Darryl Kile Stats

Darryl Kile was born on Monday, December 2, 1968, in Garden Grove, California. Kile was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 8, 1991, with the Houston Astros. 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 Darryl Kile baseball stats page.

"I think that one of the coolest things my dad and I had was, we were friends. He was always showing me different things and I'd ask him questions, and if he didn't know the answer we'd go work it out together, we'd go look it up. That meant a lot to me. So hopefully as my children grow up, I'll be able to help them learn things more than tell them what to do." - Darryl Kile (June 11, 2002)
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Darryl Kile Autograph on a 1992 Leaf Baseball Card (#198)
Darryl Kile Autograph on a 1992 Leaf Baseball Card (#198)

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Birth Name:
Darryl Andrew Kile
Nickname:
DK
Born On:
12-02-1968  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Garden Grove, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-22-2002 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Chicago, Illinois
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Norco High School (Norco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
04-08-1991 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-18-2002
Draft:
1987 : 30th Round (781st)
Darryl Kile

Darryl Kile 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
1991 23 Astros 37 22 5 7 11 .389 3.69 0 0 0 153.2 689 144 63 81 16 84 4 100 5 6 4 -
1992 24 Astros 22 22 0 5 10 .333 3.95 2 0 0 125.1 554 124 55 61 8 63 4 90 3 4 4 -
1993 25 Astros 32 26 0 15 8 .652 3.51 4 2 0 171.2 733 152 67 73 12 69 1 141 9 15 3 -
1994 26 Astros 24 24 0 9 6 .600 4.57 0 0 0 147.2 664 153 75 84 13 82 6 105 10 9 0 -
1995 27 Astros 25 21 1 4 12 .250 4.96 0 0 0 127.0 570 114 70 81 5 73 2 113 11 12 1 -
1996 28 Astros 35 33 1 12 11 .522 4.19 4 0 0 219.0 975 233 102 113 16 97 8 219 13 16 3 -
1997 29 Astros 34 34 0 19 7 .731 2.57 6 4 0 255.2 1,056 208 73 87 19 94 2 205 7 10 1 -
1998 30 Rockies 36 35 1 13 17 .433 5.20 4 1 0 230.1 1,020 257 133 141 28 96 4 158 12 7 0 -
1999 31 Rockies 32 32 0 8 13 .381 6.61 1 0 0 190.2 888 225 140 150 33 109 5 116 13 6 1 0
2000 32 Cardinals 34 34 0 20 9 .690 3.91 5 1 0 232.1 960 215 101 109 33 58 1 192 8 13 1 0
2001 33 Cardinals 34 34 0 16 11 .593 3.09 2 1 0 227.1 956 228 78 83 22 65 3 179 6 11 1 0
2002 34 Cardinals 14 14 0 5 4 .556 3.72 0 0 0 84.2 364 82 35 35 9 28 1 50 0 8 0 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 359 331 8 133 119 .528 4.12 28 9 0 2,165.1 9,429 2,135 992 1,098 214 918 41 1,668 97 117 19 0
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Darryl Kile Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1991 23 Astros 37 38 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 23 4 0 0 1 .000 .073 .000
1992 24 Astros 22 32 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 15 5 0 0 0 .156 .229 .156
1993 25 Astros 32 53 5 5 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 20 8 0 0 0 .094 .143 .170
1994 26 Astros 24 47 3 7 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 28 9 0 1 0 .149 .167 .234
1995 27 Astros 25 36 1 4 1 0 0 0 6 4 0 20 5 0 0 1 .111 .200 .139
1996 28 Astros 35 73 3 10 4 0 0 0 5 3 0 34 7 1 0 0 .137 .169 .192
1997 29 Astros 34 89 4 11 3 0 0 0 7 3 0 38 10 0 3 3 .124 .179 .157
1998 30 Rockies 36 71 5 18 5 0 0 0 5 4 0 22 9 0 0 1 .254 .293 .324
1999 31 Rockies 32 52 3 7 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 20 8 0 0 3 .135 .196 .135
2000 32 Cardinals 34 73 5 9 1 0 0 0 3 10 0 38 8 0 0 0 .123 .229 .137
2001 33 Cardinals 34 71 5 9 4 0 1 0 4 5 0 33 5 0 0 0 .127 .184 .225
2002 34 Cardinals 14 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 .091 .130 .091
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 359 657 38 87 23 0 2 0 40 43 0 300 81 1 4 9 .132 .190 .177
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Darryl Kile Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1991 Astros P 37 22 461 27 0.7 24 7 17 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.41
1992 Astros P 22 22 376 19 0.9 14 2 12 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .737 1.01
1993 Astros P 32 26 515 27 0.8 24 9 15 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.26
1994 Astros P 24 24 443 28 1.2 27 9 18 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.65
1995 Astros P 25 21 381 39 1.6 36 11 25 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.55
1996 Astros P 35 33 657 43 1.2 40 12 28 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .930 1.64
1997 Astros P 34 34 767 68 2.0 67 28 39 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.36
1998 Rockies P 36 35 691 57 1.6 54 22 32 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.11
1999 Rockies P 32 32 572 34 1.1 33 9 24 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.56
2000 Cardinals P 34 34 697 43 1.3 42 12 30 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.63
2001 Cardinals P 34 34 682 42 1.2 40 11 29 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.58
2002 Cardinals P 14 14 254 22 1.6 21 3 18 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.23
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 359 331 6,496 449 1.3 422 135 287 27 22 n/a n/a n/a .940 1.75
12 Years 359 331 6,496 449 1.3 422 135 287 27 22 n/a n/a n/a .940 1.75
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Darryl Kile Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1991 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 38.0 1.19 5.86 4.92
1992 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 16.0 1.43 6.46 4.52
1993 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 53.0 2.7 53.0 2.04 7.39 3.62
1994 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 23.5 1.28 6.40 5.00
1995 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 6.0 1.55 8.01 5.17
1996 Astros 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.1 14.6 2.26 9.00 3.99
1997 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 12.7 2.18 7.22 3.31
1998 Rockies 0 0 .000 2 1 0 0.0 3.2 14.2 1.65 6.17 3.75
1999 Rockies 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.6 13.0 1.06 5.48 5.15
2000 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.9 24.3 3.31 7.44 2.25
2001 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 71.0 2.2 17.8 2.75 7.09 2.57
2002 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.4 0.0 1.79 5.31 2.98
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 0 0 .000 2 3 0 328.5 2.2 16.4 1.82 6.93 3.82
Darryl Kile

