Mel Stottlemyre Stats

Mel Stottlemyre was born on Thursday, November 13, 1941, in Hazleton, Missouri. Stottlemyre was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 12, 1964, with the New York Yankees. 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 Mel Stottlemyre baseball stats page.

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"I think Mel's been very underrated. He was really a dominant pitcher for the Yankees until he got hurt. He broke more bats than anybody. He had that great sinker ball, a good slider and good control. He was a big-game pitcher. He was a lot like Catfish Hunter , personality wise, in that he was always the same. After a game, you couldn't tell whether he won or lost. He was one of those guys who wouldn't go into a shell after he lost a game, get mad, and not talk to the press, or anything like that. he was the same guy all the time. But when you talk about great Yankee pitchers, he's usually never mentioned. People have kind of forgotten about him, but this guy was really tough." New York Yankees outfielder Roy White in The 50 Greatest pLayers in New York Yankees History (Robert W. Cohen, Scarecrow Press, '#29. Mel Stottlemyre', 06/16/2013, Page 152)

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Mel Stottlemyre Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#100 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1970top01' title='1970 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Mel Stottlemyre Autograph on a 1970 Topps Baseball Card (#100 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Melvin Leon Stottlemyre
Nickname:
Mel
Born On:
11-13-1941  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hazleton, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-13-2019 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Seattle, Washington
Cemetery:
Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, Washington
High School:
Mabton High School (Mabton, WA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
08-12-1964 (Age 22)
Last Game:
08-16-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Mel Stottlemyre Pitching Stats

1964 23 Yankees 13 12 0 9 3 .750 2.06 5 2 0 96.0 390 77 22 26 3 35 3 49 1 2 0 -
1965 24 Yankees 37 37 0 20 9 .690 2.63 18 4 0 291.0 1,188 250 85 99 18 88 3 155 5 7 0 -
1966 25 Yankees 37 35 2 12 20 .375 3.80 9 3 1 251.0 1,042 239 106 116 18 82 7 146 8 1 0 -
1967 26 Yankees 36 36 0 15 15 .500 2.96 10 4 0 255.0 1,063 235 84 96 20 88 11 151 5 2 0 -
1968 27 Yankees 36 36 0 21 12 .636 2.45 19 6 0 278.2 1,123 243 76 86 21 65 7 140 3 3 1 -
1969 28 Yankees 39 39 0 20 14 .588 2.82 24 3 0 303.0 1,244 267 95 105 19 97 11 113 6 6 0 -
1970 29 Yankees 37 37 0 15 13 .536 3.09 14 0 0 271.0 1,136 262 93 110 23 84 8 126 10 6 0 -
1971 30 Yankees 35 35 0 16 12 .571 2.87 19 7 0 269.2 1,091 234 86 100 16 69 6 132 5 4 0 -
1972 31 Yankees 36 36 0 14 18 .438 3.22 9 7 0 260.0 1,088 250 93 99 13 85 13 110 6 4 0 -
1973 32 Yankees 38 38 0 16 16 .500 3.07 19 4 0 273.0 1,122 259 93 112 13 79 3 95 5 5 0 -
1974 33 Yankees 16 15 1 6 7 .462 3.58 6 0 0 113.0 485 119 45 54 7 37 3 40 3 4 0 -
11 Years 360 356 3 164 139 .541 2.97 152 40 1 2,661.1 10,972 2,435 878 1,003 171 809 75 1,257 57 44 1 -

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Mel Stottlemyre Hitting Stats

