Rick Mahler Stats

Rick Mahler was born on Wednesday, August 5, 1953, in Austin, Texas. Mahler was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 20, 1979, with the Atlanta Braves. 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 Rick Mahler baseball stats page.

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"He (Rick Mahler) was a great guy, a great teammate. I talked to him a lot about pitching when I first came up. He was a big help, especially for a young guy who was struggling... My first year in the big leagues I lost 17 games. He was always there to kind of lift you up. Always upbeat.'' - Hall of Famer / Teammate Tom Glavine (The Associated Press. Rick Mahler dies at 51 . 2005 March 3.)

Rick Mahler

Rick Mahler Autograph on a 1986 Topps Baseball Card (#437 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1986top07' title='1986 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Rick Mahler Autograph on a 1986 Topps Baseball Card (#437 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Richard Keith Mahler
Nickname:
Rick
Born On:
08-05-1953  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Austin, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-02-2005 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Jupiter, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
John Jay High School (San Antonio, TX)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
202
First Game:
04-20-1979 (Age 25)
Last Game:
08-06-1991
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Rick Mahler

Rick Mahler Pitching Stats

1979 26 Braves 15 0 5 0 0 .000 6.14 0 0 0 22.0 101 28 15 16 4 11 2 12 1 0 1 -
1980 27 Braves 2 0 0 0 0 .000 2.45 0 0 0 3.2 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -
1981 28 Braves 34 14 10 8 6 .571 2.80 1 0 2 112.1 478 109 35 41 5 43 5 54 3 1 1 -
1982 29 Braves 39 33 0 9 10 .474 4.21 5 2 0 205.1 857 213 96 105 18 62 5 105 8 1 2 -
1983 30 Braves 10 0 1 0 0 .000 5.02 0 0 0 14.1 66 16 8 8 0 9 1 7 0 0 0 -
1984 31 Braves 38 29 1 13 10 .565 3.12 9 1 0 222.0 918 209 77 86 13 62 7 106 3 3 1 -
1985 32 Braves 39 39 0 17 15 .531 3.48 6 1 0 266.2 1,110 272 103 116 24 79 8 107 3 2 1 -
1986 33 Braves 39 39 0 14 18 .438 4.88 7 1 0 237.2 1,056 283 129 139 25 95 10 137 5 3 1 -
1987 34 Braves 39 28 1 8 13 .381 4.98 3 1 0 197.0 849 212 109 118 24 85 8 95 5 2 2 -
1988 35 Braves 39 34 2 9 16 .360 3.69 5 0 0 249.0 1,063 279 102 125 17 42 6 131 5 8 8 -
1989 36 Reds 40 31 1 9 13 .409 3.83 5 2 0 220.2 940 242 94 113 15 51 13 102 4 10 4 -
1990 37 Reds 35 16 9 7 6 .538 4.28 2 1 4 134.2 564 134 64 67 16 39 4 68 3 3 2 -
1991 38 Expos 10 6 1 1 3 .250 3.62 0 0 0 37.1 158 37 15 17 2 15 0 17 0 0 0 -
1991 38 Braves 13 2 1 1 1 .500 5.65 0 0 0 28.2 133 33 18 20 2 13 1 10 1 2 0 -
13 Years 392 271 32 96 111 .464 3.99 43 9 6 1,951.1 8,306 2,069 866 972 165 606 70 952 41 35 23 -

Rick Mahler

Rick Mahler Hitting Stats

1979 26 Braves 15 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
1980 27 Braves 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 28 Braves 34 27 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .148 .148 .185
1982 29 Braves 39 58 5 11 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 17 11 0 0 0 .190 .242 .241
1983 30 Braves 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1984 31 Braves 38 71 6 21 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 8 3 0 0 1 .296 .315 .338
1985 32 Braves 39 90 9 14 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 18 11 1 0 2 .156 .181 .167
1986 33 Braves 40 83 8 16 3 0 0 0 7 4 0 14 9 0 0 2 .193 .230 .229
1987 34 Braves 40 65 4 11 4 0 0 0 5 2 0 19 7 0 0 1 .169 .194 .231
1988 35 Braves 39 72 3 9 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 20 11 0 1 1 .125 .137 .139
1989 36 Reds 40 62 4 11 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 8 3 0 1 0 .177 .239 .210
1990 37 Reds 35 35 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 5 1 0 3 .114 .135 .143
1991 38 Expos 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111
1991 38 Braves 13 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
13 Years 394 581 40 104 17 0 1 0 37 20 0 117 66 2 2 10 .179 .208 .213

