Mike Krukow Stats

Mike Krukow was born on Monday, January 21, 1952, in Long Beach, California. Krukow was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1976, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Mike Krukow baseball stats page.

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"On the love meter, as far as the fans are concerned, they're (Mike Krukow & Duane Kuiper ) totally off the charts. They just really resonate because they played, and then they stayed, with the organization. The fans don't just respect them and enjoy them for their play-by-play and color accounts. It's more than that. At various points throughout their time broadcasting with us, we've had situations where the team didn't have stars or popular players, and they were as popular as any of the people in uniform." - San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer (12/24/2010, 'Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper to get extensions', Source )

Mike Krukow

Mike Krukow Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#312)

Mike Krukow Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#312)

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Birth Name:
Michael Edward Krukow
Nickname:
Kruk or Mike
Born On:
01-21-1952  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Long Beach, 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:
San Gabriel High School (San Gabriel, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
09-06-1976 (Age 24)
Last Game:
06-04-1989
Draft:
1973 : 8th Round (184th)

Mike Krukow

Mike Krukow Pitching Stats

1976 24 Cubs 2 0 0 0 0 .000 8.31 0 0 0 4.1 20 6 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 -
1977 25 Cubs 34 33 0 8 14 .364 4.40 1 1 0 172.0 767 195 84 96 16 61 8 106 6 3 4 -
1978 26 Cubs 27 20 3 9 3 .750 3.91 3 1 0 138.0 582 125 60 62 11 53 4 81 1 5 0 -
1979 27 Cubs 28 28 0 9 9 .500 4.21 0 0 0 164.2 722 172 77 84 13 81 12 119 5 3 1 -
1980 28 Cubs 34 34 0 10 15 .400 4.39 3 0 0 205.0 884 200 100 117 13 80 5 130 5 8 2 -
1981 29 Cubs 25 25 0 9 9 .500 3.68 2 1 0 144.1 622 146 59 68 11 55 6 101 8 2 1 -
1982 30 Phillies 33 33 0 13 11 .542 3.12 7 2 0 208.0 893 211 72 87 8 82 10 138 13 3 1 -
1983 31 Giants 31 31 0 11 11 .500 3.95 2 1 0 184.1 816 189 81 95 17 76 8 136 8 3 1 -
1984 32 Giants 35 33 1 11 12 .478 4.56 3 1 1 199.1 903 234 101 117 22 78 5 141 3 5 3 -
1985 33 Giants 28 28 0 8 11 .421 3.37 6 1 0 194.2 804 176 73 80 19 49 10 150 10 3 3 -
1986 34 Giants 34 34 0 20 9 .690 3.05 10 2 0 245.0 987 204 83 90 24 55 4 178 4 4 0 -
1987 35 Giants 30 28 0 5 6 .455 4.80 3 0 0 163.0 699 182 87 98 24 46 6 104 3 2 3 -
1988 36 Giants 20 20 0 7 4 .636 3.54 1 0 0 124.2 517 111 49 51 13 31 3 75 5 5 1 -
1989 37 Giants 8 8 0 4 3 .571 3.98 0 0 0 43.0 177 37 19 20 5 18 3 18 0 1 2 -
14 Years 369 355 4 124 117 .515 3.90 41 10 1 2,190.1 9,393 2,188 949 1,069 196 767 84 1,478 71 47 22 -

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Mike Krukow Hitting Stats

1976 24 Cubs 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 25 Cubs 34 55 4 11 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 14 7 0 0 1 .200 .214 .218
1978 26 Cubs 27 45 4 11 5 0 0 0 3 2 0 13 3 1 0 0 .244 .271 .356
1979 27 Cubs 28 51 4 16 2 0 1 0 8 0 0 8 7 2 2 0 .314 .327 .412
1980 28 Cubs 34 65 5 16 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 12 7 0 0 1 .246 .269 .292
1981 29 Cubs 25 50 5 9 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 13 6 0 0 2 .180 .180 .220
1982 30 Phillies 33 72 3 13 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 19 5 0 0 0 .181 .181 .194
1983 31 Giants 31 63 3 16 2 0 1 0 8 2 0 15 4 2 0 1 .254 .269 .333
1984 32 Giants 36 72 5 10 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 19 2 1 0 1 .139 .149 .153
1985 33 Giants 28 55 2 12 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 15 8 0 2 0 .218 .259 .345
1986 34 Giants 35 82 7 12 1 0 0 0 8 4 0 25 12 0 0 1 .146 .186 .159
1987 35 Giants 30 54 1 9 2 0 0 0 7 2 0 27 5 0 0 0 .167 .196 .204
1988 36 Giants 20 41 1 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 8 4 0 0 0 .073 .116 .171
1989 37 Giants 8 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 .063 .063 .063
14 Years 371 722 44 139 22 0 5 0 54 17 0 194 70 6 4 7 .193 .214 .244

