Damaso Garcia Stats

Damaso Garcia was born on Thursday, February 7, 1957, in Moca, Espaillat, Dominican Republic. Garcia was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 24, 1978, 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 Damaso Garcia baseball stats page.

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" Damaso Garcia was a key piece when the Jays won 99 games in '85. Not necessarily his stats, it was his contribution as a teammate and his ability to play second base. There was no Moneyball then, these days they would have probably removed him from the team due to his sabermetrics, but he was such a strong competitor and a lot of players on that team looked up to him." - Toronto Blue Jays Broadcaster (1981-2017) Jerry Howarth (Baseball Almanac Interview, April 2002)

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Damaso Garcia Autograph on a 1981 Topps Baseball Card (#488 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1981top03' title='1981 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Damaso Garcia Autograph on a 1981 Topps Baseball Card (#488 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Dámaso Domingo García
Nickname:
None
Born On:
02-07-1957  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Moca, Espaillat, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-15-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Cemetery:
Cementerio Puerta del Cielo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
High School:
Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
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:
06-24-1978 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-12-1989
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Damaso Garcia Pitching Stats

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Damaso Garcia Hitting Stats

1978 21 Yankees 18 41 5 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6 0 1 0 1 .195 .227 .195
1979 22 Yankees 11 38 3 10 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .263 .263 .289
1980 23 Blue Jays 140 543 50 151 30 7 4 0 46 12 2 55 4 3 3 14 .278 .296 .381
1981 24 Blue Jays 64 250 24 63 8 1 1 0 13 9 1 32 3 1 0 6 .252 .277 .304
1982 25 Blue Jays 147 597 89 185 32 3 5 0 42 21 1 44 5 1 5 7 .310 .338 .399
1983 26 Blue Jays 131 525 84 161 23 6 3 0 38 24 3 34 5 5 2 9 .307 .336 .390
1984 27 Blue Jays 152 633 79 180 32 5 5 0 46 16 1 46 3 4 9 6 .284 .310 .374
1985 28 Blue Jays 146 600 70 169 25 4 8 0 65 15 2 41 5 3 4 13 .282 .302 .377
1986 29 Blue Jays 122 424 57 119 22 0 6 0 46 13 0 32 2 3 4 14 .281 .306 .375
1988 31 Braves 21 60 3 7 1 0 1 0 4 3 0 10 1 0 0 4 .117 .159 .183
1989 32 Expos 80 203 26 55 9 1 3 0 18 15 1 20 1 3 0 6 .271 .317 .369
11 Years 1,032 3,914 490 1,108 183 27 36 0 323 130 11 322 29 24 27 81 .283 .309 .371

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Damaso Garcia Fielding Stats

1978 Yankees 2B 16 14 339 74 4.6 71 36 35 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .959 5.65
1978 Yankees SS 3 0 12 1 0.3 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Yankees 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Yankees SS 10 9 252 41 4.1 37 9 28 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .902 3.96
1980 Blue Jays 2B 138 133 3,618 803 5.8 787 316 471 16 112 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.87
1981 Blue Jays 2B 62 62 1,683 322 5.2 313 132 181 9 32 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.02
1982 Blue Jays 2B 141 140 3,657 749 5.3 734 273 461 15 94 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.42
1983 Blue Jays 2B 130 125 3,285 638 4.9 626 266 360 12 75 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.15
1984 Blue Jays 2B 149 146 3,792 708 4.8 694 267 427 14 95 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.94
1985 Blue Jays 2B 143 142 3,507 686 4.8 673 302 371 13 88 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.18
1986 Blue Jays 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1986 Blue Jays 2B 106 103 2,655 518 4.9 510 224 286 8 66 n/a n/a n/a .985 5.19
1988 Braves 2B 13 12 342 62 4.8 61 26 35 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.82
1989 Expos 2B 62 46 1,221 250 4.0 243 86 157 7 25 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.37
1989 Expos 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2B Totals 960 923 24,099 4,810 5.0 4,712 1,928 2,784 98 602 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.28
SS Totals 13 9 264 42 3.2 37 9 28 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .881 3.78
3B Totals 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1B Totals 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
11 Years 976 932 24,378 4,853 5.0 4,750 1,938 2,812 103 606 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.26

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Damaso Garcia Miscellaneous Stats

1978 Yankees 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 6.8 41.0 - - -
1979 Yankees 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 19.0 9.5 - - -
1980 Blue Jays 13 13 .500 2 0 1 135.8 9.9 11.8 - - -
1981 Blue Jays 13 3 .813 1 0 1 250.0 7.8 19.2 - - -
1982 Blue Jays 54 20 .730 0 7 4 119.4 13.6 14.2 - - -
1983 Blue Jays 31 17 .646 4 0 0 175.0 15.4 13.8 - - -
1984 Blue Jays 46 12 .793 3 2 1 126.6 13.8 13.8 - - -
1985 Blue Jays 28 15 .651 4 0 0 75.0 14.6 9.2 - - -
1986 Blue Jays 9 6 .600 6 7 11 70.7 13.3 9.2 - - -
1988 Braves 1 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 60.0 6.0 15.0 - - -
1989 Expos 5 4 .556 28 0 n/a 67.7 10.2 11.3 - - -
11 Years 203 90 .693 57 16 18 108.7 12.2 12.1 - - -

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Damaso Garcia Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1978 New York Yankees 23 $21,000.00 - -
1979 New York Yankees 59 $22,300.00 - -
1980 Toronto Blue Jays 7 $34,000.00 - -
1981 Toronto Blue Jays 7 $54,000.00 - -
1982 Toronto Blue Jays 7 $130,000.00 - -
1983 Toronto Blue Jays 7 $400,000.00 - -
1984 Toronto Blue Jays 7 $600,000.00 Stats -
1985 Toronto Blue Jays 7 $740,000.00 Stats -
1986 Toronto Blue Jays 7 $790,000.00 - -
1988 Atlanta Braves 18 $691,507.00 - -
1989 Montreal Expos 4 $200,000.00 - -
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Dámaso Domingo García was a Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees (1978-1979), Toronto Blue Jays (1980-1986), Atlanta Braves (1987-1988), and Montreal Expos (1989). Damaso was a versatile infielder with great speed and an ability to make contact—finishing his career with only 322 strikeouts, an average of less than 30 per year!

Did you know that when Damaso Garcia swiped fifty-four bases in 1982 , he was the first Blue Jays player to steal fifty-or-more bases in a single season? Do you remember who broke his team-specific record in 1984? [ Answer ]

Damaso Garcia had a .310 batting average in 1982 , the sixth best in the American League behind Cecil Cooper (.313), Eddie Murray (.316), Rod Carew (.319), Robin Yount (.331) and Willie Wilson (.332). However, none of those in front of him played second base, making Damaso the recipient of the 1982 Silver Slugger Award at second base, the first Blue Jays player to ever win a Silver Slugger at that position !

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