Darryl Kile Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1991 Houston Astros 57 $100,000.00 - -
1992 Houston Astros 57 $190,000.00 - -
1993 Houston Astros 57 $247,500.00 Stats -
1994 Houston Astros 57 $477,500.00 - n/a
1995 Houston Astros 57 $1,272,500.00 - -
1996 Houston Astros 57 $1,250,000.00 - -
1997 Houston Astros 57 $1,700,000.00 Stats -
1998 Colorado Rockies 57 $5,492,981.00 - -
1999 Colorado Rockies 57 $8,442,981.00 - -
2000 St. Louis Cardinals 57 $7,417,981.00 Stats -
2001 St. Louis Cardinals 57 $6,666,667.00 - -
2002 St. Louis Cardinals 57 $7,166,667.00 - -


On June 22, 2002, Darryl Kile was sleeping at the team hotel when he passed away due to a heart attack. The St. Louis Cardinals were warming-up at Wrigley Field to play the Cubs in a day game, noticed his absence, and notified hotel staff who discovered him in his bed, dead. At 2:37 PM, Cubs catcher Joe Girardi made the following brief, tearful, announcement, "I thank you for your patience. We regret to inform you because of a tragedy in the Cardinal family, that the commissioner has canceled the game today. Please be respectful. You will find out eventually what has happened, and I ask that you say a prayer for the Cardinals' family."

Coroner Verifies the Cause Of Kile's Death as Natural

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile died from a blockage of the arteries supplying the heart last month, and there was no evidence that drugs contributed to his death, Cook County's coroner said yesterday.

''This is a natural cause of death,'' Edmund Donoghue, the county's chief medical examiner, said in a statement.

Toxicology tests did show evidence of marijuana use, although it was probably weeks before and was not a factor in Kile's death, Donoghue said.

Tests were negative on steroids, alcohol, cocaine and ephedrine, a substance commonly found in dietary supplements banned by some sports.

