John Smoltz Stats

John Smoltz was born on Monday, May 15, 1967, in Detroit, Michigan. Smoltz was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 23, 1988, with the Atlanta Braves. 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 John Smoltz baseball stats page.

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"[John]'s got a great fastball, a good breaking ball, and he has a good knowledge of pitching. When you're looking at film, if there's a mechanical flaw, he understands. He's not just a thrower. There might be a misconception there as far as his being a thrower and not a pitcher. But he is a pitcher. He knows what he wants to do, and when he executes it consistently, nobody can touch him." - Leo Mazzone in Chop Talk (April 2001)

John Smoltz

John Smoltz Autograph on a 1991 Upper Deck (#322)

John Smoltz Autograph on a 1991 Upper Deck (#322)

Birth Name:
John Andrew Smoltz
Nickname:
Smoltzie - Smoltzy
Born On:
05-15-1967  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Detroit, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Waverly High School (Lansing, MI)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
07-23-1988 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-30-2009
Draft:
1985 : 22nd Round (574th)

John Smoltz

John Smoltz Pitching Stats

1988 21 Braves 12 12 0 2 7 .222 5.48 0 0 0 64.0 297 74 39 40 10 33 4 37 2 2 1 -
1989 22 Braves 29 29 0 12 11 .522 2.94 5 0 0 208.0 847 160 68 79 15 72 2 168 8 2 3 -
1990 23 Braves 34 34 0 14 11 .560 3.85 6 2 0 231.1 966 206 99 109 20 90 3 170 14 1 3 -
1991 24 Braves 36 36 0 14 13 .519 3.80 5 0 0 229.2 947 206 97 101 16 77 1 148 20 3 2 -
1992 25 Braves 35 35 0 15 12 .556 2.85 9 3 0 246.2 1,021 206 78 90 17 80 5 215 17 5 1 -
1993 26 Braves 35 35 0 15 11 .577 3.62 3 1 0 243.2 1,028 208 98 104 23 100 12 208 13 6 1 -
1994 27 Braves 21 21 0 6 10 .375 4.14 1 0 0 134.2 568 120 62 69 15 48 4 113 7 4 0 -
1995 28 Braves 29 29 0 12 7 .632 3.18 2 1 0 192.2 808 166 68 76 15 72 8 193 13 4 0 -
1996 29 Braves 35 35 0 24 8 .750 2.94 6 2 0 253.2 995 199 83 93 19 55 3 276 10 2 1 -
1997 30 Braves 35 35 0 15 12 .556 3.02 7 2 0 256.0 1,043 234 86 97 21 63 9 241 10 1 1 -
1998 31 Braves 26 26 0 17 3 .850 2.90 2 2 0 167.2 681 145 54 58 10 44 2 173 3 4 1 -
1999 32 Braves 29 29 0 11 8 .579 3.19 1 1 0 186.1 746 168 66 70 14 40 2 156 2 4 0 0
2001 34 Braves 36 5 20 3 3 .500 3.36 0 0 10 59.0 238 53 22 24 7 10 2 57 0 2 0 5
2002 35 Braves 75 0 68 3 2 .600 3.25 0 0 55 80.1 314 59 29 30 4 24 1 85 1 0 1 0
2003 36 Braves 62 0 55 0 2 .000 1.12 0 0 45 64.1 244 48 8 9 2 8 1 73 2 0 0 0
2004 37 Braves 73 0 61 0 1 .000 2.76 0 0 44 81.2 323 75 25 25 8 13 2 85 6 0 0 0
2005 38 Braves 33 33 0 14 7 .667 3.06 3 1 0 229.2 931 210 78 83 18 53 7 169 2 1 1 0
2006 39 Braves 35 35 0 16 9 .640 3.49 3 1 0 232.0 960 221 90 93 23 55 4 211 5 9 0 0
2007 40 Braves 32 32 0 14 8 .636 3.11 0 0 0 205.2 853 196 71 78 18 47 9 197 8 4 0 0
2008 41 Braves 6 5 0 3 2 .600 2.57 0 0 0 28.0 117 25 8 8 2 8 1 36 2 0 0 0
2009 42 Red Sox 8 8 0 2 5 .286 8.33 0 0 0 40.0 186 59 37 37 8 9 1 33 0 3 0 0
2009 42 Cardinals 7 7 0 1 3 .250 4.26 0 0 0 38.0 158 36 18 18 3 9 1 40 0 0 0 0
21 Years 723 481 204 213 155 .579 3.33 53 16 154 3,473.0 14,271 3,074 1,284 1,391 288 1,010 84 3,084 145 57 16 5

