Mike McCormick Stats

Mike McCormick was born on Thursday, September 29, 1938, in Pasadena, California. McCormick was 17 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 3, 1956, with the New York Giants. 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 McCormick baseball stats page.

"Mike McCormick doesn't speculate about what he'd be worth in today's major leagues. Why drive himself crazy? He was not just a very good pitcher -- in an era of good to great pitchers in the 1950s and 1960s -- he was left-handed, which then as now is a baseball blessing when it comes to continued employment. McCormick, a member of the first San Francisco Giants ' team in 1958, lasted 16 seasons in the big leagues, won 134 games and in 1967 was the NL Cy Young Award winner after going 22-10 in his second tour of duty with the Giants . Remarkably, most of that was accomplished with a bad pitching shoulder. 'I was 100 percent physically only in my first five seasons, but I had some of my better seasons after I was hurt (in 1961). My salvation was that I was left-handed and had good control, so I was allowed to stay around.'" - Staff Writer Dwight Chapin (The San Francisco Chronicle, 03/24/2002, WHERE ARE THEY NOW / Mike McCormick / Years with Giants more than a left-handed compliment , Source )
Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#400 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Mike McCormick Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#400 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Michael Francis McCormick
Nickname:
Mike
Born On:
09-29-1938  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pasadena, 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:
Mark Keppel High School (Alhambra, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-03-1956 (Age 17)
Last Game:
05-22-1971
Draft:
Not Applicable / $50,000 Bonus Baby
Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick 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
1956 18 Giants 3 2 1 0 1 .000 9.45 0 0 0 6.2 36 7 7 7 1 10 0 4 0 0 1 -
1957 19 Giants 24 5 7 3 1 .750 4.10 1 0 0 74.2 321 79 34 37 7 32 2 50 4 3 1 -
1958 20 Giants 42 28 5 11 8 .579 4.59 8 2 1 178.1 773 192 91 103 19 60 6 82 6 3 0 -
1959 21 Giants 47 31 9 12 16 .429 3.99 7 3 4 225.2 972 213 100 117 24 86 13 151 9 1 0 -
1960 22 Giants 40 34 6 15 12 .556 2.70 15 4 3 253.0 1,033 228 76 87 15 65 12 154 12 1 0 -
1961 23 Giants 40 35 3 13 16 .448 3.20 13 3 0 250.0 1,033 235 89 99 33 75 3 163 4 2 0 -
1962 24 Giants 28 15 4 5 5 .500 5.38 1 0 0 98.2 447 112 59 64 18 45 2 42 1 1 0 -
1963 25 Orioles 25 21 0 6 8 .429 4.30 2 0 0 136.0 591 132 65 70 18 66 4 75 3 0 0 -
1964 26 Orioles 4 2 0 0 2 .000 5.19 0 0 0 17.1 81 21 10 10 1 8 0 13 1 0 0 -
1965 27 Senators 44 21 8 8 8 .500 3.36 3 1 1 158.0 654 158 59 64 17 36 4 88 1 0 1 -
1966 28 Senators 41 32 5 11 14 .440 3.46 8 3 0 216.0 884 193 83 98 23 51 8 101 6 2 1 -
1967 29 Giants 40 35 3 22 10 .688 2.85 14 5 0 262.1 1,073 220 83 88 25 81 18 150 9 5 0 -
1968 30 Giants 38 28 5 12 14 .462 3.58 9 2 1 198.1 838 196 79 92 17 49 13 121 9 2 0 -
1969 31 Giants 32 28 2 11 9 .550 3.34 9 0 0 196.2 824 175 73 81 20 77 8 76 6 1 2 -
1970 32 Giants 23 11 7 3 4 .429 6.20 1 0 2 78.1 351 80 54 58 15 36 7 37 4 3 0 -
1970 32 Yankees 9 4 3 2 0 1.000 6.10 0 0 0 20.2 101 26 14 15 2 13 1 12 0 0 0 -
1971 33 Royals 4 1 1 0 0 .000 9.31 0 0 0 9.2 46 14 10 10 0 5 0 2 0 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
16 Years 484 333 69 134 128 .511 3.73 91 23 12 2,380.1 10,058 2,281 986 1,100 255 795 101 1,321 75 24 6 -
Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 18 Giants 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 19 Giants 24 22 1 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 .273 .261 .273
1958 20 Giants 42 54 4 12 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 21 3 0 0 1 .222 .250 .241
1959 21 Giants 47 66 3 7 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 22 11 1 0 0 .106 .155 .121
1960 22 Giants 40 88 4 16 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 35 5 0 0 1 .182 .200 .227
1961 23 Giants 40 80 3 15 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 25 5 0 0 0 .188 .226 .213
1962 24 Giants 29 28 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 .107 .167 .214
1963 25 Orioles 25 46 5 8 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 16 3 0 0 0 .174 .208 .239
1964 26 Orioles 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
1965 27 Senators 45 41 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 15 4 0 0 1 .073 .191 .073
1966 28 Senators 41 66 5 14 0 0 2 0 5 3 0 23 5 0 0 0 .212 .246 .303
1967 29 Giants 41 84 8 10 2 0 1 0 5 4 0 32 6 1 0 5 .119 .157 .179
1968 30 Giants 38 58 4 6 0 1 1 0 6 6 0 25 5 2 1 0 .103 .194 .190
1969 31 Giants 32 66 6 9 1 0 1 0 4 4 0 31 5 0 0 0 .136 .186 .197
1970 32 Giants 23 25 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 .160 .192 .200
1970 32 Yankees 9 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
1971 33 Royals 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
16 Years 487 738 54 115 12 1 7 0 39 40 0 275 55 5 1 8 .156 .199 .203
Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 Giants P 3 2 20 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1957 Giants P 24 5 224 13 0.5 12 3 9 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.45
1958 Giants P 42 28 535 50 1.2 48 11 37 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.42
1959 Giants P 47 31 677 57 1.2 54 12 42 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.15
1960 Giants P 40 34 759 69 1.7 67 12 55 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.38
1961 Giants P 40 35 750 49 1.2 49 12 37 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1962 Giants P 28 15 296 20 0.7 19 1 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.73
1963 Orioles P 25 21 408 32 1.3 30 9 21 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.99
1964 Orioles P 4 2 52 3 0.8 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.56
1965 Senators P 44 21 474 30 0.7 30 8 22 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1966 Senators P 41 32 648 39 1.0 39 5 34 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.63
1967 Giants P 40 35 787 46 1.2 46 10 36 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.58
1968 Giants P 38 28 595 33 0.9 32 9 23 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.45
1969 Giants P 32 28 590 36 1.1 36 3 33 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
1970 Giants P 23 11 235 19 0.8 19 4 15 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
1970 Yankees P 9 4 62 2 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.87
1971 Royals P 4 1 29 9 2.3 9 1 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.38
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 484 333 7,141 508 1.0 496 102 394 12 26 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.88
16 Years 484 333 7,141 508 1.0 496 102 394 12 26 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.88
Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.40 5.40 13.50
1957 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 7.3 1.56 6.03 3.86
1958 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 18.0 1.37 4.14 3.03
1959 Giants 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 22.0 1.76 6.02 3.43
1960 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 29.3 2.37 5.48 2.31
1961 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 20.0 2.17 5.87 2.70
1962 Giants 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 28.0 2.5 28.0 0.93 3.83 4.10
1963 Orioles 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 46.0 2.9 46.0 1.14 4.96 4.37
1964 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.63 6.75 4.15
1965 Senators 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 41.0 2.44 5.01 2.05
1966 Senators 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 33.0 2.9 13.2 1.98 4.21 2.13
1967 Giants 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 84.0 2.6 16.8 1.85 5.15 2.78
1968 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 58.0 2.3 9.7 2.47 5.49 2.22
1969 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 66.0 2.1 16.5 0.99 3.48 3.52
1970 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.2 0.0 1.03 4.25 4.14
1970 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.92 5.23 5.66
1971 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.40 1.86 4.66
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
16 Years 0 2 .000 3 1 n/a 105.4 2.7 18.9 1.66 4.99 3.01
Mike McCormick

