B.J. Ryan Stats

B.J. Ryan was born on Sunday, December 28, 1975, in ossier City, Louisiana. Ryan was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 28, 1999, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 aseball Almanac on this comprehensive .J. Ryan baseball stats page.

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"In late november, Ryan was enjoying a few cold ones with childhood friends at a bar in his hometown of Bossier City, La., when the news broke: The crawl on a big-screen TV announced that the Blue Jays were about to sign Ryan, a free-agent lefthanded closer, to a whopping five-year, $47 million contract. Without saying a word, Ryan got up and left the table. 'I knew that I wouldn't hearthe end of it from my friends,' Ryan says. 'It's a lot of money. It goes without saying that I picked up the tab.' Ryan's pals weren't the only ones suffering sticker shock. The contract, the most lucrative ever given to a reliever, left many around the American League a little numb given his scant experience as a closer--last season, during which he had 36 saves in 41 opportunities for the Orioles, was his first in the role. But at 6'6", 250 pounds and armed with a knee-buckling slider, Ryan glares down at batters like the archetypal ninth-inning intimidator." - Albert Chen (Sports Illustrated, April 3, 2006, B.J. Ryan )

B.J. Ryan

B.J. Ryan Autograph on a 2000 Bowman Baseball Card (#295)

B.J. Ryan Autograph on a 2000 Bowman Baseball Card (#295)

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Birth Name:
Robert Victor Ryan
Nickname:
B.J.
Born On:
12-28-1975  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bossier City, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Airline High School (Bossier City, LA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-06
Player Weight Chart Weight:
250
First Game:
07-28-1999 (Age 23)
Last Game:
07-05-2009
Draft:
1998 : 17th Round (500th)

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B.J. Ryan Pitching Stats

1999 24 Reds 1 0 0 0 0 .000 4.50 0 0 0 2.0 9 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1999 24 Orioles 13 0 3 1 0 1.000 2.95 0 0 0 18.1 73 9 6 6 0 12 1 28 1 0 0 0
2000 25 Orioles 42 0 9 2 3 .400 5.91 0 0 0 42.2 193 36 28 29 7 31 1 41 2 0 1 6
2001 26 Orioles 61 0 9 2 4 .333 4.25 0 0 2 53.0 237 47 25 31 6 30 4 54 0 2 0 13
2002 27 Orioles 67 0 13 2 1 .667 4.68 0 0 1 57.2 252 51 30 31 7 33 4 56 4 4 0 12
2003 28 Orioles 76 0 17 4 1 .800 3.40 0 0 0 50.1 219 42 19 19 1 27 0 63 2 3 0 19
2004 29 Orioles 76 0 19 4 6 .400 2.28 0 0 3 87.0 361 64 22 24 4 35 9 122 0 1 0 21
2005 30 Orioles 69 0 61 1 4 .200 2.43 0 0 36 70.1 290 54 19 20 4 26 2 100 5 2 0 0
2006 31 Blue Jays 65 0 57 2 2 .500 1.37 0 0 38 72.1 270 42 11 12 3 20 1 86 4 0 0 1
2007 32 Blue Jays 5 0 4 0 2 .000 12.47 0 0 3 4.1 25 7 6 7 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
2008 33 Blue Jays 60 0 48 2 4 .333 2.95 0 0 32 58.0 249 46 19 21 4 28 3 58 2 4 1 1
2009 34 Blue Jays 25 0 9 1 1 .500 6.53 0 0 2 20.2 95 22 15 15 5 17 2 13 1 1 0 2
11 Years 560 0 249 21 28 .429 3.37 0 0 117 536.2 2,273 424 201 216 42 264 27 625 21 17 2 75

