Atlee Hammaker Stats

Atlee Hammaker was born on Friday, January 24, 1958, in Carmel, California. Hammaker was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 13, 1981, with the Kansas City Royals. 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 Atlee Hammaker baseball stats page.

"Atlee Hammaker easily could look back on his big-league career with great pride or great disappointment. Pride comes from the fact that the former Giants left-hander put together a dominant 1983 season in which he led the National League with a 2.25 ERA, and that he overcame several injuries to spend a dozen years in the majors. Disappointment would come from the fact that those injuries prevented him from having the type of career he might have envisioned in the early 1980s. Actually, Hammaker -- whom the Giants acquired from Kansas City in the Vida Blue deal just prior to the 1982 season -- admits he reflects on his time in the big leagues with both pride and disappointment, although disappointment isn't the word he uses. 'It was frustrating,' Hammaker said during a recent phone interview from Knoxville, Tenn., where he lives. '... It was frustrating to me, and to management. You can get labeled, He's good when he's on, but he's hard to keep on the mound. Sure, sometimes you think about what could have been, should have been, but I look at my whole career as a rewarding experience." - Chronicle Staff Writer Steve Kroner (04/17/2005, 'WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Atlee Hammaker / Ex-pitcher looks back with pride / Injuries that bedeviled his career with Giants left him frustrated', Source )
Atlee Hammaker

Atlee Hammaker Autograph on a 1986 Fleer (#544)
Atlee Hammaker Autograph on a 1986 Fleer (#544)

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Birth Name:
Charlton Atlee Hammaker
Nickname:
None
Born On:
01-24-1958  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Carmel, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Mount Vernon High School (Alexandria, VA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
08-13-1981 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-09-1995
Draft:
1979 : 1st Round (21st)
Atlee Hammaker

Atlee Hammaker Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1981 23 Royals 10 6 2 1 3 .250 5.54 0 0 0 39.0 169 44 24 24 2 12 1 11 0 0 1 -
1982 24 Giants 29 27 0 12 8 .600 4.11 4 1 0 175.0 725 189 80 86 16 28 8 102 2 2 4 -
1983 25 Giants 23 23 0 10 9 .526 2.25 8 3 0 172.1 695 147 43 57 9 32 12 127 6 3 2 -
1984 26 Giants 6 6 0 2 0 1.000 2.18 0 0 0 33.0 139 32 8 10 2 9 1 24 0 0 2 -
1985 27 Giants 29 29 0 5 12 .294 3.74 1 1 0 170.2 713 161 71 81 17 47 5 100 4 0 4 -
1987 29 Giants 31 27 1 10 10 .500 3.58 2 0 0 168.1 706 159 67 73 22 57 10 107 8 3 7 -
1988 30 Giants 43 17 11 9 9 .500 3.73 3 1 5 144.2 607 136 60 68 11 41 9 65 1 3 2 -
1989 31 Giants 28 9 5 6 6 .500 3.76 0 0 0 76.2 322 78 32 34 5 23 2 30 1 1 2 -
1990 32 Giants 25 6 5 4 5 .444 4.28 0 0 0 67.1 282 69 32 33 7 21 4 28 3 0 1 -
1990 32 Padres 9 1 3 0 4 .000 4.66 0 0 0 19.1 81 16 10 11 1 6 1 16 1 0 1 -
1991 33 Padres 1 1 0 0 1 .000 5.79 0 0 0 4.2 27 8 3 7 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 -
1994 36 White Sox 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 -
1995 37 White Sox 13 0 2 0 0 .000 12.79 0 0 0 6.1 38 11 9 9 2 8 1 3 0 1 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
12 Years 249 152 29 59 67 .468 3.66 18 6 5 1,078.2 4,509 1,051 439 493 94 287 54 615 28 13 26 -
Atlee Hammaker

Atlee Hammaker Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1981 23 Royals 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 24 Giants 29 59 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 1 0 1 3 .068 .083 .068
1983 25 Giants 23 59 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 19 3 0 1 0 .102 .172 .102
1984 26 Giants 6 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .182
1985 27 Giants 29 47 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 6 0 0 0 .085 .085 .085
1987 29 Giants 31 57 0 7 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 22 2 0 0 1 .123 .138 .123
1988 30 Giants 43 33 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 4 0 0 0 .121 .171 .121
1989 31 Giants 28 19 3 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .368 .368 .421
1990 32 Giants 25 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 .059 .111 .059
1990 32 Padres 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
1991 33 Padres 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 36 White Sox 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 37 White Sox 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 249 305 10 36 1 0 0 0 10 10 0 99 21 0 2 4 .118 .151 .121
Atlee Hammaker

