Jim Deshaies Stats

Jim Deshaies was born on Thursday, June 23, 1960, in Massena, New York. Deshaies was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 7, 1984, 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 Jim Deshaies baseball stats page.

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"I'm from upstate New York and was really never much of a Yankee fan. In fact when I told my dad the Yankees had drafted me, he told me to leave the house. He was only kidding...but he wasn't much of a Yankee fan either." - Jim Deshaies in Baseball Digest (Kevin O'Keefe, "Jim Deshaies, Another Astro Winner, Waiting in Wings", May 1987)

Jim Deshaies

Jim Deshaies Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#193 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Jim Deshaies Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#193 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
James Joseph Deshaies
Nickname:
Jim
Born On:
06-23-1960  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Massena, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Massena High School (Massena, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
08-07-1984 (Age 24)
Last Game:
07-30-1995
Draft:
1982 : 21st Round (541st)

Jim Deshaies

Jim Deshaies Pitching Stats

1984 24 Yankees 2 2 0 0 1 .000 11.57 0 0 0 7.0 40 14 9 9 1 7 0 5 0 0 0 -
1985 25 Astros 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 3.0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 -
1986 26 Astros 26 26 0 12 5 .706 3.25 1 1 0 144.0 599 124 52 58 16 59 2 128 0 2 7 -
1987 27 Astros 26 25 0 11 6 .647 4.62 1 0 0 152.0 648 149 78 81 22 57 7 104 4 0 5 -
1988 28 Astros 31 31 0 11 14 .440 3.00 3 2 0 207.0 847 164 69 77 20 72 5 127 1 2 6 -
1989 29 Astros 34 34 0 15 10 .600 2.91 6 3 0 225.2 928 180 73 80 15 79 8 153 8 4 1 -
1990 30 Astros 34 34 0 7 12 .368 3.78 2 0 0 209.1 881 186 88 93 21 84 9 119 3 8 3 -
1991 31 Astros 28 28 0 5 12 .294 4.98 1 0 0 161.0 686 156 89 90 19 72 5 98 0 1 5 -
1992 32 Padres 15 15 0 4 7 .364 3.28 0 0 0 96.0 395 92 35 40 6 33 2 46 1 1 2 -
1993 33 Twins 27 27 0 11 13 .458 4.41 1 0 0 167.1 693 159 82 85 24 51 1 80 0 6 4 -
1993 33 Giants 5 4 1 2 2 .500 4.24 0 0 0 17.0 77 24 8 9 2 6 0 5 1 1 0 -
1994 34 Twins 25 25 0 6 12 .333 7.39 0 0 0 130.1 596 170 107 109 30 54 0 78 1 2 2 -
1995 35 Phillies 2 2 0 0 1 .000 20.25 0 0 0 5.1 32 15 12 12 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 -
12 Years 257 253 1 84 95 .469 4.14 15 6 0 1,525.0 6,432 1,434 702 743 179 575 39 951 19 27 35 -

Jim Deshaies

Jim Deshaies Hitting Stats

1984 24 Yankees 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 25 Astros 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 26 Astros 26 43 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 31 4 0 0 0 .047 .163 .047
1987 27 Astros 26 53 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 29 4 0 0 1 .094 .200 .094
1988 28 Astros 31 63 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 38 6 0 0 1 .048 .077 .048
1989 29 Astros 35 75 2 9 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 26 9 0 0 0 .120 .132 .120
1990 30 Astros 34 63 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 33 7 0 0 0 .063 .092 .063
1991 31 Astros 28 41 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 16 8 0 0 1 .098 .178 .098
1992 32 Padres 15 29 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 5 0 0 0 .207 .233 .207
1993 33 Twins 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 33 Giants 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 34 Twins 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 35 Phillies 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 258 373 13 33 0 0 0 0 12 23 0 186 44 0 0 3 .088 .141 .088

