Jesse Orosco Stats

Jesse Orosco was born on Sunday, April 21, 1957, in Santa Barbara, California. Orosco was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 5, 1979, with the New York Mets. 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 Jesse Orosco baseball stats page.

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"A few people have ribbed me about that. They'll say, 'Hey Jesse, 70 games pitched and 30 innings.' They think it's an easy life, but I have to be in good shape, just as if I were pitching two or three innings at a time. You'll get into a lot of games in this role." - Jesse Orosco in Baseball Digest (August 1998, Lefty Relief Specialists in Demand , Page 15)

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Jesse Orosco Autograph on a 1989 Topps (#513)

Jesse Orosco Autograph on a 1989 Topps (#513)

Birth Name:
Jesse Russell Orosco
Nickname:
None
Born On:
04-21-1957  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Barbara, 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:
Santa Barbara High School (Santa Barbara, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
04-05-1979 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-27-2003
Draft:
1978 : 2nd Round (41st)

Jesse Orosco

Jesse Orosco Pitching Stats

1979 22 Mets 18 2 6 1 2 .333 4.89 0 0 0 35.0 154 33 19 20 4 22 0 22 0 2 0 -
1981 24 Mets 8 0 4 0 1 .000 1.56 0 0 1 17.1 69 13 3 4 2 6 2 18 0 0 1 -
1982 25 Mets 54 2 22 4 10 .286 2.72 0 0 4 109.1 451 92 33 37 7 40 2 89 3 2 2 -
1983 26 Mets 62 0 42 13 7 .650 1.47 0 0 17 110.0 432 76 18 27 3 38 7 84 1 1 2 -
1984 27 Mets 60 0 52 10 6 .625 2.59 0 0 31 87.0 355 58 25 29 7 34 6 85 1 2 1 -
1985 28 Mets 54 0 39 8 6 .571 2.73 0 0 17 79.0 331 66 24 26 6 34 7 68 4 0 0 -
1986 29 Mets 58 0 40 8 6 .571 2.33 0 0 21 81.0 338 64 21 23 6 35 3 62 2 3 0 -
1987 30 Mets 58 0 41 3 9 .250 4.44 0 0 16 77.0 335 78 38 41 5 31 9 78 2 2 0 -
1988 31 Dodgers 55 0 21 3 2 .600 2.72 0 0 9 53.0 229 41 16 18 4 30 3 43 1 2 0 -
1989 32 Indians 69 0 29 3 4 .429 2.08 0 0 3 78.0 312 54 18 20 7 26 4 79 0 2 0 -
1990 33 Indians 55 0 28 5 4 .556 3.90 0 0 2 64.2 289 58 28 35 9 38 7 55 1 0 0 -
1991 34 Indians 47 0 20 2 0 1.000 3.74 0 0 0 45.2 202 52 19 20 4 15 8 36 1 1 1 -
1992 35 Brewers 59 0 14 3 1 .750 3.23 0 0 1 39.0 158 33 14 15 5 13 1 40 2 1 0 -
1993 36 Brewers 57 0 27 3 5 .375 3.18 0 0 8 56.2 233 47 20 25 2 17 3 67 3 3 1 -
1994 37 Brewers 40 0 5 3 1 .750 5.08 0 0 0 39.0 174 32 22 26 4 26 2 36 0 2 0 -
1995 38 Orioles 65 0 23 2 4 .333 3.26 0 0 3 49.2 200 28 18 19 4 27 7 58 2 1 1 -
1996 39 Orioles 66 0 10 3 1 .750 3.40 0 0 0 55.2 236 42 21 22 5 28 4 52 2 2 0 -
1997 40 Orioles 71 0 12 6 3 .667 2.32 0 0 0 50.1 205 29 13 13 6 30 0 46 1 0 1 -
1998 41 Orioles 69 0 26 4 1 .800 3.18 0 0 7 56.2 243 46 20 20 6 28 1 50 3 1 1 -
1999 42 Orioles 65 0 12 0 2 .000 5.34 0 0 1 32.0 144 28 19 21 5 20 3 35 2 2 0 12
2000 43 Cardinals 6 0 0 0 0 .000 3.86 0 0 0 2.1 16 3 1 3 1 3 2 4 0 2 0 2
2001 44 Dodgers 35 0 7 0 1 .000 3.94 0 0 0 16.0 69 17 7 7 3 7 1 21 0 0 0 10
2002 45 Dodgers 56 0 8 1 2 .333 3.00 0 0 1 27.0 119 24 9 10 4 12 1 22 2 0 0 16
2003 46 Padres 42 0 10 1 1 .500 7.56 0 0 2 25.0 118 33 21 22 4 10 0 22 4 2 0 7
2003 46 Yankees 15 0 24 0 0 .000 10.39 0 0 0 4.1 0 4 5 6 0 6 3 4 0 0 0 4
2003 46 Twins 8 0 3 1 1 .500 5.79 0 0 0 4.2 24 4 3 3 0 5 0 3 3 1 0 0
24 Years 1,252 4 525 87 80 .521 3.16 0 0 144 1,295.1 5,436 1,055 455 512 113 581 86 1,179 40 34 11 51

