Dan Plesac Stats

Dan Plesac was born on Sunday, February 4, 1962, in Gary, Indiana. Plesac was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1986, with the Milwaukee Brewers. 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 Dan Plesac baseball stats page.

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"The person holding the ball obviously has an advantage, and I do believe that good pitching will beat good hitting. But remember, that doesn't necessarily mean that good hitters won't hit good pitching." - Dan Plesac [Post Game Press Conference, MLB Network, 2014]

Dan Plesac

Dan Plesac Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#275 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dan Plesac Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#275 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Daniel Thomas Plesac ( Twitter : @Plesac19 )
Nickname:
Dan or Sacman
Born On:
02-04-1962  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Gary, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Crown Point High School (Crown Point, IN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
04-11-1986 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-28-2003
Draft:
1983 : 1st Round (26th)

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Dan Plesac Pitching Stats

1986 24 Brewers 51 0 33 10 7 .588 2.97 0 0 14 91.0 377 81 30 34 5 29 1 75 4 0 0 -
1987 25 Brewers 57 0 47 5 6 .455 2.61 0 0 23 79.1 325 63 23 30 8 23 1 89 6 3 0 -
1988 26 Brewers 50 0 48 1 2 .333 2.41 0 0 30 52.1 211 46 14 14 2 12 2 52 4 0 6 -
1989 27 Brewers 52 0 51 3 4 .429 2.35 0 0 33 61.1 242 47 16 16 6 17 1 52 0 0 0 -
1990 28 Brewers 66 0 52 3 7 .300 4.43 0 0 24 69.0 299 67 34 36 5 31 6 65 2 3 0 -
1991 29 Brewers 45 10 25 2 7 .222 4.29 0 0 8 92.1 402 92 44 49 12 39 1 61 2 3 1 -
1992 30 Brewers 44 4 13 5 4 .556 2.96 0 0 1 79.0 330 64 26 28 5 35 5 54 3 3 1 -
1993 31 Cubs 57 0 12 2 1 .667 4.74 0 0 0 62.2 276 74 33 37 10 21 6 47 5 0 2 -
1994 32 Cubs 54 0 14 2 3 .400 4.61 0 0 1 54.2 235 61 28 30 9 13 0 53 0 1 0 -
1995 33 Pirates 58 0 16 4 4 .500 3.58 0 0 3 60.1 259 53 24 26 3 27 7 57 1 1 0 -
1996 34 Pirates 73 0 30 6 5 .545 4.09 0 0 11 70.1 300 67 32 35 4 24 6 76 4 0 0 -
1997 35 Blue Jays 73 0 18 2 4 .333 3.58 0 0 1 50.1 215 47 20 22 8 19 4 61 2 0 0 -
1998 36 Blue Jays 78 0 16 4 3 .571 3.78 0 0 4 50.0 203 41 21 23 4 16 1 55 0 1 0 -
1999 37 Blue Jays 30 0 5 0 3 .000 8.34 0 0 0 22.2 104 28 21 21 4 9 1 26 2 0 0 9
1999 37 Diamondbacks 34 0 6 2 1 .667 3.32 0 0 1 21.2 94 22 8 9 3 8 1 27 1 0 0 6
2000 38 Diamondbacks 62 0 14 5 1 .833 3.15 0 0 0 40.0 182 34 14 21 4 26 2 45 3 0 0 8
2001 39 Blue Jays 62 0 5 4 5 .444 3.57 0 0 1 45.1 190 34 18 18 4 24 5 68 1 1 0 16
2002 40 Blue Jays 19 0 3 1 2 .333 3.38 0 0 0 13.1 58 11 5 5 1 6 0 14 0 0 0 5
2002 40 Phillies 41 0 5 2 1 .667 4.70 0 0 1 23.0 96 16 12 12 5 12 3 27 0 0 0 13
2003 41 Phillies 58 0 9 2 1 .667 2.70 0 0 2 33.1 141 29 10 12 3 11 1 37 1 1 0 10
18 Years 1,064 14 422 65 71 .478 3.64 0 0 158 1,072.0 4,539 977 433 478 105 402 54 1,041 41 17 10 67

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Dan Plesac Hitting Stats

1986 24 Brewers 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 25 Brewers 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 26 Brewers 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 27 Brewers 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 28 Brewers 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 29 Brewers 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 30 Brewers 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 31 Cubs 57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 32 Cubs 54 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1995 33 Pirates 58 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1996 34 Pirates 73 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1997 35 Blue Jays 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1998 36 Blue Jays 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 37 Blue Jays 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 37 Diamondbacks 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 38 Diamondbacks 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 39 Blue Jays 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 40 Blue Jays 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 40 Phillies 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 41 Phillies 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
18 Years 1,064 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 .067 .067 .067