1964 23 Yankees 14 37 2 9 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 12 1 0 1 2 .243 .282 .270
1965 24 Yankees 37 99 8 13 2 1 2 1 8 1 0 43 9 0 0 0 .131 .140 .232
1966 25 Yankees 37 80 8 11 1 1 1 0 7 4 0 31 4 1 0 1 .138 .176 .213
1967 26 Yankees 36 82 5 8 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 38 6 0 0 1 .098 .119 .098
1968 27 Yankees 36 91 4 13 3 0 0 0 5 8 0 33 3 1 0 3 .143 .210 .176
1969 28 Yankees 39 101 9 18 2 1 1 0 4 9 0 41 4 1 1 4 .178 .250 .248
1970 29 Yankees 38 85 8 16 2 2 2 0 7 14 0 25 3 0 0 0 .188 .303 .329
1971 30 Yankees 35 94 6 16 1 0 1 0 11 5 0 29 3 1 0 1 .170 .210 .213
1972 31 Yankees 37 80 3 16 1 1 0 0 7 3 0 18 9 0 2 2 .200 .247 .238
1973 32 Yankees 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 33 Yankees 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 366 749 54 120 13 6 7 1 57 47 0 270 42 4 4 14 .160 .213 .222

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Mel Stottlemyre Fielding Stats

1964 Yankees P 13 12 288 29 2.2 27 7 20 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.53
1965 Yankees P 37 37 873 105 2.8 104 30 74 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .990 3.22
1966 Yankees P 37 35 753 84 2.3 81 27 54 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.90
1967 Yankees P 36 36 765 101 2.8 96 36 60 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.39
1968 Yankees P 36 36 836 74 2.1 74 20 54 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
1969 Yankees P 39 39 909 117 3.0 112 24 88 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.33
1970 Yankees P 37 37 813 74 2.0 73 22 51 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.42
1971 Yankees P 35 35 809 82 2.3 78 23 55 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.60
1972 Yankees P 36 36 780 71 2.0 71 19 52 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.46
1973 Yankees P 38 38 819 80 2.1 75 27 48 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.47
1974 Yankees P 16 15 339 21 1.3 21 7 14 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.67
P Totals 360 356 7,984 838 2.3 812 242 570 26 38 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.75
11 Years 360 356 7,984 838 2.3 812 242 570 26 38 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.75

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Mel Stottlemyre Miscellaneous Stats

1964 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.1 12.3 1.40 4.59 3.28
1965 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 49.5 2.3 12.4 1.76 4.79 2.72
1966 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 80.0 2.6 11.4 1.78 5.24 2.94
1967 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 16.4 1.72 5.33 3.11
1968 Yankees 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 18.2 2.15 4.52 2.10
1969 Yankees 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 101.0 2.5 25.3 1.16 3.36 2.88
1970 Yankees 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 42.5 3.4 12.1 1.50 4.18 2.79
1971 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 94.0 3.2 8.5 1.91 4.41 2.30
1972 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 4.4 11.4 1.29 3.81 2.94
1973 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.20 3.13 2.60
1974 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.08 3.19 2.95
11 Years 0 2 .000 1 5 0 107.0 2.8 13.1 1.55 4.25 2.74

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Mel Stottlemyre Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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On July 20, 1965 , Mel Stottlemyre came to the plate, it was the bottom of the fifth inning, the bases were loaded ( Joe Pepitone on third, Clete Boyer on second, Roger Repoz on first), and Mel hit an inside-the-park grand slam off Bill Monbouquette . No Yankee pitcher, since Stottlemyre, has ever hit an inside the park slam.

Mel Stottlemyre, Inside the Park Grand Slam
Mel Stottlemyre (Inside the Park Grand Slam) | The Anderson Herald | July 21, 1965 | Page 11
Did you know that Mel Stottlemyre is one of only three pitchers in New York Yankees ' history who have thrown forty-or-more career shutouts wearing pinstripes? Did you know the other two, Red Ruffing (40 shutouts) and Whitey Ford (45 shutouts) are both hall of famers ?

Did you know that several Major League fathers have had two (or more) sons make it to the major leagues, but Mel Stottlemyre is the only pitcher who had two sons, Todd Stottlemyre and Mel Stottlemyre (Jr.), who also became big league pitchers?

The Yankees had four 20-game winners during the 1960s; Ralph Terry (23-12 in 1962 ), Jim Bouton (21-7 in 1963 ), Whitey Ford (25-4 in 1961 & 24-7 in 1963 ), and Mel Stottlemyre, who had the most twenty-win seasons for the Bronx Bombers across the entire decade (20-9 in 1965 , 21-12 in 1968 and 20-14 in 1969 ).

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