Bill Monbouquette Stats

Bill Monbouquette was born on Tuesday, August 11, 1936, in Medford, Massachusetts. Monbouquette was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 18, 1958, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Monbouquette baseball stats page.

"(Bill) Monbouquette was a workhorse righthander with pinpoint control. He posted a 114-112 record and a 3.68 ERA in 11 seasons (96 wins with the Sox on bad teams) and never made the postseason, despite stints with the Tigers, Yankees, and Giants He refuses to bad-mouth those weak Sox teams. 'What can you do? You go out there and try to battle,' he says. He absolutely hated to be taken out of a game. 'My makeup was you had to finish what you start. Even with the greatest reliever I ever saw - and that was Dick Radatz . I used to say to him, If you don't get him out, I'm going to kick your ass. Here's a 6-foot-6-inch guy, 270-pound guy. He said, 'Get up in the clubhouse and crack me a Bud, I'll be right up.' And he'd go 1-2-3." - Sportswriter Stan Grossfeld in The Boston Globe (05/16/2008, 'Monbo fights on', Source )
Bill Monbouquette

Bill Monbouquette Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#234 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1968top01' title='1968 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Bill Monbouquette Autograph on a 1968 Topps Baseball Card (#234 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
William Charles Monbouquette
Nickname:
Bill or Monbo
Born On:
08-11-1936  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Medford, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-25-2015 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Boston, Massachusetts
Cemetery:
Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Massachusetts
High School:
Medord High School (Medord, MA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
07-18-1958 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-03-1968
Draft:
Not Applicable
Bill Monbouquette

Bill Monbouquette 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
1958 22 Red Sox 10 8 1 3 4 .429 3.31 3 0 0 54.1 231 52 20 25 4 20 4 30 1 0 0 -
1959 23 Red Sox 34 17 3 7 7 .500 4.15 4 0 0 151.2 631 165 70 86 15 33 1 87 3 3 0 -
1960 24 Red Sox 35 30 2 14 11 .560 3.64 12 3 0 215.0 909 217 87 91 18 68 9 134 2 2 1 -
1961 25 Red Sox 32 32 0 14 14 .500 3.39 12 1 0 236.1 1,030 233 89 106 24 100 1 161 4 0 1 -
1962 26 Red Sox 35 35 0 15 13 .536 3.33 11 4 0 235.1 984 227 87 100 22 65 1 153 1 3 1 -
1963 27 Red Sox 37 36 1 20 10 .667 3.81 13 1 0 266.2 1,090 258 113 119 31 42 6 174 3 0 0 -
1964 28 Red Sox 36 35 1 13 14 .481 4.04 7 5 1 234.0 986 258 105 114 34 40 4 120 2 1 1 -
1965 29 Red Sox 35 35 0 10 18 .357 3.70 10 2 0 228.2 949 239 94 114 32 40 5 110 0 1 1 -
1966 30 Tigers 30 14 7 7 8 .467 4.73 2 1 0 102.2 444 120 54 60 14 22 4 61 1 3 0 -
1967 31 Tigers 2 0 2 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 2.0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 -
1967 31 Yankees 33 10 4 6 5 .545 2.36 2 1 1 133.1 526 122 35 39 6 17 7 53 2 4 0 -
1968 32 Yankees 17 11 2 5 7 .417 4.43 2 0 0 89.1 370 92 44 47 7 13 2 32 0 3 0 -
1968 32 Giants 7 0 4 0 1 .000 3.65 0 0 1 12.1 50 11 5 9 4 2 0 5 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
11 Years 343 263 27 114 112 .504 3.68 78 18 3 1,961.2 8,207 1,995 803 910 211 462 44 1,122 20 20 5 -
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Bill Monbouquette Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1958 22 Red Sox 10 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 .176 .176 .176
1959 23 Red Sox 35 46 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 28 3 0 0 0 .065 .104 .065
1960 24 Red Sox 38 65 9 6 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 28 8 0 0 0 .092 .181 .092
1961 25 Red Sox 33 69 6 9 0 0 0 0 5 10 0 29 14 0 0 1 .130 .241 .130
1962 26 Red Sox 35 73 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 39 8 0 0 0 .096 .175 .096
1963 27 Red Sox 37 88 6 10 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 43 10 0 0 0 .114 .152 .125
1964 28 Red Sox 39 72 3 6 0 1 0 0 3 8 0 22 5 0 0 1 .083 .175 .111
1965 29 Red Sox 36 68 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 7 0 30 10 0 0 1 .059 .147 .074
1966 30 Tigers 30 26 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 14 4 0 0 0 .154 .185 .154
1967 31 Tigers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1967 31 Yankees 33 32 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 3 0 0 0 .156 .182 .156
1968 32 Yankees 17 26 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 2 0 0 0 .115 .179 .154
1968 32 Giants 7 0 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
11 Years 352 582 35 60 3 1 0 0 18 49 0 249 69 0 0 4 .103 .173 .112
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Bill Monbouquette Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1958 Red Sox P 10 8 163 9 0.9 8 1 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.33
1959 Red Sox P 34 17 455 33 1.0 33 11 22 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
1960 Red Sox P 35 30 645 46 1.3 46 18 28 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1961 Red Sox P 32 32 709 45 1.4 44 16 28 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.68
1962 Red Sox P 35 35 706 29 0.8 28 7 21 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.07
1963 Red Sox P 37 36 800 68 1.8 68 31 37 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.30
1964 Red Sox P 36 35 702 53 1.5 53 15 38 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.04
1965 Red Sox P 35 35 686 61 1.7 59 21 38 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.32
1966 Tigers P 30 14 308 22 0.7 21 11 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.84
1967 Tigers P 2 0 6 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1967 Yankees P 33 10 400 30 0.9 29 11 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.96
1968 Yankees P 17 11 268 27 1.6 27 10 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.72
1968 Giants P 7 0 37 4 0.6 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.92
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 343 263 5,885 428 1.2 421 155 266 7 19 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.93
11 Years 343 263 5,885 428 1.2 421 155 266 7 19 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.93
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Bill Monbouquette Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1958 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.5 17.0 1.50 4.97 3.31
1959 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 1.6 46.0 2.64 5.16 1.96
1960 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 2.3 65.0 1.97 5.61 2.85
1961 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.4 13.8 1.61 6.13 3.81
1962 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 73.0 2.35 5.85 2.49
1963 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 88.0 4.14 5.87 1.42
1964 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 3.3 24.0 3.00 4.62 1.54
1965 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.3 34.0 2.75 4.33 1.57
1966 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 26.0 2.77 5.35 1.93
1967 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 9.00 0.00
1967 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.12 3.58 1.15
1968 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 13.0 2.46 3.22 1.31
1968 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.50 3.65 1.46
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 1 0 1.000 0 9 n/a 0.0 2.3 32.3 2.43 5.15 2.12
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Did you know that Bill Monbouquette won his ninety-sixth game on September 25, 1965 , the final game of the regular season, and the opposing starting pitcher was a future Hall of Famer appearing in his last Major League game named Satchel Paige (who set the Major League record for oldest pitcher in big league history). Trivia alert: Monbo, was last batter Satchel ever struck out.