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Dan Plesac Fielding Stats

1986 Brewers P 51 0 273 12 0.2 12 1 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.19
1987 Brewers P 57 0 238 14 0.2 12 0 12 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.36
1988 Brewers P 50 0 157 6 0.1 6 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.03
1989 Brewers P 52 0 184 10 0.2 10 2 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.47
1990 Brewers P 66 0 207 8 0.1 8 1 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.04
1991 Brewers P 45 10 277 7 0.2 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.68
1992 Brewers P 44 4 237 9 0.2 9 1 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.03
1993 Cubs P 57 0 188 10 0.2 9 0 9 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.29
1994 Cubs P 54 0 164 3 0.1 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.49
1995 Pirates P 58 0 181 9 0.2 9 1 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.34
1996 Pirates P 73 0 211 1 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.13
1997 Blue Jays P 73 0 151 1 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.18
1998 Blue Jays P 78 0 150 1 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.18
1999 Blue Jays P 30 0 68 2 0.1 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.79
1999 Diamondbacks P 34 0 65 5 0.1 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
2000 Diamondbacks P 62 0 120 2 0.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.45
2001 Blue Jays P 62 0 136 4 0.1 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.79
2002 Blue Jays P 19 0 40 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2002 Phillies P 41 0 69 3 0.1 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.17
2003 Phillies P 58 0 100 5 0.1 5 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
P Totals 1,064 14 3,216 112 0.1 109 9 100 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.92
18 Years 1,064 14 3,216 112 0.1 109 9 100 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .973 0.92

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Dan Plesac Miscellaneous Stats

1986 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.59 7.42 2.87
1987 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.87 10.10 2.61
1988 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.33 8.94 2.06
1989 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.06 7.63 2.49
1990 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.10 8.48 4.04
1991 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.56 5.95 3.80
1992 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.54 6.15 3.99
1993 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.24 6.75 3.02
1994 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 4.08 8.73 2.14
1995 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 2.11 8.50 4.03
1996 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 3.17 9.73 3.07
1997 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.21 10.91 3.40
1998 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.44 9.90 2.88
1999 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.89 10.32 3.57
1999 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.38 11.22 3.32
2000 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.73 10.13 5.85
2001 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.83 13.50 4.76
2002 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.33 9.45 4.05
2002 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.25 10.57 4.70
2003 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.36 9.99 2.97
18 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.5 0.0 2.59 8.74 3.38

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Dan Plesac Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1986 Milwaukee Brewers 37 $60,000.00 - -
1987 Milwaukee Brewers 37 $180,000.00 Stats -
1988 Milwaukee Brewers 37 $275,000.00 Stats -
1989 Milwaukee Brewers 37 $765,000.00 Stats -
1990 Milwaukee Brewers 37 $1,466,667.00 - -
1991 Milwaukee Brewers 37 $1,000,000.00 - -
1992 Milwaukee Brewers 37 $2,766,667.00 - -
1993 Chicago Cubs 32 $1,700,000.00 - -
1994 Chicago Cubs 37 $1,700,000.00 - n/a
1995 Pittsburgh Pirates 19 $1,091,112.00 - -
1996 Pittsburgh Pirates 19 $1,100,000.00 - -
1997 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $800,000.00 - -
1998 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $800,000.00 - -
1999 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $1,500,000.00 - -
1999 Arizona Diamondbacks 19 "     " - -
2000 Arizona Diamondbacks 19 $1,500,000.00 - -
2001 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $2,200,000.00 - -
2002 Toronto Blue Jays 19 $2,200,000.00 - -
2002 Philadelphia Phillies 19 "     " - -
2003 Philadelphia Phillies 19 $2,000,000.00 - -
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On September 28, 2003 , Dan Plesac took the mound for the final time in his Major League career. Called in from the bullpen during the top of the ninth inning, relieving Mike Williams , two outs on the scoreboard, Ryan Langerhans digging in at the plate, Plesac took the count full, but struck out Ryan swinging - the last Philadelphia Phillies pitcher in the history of Veterans Stadium. Plesac shared these memories:

"My last day in the big leagues was, without a doubt, one of the most memorable and enjoyable days of my life. I will remember the celebration for the rest of my life. To be on a field with Schmidt , Carlton , Luzinski , Bowa and Roberts was incredible. It was a day that, when the ceremony started, I knew my career was over. It was very emotional. Throughout my career, I tried to respect the game, my teammates, every place I played, the tradition and heritages. Everything hit me like a ton of bricks that day. It all came rushing back. I really enjoyed my time in Philadelphia . And I've said this on a lot of occasions, but I wish I would have played most of my career in Philly . I enjoyed everything about being a Phillie : the tradition, the city, the great players who wore the uniform. The fans are so passionate about their sports teams. As a player, you knew that when the game started, you had to be accountable for what you did."

Source: Phillies.com. July 14, 2005. Greg Casterioto. Full Story .

Veterans Stadium Final Game
Dan Plesac | Veterans Stadium Final Game | Collage by PhotoFile | Baseball Almanac Collection
After hanging up his playing cleats in 2003, Dan Plesac had one-hundred fifty-eight career saves, one-hundred thirty-three with the Milwaukee Brewers - the most saves in team history [ MLB.com Stats ].

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