Dick Selma Stats

Dick Selma was born on Thursday, November 4, 1943, in Santa Ana, California. Selma was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1965, with the New York Mets. 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 Dick Selma baseball stats page.

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"He (Dick Selma) was a fiery guy and a great teammate. We called him Moon Man because he was pitching the day in '69 when man landed on the moon." - Teammate Ron Santo in The Chicago Tribune (08/31/2001, Dick Selma, 57 , Source )

Dick Selma

Dick Selma Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#24 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1970top01' title='1970 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dick Selma Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#24 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Richard Jay Selma
Nickname:
Dick, Moon Man, Mortimer Snerd
Born On:
11-04-1943  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Ana, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-29-2001 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Clovis, California
Cemetery:
Undetermined
High School:
Fresno High School (Fresno, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-02-1965 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-09-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable

Dick Selma

Dick Selma Pitching Stats

1965 22 Mets 4 4 0 2 1 .667 3.71 1 1 0 26.2 108 22 11 11 2 9 0 26 0 1 0 -
1966 23 Mets 30 7 7 4 6 .400 4.24 0 0 1 80.2 355 84 38 47 11 39 5 58 4 3 0 -
1967 24 Mets 38 4 12 2 4 .333 2.77 0 0 2 81.1 341 71 25 29 3 36 6 52 5 2 0 -
1968 25 Mets 33 23 3 9 10 .474 2.76 4 3 0 169.2 703 148 52 63 11 54 5 117 7 5 0 -
1969 26 Padres 4 3 1 2 2 .500 4.09 1 0 0 22.0 92 19 10 10 3 9 0 20 0 0 0 -
1969 26 Cubs 36 25 6 10 8 .556 3.63 4 2 1 168.2 699 137 68 74 13 72 7 161 8 3 1 -
1970 27 Phillies 73 0 47 8 9 .471 2.75 0 0 22 134.1 552 108 41 42 8 59 9 153 10 4 1 -
1971 28 Phillies 17 0 9 0 2 .000 3.28 0 0 1 24.2 102 21 9 9 2 8 0 15 2 2 0 -
1972 29 Phillies 46 10 25 2 9 .182 5.56 1 0 3 98.2 459 91 61 67 13 73 9 58 6 5 0 -
1973 30 Phillies 6 0 1 1 1 .500 5.63 0 0 0 8.0 32 6 5 5 1 5 1 4 0 0 0 -
1974 31 Angels 18 0 12 2 2 .500 5.09 0 0 1 23.0 102 22 13 13 2 17 2 15 4 1 0 -
1974 31 Brewers 2 0 1 0 0 .000 19.29 0 0 0 2.1 13 5 5 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 -
10 Years 307 76 124 42 54 .438 3.62 11 6 31 840.0 3,558 734 338 375 69 381 44 681 46 27 2 -

Dick Selma

Dick Selma Hitting Stats

1965 22 Mets 7 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222
1966 23 Mets 31 14 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 7 1 1 1 0 .071 .222 .214
1967 24 Mets 43 22 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
1968 25 Mets 39 58 4 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 20 4 0 0 1 .207 .207 .241
1969 26 Padres 4 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286
1969 26 Cubs 36 52 3 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 17 7 0 0 0 .154 .170 .212
1970 27 Phillies 73 20 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 1 0 0 1 .150 .190 .200
1971 28 Phillies 18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1972 29 Phillies 47 20 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 1 0 0 1 .200 .238 .250
1973 30 Phillies 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 31 Angels 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 31 Brewers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
10 Years 324 203 13 35 5 2 0 0 7 5 0 76 16 1 1 4 .172 .195 .217

Dick Selma

Dick Selma Fielding Stats

1965 Mets P 4 4 80 9 2.3 9 4 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.04
1966 Mets P 30 7 242 25 0.8 24 4 20 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.68
1967 Mets P 38 4 244 24 0.6 23 7 16 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.55
1968 Mets P 33 23 509 48 1.5 47 12 35 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.49
1969 Padres P 4 3 66 5 1.3 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.05
1969 Cubs P 36 25 506 30 0.8 28 7 21 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.49
1970 Phillies 1B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1970 Phillies 3B 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1970 Phillies P 73 0 403 33 0.5 32 8 24 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.14
1971 Phillies P 17 0 74 8 0.5 7 2 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 2.55
1972 Phillies P 46 10 296 21 0.5 21 3 18 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.92
1973 Phillies P 6 0 24 5 0.8 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.63
1974 Angels P 18 0 69 8 0.4 8 2 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.13
1974 Brewers P 2 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 307 76 2,520 216 0.7 209 52 157 7 9 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.24
3B Totals 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1B Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
10 Years 310 76 2,520 216 0.7 209 52 157 7 9 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.24

Dick Selma

Dick Selma Miscellaneous Stats

1965 Mets 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.89 8.77 3.04
1966 Mets 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.0 14.0 1.49 6.47 4.35
1967 Mets 0 0 .000 0 8 n/a 0.0 2.2 0.0 1.44 5.75 3.98
1968 Mets 1 0 1.000 0 6 n/a 0.0 2.9 58.0 2.17 6.21 2.86
1969 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 7.0 2.22 8.18 3.68
1969 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 0.0 2.24 8.59 3.84
1970 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 10.0 2.59 10.25 3.95
1971 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.88 5.47 2.92
1972 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.5 10.0 0.79 5.29 6.66
1973 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.80 4.50 5.63
1974 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.88 5.87 6.65
1974 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 7.72 0.00
10 Years 1 0 1.000 0 20 0 0.0 2.7 29.0 1.79 7.30 4.08

Dick Selma

Dick Selma Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1965 New York Mets 45 $6,500.00 - -
1966 New York Mets 39 $7,000.00 - -
1967 New York Mets 39 $10,000.00 - -
1968 New York Mets 39 $15,700.00 - -
1969 San Diego Padres 39 $24,000.00 - -
1969 Chicago Cubs 39 "     " - -
1970 Philadelphia Phillies 39 Undetermined - -
1971 Philadelphia Phillies 39 Undetermined - -
1972 Philadelphia Phillies 39 Undetermined - -
1973 Philadelphia Phillies 39 Undetermined - -
1974 California Angels 39 Undetermined - -
1974 Milwaukee Brewers 35 $38,000.00 - -
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Did you know Dick Selma, in only his second career start ( September 12, 1965 ), threw a 10-inning shutout that included 13 strikeouts - which were at the time a New York Mets team record? Mortimer Snerd lost the Mets strikeouts in a game record to The Ryan Express (14 Ks on May 14, 1968 ), who lost it to Kooz (15 Ks on May 28, 1969 ), who lost it to The Franchise (19 Ks on April 22, 1970), since tied once, by Coney (19 Ks on October 6, 1991 ).

On Tuesday, April 8, 1969 , the San Diego Padres played their first game in Major League history, won their first game in Major League history, making Dick Selma both their first Opening Day pitcher, and game winning pitcher in Friars history !
Dick Selma Wins First San Diego Padres Game
Dick Selma Wins First Padres Game ( Box Score ) | The Kansas City Times | April 9, 1969

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