Baseball Almanac hopes you enjoy this deeper look at and exclusive description of Bill Monbouquette's no hitter researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Bill Monbouquette', Page 209):

Bill Monbouquette No Hitter (Box Score: 08-01-1962 )

Bill Monbouquette accomplished a baseball rarity by becoming the team's second pitcher in five weeks to hurl a no-hitter when he blanked the seventh place Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, August 1 at Comiskey Park. Earl Wilson had tossed a no-hitter for the Bosox on June 26 .

A small crowd of 17,185 was on hand to see Monbouquette, with an 8-10 record, take the mound for the eighth place Red Sox against 42-year old Early Wynn . The elder hurler Wynn was seeking his 298th win.

In his previous four starts, Monbouquette had lasted just 11 innings while giving up 17 runs and 19 hits. He hadn't won since July 8 .

This time, though, the 26-year-old right-hander, who pitched two one-hitters during his career, was unbeatable. He came within one batter of firing a perfect game while striking out seven.

Monbouquette had started out in the first by getting Luis Aparicio on a ground out to third, Bob Sadowski on strikes and Joe Cunningham on a pop up to third.

The second proved to be his toughest inning. After Floyd Robinson opened with a ground out to second, Charley Maxwell drilled a ferocious lined toward the right field corner. Lu Clinton sprinted to the wall, and made a sensational leaping grab. Al Smith then became the only batter to reach base when he walked. He stayed on first, though, as Jim Landis struck out.

Monbouquette retired 22 batters in a row. During the game, only seven balls were hit to the outfield.

One of Boston's toughest defensive plays came in the sixth when Sherman Lollar hit a little looper into short right field. Second baseman Billy Gardner raced back and caught the ball with a fine running grab.

While Monbouquette was cruising along, Wynn was too. Over the first five innings, two singles by Clinton were the only Boston hits. But the aging Wynn began tiring in the eighth. He walked Gary Geiger to start the inning, but the runner was thrown out trying to steal. Then after striking out Carl Yastrzemski , Jim Pagliaroni and Pete Runnels singled. Lu Clinton followed with his third hit of the game, a single that drove in Pagliaroni with the game's only run.

In the bottom of the eighth, Maxwell fouled out and Smith struck out before Landis hit one of the longest balls of the game, a fly ball to deep center. It was caught by Gary Geiger near the wall.

Monbouquette had an easy time in the ninth. He started by striking out Lollar . Veteran Nellie Fox then came to the plate as a pinch-hitter, and Monbo got him on an easy grounder to Frank Malzone at third. The final hitter was Aparicio . Monbouquette fired two quick strikes, then a ball that just missed, and finally got the hitter on a swinging third strike.

Monbouquette had his no-hitter. He would finish the seasons with a 15-13 record.

Bill Monbouquette No Hitter
Bill Monbouquette No Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Decatur Daily Review | August 2, 1962
Bill Monbouquette was a a local boy who signed wth the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1955, made his Major League Debut with the Red Sox in 1958, appeared in four All-Star Games as a Red Sox (1960, 1960, 1962, 1963), struck out seventeen batters in a game on May 12, 1961 (a new Red Sox record at the time), pitched the thirteenth no hitter in Red Sox history on August 1, 1962 , never missed a start for the Red Sox (six full consecutive years), and was a twenty-game winner for the Red Sox in 1963.

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