Steve Hamilton Stats

Steve Hamilton was born on Friday, November 30, 1934, in Columbia, Kentucky. Hamilton was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 23, 1961, with the Cleveland Indians. 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 Steve Hamilton baseball stats page.

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"I combined Satch's ( Satchel Paige ) hesitation pitch with Rip's ( Rip Sewell ) high blooper, and it has been so effective that I've made it (The Folly Floater) an important part of my pitching repertoire." - Steve Hamilton in The Sporting News (September 6, 1969, Steve Hamilton , Page 37)

Steve Hamilton

Steve 'Gomer' Hamilton Autograph on a 1972 Topps Baseball Card (#766 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1972top01' title='1972 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Steve 'Gomer' Hamilton Autograph on a 1972 Topps Baseball Card (#766 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Steven Absher Hamilton
Nickname:
Steve or Gomer or Hammy
Born On:
11-30-1934  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Columbia, Kentucky
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-02-1997 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Morehead, Kentucky
Cemetery:
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Morehead, Kentucky
High School:
Charleston High School (Charleston, IN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-07
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-23-1961 (Age 26)
Last Game:
08-16-1972
Draft:
Not Applicable

Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton Pitching Stats

1961 27 Indians 2 0 0 0 0 .000 3.00 0 0 0 3.0 15 2 1 1 0 3 0 4 1 0 1 -
1962 28 Senators 41 10 11 3 8 .273 3.77 1 0 2 107.1 466 103 45 51 10 39 5 83 0 3 1 -
1963 29 Senators 3 0 2 0 1 .000 13.50 0 0 0 2.0 13 5 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 -
1963 29 Yankees 34 0 17 5 1 .833 2.60 0 0 5 62.1 255 49 18 19 3 24 2 63 3 1 0 -
1964 30 Yankees 30 3 11 7 2 .778 3.28 1 0 3 60.1 246 55 22 24 6 15 0 49 2 0 0 -
1965 31 Yankees 46 1 13 3 1 .750 1.39 0 0 5 58.1 240 47 9 12 2 16 5 51 0 0 0 -
1966 32 Yankees 44 3 17 8 3 .727 3.00 1 1 3 90.0 353 69 30 32 8 22 3 57 1 3 0 -
1967 33 Yankees 44 0 19 2 4 .333 3.48 0 0 4 62.0 261 57 24 25 7 23 4 55 0 1 0 -
1968 34 Yankees 40 0 24 2 2 .500 2.13 0 0 11 50.2 195 37 12 13 0 13 4 42 1 1 0 -
1969 35 Yankees 38 0 23 3 4 .429 3.32 0 0 2 57.0 225 39 21 22 7 21 5 39 2 0 0 -
1970 36 Yankees 35 0 16 4 3 .571 2.78 0 0 3 45.1 186 36 14 16 3 16 5 33 2 1 0 -
1970 36 White Sox 3 0 0 0 0 .000 6.00 0 0 0 3.0 14 4 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 -
1971 37 Giants 39 0 16 2 2 .500 3.02 0 0 4 44.2 173 29 15 15 4 11 6 38 1 1 0 -
1972 38 Cubs 22 0 12 1 0 1.000 4.76 0 0 0 17.0 84 24 9 9 1 8 3 13 1 1 0 -
12 Years 421 17 181 40 31 .563 3.05 3 1 42 663.0 2,726 556 225 244 51 214 42 531 14 12 2 -

Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton Hitting Stats

1961 27 Indians 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1962 28 Senators 43 26 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 7 3 0 0 1 .077 .111 .154
1963 29 Senators 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1963 29 Yankees 34 14 2 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429
1964 30 Yankees 32 20 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200
1965 31 Yankees 46 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
1966 32 Yankees 44 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .053 .053 .053
1967 33 Yankees 44 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
1968 34 Yankees 40 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
1969 35 Yankees 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1970 36 Yankees 35 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1970 36 White Sox 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 37 Giants 39 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 38 Cubs 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 425 112 8 14 0 2 0 0 6 5 0 25 11 0 0 1 .125 .162 .161

Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton Fielding Stats

1961 Indians P 2 0 9 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1962 Senators P 41 10 322 32 0.8 30 8 22 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.52
1963 Senators P 3 0 6 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1963 Yankees P 34 0 187 15 0.4 15 3 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.17
1964 Yankees P 30 3 181 12 0.4 12 3 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
1965 Yankees P 46 1 175 4 0.1 3 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.46
1966 Yankees P 44 3 270 16 0.4 14 2 12 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.40
1967 Yankees P 44 0 186 12 0.3 12 0 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.74
1968 Yankees P 40 0 152 11 0.3 11 2 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.95
1969 Yankees P 38 0 171 4 0.1 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.63
1970 Yankees P 35 0 136 9 0.3 9 0 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
1970 White Sox P 3 0 9 3 1.0 2 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 6.00
1971 Giants P 39 0 134 7 0.2 7 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.41
1972 Cubs P 22 0 51 2 0.1 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.06
P Totals 421 17 1,989 130 0.3 124 22 102 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.68
12 Years 421 17 1,989 130 0.3 124 22 102 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.68

Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton Miscellaneous Stats

1961 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.33 12.00 9.00
1962 Senators 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 3.7 13.0 2.13 6.96 3.27
1963 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 4.50 9.00
1963 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.7 7.0 2.63 9.10 3.47
1964 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 5.0 20.0 3.27 7.31 2.24
1965 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 3.19 7.87 2.47
1966 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.5 19.0 2.59 5.70 2.20
1967 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 0.0 2.39 7.98 3.34
1968 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 3.23 7.46 2.31
1969 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.86 6.16 3.32
1970 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.06 6.55 3.18
1970 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 9.00 3.00
1971 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.45 7.66 2.22
1972 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.63 6.88 4.24
12 Years 0 0 .000 0 4 n/a 0.0 4.5 18.7 2.48 7.21 2.90

Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1961 Cleveland Indians 27 Undetermined - -
1962 Washington Senators 28 Undetermined - -
1963 Washington Senators 28 Undetermined - -
1963 New York Yankees 39 Undetermined - Stats
1964 New York Yankees 39 Undetermined - Stats
1965 New York Yankees 39 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Yankees 39 Undetermined - -
1967 New York Yankees 39 Undetermined - -
1968 New York Yankees 39 Undetermined - -
1969 New York Yankees 39 Undetermined - -
1970 New York Yankees 39 $34,000.00 - -
1970 Chicago White Sox 23 "     " - -
1971 San Francisco Giants 38 $36,000.00 - -
1972 Chicago Cubs 37 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Steve Hamilton is one of only a dozen former Major League Baseball players who also played in the National Basketball Association (NBA)?

NBA & MLB Players

Name MLB Debut

NBA Debut

Danny Ainge 05-21-1979

12-09-1981

Frank Baumholtz 04-15-1947

11-03-1946

Gene Conley 04-17-1952

11-16-1952

Chuck Connors 05-01-1949

11-14-1946

Dave DeBusschere 04-22-1962

10-16-1962

Dick Groat 06-19-1952

11-09-1952

Steve Hamilton 04-23-1961

10-22-1958

Mark Hendrickson 08-06-2002

11-20-1996

Cotton Nash 09-01-1967

10-17-1964

Ron Reed 09-26-1966

10-16-1965

Dick Ricketts 06-14-1959

11-05-1955

Howie Schultz 08-16-1943

11-03-1949

Steven Absher Hamilton was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Cleveland Indians (1961), Washington Senators (1962-1963), New York Yankees (1963-1970), Chicago White Sox (1970), San Francisco Giants (1971) and Chicago Cubs (1972).

Steve Hamilton was a power forward for the Minneapolis Lakers (who became the Los Angeles Lakers in 1960) during the 1958/59 season, a team that upset the Hawks in six games during the division finals, went to the NBA Finals, but were swept by the Boston Celtics (a rivalry had begun).

Steve Hamilton pitched one inning of relief during Game 1 of the 1963 World Series , the Yankees were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in that Fall Classic . Steve Hamilton pitched one inning in Game 6 of the 1964 World Series (earning a save) and one inning in Game 7 , but the Yankees lost again, 4-3 versus the St. Louis Cardinals .

Steve Hamilton was the first athlete in history to play in both an NBA Final and a World Series , and lose both! Do you know what athlete, who came before Gomer, appeared in both contests, and was on the winning team in each? [ Answer ]

After hanging up his cleats (and Chuck Taylors), Steve Hamilton was a pitching coach with the Detroit Tigers in 1975, before becoming the head basketball coach at Morehead State University (1976-1989), his alma mater. His famed Folly Floater pitch will live alongside his name throughout history.

The Folly Floater | Steve Hamilton

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