Bill Mazeroski Stats

Bill Mazeroski was born on Saturday, September 5, 1936, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Mazeroski was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 7, 1956, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Bill Mazeroski baseball stats page.

"I've got twelve pages here. That's not like me. I'll probably skip half of it and get half way through this thing and quit anyhow. It's getting awful hot out here, so that's a good excuse to make it short. So, but anyhow, I think defense belongs in the Hall of Fame. Defense deserves as much credit as pitching and hitting. And I'm proud and honored to be going in to the Hall of Fame on the defensive side and mostly for my defensive abilities. I feel special. This is gonna be hard, so I probably won't say about half of this stuff. I want to thank the Veteran's Committee for this great, great honor. The highest honor in baseball. I thought when the Pirates retired my number that that would be the greatest thing to ever happen to me. It's hard to top this. I don't think I'm gonna make it. I think you can kiss these twelve pages down the drain. I just want to thank everybody. I want to thank the Hall of Fame, I want to thank the Veteran's Committee, I want to thank all the friends and family that made this long trip up here to listen to me speak and hear this crap. Thank you very, very much. Thanks everybody. That's enough." - Bill Mazeroski Hall of Fame Induction Day Speech (August 5, 2001)
Bill Mazeroski

Bill Mazeroski Autograph on a 1993 Ted Williams Card (#78)
Bill Mazeroski Autograph on a 1993 Ted Williams Card (#78)

Birth Name:
William Stanley Mazeroski
Nickname:
Bill or Maz
Born On:
09-05-1936  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Wheeling, West Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Warren Consolidated High School (Tiltonsville, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
183
First Game:
07-07-1956 (Age 19)
Last Game:
10-04-1972
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bill Mazeroski

Bill Mazeroski 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
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Bill Mazeroski

Bill Mazeroski Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 20 Pirates 81 255 30 62 8 1 3 0 14 18 1 24 4 0 0 4 .243 .293 .318
1957 21 Pirates 148 526 59 149 27 7 8 0 54 27 2 49 11 3 1 6 .283 .318 .407
1958 22 Pirates 152 567 69 156 24 6 19 0 68 25 3 71 9 3 3 15 .275 .308 .439
1959 23 Pirates 135 493 50 119 15 6 7 0 59 29 1 54 10 4 1 16 .241 .283 .339
1960 24 Pirates 151 538 58 147 21 5 11 0 64 40 15 50 4 8 1 9 .273 .320 .392
1961 25 Pirates 152 558 71 148 21 2 13 0 59 26 10 55 2 6 3 9 .265 .298 .380
1962 26 Pirates 159 572 55 155 24 9 14 1 81 37 16 47 2 4 2 15 .271 .315 .418
1963 27 Pirates 142 534 43 131 22 3 8 0 52 32 6 46 7 3 0 15 .245 .286 .343
1964 28 Pirates 162 601 66 161 22 8 10 0 64 29 11 52 10 4 0 21 .268 .300 .381
1965 29 Pirates 130 494 52 134 17 1 6 0 54 18 5 34 4 9 2 16 .271 .294 .346
1966 30 Pirates 162 621 56 163 22 7 16 2 82 31 9 62 2 5 1 16 .262 .296 .398
1967 31 Pirates 163 639 62 167 25 3 9 0 77 30 7 55 5 5 0 17 .261 .292 .352
1968 32 Pirates 143 506 36 127 18 2 3 0 42 38 10 38 6 4 2 18 .251 .304 .312
1969 33 Pirates 67 227 13 52 7 1 3 0 25 22 3 16 1 4 2 6 .229 .298 .308
1970 34 Pirates 112 367 29 84 14 0 7 0 39 27 9 40 5 3 2 6 .229 .283 .324
1971 35 Pirates 70 193 17 49 3 1 1 0 16 15 1 8 2 3 0 3 .254 .303 .295
1972 36 Pirates 34 64 3 12 4 0 0 0 3 3 1 5 3 2 0 2 .188 .217 .250
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 2,163 7,755 769 2,016 294 62 138 3 853 447 110 706 87 70 20 194 .260 .299 .367
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Bill Mazeroski Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 Pirates 2B 81 81 2,016 413 5.1 405 163 242 8 56 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.42
1957 Pirates 2B 144 141 3,714 768 5.3 751 308 443 17 96 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.46
1958 Pirates 2B 152 152 453 857 5.6 840 344 496 17 118 n/a n/a n/a .980 50.07
1959 Pirates 2B 133 129 3,501 689 5.2 676 303 373 13 100 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.21
1960 Pirates 2B 151 150 435 872 5.8 862 413 449 10 127 n/a n/a n/a .989 53.50
1961 Pirates 2B 152 151 444 938 6.2 915 410 505 23 144 n/a n/a n/a .975 55.64
1962 Pirates 2B 159 159 177 948 6.0 934 425 509 14 138 n/a n/a n/a .985 142.47
1963 Pirates 2B 138 138 3,687 860 6.2 846 340 506 14 131 n/a n/a n/a .984 6.20
1964 Pirates 2B 162 162 480 912 5.6 889 346 543 23 122 n/a n/a n/a .975 50.01
1965 Pirates 2B 127 125 3,393 738 5.8 729 290 439 9 113 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.80
1966 Pirates 2B 162 162 471 957 5.9 949 411 538 8 161 n/a n/a n/a .992 54.40
1967 Pirates 2B 163 160 477 933 5.7 915 417 498 18 131 n/a n/a n/a .981 51.79
1968 Pirates 2B 142 138 3,765 801 5.6 786 319 467 15 107 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.64
1969 Pirates 2B 65 64 1,635 330 5.1 326 134 192 4 46 n/a n/a n/a .988 5.38
1970 Pirates 2B 102 99 2,664 559 5.5 552 227 325 7 87 n/a n/a n/a .987 5.59
1971 Pirates 2B 46 37 1,035 219 4.8 216 95 121 3 22 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.63
1971 Pirates 3B 7 6 150 7 1.0 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.26
1972 Pirates 2B 15 12 321 69 4.6 68 29 39 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .986 5.72
1972 Pirates 3B 3 1 39 4 1.3 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.77
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 2,094 2,060 28,668 11,863 5.7 11,659 4,974 6,685 204 1,706 n/a n/a n/a .983 10.98
3B Totals 10 7 189 11 1.1 11 2 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.57
17 Years 2,104 2,067 28,857 11,874 5.6 11,670 4,976 6,694 204 1,706 n/a n/a n/a .983 10.92
Bill Mazeroski