Jim Deshaies

Jim Deshaies Fielding Stats

1984 Yankees P 2 2 21 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1985 Astros P 2 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1986 Astros P 26 26 432 24 0.9 22 9 13 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.38
1987 Astros P 26 25 456 28 1.1 27 5 22 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.60
1988 Astros P 31 31 621 34 1.1 32 7 25 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.39
1989 Astros P 34 34 677 42 1.2 39 8 31 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.56
1990 Astros P 34 34 628 37 1.1 35 3 32 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .946 1.50
1991 Astros P 28 28 483 25 0.9 22 4 18 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .880 1.23
1992 Padres P 15 15 288 24 1.6 24 2 22 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1993 Twins P 27 27 502 26 1.0 26 4 22 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
1993 Giants P 5 4 51 3 0.6 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1994 Twins P 25 25 391 20 0.8 19 3 16 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.31
1995 Phillies P 2 2 16 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 257 253 4,575 264 1.0 250 45 205 14 7 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.48
12 Years 257 253 4,575 264 1.0 250 45 205 14 7 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.48

Jim Deshaies

Jim Deshaies Miscellaneous Stats

1984 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.71 6.43 9.00
1985 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 6.00 0.00
1986 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.4 43.0 2.17 8.00 3.69
1987 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 17.7 1.82 6.16 3.38
1988 Astros 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 21.0 1.76 5.52 3.13
1989 Astros 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 37.5 1.94 6.10 3.15
1990 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 21.0 1.42 5.12 3.61
1991 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 0.0 1.36 5.48 4.02
1992 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 0.0 1.39 4.31 3.09
1993 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.57 4.30 2.74
1993 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.83 2.65 3.18
1994 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.44 5.39 3.73
1995 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 6.00 10.13 1.69
12 Years 0 1 .000 1 0 0 0.0 2.0 31.1 1.65 5.61 3.39

Jim Deshaies

Jim Deshaies Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1984 New York Yankees 66 $60,000.00 - -
1985 Houston Astros 43 $60,000.00 - -
1986 Houston Astros 43 $65,000.00 - -
1987 Houston Astros 43 $110,000.00 - -
1988 Houston Astros 43 $205,000.00 - -
1989 Houston Astros 43 $470,000.00 - -
1990 Houston Astros 43 $1,050,000.00 - -
1991 Houston Astros 43 $2,100,000.00 - -
1992 San Diego Padres 38 Undetermined - -
1993 Minnesota Twins 44 $700,000.00 - -
1993 San Francisco Giants 30 "     " - -
1994 Minnesota Twins 44 $575,000.00 - n/a
1995 Philadelphia Phillies 44 Undetermined - -
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Have you ever wondered which Major League players have had the most at-bats, but fewest extra base hits? There are exactly five players with more than 300 at-bats, that have never hit a double, never hit a triple, and never hit a home run, giving them zero extra base hits. They are, in order by least-to-most at-bats; Pat Zachry (318 ABs / 0 XBH), Frank Castillo (338 ABs / 0 XBH), Barry Zito (344 ABs / 0 XBH), Virgil Barnes (371 ABs / 0 XBH), and Jim Deshaies (373 ABs / 0 XBH).

On September 23, 1986 , Jim Deshaies started a game in the Astrodome in front of 27,734 fans. In the top of the first inning, Deshaies struck out the first three batters he faced; Steve Sax , Reggie Williams , then Enos Cabell . In the second, Deshaies kept cruising, striking out the next three batters; Pedro Guerrero , Alex Trevino , then Jeff Hamilton . In the third, Deshaies was flirting with history, striking out Dave Anderson and Jose Gonzalez , giving Jim eight consecutive strikeouts from the start of the game, one shy of the Major League record set over one-hundred years earlier, by Hall of Famer Mickey Welch , who mowed down the first 9-in-a-row, on August 28, 1884. [ Most Strikes From Start of Game Records ]

The ninth batter, pitcher Dennis Powell, should have been an easy strikeout, enabling Deshaies to tie the record, but Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda sent in a pinch hitter, Larry See , who hit a flyball to second, ending the streak at eight- a remarkable feat nonetheless that Topps baseball even featured in their 1987 set (image below).

Since Deshaies, only one pitcher has ever flirted with this record, tying Jim in 2014. Do you know who that New York Mets twirler was? [ Answer ]

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Jim Deshaies | 1987 Topps Baseball Card (#2) | Baseball Almanac Collection

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