John Smoltz

John Smoltz Hitting Stats

1988 21 Braves 12 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 3 0 0 0 .118 .167 .176
1989 22 Braves 29 62 6 7 1 1 1 0 6 6 0 23 6 0 0 0 .113 .191 .210
1990 23 Braves 34 74 7 12 2 0 0 0 4 6 0 32 7 0 0 2 .162 .225 .189
1991 24 Braves 36 65 7 7 3 0 0 0 3 5 0 28 8 0 0 0 .108 .171 .154
1992 25 Braves 35 75 7 12 0 0 1 0 4 6 0 32 10 0 0 1 .160 .222 .200
1993 26 Braves 35 71 2 13 1 0 0 0 4 9 0 24 11 0 0 2 .183 .275 .197
1994 27 Braves 21 37 6 6 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 14 6 0 0 1 .162 .244 .270
1995 28 Braves 29 56 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 25 6 0 0 0 .107 .206 .107
1996 29 Braves 35 78 3 17 3 0 1 0 12 3 0 26 15 1 1 0 .218 .253 .295
1997 30 Braves 35 79 10 18 3 0 0 0 4 9 0 22 6 0 0 0 .228 .307 .266
1998 31 Braves 26 51 4 10 1 0 0 0 5 8 0 16 8 0 1 1 .196 .317 .216
1999 32 Braves 29 62 11 17 4 0 1 0 7 5 0 28 4 0 1 1 .274 .338 .387
2001 34 Braves 36 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 1 .000 .125 .000
2002 35 Braves 75 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 36 Braves 62 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 37 Braves 73 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 38 Braves 32 68 1 10 2 1 0 0 3 3 0 26 12 0 0 3 .147 .183 .206
2006 39 Braves 33 64 5 8 3 0 0 0 4 4 0 27 18 0 0 2 .125 .176 .172
2007 40 Braves 30 54 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 19 13 0 0 0 .093 .109 .111
2008 41 Braves 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
2009 42 Red Sox 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 42 Cardinals 7 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 .077 .143 .077
21 Years 718 948 77 151 26 2 5 0 61 79 0 365 136 1 3 16 .159 .226 .207

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John Smoltz Fielding Stats

1988 Braves P 12 12 192 10 0.8 10 4 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.41
1989 Braves P 29 29 624 62 2.1 55 23 32 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .887 2.38
1990 Braves P 34 34 694 56 1.6 53 26 27 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.06
1991 Braves P 36 36 689 50 1.4 49 15 34 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.92
1992 Braves P 35 35 740 50 1.4 49 23 26 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.79
1993 Braves P 35 35 731 52 1.5 52 29 23 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.92
1994 Braves P 21 21 404 29 1.4 28 10 18 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.87
1995 Braves P 29 29 578 32 1.1 30 12 18 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.40
1996 Braves P 35 35 761 55 1.6 54 27 27 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.92
1997 Braves P 35 35 768 62 1.8 60 29 31 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.11
1998 Braves P 26 26 503 32 1.2 32 12 20 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.72
1999 Braves P 29 29 559 40 1.4 39 9 30 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.88
2001 Braves P 36 5 177 16 0.4 15 8 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.29
2002 Braves P 75 0 241 22 0.3 22 11 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.46
2003 Braves P 62 0 193 10 0.2 10 4 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.40
2004 Braves P 73 0 245 18 0.2 18 9 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.98
2005 Braves P 33 33 690 53 1.6 53 22 31 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.07
2006 Braves P 35 35 696 55 1.6 53 20 33 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.06
2007 Braves P 32 32 618 51 1.6 48 19 29 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.10
2008 Braves P 6 5 84 8 1.3 5 2 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .625 1.61
2009 Red Sox P 8 8 120 11 1.4 11 4 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.48
2009 Cardinals P 7 7 114 7 1.0 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
P Totals 723 481 10,421 781 1.1 753 320 433 28 30 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.95
21 Years 723 481 10,421 781 1.1 753 320 433 28 30 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.95

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John Smoltz Miscellaneous Stats

