Ryne Duren Stats

Ryne Duren was born on Friday, February 22, 1929, in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. Duren was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 25, 1954, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Ryne Duren baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"(Ryne Duren) quickly became the most feared reliever in the league. 'Blind Ryne,' who had uncorrected vision of 20/70 and 20/200, would frighten hitters when he entered the game, squinting toward home through bottle-thick glasses. He enhanced the effect by intentionally throwing his first warm-up pitch back to the screen. Initially, it may not have always been planned; while in the minors his control was so erratic that he once hit the on-deck batter." - Author George D. Wolf on BaseballLibrary.com

Ryne Duren

Ryne Duren Autograph on a 1989 Pacific Trading (#141)

Ryne Duren Autograph on a 1989 Pacific Trading (#141)

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Birth Name:
Rinold George Duren
Nickname:
Blind Ryne or Rhino or Ryne
Born On:
02-22-1929  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cazenovia, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-06-2011 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Lake Wales, Florida
Cemetery:
St. Anthony Cemetery, Germantown, Wisconsin
High School:
Cazenovia High School (Cazenovia, WI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-25-1954 (Age 25)
Last Game:
08-18-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable

Ryne Duren

Ryne Duren Pitching Stats

1954 25 Orioles 1 0 0 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 2.0 11 3 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 -
1957 28 Athletics 14 6 2 0 3 .000 5.27 0 0 1 42.2 193 37 25 26 4 30 1 37 5 2 0 -
1958 29 Yankees 44 1 33 6 4 .600 2.02 0 0 20 75.2 307 40 17 20 4 43 1 87 2 7 0 -
1959 30 Yankees 41 0 29 3 6 .333 1.88 0 0 14 76.2 322 49 16 18 6 43 2 96 4 3 0 -
1960 31 Yankees 42 1 17 3 4 .429 4.96 0 0 9 49.0 229 27 27 29 3 49 1 67 4 7 0 -
1961 32 Yankees 4 0 2 0 1 .000 5.40 0 0 0 5.0 21 2 3 3 2 4 0 7 0 0 0 -
1961 32 Angels 40 14 9 6 12 .333 5.18 1 1 2 99.0 460 87 57 70 13 75 1 108 7 3 0 -
1962 33 Angels 42 3 16 2 9 .182 4.42 0 0 8 71.1 327 53 35 38 1 57 2 74 4 6 1 -
1963 34 Phillies 33 7 15 6 2 .750 3.30 1 0 2 87.1 372 65 32 33 6 52 1 84 4 5 1 -
1964 35 Phillies 2 0 1 0 0 .000 6.00 0 0 0 3.0 17 5 2 3 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 -
1964 35 Reds 26 0 10 0 2 .000 2.89 0 0 1 43.2 188 41 14 17 1 15 1 39 4 3 1 -
1965 36 Phillies 6 0 3 0 0 .000 3.27 0 0 0 11.0 44 10 4 7 0 4 1 6 1 1 0 -
1965 36 Senators 16 0 8 1 1 .500 6.65 0 0 0 23.0 110 24 17 17 0 18 4 18 3 3 0 -
10 Years 311 32 145 27 44 .380 3.83 2 1 57 589.1 2,601 443 251 284 40 392 15 630 38 41 3 -

Ryne Duren

Ryne Duren Hitting Stats

1954 25 Orioles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 28 Athletics 14 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 .071 .071 .071
1958 29 Yankees 44 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 8 4 0 1 0 .077 .294 .077
1959 30 Yankees 41 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 3 0 1 1 .000 .176 .000
1960 31 Yankees 42 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1961 32 Yankees 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1961 32 Angels 40 25 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 15 1 0 0 0 .040 .143 .040
1962 33 Angels 42 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 .133
1963 34 Phillies 34 21 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 2 0 .143 .250 .143
1964 35 Phillies 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1964 35 Reds 26 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000
1965 36 Phillies 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1965 36 Senators 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
10 Years 312 114 8 7 1 0 0 0 5 9 0 66 10 0 5 3 .061 .164 .070

