Ron Hassey Stats

Ron Hassey was born on Friday, February 27, 1953, in Tucson, Arizona. Hassey was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 23, 1978, 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 Ron Hassey baseball stats page.

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"Slowest runner now I think is Doug Mirabelli . I think the slowest runner that I ever saw was Ron Hassey. He admitted it, but he had a trick. He'd move his arms faster as he ran because he thought it made him look faster." - Former Pitcher / Broadcaster Mike Krukow in Baseball Digest (December 2002, Page 26)

Ron Hassey

Ron Hassey Autograph on a 1990 Leaf (#326)

Ron Hassey Autograph on a 1990 Leaf (#326)

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Birth Name:
Ronald William Hassey
Nickname:
Ron
Born On:
02-27-1953  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tucson, Arizona
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Tucson High School (Tucson, AZ)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-23-1978 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-03-1991
Draft:
1976 : 18th Round (422nd)

Ron Hassey

Ron Hassey Pitching Stats

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Ron Hassey

Ron Hassey Hitting Stats

1978 25 Indians 25 74 5 15 0 0 2 0 9 5 0 7 1 2 1 1 .203 .256 .284
1979 26 Indians 75 223 20 64 14 0 4 0 32 19 2 19 4 3 0 8 .287 .339 .404
1980 27 Indians 130 390 43 124 18 4 8 0 65 49 3 51 1 6 1 13 .318 .390 .446
1981 28 Indians 61 190 8 44 4 0 1 0 25 17 0 11 3 3 2 5 .232 .297 .268
1982 29 Indians 113 323 33 81 18 0 5 0 34 53 5 32 3 2 1 10 .251 .356 .353
1983 30 Indians 117 341 48 92 21 0 6 0 42 38 2 35 2 5 2 11 .270 .342 .384
1984 31 Indians 48 149 11 38 5 1 0 0 19 15 2 26 0 1 0 4 .255 .321 .302
1984 31 Cubs 19 33 5 11 0 0 2 0 5 4 1 6 0 0 0 1 .333 .405 .515
1985 32 Yankees 92 267 31 79 16 1 13 0 42 28 4 21 0 0 3 7 .296 .369 .509
1986 33 Yankees 64 191 23 57 14 0 6 0 29 24 1 16 1 1 2 8 .298 .381 .466
1986 33 White Sox 49 150 22 53 11 1 3 0 20 22 2 11 0 1 1 7 .353 .437 .500
1987 34 White Sox 49 145 15 31 9 0 3 0 12 17 2 11 0 1 2 9 .214 .303 .338
1988 35 Athletics 107 323 32 83 15 0 7 0 45 30 1 42 3 5 4 9 .257 .323 .368
1989 36 Athletics 97 268 29 61 12 0 5 0 23 24 2 45 1 4 1 9 .228 .290 .328
1990 37 Athletics 94 254 18 54 7 0 5 0 22 27 3 29 1 3 1 3 .213 .288 .299
1991 38 Expos 52 119 5 27 8 0 1 0 14 13 1 16 2 1 0 5 .227 .301 .319
14 Years 1,192 3,440 348 914 172 7 71 0 438 385 31 378 22 38 21 110 .266 .340 .382

Ron Hassey

Ron Hassey Fielding Stats

1978 Indians C 24 23 600 146 6.1 145 130 15 1 1 3 16 8 .993 6.53
1979 Indians 1B 2 2 54 23 11.5 23 23 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.50
1979 Indians C 68 61 1,560 377 5.5 374 345 29 3 4 2 50 17 .992 6.47
1980 Indians 1B 3 0 36 15 5.0 15 15 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1980 Indians C 113 104 2,696 605 5.4 601 549 52 4 8 4 74 39 .993 6.02
1981 Indians 1B 5 4 102 37 7.4 37 31 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.79
1981 Indians C 56 52 1,308 337 6.0 334 296 38 3 6 5 22 28 .991 6.89
1982 Indians 1B 2 0 15 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.20
1982 Indians C 105 91 2,404 604 5.8 600 562 38 4 6 4 79 36 .993 6.74
1983 Indians C 113 97 2,548 560 5.0 557 514 43 3 4 5 61 29 .995 5.90
1984 Indians 1B 1 1 24 9 9.0 8 7 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 9.00
1984 Indians C 44 37 1,029 218 5.0 218 203 15 0 1 1 27 10 1.000 5.72
1984 Cubs 1B 4 3 75 25 6.3 24 23 1 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 8.64
1984 Cubs C 6 3 99 31 5.2 31 30 1 0 0 0 3 1 1.000 8.45
1985 Yankees 1B 2 1 30 18 9.0 18 18 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 16.20
1985 Yankees C 69 65 1,715 429 6.2 422 402 20 7 2 15 50 13 .984 6.64
1986 Yankees C 51 48 1,252 264 5.2 260 251 9 4 4 6 29 12 .985 5.61
1986 White Sox C 11 8 222 72 6.5 72 67 5 0 0 0 3 3 1.000 8.76
1987 White Sox C 24 24 582 126 5.3 126 114 12 0 4 2 22 5 1.000 5.85
1988 Athletics C 91 79 2,111 499 5.5 496 465 31 3 7 7 39 18 .994 6.34
1989 Athletics 1B 1 0 6 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1989 Athletics C 78 70 1,854 450 5.8 446 421 25 4 4 4 51 22 .991 6.50
1990 Athletics 1B 3 0 12 5 1.7 5 5 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1990 Athletics C 59 57 1,466 326 5.5 325 307 18 1 2 5 20 12 .997 5.99
1991 Expos C 34 34 823 187 5.5 185 172 13 2 1 4 33 9 .989 6.07
C Totals 946 853 22,269 5,231 5.5 5,192 4,828 364 39 54 67 579 262 .993 6.30
1B Totals 23 11 354 140 6.1 138 130 8 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.53
14 Years 969 864 22,623 5,371 5.5 5,330 4,958 372 41 62 67 579 262 .992 6.36

