Mike Witt Stats

Mike Witt was born on Wednesday, July 20, 1960, in Fullerton, California. Witt was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1981, with the California Angels. 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 Witt baseball stats page.

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"His (Mike Witt) stuff was awesome. I saw Jerry Reuss and John Candelaria pitch no-hitters, but this was by far the most overpowering. I mean, this was no contest." - Charlie Hough on ESPN (Mark Saxon, 07/27/2011, 'Angels Moment No. 14: Mike Witt's perfect game', Source )

Mike Witt

Mike Witt Autograph on a 1982 Fleer Baseball Card (#416)

Mike Witt Autograph on a 1982 Fleer Baseball Card (#416)

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Birth Name:
Michael Atwater Witt
Nickname:
Mike or Witter
Born On:
07-20-1960  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Fullerton, 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:
Servite High School (Anaheim, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-07
Player Weight Chart Weight:
192
First Game:
04-11-1981 (Age 20)
Last Game:
06-17-1993
Draft:
1978 : 4th Round (92nd)

Mike Witt

Mike Witt Pitching Stats

1981 21 Angels 22 21 1 8 9 .471 3.28 7 1 0 129.0 555 123 47 60 9 47 4 75 2 11 0 -
1982 22 Angels 33 26 2 8 6 .571 3.51 5 1 0 179.2 748 177 70 77 8 47 2 85 8 7 1 -
1983 23 Angels 43 19 15 7 14 .333 4.91 2 0 5 154.0 683 173 84 90 14 75 7 77 8 6 0 -
1984 24 Angels 34 34 0 15 11 .577 3.47 9 2 0 246.2 1,032 227 95 103 17 84 3 196 7 5 1 -
1985 25 Angels 35 35 0 15 9 .625 3.56 6 1 0 250.0 1,049 228 99 115 22 98 6 180 11 4 1 -
1986 26 Angels 34 34 0 18 10 .643 2.84 14 3 0 269.0 1,071 218 85 95 22 73 2 208 6 3 0 -
1987 27 Angels 36 36 0 16 14 .533 4.01 10 0 0 247.0 1,065 252 110 128 34 84 4 192 6 4 0 -
1988 28 Angels 34 34 0 13 16 .448 4.15 12 2 0 249.2 1,080 263 115 130 14 87 7 133 9 5 2 -
1989 29 Angels 33 33 0 9 15 .375 4.54 5 0 0 220.0 937 252 111 119 26 48 1 123 7 2 0 -
1990 30 Angels 10 0 4 0 3 .000 1.77 0 0 1 20.1 92 19 4 9 1 13 2 14 1 1 0 -
1990 30 Yankees 16 16 0 5 6 .455 4.47 2 1 0 96.2 406 87 48 53 8 34 2 60 6 4 0 -
1991 31 Yankees 2 2 0 0 1 .000 10.13 0 0 0 5.1 26 8 6 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 -
1993 33 Yankees 9 9 0 3 2 .600 5.27 0 0 0 41.0 183 39 24 26 7 22 0 30 1 3 0 -
12 Years 341 299 22 117 116 .502 3.83 72 11 6 2,108.1 8,927 2,066 898 1,012 183 713 40 1,373 73 55 5 -

Mike Witt

Mike Witt Hitting Stats

1981 21 Angels 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1982 22 Angels 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 23 Angels 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1984 24 Angels 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 25 Angels 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1986 26 Angels 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 27 Angels 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1988 28 Angels 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1989 29 Angels 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 30 Angels 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1990 30 Yankees 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 31 Yankees 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 33 Yankees 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 341 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Mike Witt

Mike Witt Fielding Stats

1981 Angels P 22 21 387 26 1.2 23 7 16 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .885 1.60
1982 Angels P 33 26 539 42 1.3 38 14 24 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .905 1.90
1983 Angels P 43 19 462 31 0.7 30 6 24 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.75
1984 Angels P 34 34 740 45 1.3 43 16 27 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.57
1985 Angels P 35 35 750 51 1.5 49 16 33 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.76
1986 Angels P 34 34 807 62 1.8 61 22 39 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.04
1987 Angels P 36 36 741 50 1.4 47 18 29 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .940 1.71
1988 Angels P 34 34 749 53 1.6 51 19 32 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.84
1989 Angels P 33 33 660 71 2.2 67 18 49 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.74
1990 Angels P 10 0 61 6 0.6 6 2 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
1990 Yankees P 16 16 290 22 1.4 21 7 14 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.96
1991 Yankees P 2 2 16 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1993 Yankees P 9 9 123 7 0.8 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
P Totals 341 299 6,325 468 1.4 445 147 298 23 21 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.90
12 Years 341 299 6,325 468 1.4 445 147 298 23 21 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.90

