Milt Pappas Stats

Milt Pappas was born on Thursday, May 11, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan. Pappas was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 10, 1957, with the Baltimore Orioles. 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 Milt Pappas baseball stats page.

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"I figured that God only put a certain number of pitches in my arm and when I used them all up, it was over. But I always hoped I didn't use that last one up with the bases loaded." - Milt Pappas in Remembrance of Swings Past (Ron Luciano, Bantam Publishing, 02/01/1989, Page 89)

Milt Pappas

Milt 'Gimpy' Pappas Autograph on a 1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#107 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1990swe01' title='1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Milt 'Gimpy' Pappas Autograph on a 1990 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#107 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Milton Steven Pappas
Nickname:
Gimpy - Milt
Born On:
05-11-1939  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Detroit, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-19-2016 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Beecher, Illinois
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Cooley High School (Detroit, MI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
08-10-1957 (Age 18)
Last Game:
09-18-1973
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $4,000

Milt Pappas

Milt Pappas Pitching Stats

1957 18 Orioles 4 0 4 0 0 .000 1.00 0 0 0 9.0 34 6 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 -
1958 19 Orioles 31 21 4 10 10 .500 4.06 3 0 0 135.1 574 135 61 67 8 48 1 72 6 2 1 -
1959 20 Orioles 33 27 4 15 9 .625 3.27 15 4 3 209.1 858 175 76 82 8 75 2 120 14 4 1 -
1960 21 Orioles 30 27 3 15 11 .577 3.37 11 3 0 205.2 863 184 77 81 15 83 4 126 10 6 0 -
1961 22 Orioles 26 23 3 13 9 .591 3.04 11 4 1 177.2 736 134 60 67 16 78 5 89 7 7 0 -
1962 23 Orioles 35 32 2 12 10 .545 4.03 9 1 0 205.1 874 200 92 105 31 75 3 130 7 2 1 -
1963 24 Orioles 34 32 1 16 9 .640 3.03 11 4 0 216.2 888 186 73 80 21 69 6 120 10 5 0 -
1964 25 Orioles 37 36 0 16 7 .696 2.97 13 7 0 251.2 1,005 225 83 89 21 48 10 157 5 7 0 -
1965 26 Orioles 34 34 0 13 9 .591 2.60 9 3 0 221.1 891 192 64 81 22 52 3 127 5 3 0 -
1966 27 Reds 33 32 0 12 11 .522 4.29 6 2 0 209.2 876 224 100 106 23 39 4 133 7 3 0 -
1967 28 Reds 34 32 2 16 13 .552 3.35 5 3 0 217.2 894 218 81 88 19 38 5 129 3 5 0 -
1968 29 Reds 15 11 2 2 5 .286 5.60 0 0 0 62.2 268 70 39 41 9 10 3 43 1 2 2 -
1968 29 Braves 22 19 3 10 8 .556 2.37 3 1 0 121.1 485 111 32 36 8 22 6 75 4 3 0 -
1969 30 Braves 26 24 1 6 10 .375 3.63 1 0 0 144.0 615 149 58 66 14 44 9 72 1 4 0 -
1970 31 Braves 11 3 2 2 2 .500 6.06 1 0 0 35.2 160 44 24 25 6 7 1 25 4 2 0 -
1970 31 Cubs 21 20 1 10 8 .556 2.68 6 2 0 144.2 592 135 43 53 14 36 9 80 0 0 1 -
1971 32 Cubs 35 35 0 17 14 .548 3.51 14 5 0 261.1 1,099 279 102 109 25 62 6 99 6 5 0 -
1972 33 Cubs 29 28 0 17 7 .708 2.77 10 3 0 195.0 791 187 60 72 18 29 3 80 2 8 0 -
1973 34 Cubs 30 29 1 7 12 .368 4.28 1 1 0 162.0 695 192 77 82 20 40 9 48 5 4 0 -
17 Years 520 465 33 209 164 .560 3.40 129 43 4 3,186.0 13,198 3,046 1,203 1,331 298 858 89 1,728 97 72 6 -

