Ernie Whitt Stats

Ernie Whitt was born on Friday, June 13, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan. Whitt was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 12, 1976, with the Boston Red 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 Ernie Whitt baseball stats page.

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" Ken Huckaby , Toronto's current catcher, says it best. When asked to describe Ernie Whitt, who's in town as an extra instructor during Spring Training, Huckaby provides some good perspective. 'Ernie's a great guy. I tease him all the time, because he's Mr. Blue Jay. If you talk about Blue Jays catchers, they all bring up Ernie Whitt," Huckaby said. "Ernie Whitt, Ernie Whitt, Ernie Whitt. I look at him and say, 'Were you that good?' The only time I saw him play was when I watched one of his old games. He looped to center field when somebody threw a no-hitter against them up in Toronto. I make fun of him for that, for not being able to get a hit.' Whitt caught more games than any other Blue Jay and is currently employed as Toronto's roving catching instructor." - By Spencer Fordin on MLB.com (02/24/2003, 'Where've you gone, Ernie Whitt?', Source )

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Ernie Whitt Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#128 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Ernie Whitt Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#128 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Leo Ernest Whitt
Nickname:
Ernie, Mr. Blue Jay
Born On:
06-13-1952  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Detroit, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Brablec High School (Roseville, MI)
College:
Macomb Community College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-12-1976 (Age 24)
Last Game:
07-03-1991
Draft:
1972 : 15th Round (352nd)

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Ernie Whitt Pitching Stats

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Ernie Whitt Hitting Stats

1976 24 Red Sox 8 18 4 4 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .500
1977 25 Blue Jays 23 41 4 7 3 0 0 0 6 2 0 12 0 2 0 1 .171 .200 .244
1978 26 Blue Jays 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000
1980 28 Blue Jays 106 295 23 70 12 2 6 0 34 22 0 30 5 3 0 11 .237 .288 .353
1981 29 Blue Jays 74 195 16 46 9 0 1 0 16 20 3 30 7 0 0 2 .236 .307 .297
1982 30 Blue Jays 105 284 28 74 14 2 11 0 42 26 5 34 1 5 0 5 .261 .317 .440
1983 31 Blue Jays 123 344 53 88 15 2 17 0 56 50 5 55 1 5 0 9 .256 .346 .459
1984 32 Blue Jays 124 315 35 75 12 1 15 0 46 43 7 49 0 5 1 7 .238 .327 .425
1985 33 Blue Jays 139 412 55 101 21 2 19 1 64 47 9 59 3 2 1 7 .245 .323 .444
1986 34 Blue Jays 131 395 48 106 19 2 16 1 56 35 3 39 0 3 0 11 .268 .326 .448
1987 35 Blue Jays 135 446 57 120 24 1 19 0 75 44 4 50 0 3 1 17 .269 .334 .455
1988 36 Blue Jays 127 398 63 100 11 2 16 0 70 61 4 38 2 6 1 9 .251 .348 .410
1989 37 Blue Jays 129 385 42 101 24 1 11 1 53 52 2 53 1 2 0 9 .262 .349 .416
1990 38 Braves 67 180 14 31 8 0 2 0 10 23 1 27 0 1 0 6 .172 .265 .250
1991 39 Orioles 35 62 5 15 2 0 0 0 3 8 0 12 0 0 0 3 .242 .329 .274
15 Years 1,328 3,774 447 938 176 15 134 3 534 436 43 491 20 37 4 97 .249 .324 .410

