Mike Vail Stats

Mike Vail was born on Saturday, November 10, 1951, in San Francisco, California. Vail was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 18, 1975, 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 Mike Vail baseball stats page.

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'"I was lucky to do it in my first year," Vail said of the rookie record... then he broke into laughter when he realized what he'd said.' - The Lakeland Ledger (AP Wire, 09/16/1975, 'Met's Mike Vail Extends Hitting Streak to 23')

Mike Vail

Mike Vail Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#605 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1983fle01' title='1983 Fleer Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Mike Vail Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#605 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Michael Lewis Vail
Nickname:
Mike or Mighty Mike
Born On:
11-10-1951  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Francisco, 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:
Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, CA)
College:
De Anza Junior College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
08-18-1975 (Age 23)
Last Game:
07-30-1984
Draft:
1970 : 17th Round (393rd)

Mike Vail

Mike Vail Pitching Stats

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Mike Vail

Mike Vail Hitting Stats

1975 24 Mets 38 162 17 49 8 1 3 0 17 9 1 37 0 0 0 3 .302 .339 .420
1976 25 Mets 53 143 8 31 5 1 0 0 9 6 0 19 0 3 0 4 .217 .243 .266
1977 26 Mets 108 279 29 73 12 1 8 0 35 19 0 58 0 3 2 9 .262 .310 .398
1978 27 Indians 14 34 2 8 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 9 1 1 0 0 .235 .250 .353
1978 27 Cubs 74 180 15 60 6 2 4 0 33 3 0 24 0 2 0 6 .333 .341 .456
1979 28 Cubs 87 179 28 60 8 2 7 1 35 14 1 27 0 2 0 4 .335 .379 .520
1980 29 Cubs 114 312 30 93 17 2 6 0 47 14 1 77 1 0 1 8 .298 .330 .423
1981 30 Reds 31 31 1 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 0 0 0 1 .161 .161 .161
1982 31 Reds 78 189 9 48 10 1 4 0 29 6 1 33 0 2 0 7 .254 .274 .381
1983 32 Giants 18 26 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 .154 .185 .192
1983 32 Expos 34 53 5 15 2 0 2 0 4 8 0 10 0 0 1 1 .283 .387 .434
1984 33 Dodgers 16 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 .063 .118 .063
10 Years 665 1,604 146 447 71 11 34 1 219 81 5 317 2 13 5 43 .279 .313 .400

Mike Vail

Mike Vail Fielding Stats

1975 Mets CF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1975 Mets LF 35 35 978 97 2.8 94 85 9 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.60
1976 Mets LF 2 2 42 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1976 Mets RF 33 32 807 62 1.9 58 57 1 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.94
1977 Mets LF 2 1 21 4 2.0 2 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 2.57
1977 Mets RF 82 67 1,761 168 2.0 164 159 5 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.51
1978 Cubs LF 7 2 78 6 0.9 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1978 Indians LF 2 2 51 7 3.5 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.71
1978 Cubs RF 39 32 819 45 1.2 44 43 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.45
1978 Indians RF 7 5 108 11 1.6 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.75
1978 Cubs 3B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Cubs 3B 2 0 6 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1979 Cubs LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Cubs RF 38 35 858 60 1.6 58 55 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.83
1980 Cubs LF 19 13 384 34 1.8 34 33 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
1980 Cubs RF 61 51 1,356 108 1.8 103 97 6 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.05
1981 Reds RF 3 0 33 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1982 Reds LF 50 43 993 82 1.6 81 75 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.20
1982 Reds RF 2 2 39 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.69
1983 Giants 1B 4 3 57 24 6.0 24 24 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.37
1983 Expos LF 3 2 51 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.53
1983 Giants LF 2 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1983 Expos RF 12 10 240 23 1.9 22 18 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.48
1983 Expos 1B 1 1 21 7 7.0 7 6 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1983 Expos 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1984 Dodgers LF 1 1 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
RF Totals 277 234 6,021 481 1.7 464 443 21 17 3 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.08
LF Totals 124 102 2,637 235 1.9 229 213 16 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.34
1B Totals 5 4 78 31 6.2 31 30 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.73
3B Totals 4 0 12 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
CF Totals 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
10 Years 411 341 8,772 751 1.8 728 689 39 23 5 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.24

Mike Vail

Mike Vail Miscellaneous Stats

1975 Mets 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 54.0 4.4 9.5 - - -
1976 Mets 0 1 .000 19 0 n/a 0.0 7.5 15.9 - - -
1977 Mets 0 7 .000 32 3 n/a 34.9 4.8 8.0 - - -
1978 Indians 1 1 .500 6 0 1 0.0 3.8 17.0 - - -
1978 Cubs 0 1 .000 34 1 n/a 45.0 7.5 5.5 - - -
1979 Cubs 0 2 .000 51 0 n/a 25.6 6.6 5.1 - - -
1980 Cubs 2 5 .286 46 0 n/a 52.0 4.1 6.6 - - -
1981 Reds 0 0 .000 28 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 10.3 - - -
1982 Reds 0 0 .000 32 0 n/a 47.3 5.7 6.5 - - -
1983 Giants 0 0 .000 13 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 8.7 - - -
1983 Expos 0 0 .000 19 0 n/a 26.5 5.3 13.3 - - -
1984 Dodgers 0 0 .000 14 1 n/a 0.0 2.3 8.0 - - -
10 Years 3 17 .150 296 5 1 47.2 5.1 7.3 - - -

Mike Vail

Mike Vail Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 New York Mets 31 $15,000.00 - -
1976 New York Mets 6 $25,000.00 - -
1977 New York Mets 6 $35,000.00 - -
1978 Cleveland Indians 35 Undetermined - -
1978 Chicago Cubs 27 Undetermined - -
1979 Chicago Cubs 27 Undetermined - -
1980 Chicago Cubs 27 Undetermined - -
1981 Cincinnati Reds 23 Undetermined - -
1982 Cincinnati Reds 23 Undetermined - -
1983 San Francisco Giants 32 Undetermined - -
1983 Montreal Expos 33 Undetermined - -
1984 Los Angeles Dodgers 37 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Mike Vail won the 1975 International League Player of the Year Award ? He was called up to the big leagues that same year by the New York Mets and got a hit in his first at bat. From there, he proceeded to set a modern Major League rookie record 23 game hit streak, which at the time was also the longest hitting streak in Mets' franchise history (both records have since been broken, but the ball itself remains in Cooperstown).

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