Rick Reuschel Stats

Rick Reuschel was born on Monday, May 16, 1949, in Quincy, Illinois. Reuschel was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 19, 1972, with the Chicago Cubs. 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 Rick Reuschel baseball stats page.

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"Bodies don't make athletes, so it can be deceiving. Rick Reuschel looked like Willard Scott, but was so quick and agile that he was used as a pinch runner." - Roger Craig in Baseball Digest (September 1992, Peter Gammons, "Pitchers Help Themselves by Perfecting Their Defense")

Rick Reuschel

Rick 'Big Daddy' Reuschel Autograph on a 1991 Upper Deck Baseball Card (#249 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991upp01' title='1991 Upper Deck Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Rick 'Big Daddy' Reuschel Autograph on a 1991 Upper Deck Baseball Card (#249 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Rickey Eugene Reuschel
Nickname:
Big Daddy or Rick
Born On:
05-16-1949  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Quincy, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Central High School (Camp Point, IL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
235
First Game:
06-19-1972 (Age 23)
Last Game:
04-22-1991
Draft:
1970 : 3rd Round (67th)

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Rick Reuschel Pitching Stats

1972 23 Cubs 21 18 1 10 8 .556 2.93 5 4 0 129.0 527 127 42 46 3 29 6 87 1 2 2 -
1973 24 Cubs 36 36 0 14 15 .483 3.00 7 3 0 237.0 1,003 244 79 95 15 62 6 168 10 5 1 -
1974 25 Cubs 41 38 2 13 12 .520 4.30 8 2 0 240.2 1,061 262 115 130 18 83 12 160 7 6 1 -
1975 26 Cubs 38 37 1 11 17 .393 3.73 6 0 1 234.0 1,007 244 97 116 17 67 8 155 4 7 1 -
1976 27 Cubs 38 37 1 14 12 .538 3.46 9 2 1 260.0 1,078 260 100 117 17 64 5 146 7 8 1 -
1977 28 Cubs 39 37 2 20 10 .667 2.79 8 4 1 252.0 1,030 233 78 84 13 74 11 166 9 5 1 -
1978 29 Cubs 35 35 0 14 15 .483 3.41 9 1 0 242.2 1,007 235 92 98 16 54 8 115 13 5 1 -
1979 30 Cubs 36 36 0 18 12 .600 3.62 5 1 0 239.0 1,021 251 96 104 16 75 8 125 5 10 0 -
1980 31 Cubs 38 38 0 11 13 .458 3.40 6 0 0 257.0 1,094 281 97 111 13 76 10 140 3 4 1 -
1981 32 Cubs 13 13 0 4 7 .364 3.47 1 0 0 85.2 358 87 33 40 4 23 4 53 5 4 0 -
1981 32 Yankees 12 11 1 4 4 .500 2.67 3 0 0 70.2 282 75 21 24 4 10 0 22 0 1 0 -
1983 34 Cubs 4 4 0 1 1 .500 3.92 0 0 0 20.2 88 18 9 9 1 10 2 9 0 0 0 -
1984 35 Cubs 19 14 2 5 5 .500 5.17 1 0 0 92.1 405 123 53 57 7 23 0 43 2 3 0 -
1985 36 Pirates 31 26 4 14 8 .636 2.27 9 1 1 194.0 773 153 49 58 7 52 10 138 4 3 0 -
1986 37 Pirates 35 34 0 9 16 .360 3.96 4 2 0 215.2 930 232 95 106 20 57 2 125 6 8 1 -
1987 38 Pirates 25 25 0 8 6 .571 2.75 9 3 0 177.0 715 163 54 63 12 35 1 80 5 6 0 -
1987 38 Giants 9 8 0 5 3 .625 4.32 3 1 0 50.0 205 44 24 28 1 7 2 27 2 2 0 -
1988 39 Giants 36 36 0 19 11 .633 3.12 7 2 0 245.0 1,000 242 85 88 11 42 8 92 4 6 0 -
1989 40 Giants 32 32 0 17 8 .680 2.94 2 0 0 208.1 860 195 68 75 18 54 4 111 1 2 0 -
1990 41 Giants 15 13 1 3 6 .333 3.93 0 0 1 87.0 390 102 38 40 8 31 9 49 1 1 0 -
1991 42 Giants 4 1 1 0 2 .000 4.22 0 0 0 10.2 54 17 5 5 0 7 1 4 0 0 0 -
19 Years 557 529 16 214 191 .528 3.37 102 26 5 3,548.1 14,888 3,588 1,330 1,494 221 935 117 2,015 89 88 10 -