Ron Hassey

Ron Hassey Miscellaneous Stats

1978 Indians 2 0 1.000 1 0 0 37.0 10.6 8.2 - - -
1979 Indians 1 0 1.000 9 0 1 55.8 11.7 7.0 - - -
1980 Indians 0 2 .000 24 2 7 48.8 7.6 6.0 - - -
1981 Indians 0 1 .000 4 0 1 190.0 17.3 7.6 - - -
1982 Indians 3 2 .600 13 1 2 64.6 10.1 9.5 - - -
1983 Indians 2 2 .500 10 0 1 56.8 9.7 8.1 - - -
1984 Indians 1 0 1.000 3 0 1 0.0 5.7 7.8 - - -
1984 Cubs 0 1 .000 9 0 n/a 16.5 5.5 6.6 - - -
1985 Yankees 0 0 .000 23 1 2 20.5 12.7 6.4 - - -
1986 Yankees 1 1 .500 14 0 3 31.8 11.9 6.6 - - -
1986 White Sox 0 0 .000 7 0 34 50.0 13.6 7.5 - - -
1987 White Sox 0 0 .000 8 0 18 48.3 13.2 12.1 - - -
1988 Athletics 2 0 1.000 17 0 9 46.1 7.7 7.2 - - -
1989 Athletics 1 0 1.000 19 0 2 53.6 6.0 11.7 - - -
1990 Athletics 0 0 .000 24 0 15 50.8 8.8 11.5 - - -
1991 Expos 1 1 .500 18 0 n/a 119.0 7.4 8.5 - - -
14 Years 14 10 .583 203 4 96 48.5 9.1 7.9 - - -

Ron Hassey

Ron Hassey Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1978 Cleveland Indians 9 $21,000.00 - -
1979 Cleveland Indians 9 $24,000.00 - -
1980 Cleveland Indians 9 $30,000.00 - -
1981 Cleveland Indians 9 $150,000.00 - -
1982 Cleveland Indians 9 $250,000.00 - -
1983 Cleveland Indians 9 $310,000.00 - -
1984 Cleveland Indians 9 $350,000.00 - -
1984 Chicago Cubs 15 "     " - -
1985 New York Yankees 12 $425,000.00 - -
1986 New York Yankees 12 $400,873.00 - -
1986 Chicago White Sox 25 "     " - -
1987 Chicago White Sox 25 $560,000.00 - -
1988 Oakland Athletics 24 $400,000.00 - Stats
1989 Oakland Athletics 24 , 27 $600,000.00 - -
1990 Oakland Athletics 27 $700,000.00 - Stats
1991 Montreal Expos 24 $600,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Ron Hassey is the only catcher in Major League history to catch two perfect games ? On May 15, 1981 , Hassey caught starting pitcher Len Barker's perfect game against the Toronto Blue Jays. On July 28, 1991 , Hassey caught starting pitcher Dennis Martinez' perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The two perfect games were thrown in different leagues making Hassey one of only four catchers who have caught a no-hitter in both the America and National League: Gus Triandos , Jeff Torborg and Darrell Porter are the other three.

Perfect Game Pitchers, Len Barker and Dennis Martinez
Len Barker & Dennis Martinez | Donruss Baseball Cards | Collage by Baseball Almanac
When the 1988 Oakland Athletics lost to the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers during the 1988 World Series , Hassey was catching Dennis Eckersley during the legendary Kirk Gibson Source ), Hassey recalled the moment:
Ron Hassey / Kirk Gibson
Kirk Gibson & Ron Hassey in the 1988 World Series
Photo by Getty Images | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac

"We had a feeling that [ Kirk Gibson ] might pinch-hit. It wasn't like a big surprise. He was on the roster, so they aren't going to put somebody on the roster that couldn't play. It's a great story to say that Tommy Lasorda fooled everybody and here comes Gibson in to pinch-hit. But we were prepared.

"To tell you the truth, you hear rumors that every time Dennis Eckersley got to 3-2, he threw a slider. That's not true. He didn't walk anybody and he never 3-2 all that often. Again it makes a good story that the Dodgers knew what was coming, but it wasn't the truth.

"The plan in that situation was to stay away with every pitch. If we were going to go inside, it was pretty much to knock him off the plate. But with the command that Eckersley has, you can easily stay down and away the whole at-bat. He has command of any of his pitches. Making the hitter go after that pitch, I thought that was the best way to go. We stayed down and away pretty much with his fastballs and sliders.

"We get to a 3-2 count on Gibson and we go with a slider down and away. Eck got it up a little bit. I tell you, it wasn't that bad of a pitch."

Ron Hassey was an All-American catcher for the 1976 NCAA champion University of Arizona baseball team, his father (Bill Hassey) was a former Minor League outfielder from 1949 through 1952 and after a steady seven years with the Cleveland Indians, his trades & transactions tab reads a little like a bus schedule (he was traded to the Yankees in late '84, then to the White Sox, then back to the Yankees, then back to the White Sox)!

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