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Mike Krukow Fielding Stats

1976 Cubs P 2 0 13 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1977 Cubs P 34 33 516 44 1.3 41 15 26 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .932 2.15
1978 Cubs P 27 20 414 28 1.0 28 9 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.83
1979 Cubs P 28 28 494 23 0.8 23 11 12 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.26
1980 Cubs P 34 34 615 34 1.0 29 10 19 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .853 1.27
1981 Cubs P 25 25 433 36 1.4 34 13 21 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.12
1982 Phillies P 33 33 624 55 1.7 54 19 35 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.34
1983 Giants P 31 31 553 36 1.2 31 13 18 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .861 1.51
1984 Giants P 35 33 598 33 0.9 32 12 20 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.44
1985 Giants P 28 28 584 34 1.2 33 6 27 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.53
1986 Giants P 34 34 735 54 1.6 50 17 33 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .926 1.84
1987 Giants P 30 28 489 40 1.3 39 9 30 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.15
1988 Giants P 20 20 374 26 1.3 26 8 18 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.88
1989 Giants P 8 8 129 10 1.3 10 4 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.09
P Totals 369 355 6,571 453 1.2 430 146 284 23 27 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.77
14 Years 369 355 6,571 453 1.2 430 146 284 23 27 n/a n/a n/a .949 1.77

Mike Krukow

Mike Krukow Miscellaneous Stats

1976 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 2.08 4.15
1977 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 27.5 1.74 5.55 3.19
1978 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 15.0 1.53 5.28 3.46
1979 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 51.0 6.4 6.4 1.47 6.50 4.43
1980 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 65.0 5.4 10.8 1.63 5.71 3.51
1981 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 16.7 1.84 6.30 3.43
1982 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 36.0 1.68 5.97 3.55
1983 Giants 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 63.0 4.2 7.9 1.79 6.64 3.71
1984 Giants 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 36.0 1.81 6.37 3.52
1985 Giants 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 55.0 3.7 18.3 3.06 6.93 2.27
1986 Giants 1 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 10.3 3.24 6.54 2.02
1987 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 7.7 2.26 5.74 2.54
1988 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 41.0 5.1 20.5 2.42 5.41 2.24
1989 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 1.00 3.77 3.77
14 Years 3 2 .600 2 0 n/a 144.4 3.7 13.4 1.93 6.07 3.15

Mike Krukow

Mike Krukow Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1976 Chicago Cubs 40 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Chicago Cubs 39 $27,500.00 - -
1978 Chicago Cubs 39 $21,000.00 - -
1979 Chicago Cubs 39 Undetermined - -
1980 Chicago Cubs 39 Undetermined - -
1981 Chicago Cubs 39 Undetermined - -
1982 Philadelphia Phillies 39 Undetermined - -
1983 San Francisco Giants 39 Undetermined - -
1984 San Francisco Giants 39 Undetermined - -
1985 San Francisco Giants 39 $630,000.00 - -
1986 San Francisco Giants 39 $745,000.00 Stats -
1987 San Francisco Giants 39 $648,000.00 - -
1988 San Francisco Giants 39 $900,000.00 - -
1989 San Francisco Giants 39 $875,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Mike Krukow, along with Duane Kuiper ("Kruk and Kuip" / San Francisco Giants broadcasting team), are the voices heard in the EA video games MVP Baseball 2003, 2004 and 2005?

Mike Krukow was a catcher at San Gabriel High School (San Gabriel, California), a record setting (Career ERA, 1.94 / Most Shutouts in a Season, 5) pitcher at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo , a 20-game winner for the 1986 San Francisco Giants , a two-time recipient of the Willie Mac Award (1985 and 1986, team spirit and leadership), and a successful radio and television sportscaster known for his deep knowledge of the game, his tremendous sense of humor and his "Kruktionary" (think " Stengelese " or " Yogi-isms "):

Kruktionary

Lingo Used Definition
Batina Bungie A hit off a check swing.
Cement Mixer A slider that doesn't slide.
Dead Bird A bloop single.
Elephant Ear A hitter's pocket flap hanging out.
Fist Grenade A hard pitch at the batter's hands.
Grab Some Pine, Meat A rookie who has to go sit on the bench.
Jimmy Jacking A pitcher / hitter who is wasting time.
Pud / Rag A fielder's glove.
Tuna Can A tiny strike zone.
Uglyfinder A foul ball hit into the dugout.

In 1980 , Mike Krukow plunked a National League (NL) leading eight batters, tied for first overall with Tom Griffin and Bob Knepper . The last Chicago Cubs pitcher to lead the NL in hit batsmen befor Krukow was Moe Drabowsky , 23 years earlier (10 HBP in 1957 ).

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

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