Gus Triandos Stats

Gus Triandos was born on Wednesday, July 30, 1930, in San Francisco, California. Triandos was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 3, 1953, 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 Gus Triandos baseball stats page.

Gus Triandos

Gus Triandos Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#248)

Gus Triandos Autograph on a 1965 Topps (#248)

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Birth Name:
Gus Constantine Triandos
Nickname:
None
Born On:
07-30-1930  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-28-2013 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Jose, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Mission High School (San Francisco, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
08-03-1953 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-15-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $2,500

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Gus Triandos Pitching Stats

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Gus Triandos Hitting Stats

1953 23 Yankees 18 51 5 8 2 0 1 0 6 3 - 9 1 - 0 0 .157 .204 .255
1954 24 Yankees 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1955 25 Orioles 140 481 47 133 17 3 12 0 65 40 4 55 3 3 2 9 .277 .333 .399
1956 26 Orioles 131 452 47 126 18 1 21 0 88 48 4 73 3 4 2 21 .279 .348 .462
1957 27 Orioles 129 418 44 106 21 1 19 1 72 38 7 73 4 4 3 12 .254 .317 .445
1958 28 Orioles 137 474 59 116 10 0 30 1 79 60 4 65 2 7 1 22 .245 .327 .456
1959 29 Orioles 126 393 43 85 7 1 25 2 73 65 6 56 4 3 3 12 .216 .330 .430
1960 30 Orioles 109 364 36 98 18 0 12 2 54 41 5 62 5 2 1 11 .269 .343 .418
1961 31 Orioles 115 397 35 97 21 0 17 0 63 44 7 60 1 2 1 13 .244 .320 .426
1962 32 Orioles 66 207 20 33 7 0 6 0 23 29 2 43 0 1 0 6 .159 .262 .280
1963 33 Tigers 106 327 28 78 13 0 14 1 41 32 4 67 1 3 6 10 .239 .315 .407
1964 34 Phillies 73 188 17 47 9 0 8 1 33 26 5 41 2 3 1 7 .250 .339 .426
1965 35 Phillies 30 82 3 14 2 0 0 0 4 9 1 17 0 0 0 3 .171 .253 .195
1965 35 Astros 24 72 5 13 2 0 2 0 7 5 0 14 0 0 1 2 .181 .244 .292
13 Years 1,206 3,907 389 954 147 6 167 8 608 440 49 636 26 32 21 128 .244 .322 .413

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Gus Triandos Fielding Stats

1953 Yankees 1B 12 12 267 107 8.9 106 100 6 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.72
1953 Yankees C 5 2 66 19 3.8 18 17 1 1 0 0 2 0 .947 7.36
1954 Yankees C 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00
1955 Orioles 1B 103 95 2,403 918 8.9 908 839 69 10 92 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.20
1955 Orioles 3B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1955 Orioles C 36 29 733 143 4.0 140 127 13 3 3 6 8 8 .979 5.16
1956 Orioles 1B 52 48 1,188 419 8.1 412 373 39 7 27 n/a n/a n/a .983 9.36
1956 Orioles C 89 77 1,975 472 5.3 467 417 50 5 12 3 25 21 .989 6.38
1957 Orioles C 120 107 2,849 649 5.4 644 580 64 5 13 7 21 42 .992 6.10
1958 Orioles C 132 128 3,373 769 5.8 759 698 61 10 11 12 24 25 .987 6.08
1959 Orioles 1B 1 0 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Orioles C 125 115 2,902 673 5.4 660 597 63 13 5 28 33 27 .981 6.14
1960 Orioles C 105 96 2,564 567 5.4 561 516 45 6 5 13 24 17 .989 5.91
1961 Orioles C 114 108 2,798 705 6.2 697 642 55 8 9 21 22 20 .989 6.73
1962 Orioles C 63 61 1,556 389 6.2 383 355 28 6 2 13 21 15 .985 6.65
1963 Tigers C 90 90 2,337 565 6.3 564 535 29 1 4 14 20 12 .998 6.52
1964 Phillies 1B 1 1 27 9 9.0 9 8 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1964 Phillies C 64 52 1,405 401 6.3 395 371 24 6 4 11 26 14 .985 7.59
1965 Phillies C 28 24 591 158 5.6 154 144 10 4 2 7 12 9 .975 7.04
1965 Astros C 20 19 509 133 6.7 129 124 5 4 0 3 9 5 .970 6.84
C Totals 992 908 23,664 5,643 5.7 5,571 5,123 448 72 70 138 247 215 .987 6.36
1B Totals 169 156 3,906 1,453 8.6 1,435 1,320 115 18 127 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.92
3B Totals 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
13 Years 1,162 1,064 27,573 7,098 6.1 7,008 6,443 565 90 197 138 247 215 .987 6.86

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Gus Triandos Miscellaneous Stats

