1951 White Sox 0 4 .000 8 8 n/a 74.0 6.7 24.7 - - -
1952 Browns 0 1 .000 1 2 n/a 186.0 7.4 10.3 - - -
1953 Athletics 0 1 .000 0 5 n/a 70.0 10.8 12.0 - - -
1954 Athletics 1 4 .200 3 0 n/a 67.4 8.6 13.5 - - -
1955 Athletics 3 5 .375 1 0 n/a 76.2 9.7 12.4 - - -
1956 Athletics 3 3 .500 1 0 n/a 72.3 5.9 11.1 - - -
1957 Athletics 6 1 .857 2 1 n/a 51.2 5.6 14.0 - - -
1958 Athletics 1 0 1.000 3 1 n/a 73.7 5.3 11.6 - - -
1959 Athletics 1 0 1.000 2 1 n/a 58.7 5.4 10.4 - - -
1960 Yankees 0 0 .000 7 18 n/a 0.0 3.9 17.5 - - -
1961 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 3.2 20.5 - - -
11 Years 15 19 .441 28 39 n/a 70.2 6.7 12.2 - - -

Joe DeMaestri

Joe DeMaestri Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1951 Chicago White Sox 14 Undetermined - -
1952 St. Louis Browns 1 Undetermined - -
1953 Philadelphia Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1954 Philadelphia Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1955 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1956 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1957 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Kansas City Athletics 2 Undetermined - -
1959 Kansas City Athletics 2 $15,000.00 - -
1960 New York Yankees 20 $20,000.00 - Stats
1961 New York Yankees 20 $22,500.00 - -
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Joseph Paul DeMaestri was a Major League Baseball player with the Chicago White Sox (1951), St. Louis Browns (1952), Philadelphia Athletics (1953-1954), Kansas City Athletics (1955-1959) and New York Yankees (1960-1961). Did you know that Froggy, his nickname, collected six hits in six at-bats in an 11-inning game on July 8, 1955 ?
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About fifty years after hanging up his cleats, Joe DeMaestri said, "If I had one regret - one real, real regret - it's that I didn't stay that next year." Why?

DeMaestri, a Marin resident, was delivering beer while harboring regret that he wasn't able to play in the 1962 World Series at Candlestick Park. He had played the two previous years as a utility infielder for the Yankees and he always seemed to be in the middle of things.

He was involved in the trade that brought Roger Maris to New York and sent World Series perfect-game pitcher Don Larsen to Kansas City. He was sitting next to Casey Stengel on the bench the day Bill Mazeroski hit the World Series-winning home run at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in 1960 .

After the Yankees won the 1961 World Series , DeMaestri, a Tam High standout, decided to retire at the age of 33 even though he was making a good living . He wanted to spend more time with his wife and three children in their new home in Novato while helping run his father's beer distributorship business in San Rafael.

So, when Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson snagged Willie McCovey's potential Series-winning line drive in the ninth inning of Game 7 in San Francisco, DeMaestri was in Marin driving a beer truck.

"I never heard or saw the final out," said DeMaestri, now 78. "Somebody told me about it."

Source: The Marin Independent Journal. Novato's DeMaestri still has regrets about missing 1962 World Series. David Albee. June 16, 2007. Full Story .

Joe DeMaestri was the last Philadelphia Athletics player to take the field wearing #2 , the first Kansas City Athletics player to take the field wearing #2 , and shared his thoughts about the franchise move to author Danny Peary ( We Played the Game , Hyperion Publishing, 05/04/1995, Page 299), "I thought it was great that the Athletics moved to Kansas City . The fans who watched us in Municipal Stadium were polite, win or lose. They couldn't have been happier. They were knowledgeable about baseball because for years they had supported the Yankees' minor league team, the Kansas City Blues. They were so excited to get a Major League team, and we had a lot of pride being that team."

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