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Full Name: Robert Lynn Welch Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/190 First Game: June 20, 1978
Birthdate: November 3, 1956 Final Game: August 11, 1994
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan MLB Experience: 17 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on November 3, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, Bob Welch (Robert Lynn Welch) played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics over the course of his 17 year career. Welch broke into the bigs on June 20, 1978 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and put up a 2.02 ERA in 111.1 innings pitched in 1978, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Bob Welch's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1990, when he posted a 2.95 ERA, won 27 games and struck out 127 batters. However, others believe that it was 1987, when he posted a 3.22 ERA, won 15 games and struck out 196 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1978 LA N 23 13 7 4 2.02 66 28 25 4 3 3 111.1 92 6 26 2 2 1
1979 LA N 25 12 5 6 3.98 64 42 36 1 0 5 81.1 82 7 32 4 0 3
1980 LA N 32 32 14 9 3.29 141 85 78 3 2 0 213.2 190 15 79 6 7 3
1981 LA N 23 23 9 5 3.44 88 56 54 2 1 0 141.1 141 11 41 0 2 3
1982 LA N 36 36 16 11 3.36 176 94 88 9 3 0 235.2 199 19 81 5 5 5
1983 LA N 31 31 15 12 2.65 156 73 60 4 3 0 204 164 13 72 4 4 3
1984 LA N 31 29 13 13 3.78 126 86 75 3 1 0 178.2 191 11 58 7 4 2
1985 LA N 23 23 14 4 2.31 96 49 43 8 3 0 167.1 141 16 35 2 7 6
1986 LA N 33 33 7 13 3.28 183 95 86 7 3 0 235.2 227 14 55 6 2 7
1987 LA N 35 35 15 9 3.22 196 94 90 6 4 0 251.2 204 21 86 6 4 4
1988 OAK A 36 36 17 9 3.64 158 107 99 4 2 0 244.2 237 22 81 1 3 10
1989 OAK A 33 33 17 8 3.00 137 82 70 1 0 0 209.2 191 13 78 3 5 6
1990 OAK A 35 35 27 6 2.95 127 90 78 2 2 0 238 214 26 77 4 2 5
1991 OAK A 35 35 12 13 4.58 101 124 112 7 1 0 220 220 25 91 3 3 11
1992 OAK A 20 20 11 7 3.27 47 47 45 0 0 0 123.2 114 13 43 0 1 2
1993 OAK A 30 28 9 11 5.29 63 102 98 0 0 0 166.2 208 25 56 5 1 7
1994 OAK A 25 8 3 6 7.08 44 56 54 0 0 0 68.2 79 10 43 2 3 1
Total NL 292 267 115 86 3.14 1292 702 635 47 23 8 1820.2 1631 133 565 42 37 37
Total AL 214 195 96 60 3.94 677 608 556 14 5 0 1271.1 1263 134 469 18 18 42
Total 506 462 211 146 3.47 1969 1310 1191 61 28 8 3092 2894 267 1034 60 55 79

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1978 LA N P 23 13 111.1 6 12 1 0 0 0 2 5 1 .947
1979 LA N P 25 12 81.1 2 8 3 3 0 0 7 5 0 .769
1980 LA N P 32 32 213.2 15 26 1 3 0 1 24 8 1 .976
1981 LA N P 23 23 141.1 4 18 0 1 0 0 9 4 1 1.000
1982 LA N LF 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1982 LA N P 36 36 235.2 19 26 2 0 0 1 14 13 2 .957
1982 LA N OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1982 LA N RF 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1983 LA N P 31 31 204 14 27 3 1 0 1 7 17 3 .932
1984 LA N P 31 29 178.2 20 28 2 5 0 4 15 9 0 .960
1985 LA N P 23 23 167.1 15 27 3 1 0 1 12 7 0 .933
1986 LA N P 33 33 235.2 21 26 2 2 0 0 22 9 2 .959
1987 LA N P 35 35 251.2 25 38 0 3 0 1 20 18 3 1.000
1988 OAK A P 36 36 244.2 16 32 1 2 0 0 16 11 1 .980
1989 OAK A P 33 33 209.2 26 21 4 3 0 1 22 7 3 .922
1990 OAK A P 35 35 238 20 31 0 2 0 2 10 7 0 1.000
1991 OAK A P 35 35 220 15 29 2 1 0 1 12 16 1 .957
1992 OAK A P 20 20 123.2 5 13 1 1 0 0 8 5 0 .947
1993 OAK A P 30 28 166.2 16 26 0 2 0 0 8 12 1 1.000
1994 OAK A P 25 8 68.2 4 6 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 .909
Total LF 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 506 462 3092 243 394 26 30 0 13 213 157 19 .961

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1978 LA N 23 29 3 5 0 1 .172 .172 .207 1 0 0 7 0 6 0 0 0
1979 LA N 25 19 1 3 0 3 .158 .200 .158 0 0 0 6 1 3 0 0 0
1980 LA N 34 70 1 17 0 3 .243 .254 .286 3 0 1 13 0 5 0 0 0
1981 LA N 23 45 3 10 0 2 .222 .239 .267 0 1 1 16 0 7 0 0 0
1982 LA N 38 85 5 12 0 3 .141 .167 .153 1 0 3 32 0 7 0 0 0
1983 LA N 31 73 2 7 1 2 .096 .120 .151 1 0 1 22 1 3 0 0 1
1984 LA N 32 51 0 4 0 3 .078 .113 .078 0 0 2 15 0 8 0 0 1
1985 LA N 25 50 4 9 0 4 .180 .226 .200 1 0 3 13 0 7 0 0 1
1986 LA N 35 76 2 8 1 4 .105 .160 .145 0 0 4 23 1 5 0 0 0
1987 LA N 38 83 5 13 0 5 .157 .222 .157 0 0 7 24 0 8 0 0 0
1988 OAK A 36 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 OAK A 33 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 OAK A 35 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 OAK A 36 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 OAK A 20 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 OAK A 30 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 OAK A 26 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total NL 304 581 26 88 2 30 .151 .186 .177 7 1 22 171 3 59 0 0 3
Total AL 216 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 520 582 26 88 2 30 .151 .186 .177 7 1 22 171 3 59 0 0 4

Transactions

  • Selected by Chicago Cubs in the 14th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 5, 1974).
  • Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (20th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 7, 1977).
  • Traded by Los Angeles Dodgers with Matt Young to Oakland Athletics as part of 3-team trade in which Oakland Athletics sent Kevin Tapani and Wally Whitehurst to New York Mets; Los Angeles Dodgers sent Jack Savage to New York Mets; New York Mets sent Jesse Orosco to Los Angeles Dodgers; and Oakland Athletics sent Alfredo Griffin and Jay Howell to Los Angeles Dodgers (December 11, 1987).
  • Granted free agency (November 5, 1990).
  • Signed by Oakland Athletics (December 15, 1990).
  • Granted free agency (October 26, 1994).

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