Dave Stieb Stats

Dave Stieb was born on Monday, July 22, 1957, in Santa Ana, California. Stieb was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 29, 1979, with the Toronto Blue Jays. 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 Dave Stieb baseball stats page.

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"He (Dave Stieb) isn't a Nolan Ryan , who overpowers you. But he throws two outstanding fastballs, one that sinks and one he throws by batters up. He has that awesome slider, a curveball and a change-up, throws them all for strikes and isn't afraid to throw any of them at any time." - Sportswriter Peter Gammons in The Sporting News (June 13, 1983)

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Dave Stieb Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#30 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Dave Stieb Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#30 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
David Andrew Stieb
Nickname:
Dave or Sir David
Born On:
07-22-1957  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santa Ana, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Oak Grove High School (San Jose, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
06-29-1979 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-25-1998
Draft:
1978 : 5th Round (106th)

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Dave Stieb Pitching Stats

1979 22 Blue Jays 18 18 0 8 8 .500 4.31 7 1 0 129.1 563 139 62 70 11 48 3 52 3 4 1 -
1980 23 Blue Jays 34 32 0 12 15 .444 3.71 14 4 0 242.2 1,004 232 100 108 12 83 6 108 6 6 2 -
1981 24 Blue Jays 25 25 0 11 10 .524 3.19 11 2 0 183.2 748 148 65 70 10 61 2 89 1 11 2 -
1982 25 Blue Jays 38 38 0 17 14 .548 3.25 19 5 0 288.1 1,187 271 104 116 27 75 4 141 3 5 1 -
1983 26 Blue Jays 36 36 0 17 12 .586 3.04 14 4 0 278.0 1,141 223 94 105 21 93 6 187 5 14 1 -
1984 27 Blue Jays 35 35 0 16 8 .667 2.83 11 2 0 267.0 1,085 215 84 87 19 88 1 198 2 11 0 -
1985 28 Blue Jays 36 36 0 14 13 .519 2.48 8 2 0 265.0 1,087 206 73 89 22 96 3 167 4 9 1 -
1986 29 Blue Jays 37 34 2 7 12 .368 4.74 1 1 1 205.0 919 239 108 128 29 87 1 127 7 15 0 -
1987 30 Blue Jays 33 31 1 13 9 .591 4.09 3 1 0 185.0 789 164 84 92 16 87 4 115 4 7 0 -
1988 31 Blue Jays 32 31 1 16 8 .667 3.04 8 4 0 207.1 844 157 70 76 15 79 0 147 4 13 5 -
1989 32 Blue Jays 33 33 0 17 8 .680 3.35 3 2 0 206.2 850 164 77 83 12 76 2 101 3 13 1 -
1990 33 Blue Jays 33 33 0 18 6 .750 2.93 2 2 0 208.2 861 179 68 73 11 64 0 125 5 10 0 -
1991 34 Blue Jays 9 9 0 4 3 .571 3.17 1 0 0 59.2 244 52 21 22 4 23 0 29 0 2 0 -
1992 35 Blue Jays 21 14 3 4 6 .400 5.05 1 0 0 96.1 415 98 54 58 9 43 3 45 4 4 0 -
1993 36 White Sox 4 4 0 1 3 .250 6.04 0 0 0 22.1 107 27 15 17 1 14 0 11 0 0 0 -
1998 41 Blue Jays 19 3 7 1 2 .333 4.83 0 0 2 50.1 228 58 27 31 6 17 1 27 0 5 0 -
16 Years 443 412 14 176 137 .562 3.44 103 30 3 2,895.1 12,072 2,572 1,106 1,225 225 1,034 36 1,669 51 129 14 -

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Dave Stieb Hitting Stats

1979 22 Blue Jays 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1980 23 Blue Jays 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1981 24 Blue Jays 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 25 Blue Jays 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 26 Blue Jays 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1984 27 Blue Jays 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 28 Blue Jays 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 29 Blue Jays 37 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 30 Blue Jays 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 31 Blue Jays 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 32 Blue Jays 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 33 Blue Jays 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 34 Blue Jays 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 35 Blue Jays 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 36 White Sox 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1998 41 Blue Jays 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
16 Years 443 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Dave Stieb Fielding Stats

1979 Blue Jays P 18 18 388 44 2.4 43 12 31 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.99
1980 Blue Jays LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 Blue Jays P 34 32 728 79 2.3 78 20 58 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.89
1981 Blue Jays P 25 25 551 50 2.0 49 11 38 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.40
1982 Blue Jays P 38 38 865 82 2.2 80 27 53 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.50
1983 Blue Jays P 36 36 834 63 1.8 61 28 33 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.97
1984 Blue Jays P 35 35 801 57 1.6 56 22 34 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.89
1985 Blue Jays P 36 36 795 92 2.6 87 34 53 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.95
1986 Blue Jays P 37 34 615 49 1.3 48 15 33 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.11
1987 Blue Jays P 33 31 555 51 1.5 49 24 25 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.38
1988 Blue Jays P 32 31 622 45 1.4 45 19 26 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.95
1989 Blue Jays P 33 33 620 47 1.4 47 18 29 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.05
1990 Blue Jays P 33 33 626 68 2.1 64 24 40 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.76
1991 Blue Jays P 9 9 179 18 2.0 17 5 12 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.56
1992 Blue Jays P 21 14 289 29 1.4 29 8 21 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.71
1993 White Sox P 4 4 67 3 0.8 2 0 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.81
1998 Blue Jays P 19 3 151 10 0.5 10 5 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
P Totals 443 412 8,686 787 1.8 765 272 493 22 45 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.38
LF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
16 Years 444 412 8,689 787 1.8 765 272 493 22 45 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.38