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Jesse Orosco Hitting Stats

1979 22 Mets 18 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 24 Mets 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 25 Mets 54 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143
1983 26 Mets 62 12 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 .333 .357 .333
1984 27 Mets 60 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .250 .571 .250
1985 28 Mets 54 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429
1986 29 Mets 58 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000
1987 30 Mets 58 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 31 Dodgers 55 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 32 Indians 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 33 Indians 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 34 Indians 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 35 Brewers 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 36 Brewers 57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 37 Brewers 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 38 Orioles 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 39 Orioles 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1997 40 Orioles 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000
1998 41 Orioles 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 42 Orioles 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 43 Cardinals 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 44 Dodgers 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 45 Dodgers 56 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000
2003 46 Padres 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 46 Yankees 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 46 Twins 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
24 Years 1,252 59 3 10 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 25 7 2 0 1 .169 .261 .169

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Jesse Orosco Fielding Stats

1979 Mets P 18 2 105 11 0.6 11 2 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
1981 Mets P 8 0 52 3 0.4 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.56
1982 Mets P 54 2 328 20 0.4 20 4 16 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.65
1983 Mets P 62 0 330 24 0.4 24 5 19 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
1984 Mets P 60 0 261 14 0.2 13 2 11 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.34
1985 Mets P 54 0 237 12 0.2 11 3 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.25
1986 Mets P 58 0 243 12 0.2 12 4 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.33
1986 Mets RF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1987 Mets P 58 0 231 13 0.2 13 4 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.52
1988 Dodgers P 55 0 159 11 0.2 11 1 10 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.87
1989 Indians P 69 0 234 19 0.3 19 6 13 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.19
1990 Indians P 55 0 194 16 0.3 15 1 14 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.09
1991 Indians P 47 0 137 6 0.1 6 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.18
1992 Brewers P 59 0 117 5 0.1 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.15
1993 Brewers P 57 0 170 20 0.4 20 1 19 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.18
1994 Brewers P 40 0 117 6 0.2 6 3 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1995 Orioles P 65 0 149 11 0.2 11 3 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1996 Orioles P 66 0 167 10 0.2 10 2 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
1997 Orioles P 71 0 151 9 0.1 9 3 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.61
1998 Orioles P 69 0 170 6 0.1 6 1 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.95
1999 Orioles P 65 0 96 9 0.1 8 2 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.25
2000 Cardinals P 6 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2001 Dodgers P 35 0 48 2 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
2002 Dodgers P 56 0 81 5 0.1 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
2003 Padres P 42 0 75 8 0.2 8 4 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.88
2003 Yankees P 15 0 13 2 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.15
2003 Twins P 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 1,252 4 3,872 254 0.2 250 61 189 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.74
RF Totals 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
24 Years 1,253 4 3,881 255 0.2 251 62 189 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.75

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Jesse Orosco Miscellaneous Stats

1979 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.00 5.66 5.66
1981 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.00 9.35 3.12
1982 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 0.0 2.23 7.33 3.29
1983 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 6.0 2.21 6.87 3.11
1984 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 4.0 2.50 8.79 3.52
1985 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 2.00 7.75 3.87
1986 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 3.0 1.77 6.89 3.89
1987 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.1 0.0 2.52 9.12 3.62
1988 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.43 7.30 5.09
1989 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.04 9.12 3.00
1990 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.45 7.65 5.29
1991 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.40 7.09 2.96
1992 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.08 9.23 3.00
1993 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.94 10.64 2.70
1994 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.38 8.31 6.00
1995 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.15 10.51 4.89
1996 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.86 8.41 4.53
1997 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.53 8.23 5.36
1998 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.79 7.94 4.45
1999 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.75 9.84 5.63
2000 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.33 15.43 11.57
2001 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 11.81 3.94
2002 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.83 7.33 4.00
2003 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.20 7.92 3.60
2003 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 8.31 12.46
2003 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.60 5.79 9.64
24 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.4 14.8 2.03 8.19 4.04

