Dave Dravecky Stats

Dave Dravecky was born on Tuesday, February 14, 1956, in Youngstown, Ohio. Dravecky was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 15, 1982, with the San Diego Padres. 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 Dravecky baseball stats page.

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Dave Dravecky Autograph on a 1988 Topps Baseball Card (#68 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1988top08' title='1988 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dave Dravecky Autograph on a 1988 Topps Baseball Card (#68 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
David Francis Dravecky
Nickname:
Dave
Born On:
02-14-1956  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Youngstown, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Boardman High School (Boardman, OH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
06-15-1982 (Age 26)
Last Game:
08-15-1989
Draft:
1978 : 21st Round (531st)

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Dave Dravecky Pitching Stats

1982 26 Padres 31 10 11 5 3 .625 2.57 0 0 2 105.0 426 86 30 37 8 33 3 59 0 1 1 -
1983 27 Padres 28 28 0 14 10 .583 3.58 9 1 0 183.2 756 181 73 78 18 44 4 74 2 3 1 -
1984 28 Padres 50 14 17 9 8 .529 2.93 3 2 8 156.2 631 125 51 53 12 51 0 71 3 4 2 -
1985 29 Padres 34 31 1 13 11 .542 2.93 7 2 0 214.2 876 200 70 79 18 57 5 105 2 1 2 -
1986 30 Padres 26 26 0 9 11 .450 3.07 3 1 0 161.1 677 149 55 68 17 54 7 87 0 1 1 -
1987 31 Padres 30 10 8 3 7 .300 3.76 1 0 0 79.0 335 71 33 39 10 31 4 60 1 3 1 -
1987 31 Giants 18 18 0 7 5 .583 3.20 4 3 0 112.1 466 115 40 43 8 33 3 78 1 2 0 -
1988 32 Giants 7 7 0 2 2 .500 3.16 1 0 0 37.0 151 33 13 19 4 8 0 19 0 0 2 -
1989 33 Giants 2 2 0 2 0 1.000 3.46 0 0 0 13.0 50 8 5 5 2 4 0 5 1 1 0 -
8 Years 226 146 37 64 57 .529 3.13 28 9 10 1,062.2 4,368 968 370 421 97 315 26 558 10 16 10 -

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Dave Dravecky Hitting Stats

1982 26 Padres 32 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 .130 .167 .130
1983 27 Padres 28 61 4 6 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 19 6 0 0 1 .098 .141 .131
1984 28 Padres 50 41 3 4 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 8 5 0 0 0 .098 .159 .146
1985 29 Padres 34 69 5 8 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 20 6 0 0 0 .116 .164 .159
1986 30 Padres 35 50 3 7 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 16 6 0 0 1 .140 .157 .200
1987 31 Padres 31 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 2 0 0 0 .167 .211 .167
1987 31 Giants 18 38 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 18 2 0 0 0 .132 .195 .158
1988 32 Giants 7 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
1989 33 Giants 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .600 .333
8 Years 237 313 20 38 6 1 1 0 14 18 0 95 34 0 0 2 .121 .169 .157

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Dave Dravecky Fielding Stats

1982 Padres P 31 10 315 31 1.0 31 7 24 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
1983 Padres P 28 28 551 43 1.5 42 7 35 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.06
1984 Padres P 50 14 470 25 0.5 24 5 19 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.38
1985 Padres P 34 31 644 46 1.4 43 13 30 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.80
1986 Padres P 26 26 484 38 1.5 37 10 27 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.06
1987 Padres P 30 10 237 17 0.6 16 5 11 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.82
1987 Giants P 18 18 337 31 1.7 30 11 19 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.40
1988 Giants P 7 7 111 10 1.4 8 0 8 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.95
1989 Giants P 2 2 39 3 1.5 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
P Totals 226 146 3,188 244 1.1 234 58 176 10 11 n/a n/a n/a .959 1.98
8 Years 226 146 3,188 244 1.1 234 58 176 10 11 n/a n/a n/a .959 1.98