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Ernie Whitt Fielding Stats

1976 Red Sox C 8 6 159 24 3.0 24 24 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.000 4.08
1977 Blue Jays C 14 10 267 66 4.7 66 62 4 0 0 1 7 4 1.000 6.67
1978 Blue Jays C 1 1 24 8 8.0 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 9.00
1980 Blue Jays C 105 92 2,477 499 4.8 492 436 56 7 11 4 70 33 .986 5.36
1981 Blue Jays C 72 61 1,654 346 4.8 343 297 46 3 5 3 29 23 .991 5.60
1982 Blue Jays C 98 75 2,059 444 4.5 436 406 30 8 0 5 44 21 .982 5.72
1983 Blue Jays C 119 93 2,562 609 5.1 604 554 50 5 4 6 54 33 .992 6.37
1984 Blue Jays C 118 97 2,521 627 5.3 623 583 40 4 8 6 46 25 .994 6.67
1985 Blue Jays C 134 113 3,094 695 5.2 687 649 38 8 6 2 60 28 .988 6.00
1986 Blue Jays C 129 109 2,965 757 5.9 750 709 41 7 7 5 63 33 .991 6.83
1987 Blue Jays C 131 113 3,098 863 6.6 858 803 55 5 10 8 83 46 .994 7.48
1988 Blue Jays C 123 110 2,946 690 5.6 686 643 43 4 10 10 90 34 .994 6.29
1989 Blue Jays C 115 104 2,692 598 5.2 593 550 43 5 5 12 62 28 .992 5.95
1990 Braves C 59 54 1,330 341 5.8 338 296 42 3 1 8 70 31 .991 6.86
1991 Orioles C 20 12 354 80 4.0 80 72 8 0 0 1 11 6 1.000 6.10
C Totals 1,246 1,050 28,202 6,647 5.3 6,588 6,091 497 59 67 71 691 347 .991 6.31
15 Years 1,246 1,050 28,202 6,647 5.3 6,588 6,091 497 59 67 71 691 347 .991 6.31

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Ernie Whitt Miscellaneous Stats

1976 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 18.0 9.0 6.0 - - -
1977 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 9 2 0 0.0 3.4 6.8 - - -
1978 Blue Jays 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 4.0 0.0 - - -
1980 Blue Jays 1 3 .250 1 0 0 49.2 9.8 8.7 - - -
1981 Blue Jays 5 2 .714 5 2 0 195.0 6.5 12.2 - - -
1982 Blue Jays 3 1 .750 23 0 1 25.8 8.4 6.8 - - -
1983 Blue Jays 1 1 .500 20 1 0 20.2 6.3 6.1 - - -
1984 Blue Jays 0 3 .000 19 0 0 21.0 6.4 6.8 - - -
1985 Blue Jays 3 6 .333 18 0 0 21.7 7.0 6.4 - - -
1986 Blue Jays 0 1 .000 11 0 0 24.7 10.1 7.1 - - -
1987 Blue Jays 0 1 .000 16 0 0 23.5 8.9 5.9 - - -
1988 Blue Jays 4 2 .667 15 0 0 24.9 10.5 5.7 - - -
1989 Blue Jays 5 4 .556 17 0 8 35.0 7.3 7.3 - - -
1990 Braves 0 2 .000 10 0 n/a 90.0 6.7 18.0 - - -
1991 Orioles 0 0 .000 20 0 2 0.0 5.2 20.7 - - -
15 Years 22 26 .458 186 5 11 28.2 7.7 7.1 - - -

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Ernie Whitt Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1976 Boston Red Sox 22 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $23,000.00 - -
1978 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $26,000.00 - -
1980 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $30,000.00 - -
1981 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $55,000.00 - -
1982 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $100,000.00 - -
1983 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $145,000.00 - -
1984 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $370,000.00 - -
1985 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $370,000.00 Stats -
1986 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $325,000.00 - -
1987 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $750,000.00 - -
1988 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $750,000.00 - -
1989 Toronto Blue Jays 12 $800,000.00 - -
1990 Atlanta Braves 12 $1,200,000.00 - -
1991 Baltimore Orioles 11 $950,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Ernie Whitt was a member of the 1977 Toronto Blue Jays , their inaugural roster, and when he left Toronto after the 1989 season, he was the last original Blue Jay ?

1987 Toronto Blue Jays Home Run Hitters
1987 Toronto Blue Jays Home Run Hitters | Blue Jays Press Photo
On September 14, 1987 , Ernie Whitt erupted for a career high three home runs in the same game leading the assault for the Toronto Blue Jays who set an all-time Major League record for most home runs in a game by a team in history (10). Whitt went deep in the second inning off Ken Dixon (bases were empty, no outs), in the fifth inning off Mike Griffin (bases were empty, no outs), and in the seventh inning off Tony Arnold (two men were on base, two outs).

Ernie Whitt was behind the plate in 1,159 games for the Toronto Blue Jays , a franchise record for games caught. Whitt was originally drafted in 1972 , by the Boston Red Sox, who had a pretty good catcher at the time named Carlton Fisk . Ernie pinch hit for him during his Major League debut on September 12, 1976 , and when Whitt was named to his first (and only) All-Star Game in 1985 , he actually entered the game as a defensive replacement for Carlton Fisk .

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