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Jesse Orosco Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1979 New York Mets 61 , 47 $112,500.00 - -
1981 New York Mets 47 $32,500.00 - -
1982 New York Mets 47 $112,500.00 - -
1983 New York Mets 47 $112,500.00 Stats -
1984 New York Mets 47 $525,000.00 Stats -
1985 New York Mets 47 $650,000.00 - -
1986 New York Mets 47 $825,000.00 - Stats
1987 New York Mets 47 $925,000.00 - -
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers 47 $1,000,000.00 - -
1989 Cleveland Indians 47 $825,000.00 - -
1990 Cleveland Indians 47 $850,000.00 - -
1991 Cleveland Indians 47 $900,000.00 - -
1992 Milwaukee Brewers 47 $1,215,000.00 - -
1993 Milwaukee Brewers 47 $1,000,000.00 - -
1994 Milwaukee Brewers 47 $775,000.00 - n/a
1995 Baltimore Orioles 47 $650,000.00 - -
1996 Baltimore Orioles 47 $750,000.00 - -
1997 Baltimore Orioles 47 $1,100,000.00 - -
1998 Baltimore Orioles 47 $1,100,000.00 - -
1999 Baltimore Orioles 47 $800,000.00 - -
2000 St. Louis Cardinals 47 $1,100,000.00 - -
2001 Los Angeles Dodgers 47 $1,000,000.00 - -
2002 Los Angeles Dodgers 47 $1,000,000.00 - -
2003 San Diego Padres 47 "     " - -
2003 New York Yankees 47 "     " - -
2003 Minnesota Twins 50 $800,000.00 - -
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Jesse Russell Orosco was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the New York Mets (1979, 1981-1987), Los Angeles Dodgers (1988), Cleveland Indians (1989-1991), Milwaukee Brewers (1992-1994), Baltimore Orioles (1995-1999), St. Louis Cardinals (2000), Los Angeles Dodgers (2001-2002), San Diego Padres (2003), New York Yankees (2003), and Minnesota Twins (2003).
Jesse Orosco Rookie Baseball Card
Jesse Orosco Rookie Card | 1980 Topps Baseball Card (#681 | Checklist )
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Did you know that Jesse Orosco won two games in the same day on July 31, 1983? [Game 1| Game 2] When he did, he became the first Mets pitcher to win two games on the same date, joining Craig Anderson (1962) and Willard Hunter (1964)!

Did you know that Jesse Orosco holds the Major League record for games pitched during a career ? His 1,252 appearances put him solidly at #1 in the Top 1,000 Games Pitched leaderboard and he is one of only sixteen pitchers in big league history with more than a thousand trips to the mound!

Did you know that Jesse Orosco appeared in relief in 1,248 of those 1,252 games pitched, setting the major league record for most career games pitched in relief ? Too easy? From that set of 1,248 games, he appeared as a relief pitcher in 1,199 consecutive games (no starts in between), setting another relief pitching record !

Jesse Orosco is one of only 29 players in baseball history to have appeared in Major League games in four decades . He retired when he was 46 years old, one of the oldest players to still be playing in the modern age:

45 Year-Old Pitchers Club

Age Pitcher Name Years Played
59 Satchel Paige 1948 - 1965
50 Jack Quinn 1909 - 1933
49 Hoyt Wilhelm 1952 - 1972
49 Jamie Moyer 1986 - 2012
48 Phil Niekro 1964 - 1987
48 Nick Altrock 1898 - 1924
46 Nolan Ryan 1966 - 1993
46 Jesse Orosco 1979 - 2003
46 Charlie Hough 1970 - 1994
46 Tommy John 1963 - 1989
46 Hod Lisenbee 1927 - 1945
46 Randy Johnson 1988 - 2009
45 Roger Clemens 1984 - 2007
45 Gaylord Perry 1962 - 1983
45 Fred Johnson 1922 - 1939
45 Ted Lyons 1932 - 1946
45 Tim Wakefield 1992 - 2011

Twenty-four years on the mound, more than a thousand games pitched , and Jesse Orosco committed only four errors while fielding his position . Trevor Hoffman and Lee Smith also had only four (but less games pitched / 1,035 & 1,022 respectively) and only one pitcher in baseball history has more than a thousand games pitched with less errors committed than Orosco (three). Who was it? [ Answer ]

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