Milt Pappas

Milt Pappas Hitting Stats

1957 18 Orioles 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1958 19 Orioles 32 42 2 6 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 21 3 0 0 0 .143 .143 .262
1959 20 Orioles 33 79 4 11 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 35 1 0 0 0 .139 .150 .152
1960 21 Orioles 30 70 4 3 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 34 5 0 0 0 .043 .095 .086
1961 22 Orioles 26 66 6 9 2 0 3 0 6 0 0 29 3 1 0 1 .136 .134 .303
1962 23 Orioles 35 69 5 6 1 0 4 0 8 1 0 41 3 2 0 2 .087 .097 .275
1963 24 Orioles 36 71 6 9 0 0 2 0 5 2 0 35 7 0 0 1 .127 .151 .211
1964 25 Orioles 37 93 4 12 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 46 2 0 1 1 .129 .173 .140
1965 26 Orioles 34 70 3 5 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 36 7 0 0 2 .071 .085 .114
1966 27 Reds 36 75 6 8 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 38 3 1 1 1 .107 .139 .173
1967 28 Reds 34 72 2 7 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 33 2 0 0 1 .097 .133 .139
1968 29 Reds 16 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 0 .063 .063 .063
1968 29 Braves 22 37 5 6 0 0 1 0 4 3 0 21 2 0 1 0 .162 .244 .243
1969 30 Braves 26 45 4 7 0 0 2 0 4 5 0 21 1 0 0 0 .156 .240 .289
1970 31 Braves 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1970 31 Cubs 21 50 7 12 2 1 2 0 5 2 0 17 1 1 1 0 .240 .278 .440
1971 32 Cubs 35 91 6 14 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 30 2 0 2 3 .154 .206 .176
1972 33 Cubs 29 68 5 13 1 0 1 0 8 2 0 33 4 0 2 0 .191 .236 .250
1973 34 Cubs 30 48 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 28 2 0 0 1 .063 .100 .125
17 Years 527 1,073 72 132 13 3 20 0 67 36 0 510 52 5 8 13 .123 .157 .197

Milt Pappas

Milt Pappas Fielding Stats

1957 Orioles P 4 0 27 2 0.5 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1958 Orioles 2B 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1958 Orioles P 31 21 406 39 1.3 37 9 28 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.46
1959 Orioles P 33 27 628 45 1.4 42 6 36 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.81
1960 Orioles P 30 27 617 45 1.5 44 8 36 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.93
1961 Orioles P 26 23 533 59 2.3 58 24 34 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.94
1962 Orioles P 35 32 616 61 1.7 58 20 38 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.54
1963 Orioles P 34 32 650 69 2.0 67 26 41 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.78
1964 Orioles P 37 36 755 55 1.5 55 25 30 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.97
1965 Orioles P 34 34 664 39 1.1 36 15 21 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.46
1966 Reds P 33 32 629 49 1.5 48 16 32 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.06
1967 Reds P 34 32 653 49 1.4 49 13 36 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.03
1968 Reds P 15 11 188 12 0.8 12 2 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.72
1968 Braves P 22 19 364 22 1.0 21 2 19 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.56
1969 Braves P 26 24 432 39 1.5 37 17 20 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .949 2.31
1970 Braves P 11 3 107 9 0.8 9 6 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.27
1970 Cubs P 21 20 434 25 1.2 24 6 18 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.49
1971 Cubs P 35 35 784 49 1.4 49 19 30 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1972 Cubs P 29 28 585 47 1.6 47 20 27 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.17
1973 Cubs P 30 29 486 39 1.3 36 11 25 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 2.00
P Totals 520 465 9,558 754 1.5 731 245 486 23 38 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.06
2B Totals 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
17 Years 521 466 9,558 754 1.4 731 245 486 23 38 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.06

Milt Pappas

Milt Pappas Miscellaneous Stats

1957 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.00 3.00 3.00
1958 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 42.0 2.0 14.0 1.50 4.79 3.19
1959 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 39.5 1.60 5.16 3.22
1960 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 70.0 2.1 23.3 1.52 5.51 3.63
1961 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 22.0 2.3 11.0 1.14 4.51 3.95
1962 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 17.3 1.7 8.6 1.73 5.70 3.29
1963 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 35.5 2.0 14.2 1.74 4.98 2.87
1964 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 23.3 3.27 5.61 1.72
1965 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 17.5 2.44 5.16 2.11
1966 Reds 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 75.0 2.0 18.8 3.41 5.71 1.67
1967 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 72.0 2.2 24.0 3.39 5.33 1.57
1968 Reds 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 4.30 6.18 1.44
1968 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 37.0 1.8 9.3 3.41 5.56 1.63
1969 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 22.5 2.1 11.3 1.64 4.50 2.75
1970 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 3.57 6.31 1.77
1970 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 25.0 2.9 10.0 2.22 4.98 2.24
1971 Cubs 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 45.5 1.60 3.41 2.14
1972 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 68.0 2.1 8.5 2.76 3.69 1.34
1973 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 48.0 1.7 24.0 1.20 2.67 2.22
17 Years 1 0 1.000 4 2 n/a 53.7 2.1 16.0 2.01 4.88 2.42