Mike McCormick Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 New York Giants 29 Undetermined - -
1957 New York Giants 29 Undetermined - -
1958 San Francisco Giants 40 Undetermined - -
1959 San Francisco Giants 40 Undetermined - -
1960 San Francisco Giants 40 Undetermined Stats -
1961 San Francisco Giants 40 Undetermined Stats -
1962 San Francisco Giants 40 Undetermined - -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 40 Undetermined - -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 40 Undetermined - -
1965 Washington Senators 16 $24,000.00 - -
1966 Washington Senators 16 $24,000.00 - -
1967 San Francisco Giants 40 $50,000.00 - -
1968 San Francisco Giants 40 $50,000.00 - -
1969 San Francisco Giants 40 $45,000.00 - -
1970 San Francisco Giants 40 $45,000.00 - -
1970 New York Yankees 29 "     " - -
1971 Kansas City Royals 25 $37,500.00 - -


Mike McCormick had a National League (NL) leading earned run average (2.70 ERA) in 1960, the first left-handed ERA Champion in San Francisco Giants history, joining two righties; Stu Miller (2.47 ERA in 1958) and Sam Jones (2.83 ERA in 1959). Neither righty won the Cy Young Award , and neither did McCormick in 1960, but when Mike had a NL leading 22 wins in 1967 (2.85 ERA), he did win a Cy Young , the first Giants pitcher in franchise history to win the award. [ ERA Champions ]

Did you know that Mike McCormick surrendered 255 home runs during his career, to 152 different batters, in 26 different ballparks? Number 213 occurred on July 14, 1968 , in the bottom of the third inning, with two men on base, and two outs - the 500th home run of whose Hall of Fame career? [ Answer ]

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