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Ryne Duren Fielding Stats

1954 Orioles P 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Athletics P 14 6 128 11 0.8 11 3 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.32
1958 Yankees P 44 1 227 13 0.3 12 1 11 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.43
1959 Yankees P 41 0 230 10 0.2 10 1 9 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.17
1960 Yankees P 42 1 147 11 0.3 11 2 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
1961 Yankees P 4 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Angels P 40 14 297 14 0.4 12 6 6 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.09
1962 Angels P 42 3 214 9 0.2 8 0 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.01
1963 Phillies P 33 7 262 10 0.3 10 3 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.03
1964 Phillies P 2 0 9 1 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Reds P 26 0 131 6 0.2 5 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.03
1965 Phillies P 6 0 33 3 0.5 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1965 Senators P 16 0 69 3 0.2 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.17
P Totals 311 32 1,768 91 0.3 85 17 68 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .934 1.30
10 Years 311 32 1,768 91 0.3 85 17 68 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .934 1.30

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Ryne Duren Miscellaneous Stats

1954 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 9.00 4.50
1957 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 14.0 1.23 7.80 6.33
1958 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 13.0 2.02 10.35 5.11
1959 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 2.23 11.27 5.05
1960 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.37 12.31 9.00
1961 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.75 12.60 7.20
1961 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 8.3 1.44 9.82 6.82
1962 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 1.30 9.34 7.19
1963 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 1.9 0.0 1.62 8.66 5.36
1964 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.00 15.00 3.00
1964 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 2.60 8.04 3.09
1965 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.50 4.91 3.27
1965 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 7.04 7.04
10 Years 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 1.7 22.8 1.61 9.62 5.99

Ryne Duren

Ryne Duren Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 Baltimore Orioles 21 Undetermined - -
1957 Kansas City Athletics 26 Undetermined - -
1958 New York Yankees 26 Undetermined Stats Stats
1959 New York Yankees 26 $16,000.00 Stats -
1960 New York Yankees 26 $12,000.00 - Stats
1961 New York Yankees 26 Undetermined Stats -
1961 Los Angeles Angels 30 Undetermined Stats -
1962 Los Angeles Angels 30 Undetermined - -
1963 Philadelphia Phillies 18 Undetermined - -
1964 Philadelphia Phillies 18 Undetermined - -
1964 Cincinnati Reds 53 , 33 Undetermined - -
1965 Philadelphia Phillies 30 Undetermined - -
1965 Washington Senators 17 Undetermined - -
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When called upon by Casey Stengel to relieve, Ryne Duren wouldn't use the gate when exiting the bullpen, but preferred to hop the fence with one hand and begin a slow walk to the mound with his blue Yankee warm-up jacket covering his pitching arm - a routine he followed even on the hottest days! When he finally took the ball and began his warmups, the first pitch was typically a hard fastball 20 feet over the catcher's head. The succeeding warmup pitches would be thrown lower and lower (but not slower) until Duren would finally "find" the plate.

Did you know that Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg was named in honor of Ryne Duren? The Eugene Register-Guard (Chris Baker, 07/24/1984, 'Sandberg Takes Cubs with him on a ride to the top') wrote, " Sandberg , whose full name is Ryne Dee, said his parents named him after former New York Yankees pitcher, Ryne Duren. 'I never saw Ryne Duren play, but I met him in spring training two years ago when he was going out and talking about alcoholism.'"

Did you know that when Ryne Duren hung up his cleats in 1954, he had 55 career saves, the most by any pitcher born in Wisconsin - a record he held until Bob Wickman passed him in 1999 (and went on to save a total of 267 games).

David S. Ward, writer and director of the legendary movie Major League, told Sports Illustrated (July 4, 2011, 'A League of its Own'), "The characters were combinations of real players. Willie Mays Hayes, who Wesley Snipes played, was a little Willie Mays with the basket catch and Rickey Henderson on the base paths. Dennis Haysbert's Cerrano character was based on the Alou brothers and some of the Latin ballplayers who were known to be a little superstitious. Wild Thing was Ryne Duren, who I knew as a Yankees reliever, a big guy who wore these Coke-bottle glasses and threw the ball really hard. There might have been a little Al Hrabosky in there too."
Charlie Sheen, Wild Thing, Major League
Sports Illustrated | July 4, 2011 | Page 91 | Baseball Almanac Collection

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