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Rick Reuschel Hitting Stats

1972 23 Cubs 21 44 3 6 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 15 6 0 0 1 .136 .174 .159
1973 24 Cubs 36 73 3 9 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 27 9 1 0 0 .123 .133 .137
1974 25 Cubs 41 86 4 19 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 27 9 1 0 0 .221 .218 .291
1975 26 Cubs 38 77 3 16 2 0 1 0 7 3 0 11 6 0 0 2 .208 .238 .273
1976 27 Cubs 38 83 9 19 4 0 0 0 6 6 0 16 7 0 1 2 .229 .289 .277
1977 28 Cubs 41 87 9 18 3 1 1 0 8 1 0 18 6 0 1 0 .207 .225 .299
1978 29 Cubs 35 73 5 10 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 23 10 1 1 0 .137 .190 .164
1979 30 Cubs 38 79 8 13 2 1 0 0 6 7 0 26 5 0 0 0 .165 .233 .215
1980 31 Cubs 44 82 4 13 3 1 0 0 5 1 0 23 10 0 0 0 .159 .169 .220
1981 32 Cubs 16 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 4 0 0 1 .080 .115 .080
1981 32 Yankees 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 34 Cubs 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1984 35 Cubs 20 29 2 7 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 8 4 1 0 1 .241 .281 .345
1985 36 Pirates 31 59 8 10 2 0 1 0 7 3 0 17 6 0 0 0 .169 .210 .254
1986 37 Pirates 43 70 7 11 2 0 0 0 6 3 0 19 8 0 0 0 .157 .192 .186
1987 38 Pirates 25 60 7 9 2 0 1 0 5 4 0 23 6 0 0 0 .150 .203 .233
1987 38 Giants 9 19 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 .105 .150 .158
1988 39 Giants 36 73 4 8 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 25 19 0 0 1 .110 .133 .123
1989 40 Giants 32 61 2 10 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 16 16 1 0 2 .164 .224 .180
1990 41 Giants 15 26 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 11 3 0 0 0 .154 .154 .192
1991 42 Giants 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
19 Years 579 1,115 82 187 35 4 4 0 79 46 0 317 135 5 3 11 .168 .202 .217

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Rick Reuschel Fielding Stats

1972 Cubs P 21 18 387 25 1.2 24 9 15 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.67
1973 Cubs P 36 36 711 76 2.1 73 24 49 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.77
1974 Cubs P 41 38 722 84 2.0 79 28 51 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.95
1975 Cubs P 38 37 702 62 1.6 62 23 39 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
1976 Cubs P 38 37 780 80 2.1 76 23 53 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.63
1977 Cubs P 39 37 756 73 1.9 72 27 45 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.57
1978 Cubs P 35 35 728 70 2.0 68 24 44 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.52
1979 Cubs P 36 36 717 79 2.2 76 27 49 3 9 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.86
1980 Cubs P 38 38 771 86 2.3 84 28 56 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.94
1981 Cubs P 13 13 257 27 2.1 25 4 21 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.63
1981 Yankees P 12 11 212 20 1.7 20 6 14 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.55
1983 Cubs P 4 4 62 11 2.8 11 4 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.79
1984 Cubs P 19 14 277 27 1.4 26 6 20 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.53
1985 Pirates P 31 26 582 64 2.1 64 24 40 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.97
1986 Pirates P 35 34 647 70 2.0 68 24 44 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.84
1987 Pirates P 25 25 531 50 2.0 48 17 31 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.44
1987 Giants P 9 8 150 15 1.7 15 8 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1988 Giants P 36 36 735 44 1.2 44 12 32 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
1989 Giants P 32 32 625 41 1.3 41 8 33 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.77
1990 Giants P 15 13 261 19 1.3 18 2 16 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.86
1991 Giants P 4 1 32 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.84
P Totals 557 529 10,645 1,024 1.8 995 328 667 29 39 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.52
19 Years 557 529 10,645 1,024 1.8 995 328 667 29 39 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.52