Milt Pappas

Milt Pappas Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1957 Baltimore Orioles 23 Undetermined - -
1958 Baltimore Orioles 32 Undetermined - -
1959 Baltimore Orioles 32 $11,000.00 - -
1960 Baltimore Orioles 32 $15,000.00 - -
1961 Baltimore Orioles 32 $19,000.00 - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 32 $23,000.00 Stats -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 32 $26,000.00 - -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 32 $32,500.00 - -
1965 Baltimore Orioles 32 $32,500.00 Stats -
1966 Cincinnati Reds 34 Undetermined - -
1967 Cincinnati Reds 34 Undetermined - -
1968 Cincinnati Reds 32 Undetermined - -
1968 Atlanta Braves 32 Undetermined - -
1969 Atlanta Braves 32 Undetermined - -
1970 Atlanta Braves 32 Undetermined - -
1970 Chicago Cubs 32 Undetermined - -
1971 Chicago Cubs 32 Undetermined - -
1972 Chicago Cubs 32 Undetermined - -
1973 Chicago Cubs 32 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Milt Pappas signed with the Baltimore Orioles for $4,000 after being scouted in high school by Hal Newhouser , then pitched in only three Minor League games before being called-up to face the New York Yankees in his debut on August 10, 1957 ? [2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER]

Did you know that Milt Pappas, on September 24, 1971 , threw the first known / recorded instance of an Immaculate Inning ( Exactly 9 Pitches - Exactly 9 Strikes = 3 Outs ) by a Chicago Cubs pitcher?

Milt Pappas, after making the starting rotation in his sophomore season, had a streak of eleven consecutive double-digit winning seasons (14 total across his career), was one of small group of pitch of pitchers to win 150 games before turning thirty, and on September 2, 1972 , came within one batter of throwing a perfect game for the Chicago Cubs . Baseball Almanac is honored to present this exclusive description of that Milt Pappas no-hitter researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Milt Pappas', Page 271):

Milt Pappas No Hitter (Box Score: 09-02-1972 )

No pitcher ever came closer to hurling a perfect game than 33-year-old Milt Pappas when he worked a Saturday September 2 game for the NL East's second-place Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The opponent was the San Diego Padres , sixth in the NL West. Mike Caldwell was on the mound for the Padres with a crowd of 11,144 in the stands.

Pappas, who had an 11-7 record and five straight wins, had a perfect game for eight and two-thirds innings, but then walked Larry Stahl after getting ahead in the count, 1-2. Three straight pitches were called balls by second-year umpire Bruce Froemming, all of them questionable.

The veteran hurler still wound up with a no-hitter, striking out six and walking one. Only four balls were hit to Cubs outfielders.

Pappas moved through the Padres lineup with ease. He got Enzo Hernandez on a fly to center, Dave Roberts on a liner to the mound and Leron Lee on a grounder to second in the first inning.

There wasn't anything close to a hit for the Padres until Hernandez dropped a nearly perfect bunt down the third base line leading off the fourth. the ball rolled foul at the last instant as Ron Santo could do no more than watch. Hernandez eventually struck out.

In the fifth, shortstop Don Kessinger made a sizzling play to take away a hit from Nate Colbert . Kessinger raced deep into the hole between third and short to get Colbert's grounder, and then threw the runner out at first by half a step from the outfield grass.

The Cubs backed Pappas with 13 hits and some early runs. They scored two unearned runs in the first with the help of an error by Hernandez . Jim Hickman's RBI single and a double play ball pushed over two more runs in the third.

Chicago'ss last four runs crossed in the eighth on an RBI infield single by Bill North and a three-run double by Kessinger .

Pappas had needed some more defensive help in the top of the eighth. After Colbert went out on a grounder to short and Cito Gaston struck out, Derrel Thomas clubbed a line drive that bounced off the glove of Pappas and rolled behind the mound. The pitcher pounced on the ball, and just barely managed to get Thomas at first.

The ninth began with John Jeter hitting a liner to center. Center fielder North slipped and fell on the wet grass, but left fielder Billy Williams rushed over to make a fine running catch. Fred Kendall then grounded out to Kessinger at short after lining the first pitch foul down the left field line.

That brought up pinch-hitter Stahl , and with the help of the pitch calls by Froemming, the perfect game ended after Pappas had retired 26 batters in a row. That left matters up to pinch-hitter Garry Jestadt , and he popped out to Carmen Fanzone at second to end the game.

Pappas finished the season with a 17-7 record, his second straight 17-win campaign.

Gimpy led the National League in shutouts in 1971 (5), was a three-time All Star ( 1962 , 1962 & 1965 ), had seven 15-win seasons (1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1971 & 1972), nine 200-innings pitched seasons (1959, 1960, 1962-1967 & 1971), and did not commit a single error while pitching across seven different years!

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