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B.J. Ryan Hitting Stats

1999 24 Reds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 24 Orioles 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2000 25 Orioles 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2001 26 Orioles 61 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2002 27 Orioles 67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 28 Orioles 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 29 Orioles 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 30 Orioles 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2006 31 Blue Jays 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 32 Blue Jays 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 33 Blue Jays 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 34 Blue Jays 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 560 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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B.J. Ryan Fielding Stats

1999 Reds P 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1999 Orioles P 13 0 55 1 0.1 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.49
2000 Orioles P 42 0 128 4 0.1 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.84
2001 Orioles P 61 0 159 6 0.1 4 0 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.68
2002 Orioles P 67 0 173 9 0.1 9 1 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
2003 Orioles P 76 0 151 10 0.1 9 3 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.61
2004 Orioles P 76 0 261 10 0.1 9 3 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 0.93
2005 Orioles P 69 0 210 7 0.1 5 1 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .714 0.64
2006 Blue Jays P 65 0 216 13 0.2 13 1 12 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.63
2007 Blue Jays P 5 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2008 Blue Jays P 60 0 174 5 0.1 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.78
2009 Blue Jays P 25 0 63 3 0.1 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
P Totals 560 0 1,608 68 0.1 62 10 52 6 7 n/a n/a n/a .912 1.04
11 Years 560 0 1,608 68 0.1 62 10 52 6 7 n/a n/a n/a .912 1.04

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B.J. Ryan Miscellaneous Stats

1999 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 4.50 4.50
1999 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.33 13.75 5.89
2000 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.32 8.65 6.54
2001 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.80 9.17 5.09
2002 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.70 8.74 5.15
2003 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.33 11.26 4.83
2004 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.49 12.62 3.62
2005 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.85 12.80 3.33
2006 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.30 10.70 2.49
2007 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.75 6.24 8.31
2008 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.07 9.00 4.34
2009 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.76 5.66 7.41
11 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.37 10.48 4.43

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B.J. Ryan Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1999 Cincinnati Reds 43 $200,000.00 - -
1999 Baltimore Orioles 52 "     " - -
2000 Baltimore Orioles 52 $204,000.00 - -
2001 Baltimore Orioles 52 $210,000.00 - -
2002 Baltimore Orioles 52 $300,000.00 - -
2003 Baltimore Orioles 52 $762,500.00 - -
2004 Baltimore Orioles 52 $1,275,000.00 - -
2005 Baltimore Orioles 52 $2,600,000.00 Stats -
2006 Toronto Blue Jays 52 $4,000,000.00 Stats -
2007 Toronto Blue Jays 52 $7,000,000.00 - -
2008 Toronto Blue Jays 52 $12,000,000.00 - -
2009 Toronto Blue Jays 52 $12,000,000.00 - -
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Did you know that B.J. Ryan tied the Baltimore Orioles single season record for most relief appearances in a season when he stepped onto the mound 76 times in 2003? Set previously by Tippy Martinez in 1982, the duo shared the record until two pitchers broke their record in 2007, Chad Bradford , who had 78 appearances, and Jamie Walker , who set a new all-time record with 81 appearances during a season.

On May 1, 2003 , B.J. Ryan received a win, without throwning a single pitch! In the bottom of the seventh inning, Pat Hentgen recorded two outs, and after surrendering the go-ahead run, was relieved by Ryan, who had inherited a runner at first. Ryan picked off the runner ( Omar Infante ), ending the inning, the Orioles took the lead in the next half-inning, and Ryan was relieved, but not before earning the win.

B.J. Ryan Wins Without Throwing A Pitch
B.J. Ryan Win (Without a Pitch) | May 2, 2003 | The Arizona Republic | Page C8
In 2006, B.J. Ryan recorded 11 saves in 11 straight opportunities to begin the season, and by the All-Star break, had notched 24 saves, the most ever by a Toronto Blue Jays pitcher prior to the Midsummer Classic . B.J. was sent to his second consecutive All-Star Game and earned the win, the second Blue Jay twirler to win an All-Star Game. Do you know who was first? [ Answer ]

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