Dan Quisenberry Stats

Dan Quisenberry was born on Saturday, February 7, 1953, in Santa Monica, California. Quisenberry was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 8, 1979, with the Kansas City Royals. 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 Quisenberry baseball stats page.

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" Reggie Jackson hit one (a home run, July 26, 1980 ) off me that's still burrowing its way to Los Angeles." - Dan Quisenberry in Babe Ruth's Incredible Records and the 44 Players Who Broke Them (John A. Mercurio, S.P.I. Books, 07/01/1993, Page 138) [ Dan Quisenberry Quotes ]

Dan Quisenberry

Dan Quisenberry Autograph on a 1986 Fleer (#18)

Dan Quisenberry Autograph on a 1986 Fleer (#18)

Birth Name:
Dan Raymond Quisenberry
Nickname:
Dan - Q - Quiz
Born On:
02-07-1953  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Monica, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-30-1998 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Leawood, Kansas
Cemetery:
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri
High School:
Costa Mesa High School (Costa Mesa, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
07-08-1979 (Age 26)
Last Game:
04-23-1990
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Dan Quisenberry

Dan Quisenberry Pitching Stats

1979 26 Royals 32 0 21 3 2 .600 3.15 0 0 5 40.0 163 42 14 16 5 7 5 13 1 0 0 -
1980 27 Royals 75 0 68 12 7 .632 3.09 0 0 33 128.1 528 129 44 47 5 27 15 37 1 1 0 -
1981 28 Royals 40 0 35 1 4 .200 1.73 0 0 18 62.1 254 59 12 16 1 15 8 20 0 1 0 -
1982 29 Royals 72 0 68 9 7 .563 2.57 0 0 35 136.2 529 126 39 43 12 12 2 46 1 0 0 -
1983 30 Royals 69 0 62 5 3 .625 1.94 0 0 45 139.0 536 118 30 35 6 11 2 48 0 0 0 -
1984 31 Royals 72 0 67 6 3 .667 2.64 0 0 44 129.1 506 121 38 39 10 12 4 41 0 0 0 -
1985 32 Royals 84 0 76 8 9 .471 2.37 0 0 37 129.0 532 142 34 41 8 16 5 54 0 1 0 -
1986 33 Royals 62 0 54 3 7 .300 2.77 0 0 12 81.1 352 92 25 30 2 24 12 36 0 3 0 -
1987 34 Royals 47 0 39 4 1 .800 2.76 0 0 8 49.0 215 58 15 15 3 10 3 17 0 1 0 -
1988 35 Royals 20 0 13 0 1 .000 3.55 0 0 1 25.1 110 32 10 11 0 5 2 9 1 0 1 -
1988 35 Cardinals 33 0 13 2 0 1.000 6.16 0 0 0 38.0 168 54 26 26 4 6 1 19 0 0 2 -
1989 36 Cardinals 63 0 35 3 1 .750 2.64 0 0 6 78.1 317 78 23 25 2 14 9 37 0 0 1 -
1990 37 Giants 5 0 2 0 1 .000 13.50 0 0 0 6.2 37 13 10 12 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 -
12 Years 674 0 553 56 46 .549 2.76 0 0 244 1,043.1 4,247 1,064 320 356 59 162 70 379 4 7 5 -

Dan Quisenberry

Dan Quisenberry Hitting Stats

1979 26 Royals 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1980 27 Royals 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 28 Royals 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 29 Royals 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 30 Royals 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1984 31 Royals 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 32 Royals 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 33 Royals 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 34 Royals 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 35 Royals 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 35 Cardinals 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
1989 36 Cardinals 63 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1990 37 Giants 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 674 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167

Dan Quisenberry

Dan Quisenberry Fielding Stats

1979 Royals P 32 0 120 11 0.3 10 0 10 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.25
1980 Royals P 75 0 385 48 0.6 46 17 29 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.23
1981 Royals P 40 0 187 32 0.8 31 8 23 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 4.48
1982 Royals P 72 0 410 66 0.9 64 18 46 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.21
1983 Royals P 69 0 417 41 0.6 38 8 30 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .927 2.46
1984 Royals P 72 0 388 44 0.6 44 15 29 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.06
1985 Royals P 84 0 387 34 0.4 32 8 24 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.23
1986 Royals P 62 0 244 29 0.5 28 9 19 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.10
1987 Royals P 47 0 147 19 0.4 19 6 13 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.49
1988 Royals P 20 0 76 9 0.5 9 0 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.20
1988 Cardinals P 33 0 114 11 0.3 10 1 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.37
1989 Cardinals P 63 0 235 29 0.5 29 7 22 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.33
1990 Giants P 5 0 20 1 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
P Totals 674 0 3,130 374 0.6 361 97 264 13 22 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.11
12 Years 674 0 3,130 374 0.6 361 97 264 13 22 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.11

Dan Quisenberry

Dan Quisenberry Miscellaneous Stats

1979 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.86 2.93 1.58
1980 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.37 2.59 1.89
1981 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.33 2.89 2.17
1982 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.83 3.03 0.79
1983 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.36 3.11 0.71
1984 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.42 2.85 0.84
1985 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.38 3.77 1.12
1986 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 3.98 2.66
1987 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.70 3.12 1.84
1988 Royals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.80 3.20 1.78
1988 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.17 4.50 1.42
1989 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 4.0 2.64 4.25 1.61
1990 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.67 2.70 4.05
12 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 6.0 6.0 2.34 3.27 1.40

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Dan Quisenberry Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Dan Quisenberry was the first pitcher in Major League history to record forty saves in a season? Quiz had forty-five saves in 1983, easily breaking the record mark of thirty-eight set by John Hiller in 1973. When Q followed with 44 saves in 1984, he became the first and only pitcher with two 40+ save seasons in a career until Jeff Reardon tied him in 1988.

Did you know that Dan Quisenberry is the only pitcher in Major League history to take the mound more than six-hundred times in his career, and throw less than five wild pitches? We guarantee you don't know who the next closest pitcher is... ( Answer ).

Dan Quisenberry pitched at Costa Mesa High School (graduated in 1971), played briefly at Orange Coast Junior College, transferred to Division III La Verne College , posted a 19-7 record his senior year (1975), and was an undrafted free agent. Four short years later that undrafted free agent burst into the big leagues, set a new Major League saves record (details above), was the only pitcher from either team to appear in every game of the 1980 World Series , won a ring in the 1985 World Series , and in 1998 he was inducted into Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.

Mound Memories

3x A.L. All-Star ( 1982 , 1983 , 1984 )

3x A.L. Games Pitched Leader (1980, 1983, 1985)

5x A.L. Rolaids Relief Man Award Winner (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)

5x A.L. Saves Leader (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)

Hall of Fame closer Rollie Fingers was the American League career / all-time saves leader until Dan Quisenberry recorded his 234th save on May 24, 1987 , surpassing Fingers' mark of 233. Quiz held the American League record himself until his total of 238 was broken by Jeff Reardon .

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