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Dave Dravecky Miscellaneous Stats

1982 Padres 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 7.7 11.5 1.79 5.06 2.83
1983 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 61.0 1.68 3.63 2.16
1984 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.1 13.7 1.39 4.08 2.93
1985 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 69.0 1.84 4.40 2.39
1986 Padres 1 0 1.000 0 9 n/a 50.0 3.1 7.1 1.61 4.85 3.01
1987 Padres 0 1 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.94 6.84 3.53
1987 Giants 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 2.36 6.25 2.64
1988 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.0 0.0 2.38 4.62 1.95
1989 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.25 3.46 2.77
8 Years 2 1 .667 0 11 n/a 313.0 3.3 22.4 1.77 4.73 2.67

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Dave Dravecky Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1982 San Diego Padres 43 $33,500.00 - -
1983 San Diego Padres 43 $35,000.00 Stats -
1984 San Diego Padres 43 $40,000.00 - Stats
1985 San Diego Padres 43 $240,000.00 - -
1986 San Diego Padres 43 $350,000.00 - -
1987 San Diego Padres 43 $575,000.00 - -
1987 San Francisco Giants 43 "     " - -
1988 San Francisco Giants 43 $700,000.00 - -
1989 San Francisco Giants 43 $750,000.00 - -
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David Francis Dravecky was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants (1987–1989). While playing for the Giants , Dave and three of his teammates -- Jeff Brantley (RHP), Scott Garrelts (RHP), and Atlee Hammaker (LHP) -- became known as The God Squad , because of their strong Christian faith.

In 1992, Dave Dravecky published his first book, Comeback . Two years later, he published his second book, When You Can't Come Back . Why?

On October 7, 1988, Dave Dravecky underwent surgery which removed half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm after a cancerous desmoid tumor was found. Doctors also froze the humerus bone in an effort to eliminate all of the cancerous cells. Dravecky was determined to pitch in 1989, even though his physician told him to wait until 1990. In July 1989, Dave was pitching in the minors, and on August 10, 1989 , he made a successful comeback to the major leagues, pitching eight innings and defeating the Cincinnati Reds 4–3.

In his next start, August 15, 1989 , Dravecky pitched three no-hit innings, but felt a tingling sensation in his arm during the fifth frame. In the sixth, tragedy, Dave surrendered a home run to Damaso Garcia , hit Andres Galarraga with a pitch, threw a wild pitch to Tim Raines , then, on the very next pitch, the sound of a breaking bone could be heard across the ballpark, his previously frozen humerus bone snapped.

Dravecky said, "My story is one of finding hope, courage and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988, I was at the top of my game and my life. Not only did I have a wonderful family but I was also at the peak of my career, playing the game of my childhood dreams. My Opening Day victory ( April 4, 1988 ) over the Dodgers was overshadowed later that fall by the discovery of cancer and the removal of half of the deltoid muscle in my pitching arm. After battling cancer in my pitching arm, I came back a year later to defy the odds and pitch once again in the Major Leagues. Despite being told by my doctors, 'Short of a miracle, you’ll never pitch again,' I pitched a 4-3 win for the San Francisco Giants that day. Sadly, my comeback was short-lived. Five days later, I threw the pitch that could be heard round the world . My arm had split in two. As I tumbled to the ground, my mind filled with doubt and fear. After my comeback and fall from the mound, the cancer returned, yet again. The arm refused to get better so I decided to retire from my dream, the game of baseball, in November of 1989. Finally, the arm along with my shoulder blade and the left side of my collarbone had to be amputated for fear the cancer would spread and take my life. Little did I know that the loss of my childhood dream would become a platform to share hope with the suffering around the world.

Read more about his moving story here .

Did you know that Dave Dravecky had a 12-5 record at the All-Star break in 1983 , in 19 starts, with 8 complete games, and represented the San Diego Padres in the 1983 All-Star Game ? Dave was only the second left-handed Friars pitcher to appear in a Midsummer Classic - who was first? [ Answer ]

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