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Rick Mahler Fielding Stats

1979 Braves P 15 0 66 5 0.3 4 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.64
1980 Braves P 2 0 11 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1981 Braves P 34 14 337 35 1.0 33 14 19 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.64
1982 Braves P 39 33 616 56 1.4 55 19 36 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.41
1983 Braves P 10 0 43 3 0.3 2 1 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .667 1.26
1984 Braves P 38 29 666 64 1.7 62 20 42 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.51
1985 Braves P 39 39 800 70 1.8 66 21 45 4 9 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.23
1986 Braves P 39 39 713 67 1.7 64 23 41 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.42
1987 Braves P 39 28 591 56 1.4 55 13 42 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.51
1988 Braves P 39 34 747 68 1.7 65 22 43 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.35
1989 Reds P 40 31 662 44 1.1 43 8 35 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.75
1990 Reds P 35 16 404 29 0.8 28 11 17 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.87
1991 Expos P 10 6 112 12 1.2 12 3 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.89
1991 Braves P 13 2 86 9 0.7 8 4 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.51
P Totals 392 271 5,854 519 1.3 498 160 338 21 31 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.30
13 Years 392 271 5,854 519 1.3 498 160 338 21 31 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.30

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Rick Mahler Miscellaneous Stats

1979 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.09 4.91 4.50
1980 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 2.45 0.00
1981 Braves 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.8 13.5 1.26 4.33 3.45
1982 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 58.0 3.4 14.5 1.69 4.60 2.72
1983 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.78 4.40 5.65
1984 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.9 23.7 1.71 4.30 2.51
1985 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 11.3 1.35 3.61 2.67
1986 Braves 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 11.9 1.44 5.19 3.60
1987 Braves 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 13.0 1.12 4.34 3.88
1988 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 14.4 3.12 4.73 1.52
1989 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.8 62.0 2.00 4.16 2.08
1990 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.8 17.5 1.74 4.54 2.61
1991 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.13 4.10 3.62
1991 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 0.77 3.14 4.08
13 Years 0 1 .000 2 0 n/a 581.0 5.0 15.7 1.57 4.39 2.80

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Rick Mahler Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1979 Atlanta Braves 39 $21,000.00 - -
1980 Atlanta Braves 42 $30,000.00 - -
1981 Atlanta Braves 42 $32,500.00 - -
1982 Atlanta Braves 42 $125,000.00 - -
1983 Atlanta Braves 42 $250,000.00 - -
1984 Atlanta Braves 42 $334,000.00 - -
1985 Atlanta Braves 42 $407,500.00 - -
1986 Atlanta Braves 42 $687,500.00 - -
1987 Atlanta Braves 42 $695,000.00 - -
1988 Atlanta Braves 26 $737,500.00 - -
1989 Cincinnati Reds 42 $790,000.00 - -
1990 Cincinnati Reds 42 $790,000.00 - -
1991 Montreal Expos 42 $750,000.00 - -
1991 Atlanta Braves 42 "     " - -
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Rick Mahler threw nine shutouts during his 13-year career. Three of them took place in Opening Day contests! The first, April 6, 1982 , was a 2-hitter versus the San Diego Padres . The second, April 8, 1986 , was against the Montreal Expos , who had Tim Raines hitting leadoff and Andre Dawson batting clean-up. When he notched his third Opening Day shutout, on April 7, 1987 , Mahler tied the National League record for Most Shutouts Won on Opening Day ! Do you know either of the other two pitchers (initials & answers at end) who held the mark before Mahler? [ C.S. | R.S. ]
Rick Mahler Baseball Card
Rick Mahler | 1989 Donruss Baseball Card (#222 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection

In 1986 , Rick Mahler started a National League leading thirty-nine games for the Atlanta Braves . In 1985 , he also started a National League leading thirty nine games, for the Atlanta Braves . No Braves pitcher since Mahler has ever started more than thirty-six games, neither has any pitcher from ANY National League team! [ Year by Year Leaders for Games Started ]

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