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Rick Reuschel Miscellaneous Stats

1972 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 14.7 3.00 6.07 2.02
1973 Cubs 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 36.5 2.71 6.38 2.35
1974 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 43.0 1.93 5.98 3.10
1975 Cubs 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 77.0 7.0 11.0 2.31 5.96 2.58
1976 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 13.8 2.28 5.05 2.22
1977 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 87.0 4.8 10.9 2.24 5.93 2.64
1978 Cubs 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 18.3 2.13 4.27 2.00
1979 Cubs 0 1 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 3.0 13.2 1.67 4.71 2.82
1980 Cubs 0 0 .000 3 3 n/a 0.0 3.6 16.4 1.84 4.90 2.66
1981 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 3.6 25.0 2.30 5.57 2.42
1981 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.20 2.80 1.27
1983 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 0.0 0.90 3.92 4.35
1984 Cubs 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 9.7 1.87 4.19 2.24
1985 Pirates 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 59.0 3.5 8.4 2.65 6.40 2.41
1986 Pirates 0 0 .000 1 7 n/a 0.0 3.7 11.7 2.19 5.22 2.38
1987 Pirates 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 60.0 2.6 12.0 2.29 4.07 1.78
1987 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 3.8 3.86 4.86 1.26
1988 Giants 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.9 24.3 2.19 3.38 1.54
1989 Giants 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 20.3 2.06 4.80 2.33
1990 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 8.7 1.58 5.07 3.21
1991 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.57 3.37 5.91
19 Years 3 5 .375 5 17 0 278.8 3.5 14.1 2.16 5.11 2.37

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Rick Reuschel Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1972 Chicago Cubs 48 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Chicago Cubs 48 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Chicago Cubs 48 $18,000.00 - -
1975 Chicago Cubs 48 $40,000.00 - -
1976 Chicago Cubs 48 $47,500.00 - -
1977 Chicago Cubs 48 $102,000.00 Stats -
1978 Chicago Cubs 48 $300,000.00 - -
1979 Chicago Cubs 48 $250,000.00 - -
1980 Chicago Cubs 48 $350,000.00 - -
1981 Chicago Cubs 48 $350,000.00 - Stats
1981 New York Yankees 36 "     " - Stats
1983 Chicago Cubs 47 $250,000.00 - -
1984 Chicago Cubs 47 , 48 $225,000.00 - -
1985 Pittsburgh Pirates 48 $200,000.00 - -
1986 Pittsburgh Pirates 48 $700,000.00 - -
1987 Pittsburgh Pirates 48 $750,000.00 Stats -
1987 San Francisco Giants 48 "     " Stats -
1988 San Francisco Giants 48 $800,000.00 - -
1989 San Francisco Giants 48 $1,175,000.00 Stats Stats
1990 San Francisco Giants 48 $1,000,000.00 - -
1991 San Francisco Giants 48 $1,350,000.00 - -
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Rickey Eugene Reuschel was a Major League Baseball pitcher with the Chicago Cubs (1972-1981, 1983-1984), New York Yankees (1981), Pittsburgh Pirates (1985-1987) and San Francisco Giants (1987-1991). Rick was commonly called Big Daddy because of his physique (6-03 / 235 pounds).

Did you know that when Rick Reuschel won his first Gold Glove Award in 1985, he became the first Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed pitcher to receive the honor? Do you know who their first lefty Gold Glove twirler was? [ Answer ] Did you know that not one Pirates pitcher since Big Daddy has won a Gold Glove ?

Rick and Paul Reuschel Baseball Card
Rick & Paul Reuschel | 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#634 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Rick and his older brother, Paul Reuschel , were teammates with the Cubs from 1975 through 1978. The pitching brothers made Major League history - due in part to a simple blister - on August 21, 1975 , when they became the first set of brothers to combine for a complete game shutout !
Rick Reuschel and Paul Reuschel Shutout
Rick & Paul Reuschel Shutout | The Morning News | August 22, 1975 | Page 30

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