1953 Yankees 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 51.0 5.7 8.5 - - -
1954 Yankees 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1955 Orioles 0 0 .000 15 0 n/a 40.1 8.7 7.4 - - -
1956 Orioles 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 21.5 6.2 5.1 - - -
1957 Orioles 0 0 .000 20 0 n/a 22.0 5.7 5.8 - - -
1958 Orioles 1 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 15.8 7.3 6.0 - - -
1959 Orioles 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 15.7 7.0 5.4 - - -
1960 Orioles 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 30.3 5.9 6.7 - - -
1961 Orioles 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 23.4 6.6 6.3 - - -
1962 Orioles 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 34.5 4.8 9.0 - - -
1963 Tigers 0 0 .000 16 0 n/a 23.4 4.9 8.0 - - -
1964 Phillies 0 0 .000 17 0 n/a 23.5 4.6 5.7 - - -
1965 Phillies 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 20.5 - - -
1965 Astros 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 36.0 5.1 10.3 - - -
13 Years 1 0 1.000 112 0 n/a 23.4 6.1 6.4 - - -

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Gus Triandos Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1953 New York Yankees 26 Undetermined - -
1954 New York Yankees 26 Undetermined - -
1955 Baltimore Orioles 11 Undetermined - -
1956 Baltimore Orioles 11 Undetermined - -
1957 Baltimore Orioles 11 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Baltimore Orioles 11 Undetermined Stats -
1959 Baltimore Orioles 11 Undetermined Stats -
1960 Baltimore Orioles 11 $22,500.00 - -
1961 Baltimore Orioles 11 Undetermined - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 11 Undetermined - -
1963 Detroit Tigers 10 Undetermined - -
1964 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -
1965 Philadelphia Phillies 9 Undetermined - -
1965 Houston Astros 7 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Gus Triandos holds the "current" Major League record for most consecutive games played during a career without being caught stolen ? Triandos played in 1,206 games, had exactly one stolen base in his career, and was never caught stealing in his career. We used "current" in quotes because caught stealing data is incomplete, going back officially through 1951, then partial research has been completed back through 1926, then it changes from complete years, partial years, and some years with no data at all.

Gus Triandos successfully recorded his one career stolen base on September 28, 1958 , in the very last game of the regular season (second game of a double header), at Yankee Stadium.

Gus Triandos, First Career Stolen Base
Gus Triandos | The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) | September 29, 1958 | Page 22
On August 31, 1957 , Gus Triandos - who was widely considered one of the slowest player of his era- hit an inside the park home run at Memorial Stadium. Gus Triandos never got caught stealing. Gus Triandos was ranked the fifty-sixth best catcher in baseball history by Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Free Press Publishing, June 13, 2003, Page 487), an excerpt from this must-own book:

Triandos was the slowest player of the 1950s, a huge catcher who lost his speed as a result of having two feet that wouldn't move very fast. He trekked slowly through the Yankee system, 1948-1954, pausing two years for the United States Arm, but compiling some fun numbers along the way, since he never got promoted until he left black and blue marks all over the league's pitchers. In the Pioneer League in 1948 he hit .323, driving in 85 runs in 92 games. They sent him back to the same team the next year. He hit .435 with 10 homers, 42 RBI in 28 games, at which point they finally said, "OK, OK, you can go to the Piedmont League." He also hit .363 for Amsterdam in the Canadian-American League, and .368 for Birmingham in the Souther League.

Eventually the Yankees decided that he wasn't going to take Yogi Berra's job, and included him in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, a trade also involved - I am not making this up - Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Bill Miller, Hal Smith, Don Leppert, Kal Segrest, Willie Miranda, Gene Woodling, Mike Blyzka, Don Larsen, Bob Turley, Darrell Johnson, Dick Kryhoski, Billy Hunter, Ted del Guercio, and Jim Fridley. Basically, the Orioles traded two pitchers for a dozen or more people the Yankees were never going to use.

Paul Richards, who had successfully molded Sherm Lollar into one of the best catchers in baseball, now undertook the same labor with Triandos. The results were less rewarding, but still worthwhile; Triandos would be a major league regular for eight years. In 1958 he hit 30 home runs, tying the American League record for home runs by a catcher ( Yogi's , of course); that year he hit .245 with ten doubles, no triples, but 30 home runs. He also established several records for passed balls, largely because he had the misfortune of catching Hoyt Wilhelm the one season when Wilhelm was a starting pitcher, pitching 200-plus innings. This established the principal that a knuckleball pitcher and a big, slow catcher make an awful combination. "Heaven," Triandos once told a reporter, "is a place where one one throws a knuckleball."

Gus Triandos, Inside the Park Home Run
Gus Triandos Inside the Park Home Run | Anderson Herald | September 1, 1957 | Page 19
Gus Triandos was behind the plate catching when Hoyt Wilhelm threw a no-hitter on September 20, 1958 . Gus Triandos was behind the plate catching when Jim Bunning threw a perfect game on June 21, 1964 . The first no-no took place in the American League, the second no-no took place in the National League, making "Tremendous Triandos" the first catcher in baseball history to catch a no-hitter in each of those two leagues .

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