Kile, 33, had a 90 percent blockage in two of three coronary arteries, Donoghue said, confirming his preliminary analysis shortly after the death. He also had an enlarged heart and a blood clot in one of the coronary arteries.

The pitcher was found dead in the team's Chicago hotel on June 22. Workers at the hotel found the body when they forced their way into Kile's 11th-floor room after Kile failed to report to Wrigley Field for a game with the Cubs .

The game was called off. Yesterday, it was rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Aug. 31. It will be the first day-night doubleheader ever at Wrigley Field .

Source: The New York Times. July 17, 2002. Link .

Joaquin Andujar and John Tudor each joined the 20-Wins Club the first year they played for the St. Louis Cardinals, back in 1985. The next Cardinals' pitcher to join their ranks was Darryl Kile, who had his first and only 20-win season the first year he played for the Red Birds in 2000. It was Kile's third season with a .650+ winning percentage, adding to his sparkling performances in 1997 (19 wins, 7 losses, .731 winning percentage) and 1993 (15 wins, 8 losses, .652 winning percentage) - the latter being the year he no hit the New York Mets:
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Darryl Kile Baseball Card | 1994 Fleer All-Stars (#43 of 50) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Darryl Kile No Hitter. September 8, 1993 .

Having lost his last two starts, 24-year-old Darryl Kile took the mound with a 14-6 record when he faced the New York Mets on Wednesday September 8 . His opponent was Frank Tanana .

A small crowd of 15,684 was in attendance at the Astrodome to watch the Asros, third in the National League West, take on the Mets, who were in last place in the NL East.

Kile, relying on a crackling fastball, a deceptive changeup and a nasty split-fingered fastball, came within one batter of pitching a perfect game as he struck out nine and walked one while facing just 28 batters.

Kile's one mistake came in the fourth inning and cost him a shutout. After retiring the first nine batters in a row, he struck out Ryan Thompson to start the fourth. But then Kile walked Jeff McKnight , the only Mets runner to reach base in the game.

Eddie Murray flied out to left. With Joe Orsulak at the plate, Kile uncorked a wild pitch on a sinker that skipped away from catcher Scott Servais and rolled toward the Astros dugout along the first base line. As McKnight took second, first baseman Jeff Bagwell threw to the hot corner, but the toss was wild, and the runner romped home with an unearned run.

By then, Houston had already scored three runs. The Astros got one of them in the second on Ken Caminiti's home run. They added two more in the third with Casey Candaele chasing one home with a single and Bagwell driving in another with a double. Andujar Cedeno added a solo homer in the fifth before the Astros scored three more times in the eighth on a two-run single by Luis Gonzalez and a Mets' error.

Meanwhile, Kile cruised along with little trouble. The hardest-hit ball off him was a drive by Thompson to Candaele in center in the sixth. Murray smacked a hard shot down the third base line in the seventh that was snared by Caminiti at the ankles. Orsulak then slapped a bouncer toward the hole between shortstop and third base. Cedeno made a brilliant backhanded stop, and threw to first to nip the runner. Orsulak was ejected on the play for arguing too strenuously that he was safe.

Kile started the eighth by striking out Jerome Burnitz and getting Jeff Kent on a hard liner to third. He then fanned Butch Huskey , making his major league debut, for the third time.

In the ninth, Todd Hundley grounded out to short to start the inning. Pinch-hitter Tito Navarro struck out. Then Kile fanned pinch-hitter Chico Walker on a sharp-breaking, 1-2 curve to end the game.

It would turn out to be Kile's last win of the season. He finished the campaign with a 15-8 mark.

Darryl Kile Memorial Patch
Darryl Kile | 2003 Memorial Logo | Design used on a Patch, Wall Plaque and Field Marking
Darryl Kile was the first pitcher in Houston Astros history to wear #57 , the team has not assigned the number to any player since his death. No player has been assigned #57 on the St. Louis Cardinals since his death either, and both teams wore a commemorative patch on their left sleeves the year after they lost their teammate.

Darry Kile was on the mound March 31, 1998 , the first regular season baseball game ever played in Bank One Ballpark by the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks. The Opening Day / inaugural D-Backs game was a success, not for Arizona, but for the visiting Colorado Rockies who won, 9-2, behind Kile's seven-inning, four-hit, one-run performance which included four strikeouts (the first in ballpark history as well).

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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