Billy Koch Stats

Billy Koch was born on Saturday, December 14, 1974, in Rockville Centre, New York. Koch was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 5, 1999, with the Toronto Blue Jays. 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 Billy Koch baseball stats page.

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Billy Koch

Billy Koch Autograph on a 2003 Upper Deck Signature Stars Baseball Card (#SS-BK)

Billy Koch Autograph on a 2003 Upper Deck Signature Stars Baseball Card (#SS-BK)

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Birth Name:
William Christopher Koch
Nickname:
Billy
Born On:
12-14-1974  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Rockville Centre, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
West Babylon High School (West Babylon, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
05-05-1999 (Age 24)
Last Game:
08-26-2004
Draft:
1996 : 1st Round (4th)

Billy Koch

Billy Koch Pitching Stats

1999 25 Blue Jays 56 0 48 0 5 .000 3.39 0 0 31 63.2 272 55 24 26 5 30 5 57 0 3 0 0
2000 26 Blue Jays 68 0 62 9 3 .750 2.63 0 0 33 78.2 326 78 23 28 6 18 4 60 1 2 0 0
2001 27 Blue Jays 69 0 56 2 5 .286 4.80 0 0 36 69.1 308 69 37 39 7 33 7 55 5 6 0 0
2002 28 Athletics 84 0 79 11 4 .733 3.27 0 0 44 93.2 398 73 34 38 7 46 6 93 5 4 0 0
2003 29 White Sox 55 0 45 5 5 .500 5.77 0 0 11 53.0 244 59 34 36 10 28 1 42 3 1 0 1
2004 30 White Sox 24 0 19 1 1 .500 5.40 0 0 8 23.1 114 24 14 15 3 16 4 25 4 2 0 1
2004 30 Marlins 23 0 16 1 2 .333 3.51 0 0 0 25.2 115 21 10 10 3 20 0 25 1 0 0 3
6 Years 379 0 325 29 25 .537 3.89 0 0 163 407.1 1,777 379 176 192 41 191 27 357 19 18 0 5

Billy Koch

Billy Koch Hitting Stats

1999 25 Blue Jays 56 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 26 Blue Jays 68 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 27 Blue Jays 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 28 Athletics 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 29 White Sox 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 30 White Sox 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 30 Marlins 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
6 Years 379 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Billy Koch

Billy Koch Fielding Stats

1999 Blue Jays P 56 0 191 15 0.3 15 3 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
2000 Blue Jays P 68 0 236 13 0.2 13 5 8 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.49
2001 Blue Jays P 69 0 208 11 0.2 10 4 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.30
2002 Athletics P 84 0 281 26 0.3 26 14 12 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
2003 White Sox P 55 0 159 9 0.2 9 6 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.53
2004 White Sox P 24 0 70 3 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.77
2004 Marlins P 23 0 77 3 0.1 3 2 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.05
P Totals 379 0 1,222 80 0.2 78 35 43 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.72
6 Years 379 0 1,222 80 0.2 78 35 43 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.72

Billy Koch

Billy Koch Miscellaneous Stats

1999 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.90 8.06 4.24
2000 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.33 6.86 2.06
2001 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 7.14 4.28
2002 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.02 8.94 4.42
2003 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 7.13 4.75
2004 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.56 9.64 6.17
2004 Marlins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.25 8.77 7.01
6 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.87 7.89 4.22

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Billy Koch Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1999 Toronto Blue Jays 44 $200,000.00 - -
2000 Toronto Blue Jays 44 $333,333.00 - -
2001 Toronto Blue Jays 44 $733,333.00 - -
2002 Oakland Athletics 44 $2,433,333.00 - -
2003 Chicago White Sox 44 $4,250,000.00 - -
2004 Chicago White Sox 44 $6,375,000.00 - -
2004 Florida Marlins 88 "     " - -
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In 2002 , Billy Koch walked out of the bullpen and onto the mound eighty-four times, breaking the all-time Athletics franchise record for most games pitched during during a single season ( still standing ), held previously by John Wyatt (81 games pitched in 1964 ). [ MLB.com ]

During that same season, Billy Koch notched forty-four saves with the A's , seven shy of the franchise record, and just the second closer to eclipse the forty-saves in a season plateau. Do you know who was first (and set the saves record)? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Billy Koch recorded thirty-or-more saves during his first three consecutive big league seasons, a feat never before, or since, accomplished by a Toronto Blue Jays Jay pitcher.

Billy Koch was the first pitcher in the history of the American League (1901 through today) to save 30+ games during their first season in the majors, a feat matched since by only one additional closer, Kazuhiro Sasaki , who had 37 saves in 2000, his first season in the show as well.

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