1988 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 0.0 1.12 5.20 4.64
1989 Braves 0 0 .000 1 3 n/a 62.0 2.7 10.3 2.33 7.27 3.12
1990 Braves 1 0 1.000 0 4 n/a 0.0 2.3 18.5 1.89 6.61 3.50
1991 Braves 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.3 21.7 1.92 5.80 3.02
1992 Braves 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 75.0 2.3 18.8 2.69 7.84 2.92
1993 Braves 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 17.8 2.08 7.68 3.69
1994 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 37.0 2.6 37.0 2.35 7.55 3.21
1995 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 56.0 2.68 9.02 3.36
1996 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 78.0 3.0 6.5 5.02 9.79 1.95
1997 Braves 1 1 .500 0 1 0 0.0 3.6 19.8 3.83 8.47 2.21
1998 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.2 10.2 3.93 9.29 2.36
1999 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 62.0 2.2 8.9 3.90 7.53 1.93
2001 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 0.0 5.70 8.69 1.53
2002 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.54 9.52 2.69
2003 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.13 10.21 1.12
2004 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 6.54 9.37 1.43
2005 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.6 22.7 3.19 6.62 2.08
2006 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.4 16.0 3.84 8.19 2.13
2007 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.8 27.0 4.19 8.62 2.06
2008 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 4.0 8.0 4.50 11.57 2.57
2009 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.67 7.43 2.03
2009 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.6 0.0 4.44 9.47 2.13
21 Years 3 2 .600 2 10 0 189.6 2.6 15.5 3.05 7.99 2.62

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John Smoltz Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1988 Atlanta Braves 57 , 29 $62,500.00 - -
1989 Atlanta Braves 29 $86,000.00 Stats -
1990 Atlanta Braves 29 $210,000.00 - -
1991 Atlanta Braves 29 $355,000.00 - Stats
1992 Atlanta Braves 29 $1,600,000.00 Stats Stats
1993 Atlanta Braves 29 $2,700,000.00 Stats -
1994 Atlanta Braves 29 $3,250,000.00 - n/a
1995 Atlanta Braves 29 $4,894,445.00 - Stats
1996 Atlanta Braves 29 $6,000,000.00 Stats Stats
1997 Atlanta Braves 29 $7,000,000.00 - -
1998 Atlanta Braves 29 $7,750,000.00 - -
1999 Atlanta Braves 29 $7,750,000.00 - Stats
2001 Atlanta Braves 29 $8,000,000.00 - -
2002 Atlanta Braves 29 $7,666,667.00 Stats -
2003 Atlanta Braves 29 $10,666,667.00 Stats -
2004 Atlanta Braves 29 $11,666,667.00 - -
2005 Atlanta Braves 29 $9,000,000.00 Stats -
2006 Atlanta Braves 29 $11,000,000.00 - -
2007 Atlanta Braves 29 $8,000,000.00 Stats -
2008 Atlanta Braves 29 $14,000,000.00 - -
2009 Boston Red Sox 29 $5,500,000.00 - -
2009 St. Louis Cardinals 30 "     " - -
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Did you know that John Smoltz was the first pitcher elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame who had Tommy John Surgery [ Hall of Fame Pitchers ]? On January 6, 2015, Smoltz was elected on his first ballot, receiving 82.9% of the vote, and was joined that year by Randy Johnson (97.3%), Pedro Martinez (91.1%) and Craig Biggio (82.7%).

John Smoltz Hall of Fame Plaque
John Smoltz | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2015 ( HOF )
John Smoltz is the only pitcher in baseball history with at least two-hundred career wins ( Top 1,000 ) and one-hundred fifty career saves ( Top 1,000 ). Some additional numbers of interest:

2 - John Smoltz and Dennis Eckersley are the only two pitchers in baseball history with a 20-win season, and a 50-save season. #Elite

29 - John Smoltz's number 29 was retired by the Atlanta Braves in 2012, the tenth number retired in franchise history, joining Hank Aaron , Bobby Cox , Tom Glavine , Chipper Jones , Greg Maddux , Eddie Mathews , Dale Murphy , Phil Niekro and Warren Spahn .

55 - John Smoltz saved fifty-five games in 2002, breaking the National League (NL) record for saves in a season set originally by Randy Myers , who had 53 saves in 1993, tied by Trevor Hoffman in 1998. [Do you know what NL pitcher tied Smoltzie's record in 2003? Answer ]

154 - John Smoltz saved one-hundred fifty-games when he converted to a closer, the second most in Braves history behind Craig Kimbrel (186).

276 - John Smoltz struck out two-hundred seventy-six batters in 1996, the single season record for strikeouts in a season by an Atlanta Braves pitcher.

3,011 - John Smoltz struck out three-thousand eleven batters while wearing an Atlanta Braves uniform (plus 33 as a Red Sox and 40 as a Cardinal), the most in franchise history for the Braves .

On April 22, 2008 , John Smoltz struck out Felipe Lopez and entered the 3,000 Strikeout Club . Smoltzie was the sixteenth pitcher to reach the plateau, the fourteenth right-hander - only five pitchers entered the club in fewer career innings [ Roger Clemens , Randy Johnson , Pedro Martinez , Nolan Ryan and Curt Schilling ].

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