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Dave Stieb Miscellaneous Stats

1979 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.08 3.62 3.34
1980 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.30 4.01 3.08
1981 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 4 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.46 4.36 2.99
1982 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.88 4.40 2.34
1983 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.01 6.05 3.01
1984 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.25 6.67 2.97
1985 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.74 5.67 3.26
1986 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.46 5.58 3.82
1987 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.32 5.59 4.23
1988 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.86 6.38 3.43
1989 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.33 4.40 3.31
1990 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.95 5.39 2.76
1991 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.26 4.37 3.47
1992 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.05 4.20 4.02
1993 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.79 4.43 5.64
1998 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.59 4.83 3.04
16 Years 0 0 .000 0 10 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.61 5.19 3.21

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Dave Stieb Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1979 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $31,000.00 - -
1980 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $55,000.00 Stats -
1981 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $85,000.00 Stats -
1982 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $250,000.00 - -
1983 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $450,000.00 Stats -
1984 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $650,000.00 Stats -
1985 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $913,636.00 Stats -
1986 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $1,033,333.00 - -
1987 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $1,083,333.00 - -
1988 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $950,000.00 Stats -
1989 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $1,500,000.00 - -
1990 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $1,600,000.00 Stats -
1991 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $3,000,000.00 - -
1992 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $3,250,000.00 - -
1993 Chicago White Sox 10 $300,000.00 - -
1998 Toronto Blue Jays 37 $450,000.00 - -

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Most Toronto Blue Jay fans know that Dave Stieb threw the first no-hitter in Blue Jays ' history on September 2, 1990 , a detailed account appears below; however, did you know that he was also the first Blue Jays pitcher to start an All-Star Game ( 1983 ), the first Blue Jays starting pitcher to have a .500 or better record (11-10 in 1981) and the first Blue Jays pitcher to be (along with his #37 ) added to their Level of Excellence?

Did you know that Dave Stieb threw four one-hitters ( 1-Hitter #1 | 1-Hitter #2 | 1-Hitter #3 | 1-Hitter #4 ) before recording his no-hitter? Baseball Almanac is honored to present this exclusive description of the first Toronto Blue Jays no-hitter researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Dave Stieb', Page 339):
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Dave Stieb No Hit Club Baseball Card | 1991 Score (#707)

Dave Stieb No Hitter (Box Score: 09-02-1990 )

If ever a pitcher was meant to hurl a no-hitter, it was Dave Stieb. When the 33-year-old hurler faced the sixth-place Cleveland Indians of the AL East before 23,640 at Municipal Stadium, he had taken a no-hitter into the ninth inning on four previous occasions, only to lose his bid for a hitless game each time. Three of those times, including two within six days of each other in 1988, he was down to his last out.

Fate, however, did not deny Stieb on Sunday September 2 . Carrying a 16-5 record for the AL East's second place Blue Jays and facing Bud Black, Stieb became the first Blue Jays pitcher to toss a no-hitter. It culminated a storied season in which nine no-hitters were thrown in the major leagues.

Stieb struck out nine and walked four. He struck out the side twice. Seven balls were hit to the outfield.

Rare for a no-hitter, Stieb walked the first batter he faced, Alex Cole . But Cole tried to steal second, and was thrown out by catcher Pat Borders . Jerry Browne followed with a pop up to first and Dion James grounded out to short.

Stieb walked Carlos Baerga with two outs in the second, but again Borders threw out the runner trying to steal second. In the third, Stieb struck out Cory Snyder , Tom Brookens and Joel Skinner .

The Blue Jays broke the scoring ice with one out in the fourth on a home run to deep left-center by Fred McGriff . They tallied their second run an inning later on back-to-back leadoff doubles by Ken Williams and Manny Lee .

After the Indians couldn't get the ball out of the infield during the next two innings, Stieb struck out the side again in the sixth, ironically again fanning Snyder , Brookens and Skinner . By the time he entered the eighth, Stieb had retired 15 Cleveland batters in a row.

The streak was broken when Ken Phelps walked leading off the inning. He was stranded as Brooky Jacoby flew out to center, and Baerga and Snyder flew out to left.

The first two batters Stieb faced in the ninth were pinch-hitters. Chris James hit a fly ball to Glenallen Hill in left for the first out. Candy Maldonado struck out. A temporary interruption occurred when Stieb walked Cole , who promptly moved to second on a play ruled as defensive indifference. The final out came when Browne sent a liner to Junior Felix in right.

After all the near misses, Stieb finally had his no-hitter. The 1990 season would be his best as he registered an 18-6 record. It would also be his last full big season. Arm troubles sidelined him for much of the next three years, and he won just nine more games in the majors before retiring in 1993. He launched a comeback in 1998, and pitched in 19 games for the Blue Jays.

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Dave Stieb Bobblehead | 20th Anniversary of Blue Jays 1st No Hitter
Dave Stieb won 140 games during the 1980s (1980-1989), the second most ( Jack Morris had 162) by any Major League pitcher during the entire decade. Other notable names with less wins were Nolan Ryan (#7, 122 wins), Don Sutton (#19, 107 wins) and Steve Carlton (#26, 104 wins).

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