Atlee Hammaker Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1981 Royals P 10 6 117 5 0.5 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.15
1982 Giants P 29 27 525 41 1.4 40 5 35 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.06
1983 Giants P 23 23 517 37 1.6 34 3 31 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .919 1.78
1984 Giants P 6 6 99 6 1.0 6 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1985 Giants P 29 29 512 39 1.3 38 6 32 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.00
1987 Giants P 31 27 505 30 1.0 30 7 23 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.60
1988 Giants P 43 17 434 40 0.9 40 7 33 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.49
1989 Giants P 28 9 230 13 0.5 12 3 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.41
1990 Giants P 25 6 202 10 0.4 10 4 6 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.34
1990 Padres P 9 1 58 3 0.3 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
1991 Padres P 1 1 14 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1994 White Sox P 2 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1995 White Sox P 13 0 19 2 0.2 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.84
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 249 152 3,236 227 0.9 221 38 183 6 10 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.84
12 Years 249 152 3,236 227 0.9 221 38 183 6 10 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.84
Atlee Hammaker

Atlee Hammaker Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1981 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.92 2.54 2.77
1982 Giants 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 59.0 3.64 5.25 1.44
1983 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 29.5 3.97 6.63 1.67
1984 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 11.0 2.67 6.55 2.45
1985 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 0.0 2.13 5.27 2.48
1987 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 19.0 1.88 5.72 3.05
1988 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.59 4.04 2.55
1989 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 6.3 1.30 3.52 2.70
1990 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 0.0 1.33 3.74 2.81
1990 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.67 7.45 2.79
1991 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.33 1.93 5.79
1994 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 6.75 0.00
1995 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.38 4.26 11.37
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 3.1 30.5 2.14 5.13 2.39
Atlee Hammaker

Atlee Hammaker Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1981 Kansas City Royals 33 $32,500.00 - -
1982 San Francisco Giants 17 $33,500.00 - -
1983 San Francisco Giants 14 $35,000.00 Stats -
1984 San Francisco Giants 14 $345,000.00 - -
1985 San Francisco Giants 7 $355,000.00 - -
1987 San Francisco Giants 14 $380,000.00 - -
1988 San Francisco Giants 14 $750,000.00 - -
1989 San Francisco Giants 14 $983,334.00 - Stats
1990 San Francisco Giants 14 $775,000.00 - -
1990 San Diego Padres 14 "     " - -
1991 San Diego Padres 14 $100,000.00 - -
1994 Chicago White Sox 34 $209,000.00 - n/a
1995 Chicago White Sox 34 $205,000.00 - -


Did you know that Atlee Hammaker gave up the first grand slam in All-Star Game history to Fred Lynn during the third inning of the 1983 All-Star Game ? That moment in baseball history:

53. Fred Lynn's Grand Slam.

There are some rarities in baseball - a triple play, a perfect game, and inside-the-park home run. But there is nothing more rare in major league history than an All-Star Game grand slam. There has been only one in history, and it was hit by a player wearing an Angels uniform.

Fred Lynn hit it in the 1983 All-Star Game at Chicago's Comiskey Park off Giants pitcher Atlee Hammaker, a lefty who was leading the National League at the break with a 1.70 ERA.

Hammaker entered the game in the bottom of the third with the American League already leading 2-1. Hammaker was knocked around in the inning, giving up a home run to Jim Rice and RBI singles by Dave Winfield and Rod Carew .

Carew's single sent Manny Trillo to third, and Carew took second base on the throw home. That brought up Robin Yount with first base open. But with the left-handed hitting Lynn on deck, National League manager Whitey Herzog instructed Hammaker to walk Yount intentionally, loading the bases with two outs for Lynn .

"It was a good strategy as far as lefty vs. lefty, and he was tough on lefties," Lynn said years later. "I never really had problems, especially when I was with the Angels , hitting lefties because I got a lot of strikes to hit. We had a lot of big right-handed hitters on our club.

"The lefties would rather pitch to me than some of the righties [ Bobby Grich , Don Baylor , Doug DeCinces , Brian Downing ]. So I got better pitchers to hit. I didn't care if they were left-handed or not - if you throw it over the plate, I'm gonna hit it. Even against Atlee. I got a 2-2 slider that he got out over the plate, and that's what I was looking for. Had he thrown a fastball in, he'd have gotten me."

Instead, the slam put the American League up 9-1 in an eventual 13-3 victory.

Source of Excerpt: 100 Things Angels Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die ( Amazon ). Joe Haakenson. Triumph Books. April 1, 2013.


Fred Lynn Grand Slam | 1983 All-Star Game | MLB Advanced Media
When Hammaker went to Mount Vernon High School he played basketball, football, and baseball. He suffered a knee injury playing football his sophomore year, began focusing on basketball, and received a full basketball scholarship to East Tennessee State University .

In 1960 , Mike McCormick became the first Giants left-handed pitcher to win an ERA Championship since the franchise moved to San Francisco . His 2.70 ERA was the lowest in San Francisco (by a qualifying lefty-pitcher) until Bob Knepper posted a 2.63 ERA in 1978 , who was then surpassed by Vida Blue , 2.45 in 1981 . In 1983 , Atlee Hammaker won the ERA title for the Giants and his 2.25 ERA is the lowest yet by a left-handed pitcher (who qualified for the league ERA title ) in San Francisco .

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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