Bill Mazeroski Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 85.0 10.6 18.2 - - -
1957 Pirates 3 3 .500 4 1 n/a 65.8 10.7 9.7 - - -
1958 Pirates 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 29.8 8.0 8.3 - - -
1959 Pirates 1 3 .250 2 0 n/a 70.4 9.1 8.4 - - -
1960 Pirates 4 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 48.9 10.8 8.4 - - -
1961 Pirates 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 42.9 10.1 9.5 - - -
1962 Pirates 0 3 .000 0 0 n/a 40.9 12.2 7.1 - - -
1963 Pirates 2 0 1.000 4 0 n/a 66.8 11.6 10.3 - - -
1964 Pirates 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 60.1 11.6 9.4 - - -
1965 Pirates 2 1 .667 4 0 n/a 82.3 14.5 9.1 - - -
1966 Pirates 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 38.8 10.0 7.6 - - -
1967 Pirates 1 2 .333 0 0 n/a 71.0 11.6 8.3 - - -
1968 Pirates 3 4 .429 1 0 n/a 168.7 13.3 12.0 - - -
1969 Pirates 1 1 .500 2 0 n/a 75.7 14.2 9.1 - - -
1970 Pirates 2 0 1.000 10 0 n/a 52.4 9.2 9.4 - - -
1971 Pirates 0 0 .000 21 0 n/a 193.0 24.1 12.1 - - -
1972 Pirates 0 0 .000 16 0 n/a 0.0 12.8 21.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 27 23 .540 65 1 n/a 56.2 11.0 9.1 - - -
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Bill Mazeroski Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Bill Mazeroski won eight Gold Glove Awards at Second Base , third most in baseball history behind only Roberto Alomar (10) and Ryne Sandberg (9). Maz, however, holds the Major League record for Most Double Plays in a Career at Second Base (1,706) and Most Double Plays in a Season at Second Base (161).

There have been more than 600 World Series games played in Major League history and fifteen of them have ended with a walk-off home run.


Missing from the list of World Series walk off home runs, #4, hit by Bill Mazeroski during Game 7 of the 1960 World Series - the first, and to date, only Game 7 walk-off home run in World Series history. The legendary home run occurred after the New York Yankees rallied to tie the game 9-9, in the bottom of the ninth, Ralph Terry was on the mound, and Mazeroski hit the championship winning home run over the left field wall.

Bill Mazeroski Hall of Fame Plaque
Bill Mazeroski | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2001 ( HOF )
Did you know that Maz led the National League game in games played in 1966 (162) and 1967 (163)? Mazeroski might be best known for that one walk-off home run (mentioned above) and even said on ESPN SportsCentury, "After it was over, it was pretty much like any other game. I just thought it was another home run to win a ballgame and would never last 40 years," but fans should never forget (Nick Acocella, ESPN Classic, 'Mazeroski was a defensive gem at second base", Link ), "he was the premier defensive second baseman of his -- or perhaps any -- time." A sentiment made by many of his peers as well: Bill Virdon , "Nobody ever played second base like he did, and I've been in the game 50 years. The impressive thing about Maz was that he did everything perfectly. I backed him up for 10 years and never got a ball." Baseball Hall of Fame, "Mazeroski eventually became one of the best defensive second baseman in history with a lifetime .983 fielding percentage."

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

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