Russ Kemmerer Stats

Russ Kemmerer was born on Sunday, November 1, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kemmerer was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 27, 1954, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Russ Kemmerer baseball stats page.

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"I had a good sinking fastball that dived towards a right-handed hitter and broke down and away from a left-handed hitter. This movement of my fastball resembled the action of a spitball. By the way, I never did throw the spitter. For one reason or another, whenever I tried it the pitch straightened out!" - Russ Kemmerer in Hey Kid, Just Get It Over The Plate! (Russ Kemmerer, Madden Publishing, 12/09/2002)

Russ Kemmerer

Russ Kemmerer Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#56 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1961top01' title='1961 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Russ Kemmerer Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#56 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Russell Paul Kemmerer
Nickname:
Dutch or Russ
Born On:
11-01-1931  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-08-2014 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Peabody High School (Pittsburgh, PA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
06-27-1954 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-23-1963
Draft:
Not Applicable

Russ Kemmerer

Russ Kemmerer Pitching Stats

1954 23 Red Sox 19 9 3 5 3 .625 3.82 2 1 0 75.1 328 71 32 35 4 41 0 37 1 2 2 -
1955 24 Red Sox 7 2 2 1 1 .500 7.27 0 0 0 17.1 82 18 14 14 3 15 1 13 2 0 0 -
1957 26 Red Sox 1 0 0 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 4.0 19 5 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 -
1957 26 Senators 39 26 4 7 11 .389 4.96 6 0 0 172.1 776 214 95 110 20 71 4 81 5 2 0 -
1958 27 Senators 40 30 2 6 15 .286 4.61 6 0 0 224.1 968 234 115 122 25 74 5 111 7 4 1 -
1959 28 Senators 37 28 5 8 17 .320 4.50 8 0 0 206.0 894 221 103 116 20 71 3 89 10 4 2 -
1960 29 Senators 3 3 0 0 2 .000 7.79 0 0 0 17.1 79 18 15 15 2 10 0 10 1 1 0 -
1960 29 White Sox 36 7 9 6 3 .667 2.98 2 1 2 120.2 507 111 40 45 5 45 4 76 5 1 0 -
1961 30 White Sox 47 2 10 3 3 .500 4.38 0 0 2 96.2 404 102 47 53 10 26 1 35 2 0 0 -
1962 31 Colt .45s 36 2 15 5 3 .625 4.10 0 0 3 68.0 283 72 31 34 10 15 1 23 2 3 0 -
1962 31 White Sox 20 0 6 2 1 .667 3.86 0 0 0 28.0 125 30 12 14 3 11 1 17 3 0 0 -
1963 32 Colt .45s 17 0 4 0 0 .000 5.65 0 0 1 36.2 164 48 23 28 1 8 0 12 3 0 2 -
9 Years 302 109 60 43 59 .422 4.46 24 2 8 1,066.2 4,629 1,144 529 588 103 389 21 505 42 17 7 -

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Russ Kemmerer Hitting Stats

1954 23 Red Sox 19 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 - 11 2 0 0 1 .143 .250 .143
1955 24 Red Sox 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 26 Red Sox 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 26 Senators 39 45 4 3 1 0 2 0 6 4 0 21 7 0 0 0 .067 .143 .222
1958 27 Senators 40 69 3 11 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 28 2 0 0 2 .159 .183 .159
1959 28 Senators 37 60 1 8 1 0 0 0 5 6 0 25 5 0 0 2 .133 .212 .150
1960 29 Senators 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
1960 29 White Sox 36 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 14 7 1 0 2 .000 .063 .000
1961 30 White Sox 47 15 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .267
1962 31 Colt .45s 36 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .333
1962 31 White Sox 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500
1963 32 Colt .45s 17 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286
9 Years 302 265 13 34 3 0 2 0 16 23 0 113 25 1 0 7 .128 .197 .162

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Russ Kemmerer Fielding Stats

1954 Red Sox P 19 9 226 20 1.1 18 4 14 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 2.15
1955 Red Sox P 7 2 52 2 0.3 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.04
1957 Red Sox P 1 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Senators P 39 26 517 27 0.7 24 4 20 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.25
1958 Senators P 40 30 673 52 1.3 50 13 37 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.01
1959 Senators P 37 28 618 57 1.5 54 18 36 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.36
1960 Senators P 3 3 52 7 2.3 7 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.63
1960 White Sox P 36 7 362 28 0.8 27 9 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.01
1961 White Sox P 47 2 290 31 0.7 29 8 21 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.70
1962 White Sox P 20 0 84 13 0.7 11 2 9 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .846 3.54
1962 Colt .45s P 36 2 204 18 0.5 18 6 12 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
1963 Colt .45s P 17 0 110 13 0.8 13 5 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.19
P Totals 302 109 3,200 268 0.9 253 72 181 15 12 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.13
9 Years 302 109 3,200 268 0.9 253 72 181 15 12 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.13

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Russ Kemmerer Miscellaneous Stats

1954 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 10.5 0.90 4.42 4.90
1955 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.87 6.75 7.79
1957 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 2.25 4.50
1957 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 22.5 2.1 7.5 1.14 4.23 3.71
1958 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 69.0 1.50 4.45 2.97
1959 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 12.0 1.25 3.89 3.10
1960 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 1.00 5.19 5.19
1960 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 29.0 1.69 5.67 3.36
1961 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 15.0 1.35 3.26 2.42
1962 Colt .45s 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.53 3.04 1.99
1962 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.55 5.46 3.54
1963 Colt .45s 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 0.0 1.50 2.95 1.96
9 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 132.5 2.3 16.6 1.30 4.26 3.28

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Russ Kemmerer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 Boston Red Sox 24 Undetermined - -
1955 Boston Red Sox 40 Undetermined - -
1957 Boston Red Sox 28 Undetermined - -
1957 Washington Senators 16 Undetermined - -
1958 Washington Senators 16 Undetermined - -
1959 Washington Senators 16 Undetermined - -
1960 Washington Senators 16 Undetermined - -
1960 Chicago White Sox 44 Undetermined - -
1961 Chicago White Sox 44 Undetermined - -
1962 Houston Colt .45s 39 Undetermined - -
1962 Chicago White Sox 44 Undetermined - -
1963 Houston Colt .45s 39 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Russ Kemmerer pitched a one-hit shutout in his first Major League start? After making his debut on June 27, 1954 , Dutch appeared in relief four additional games then was sent in to start on July 18, 1954 , at Fenway Park, where he led the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

The Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory ( link ) published a wonderfully written online obituary the day after Russ Kemmerer passed away which read in part:
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Russ Kemmerer Book | Madden Publishing (2002) | Hey Kid, Just Get It Over The Plate

Russell Kemmerer, former MLB player,completed his final innings in the game of life on Monday, December 8th 2014.

He was born in Pittsburgh Pa, on 11/01/1930 to Frederick and Thursa Mae Kemmerer. He was the youngest of 5 children.

He signed his 1st Major League contract with the Boston Red Sox at the age of 18. His big league career spanned a total of 11 years pitching for Boston, Washington,Chicago and Houston.

His teachings carried him to several areas of the state including Indiana University, Ellettsville, Milan, Heritage Christian, and Lawrence Central where he retired from in1998. Shortly after that he became a published author when he penned the book entitled " Hey Kid, Just Get It Over The Plate ", a book about his major league experiences and humorous stories about the twinkling stars of his era.

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Last-Modified: January 22, 2019 8:02 AM EST

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