Randy Wiles was born on Monday, September 10, 1951, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Wiles was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 7, 1977, 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 Randy Wiles baseball stats page.
"( John ) Wathan's winning hit came off rookie Randy Wiles making his major league debut ( Box Score ). 'That's a shame,' Wathan said sarcastically. 'Just tell him that I grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in my debut.' Wiles was heartbroken but still happy to be in the major leagues. 'I had never seen this many people before,' Wiles said of the 40,000-plus crowd. 'I was just sitting there taking it all in. Then they told me to warm up and I was really nervous.'" - The Cedar Rapids Gazette (Associated Press, Twins Move Within Half-Game of Sox , 08/08/1977, Page 13)
Randy Wiles Pitching Stats
Randy Wiles Hitting Stats
Randy Wiles Fielding Stats
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Randy Wiles Miscellaneous Stats
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Randall E. Wiles was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Chicago White Sox ( 1977 ). Randy, his nickname, pitched five games for the Pale Hose , earning two decisions; a win on August 8, 1977 , with help from a Lamar Johnson walk-off home run, and a loss on August 16, 1977 , after surrendering a walk-off home run to Chris Chambliss .
After the loss, which was the last game Randy ever pitched in the majors, Wiles said, "I feel terrible. I have to shake this off if I want to stay around much longer, but it won't be easy. I feel terrible."
Did you know that Randy Wiles threw seven career shutouts while pitching for Louisiana State University , from 1970 through 1973, a record that still stands through today?
Randy Wiles | 1977 Topps Fictitious Baseball Card | Created by Dan Helpingstine ( Blog )
When Randy Wiles took the field on August 7, 1977 , appearing in relief of Lerrin LaGrow in the eighth inning at Royals Stadium, he was wearing #52 , the third Chicago White Sox player to ever use the number, joining Rich Morales (1968) and Dennis O'Toole (1970-1973)
In 1974, Randy Wiles won the Texas League Pitcher of the Year Award, posting an 8-7 record (2.56 ERA) with the Arkansas Travelers. That same year, a future Hall of Fame pitcher also won, going 14-3 (3.40 ERA) with the San Antonio Brewers. Who was it? [ Answer ]
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