Mike Witt

Mike Witt Miscellaneous Stats

1981 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.60 5.23 3.28
1982 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.81 4.26 2.35
1983 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.03 4.50 4.38
1984 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.33 7.15 3.06
1985 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.84 6.48 3.53
1986 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.85 6.96 2.44
1987 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.29 7.00 3.06
1988 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.53 4.79 3.14
1989 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.56 5.03 1.96
1990 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.08 6.20 5.75
1990 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.76 5.59 3.17
1991 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 1.69
1993 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.36 6.59 4.83
12 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.93 5.86 3.04

Mike Witt

Mike Witt Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1981 California Angels 39 $32,500.00 - -
1982 California Angels 39 $36,000.00 - -
1983 California Angels 39 $41,000.00 - -
1984 California Angels 39 $683,333.00 - -
1985 California Angels 39 $683,333.00 - -
1986 California Angels 39 $933,333.00 Stats -
1987 California Angels 39 $1,133,333.00 Stats -
1988 California Angels 39 $1,400,000.00 - -
1989 California Angels 39 $1,400,000.00 - -
1990 California Angels 39 $1,300,000.00 - -
1990 New York Yankees 22 "     " - -
1991 New York Yankees 36 $2,416,667.00 - -
1993 New York Yankees 39 $2,166,667.00 - -

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Did you know that Mike Witt threw the first no hitter in Arlington Stadium and the first perfect game for the Angels (who had already witnessed Bo Belinsky , Clyde Wright and Nolan Ryan toss six no hitters for the franchise)? Baseball Almanac is honored to present this exclusive description of the Mike Witt perfect game researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), original text from No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Mike Witt', Page 321):
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Mike Witt No Hitter / Perfect Game (Box Score: 09-30-1984 )

Mike Witt had won just 23 games in his first three years with the Angels , but in 1984 had finally found himself and was on his way to becoming one of the American League's top pitchers. The 24-year-old moundsman not only threw hard, but had a nasty curveball, which he used to his advantage when AL West rivals, the second-place Angels , and the seventh-place Texas Rangers, met on Sunday September 30 at Arlington Stadium.

It was the final game of the season, and Witt carried a 14-11 record into battle as he faced veteran knuckleballer Charlie Hough . A sparse crowd of 8,375 was there to watch.

What they saw was a masterpiece. Witt, who had struck out 16 Seattle Mariners in a game earlier in the season [ box ], hurled a perfect game , the first no hitter at Arlington Stadium. He threw 94 pitches, 70 of them strikes, while fanning 10 of the 27 batters he faced. The Rangers hit just four balls out of the infield.

Witt went to a three-ball count only twice, both times against Wayne Tolleson . The Rangers hit just one ball hard, that being an eighth inning drive to right-center by Larry Parrish that Angels ' right fielder Mike Brown caught against the wall.

The game was scoreless until the seventh. Hough , who allowed seven hits while going the distance, gave up a leadoff single to Doug DeCinces in the seventh. DeCinces went to second on a passed ball, to third on Brian Downing's ground out to second, and scored on Reggie Jackson's grounder to first on which Pete O'Brien threw home too late to catch the sliding runner. After scoring their unearned run, the Angels loaded the bases, but could get no more.

Witt started out by whiffing Mickey Rivers leading off the first. He then retired Tolleson on a fly to left and Gary Ward on a ground out to second. Witt struck out at least one batter in every inning but the fourth. He fanned two - Tommy Dunbar and Donnie Scott - in the third and two more in the eighth.

After Rivers struck out starting the seventh, Witt had a scare when he threw three straight balls to Tolleson . But he came back with two called strikes, the got the Rangers second baseman to ground out.

In the eighth, Parrish led off with what looked like a possible home run that Brown pulled down. O'Brien and George Wright then struck out, the former for the third time.

The Angels made three defensive replacements in the outfield in the ninth. It wasn't necessary. Witt struck out Dunbar on three pitches. The he retired two pinch-hitters, getting Bobby Jones on a soft grounder to Rob Wilfong at second and Marv Foley on another bouncer to Wilfong , whose toss to Bobby Grich at first gave him his eighth assist of the game.

That was it. Twenty-seven up, 27 down. Witt had tossed the sixth perfect game in American League history. It gave him a 15-11 record for the season, and he would go on to win 15, 18, 16 and 13 over the next four years.

Mike Witt was a All-Star for the Angels twice ( 1986 & 1987 ), had four 15-win seasons (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987), and during those same four years, Witt led the entire California Angels pitching staff in games won, strikeouts, innings pitched, and complete games.

On April 11, 1990 , Mark Langston threw the next Angels no hitter, six years after the perfecto thrown by Witter. Langston struggled in the seventh inning and out of the bullpen came the closer - Mike Witt (who became the only pitcher in history to throw a perfect game and get a save in another no hitter)!

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