Pete Vuckovich Stats

Pete Vuckovich was born on Monday, October 27, 1952, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Vuckovich was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 3, 1975, with the Chicago White Sox. 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 Pete Vuckovich baseball stats page.

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"Pete Vuckovich had that look about him, the kind that inspired nicknames throughout the history of baseball: the full Fu Manchu, bushy hair, darkly crazed eyes, slight paunch about the middle that came from years of good times. Eccentric. Al 'the Mad Hungarian' Hrabosky could seem tame compared to Vuckovich, whose parents came from Serbia and settled in the no-excuses mill area of western Pennsylvania. But Vuckovich never allowed anyone to call him 'the Mad Serbian.' He wasn't mad. Different, yes, only because he was so competitive. 'I really hate hitters,' Vuckovich once said. 'They're goofy. They're trying to get me, to ruin my career, so I hate them. That's the way it has to be - them or me. I want it to be me.'" - Author Mike Eisenbath in The Cardinals Encyclopedia (Temple University Press, 05/14/1999, Page 300)

Pete Vuckovich

Pete Vuckovich Autograph on a 1982 Topps Baseball Card (#643)

Pete Vuckovich Autograph on a 1982 Topps Baseball Card (#643)

Birth Name:
Peter Dennis Vuckovich
Nickname:
Pete
Born On:
10-27-1952  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Conemaugh Valley High School (Johnstown, PA)
College:
Clarion State University
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
08-03-1975 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-02-1986
Draft:
1974 : 3rd Round (56th)

Pete Vuckovich

Pete Vuckovich Pitching Stats

1975 23 White Sox 4 2 1 0 1 .000 13.06 0 0 0 10.1 52 17 15 15 0 7 1 5 3 0 0 -
1976 24 White Sox 33 7 15 7 4 .636 4.65 1 0 0 110.1 500 122 57 59 3 60 4 62 0 4 1 -
1977 25 Blue Jays 53 8 35 7 7 .500 3.47 3 1 8 148.0 633 143 57 64 13 59 5 123 12 5 0 -
1978 26 Cardinals 45 23 15 12 12 .500 2.54 6 2 1 198.1 819 187 56 65 9 59 5 149 7 2 2 -
1979 27 Cardinals 34 32 0 15 10 .600 3.59 9 0 0 233.0 968 229 93 108 22 64 4 145 7 3 3 -
1980 28 Cardinals 32 30 1 12 9 .571 3.40 7 3 1 222.1 907 203 84 96 18 68 5 132 5 2 2 -
1981 29 Brewers 24 23 0 14 4 .778 3.55 2 1 0 149.2 620 137 59 61 9 57 1 84 1 4 0 -
1982 30 Brewers 30 30 0 18 6 .750 3.34 9 1 0 223.2 971 234 83 96 14 102 1 105 6 5 0 -
1983 31 Brewers 3 3 0 0 2 .000 4.91 0 0 0 14.2 69 15 8 9 0 10 1 10 0 1 0 -
1985 33 Brewers 22 22 0 6 10 .375 5.51 1 0 0 112.2 511 134 69 74 16 48 2 55 3 7 0 -
1986 34 Brewers 6 6 0 2 4 .333 3.06 0 0 0 32.1 139 33 11 18 3 11 0 12 2 2 2 -
11 Years 286 186 67 93 69 .574 3.66 38 8 10 1,455.1 6,189 1,454 592 665 107 545 29 882 46 35 10 -

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Pete Vuckovich Hitting Stats

1975 23 White Sox 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1976 24 White Sox 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 25 Blue Jays 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 26 Cardinals 45 58 4 8 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 22 7 0 0 0 .138 .153 .155
1979 27 Cardinals 34 79 7 12 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 14 8 2 0 2 .152 .159 .152
1980 28 Cardinals 32 71 4 13 6 0 0 0 7 1 0 13 9 0 0 1 .183 .194 .268
1981 29 Brewers 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 30 Brewers 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 31 Brewers 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 33 Brewers 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 34 Brewers 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 286 208 15 33 7 0 0 0 13 3 0 49 24 2 0 3 .159 .169 .192

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Pete Vuckovich Fielding Stats

1975 White Sox P 4 2 31 3 0.8 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.61
1976 White Sox P 33 7 331 25 0.8 22 3 19 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .880 1.79
1977 Blue Jays P 53 8 444 37 0.7 32 9 23 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .865 1.95
1978 Cardinals P 45 23 595 48 1.1 46 12 34 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.09
1979 Cardinals P 34 32 699 47 1.4 42 14 28 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .894 1.62
1980 Cardinals P 32 30 667 45 1.4 44 16 28 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.78
1981 Brewers P 24 23 449 38 1.6 38 11 27 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.29
1982 Brewers P 30 30 671 56 1.9 52 13 39 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.09
1983 Brewers P 3 3 44 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.23
1985 Brewers P 22 22 338 20 0.9 19 5 14 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.52
1986 Brewers P 6 6 97 9 1.5 9 2 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
P Totals 286 186 4,366 330 1.2 309 87 222 21 15 n/a n/a n/a .936 1.91
11 Years 286 186 4,366 330 1.2 309 87 222 21 15 n/a n/a n/a .936 1.91

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Pete Vuckovich Miscellaneous Stats

1975 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.71 4.35 6.10
1976 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.03 5.06 4.89
1977 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.08 7.48 3.59
1978 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 19.3 2.53 6.76 2.68
1979 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.6 26.3 2.27 5.60 2.47
1980 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.5 10.1 1.94 5.34 2.75
1981 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.47 5.05 3.43
1982 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.03 4.23 4.10
1983 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 6.14 6.14
1985 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.15 4.39 3.83
1986 Brewers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.09 3.34 3.06
11 Years 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0.0 4.2 16.0 1.62 5.45 3.37

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Pete Vuckovich Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 Chicago White Sox 40 $15,000.00 - -
1976 Chicago White Sox 40 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Toronto Blue Jays 30 $35,000.00 - -
1978 St. Louis Cardinals 46 Undetermined - -
1979 St. Louis Cardinals 46 Undetermined - -
1980 St. Louis Cardinals 46 , 40 Undetermined - -
1981 Milwaukee Brewers 50 Undetermined - -
1982 Milwaukee Brewers 50 Undetermined - Stats
1983 Milwaukee Brewers 50 Undetermined - -
1985 Milwaukee Brewers 50 $540,000.00 - -
1986 Milwaukee Brewers 50 Undetermined - -
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The Toronto Blue Jays took Pete Vuckovich from the Chicago White Sox in the 1976 Major League Baseball Expansion Draft, during the second round, nineteenth overall, their fifth pitcher, following Jim Clancy (6th overall), Butch Edge (12th overall), Al Fitzmorris (13th overall), and Mike Darr (17th overall). On June 26, 1977 , Pete blanked (2-0) the visiting Baltimore Orioles in Memorial Stadium, versus hall of famer Jim Palmer , notching the first shutout in Blue Jays history .

Did you know that when Pete Vuckovich led the American League in wins in 1981, he was one of four twirlers at the top of the junior circuit that season, joining Dennis Martinez , Steve McCatty , Jack Morris , the first and only year four junior circuit pitchers finished tied?

Did you know that Pete Vuckovich, one year after leading the league in wins, led the American League in winning percentage , and took home a Cy Young Award , the first ever won by a Milwaukee Brewers STARTING pitcher? Their first recipient, a hall of fame closer, won it in 1981. Do you remember who it was? [ Answer ]

Pete Vuckovich Baseball Card
Pete Vuckovich | 1982 Topps Baseball Card (#165) | Baseball Almanac Collection

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