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Full Name: Donald William Aase Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/190 First Game: July 26, 1977
Birthdate: September 8, 1954 Final Game: October 3, 1990
Birthplace: Orange, California MLB Experience: 13 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Donald William Aase (born September 8, 1954 in Orange, California, USA - ) was a baseball pitcher who played for 13 years (1977–90) on teams such as the Boston Red Sox (1977), California Angels (1978–84) and Baltimore Orioles (1985–88), of the American League. In the National League, he played for the New York Mets (1989) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1990).

Aase was named to the American League All-Star team in 1986. He was known for his outstanding relief pitching with the Orioles. His best year was 1986, when he recorded 34 saves (then a record for a last-place team) and a 2.98 ERA. Aase started his career as a starting pitcher. In 1979, the Angels began to use him as a reliever in some games and, by 1981, he was used exclusively in relief.

  • He was drafted by the Red Sox and then traded by the Red Sox with cash December 8, 1977 to Los Angeles for Jerry Remy.
  • He was then granted free agency on Nov. 4th 1984
  • He was then signed as a free agent by the Orioles Dec. 13th 1984.
  • He was released from the Orioles on Oct. 3rd 1988
  • He was signed as a free agent by the Mets on Feb. 20th 1989.


Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1977 BOS A 13 13 6 2 3.12 49 36 32 4 2 0 92.1 85 6 19 1 0 1
1978 CAL A 29 29 11 8 4.03 93 88 80 6 1 0 178.2 185 14 80 4 3 2
1979 CAL A 37 28 9 10 4.81 96 104 99 7 1 2 185.1 200 19 77 7 5 1
1980 CAL A 40 21 8 13 4.06 74 83 79 5 1 2 175 193 13 66 3 2 1
1981 CAL A 39 0 4 4 2.34 38 17 17 0 0 11 65.1 56 4 24 2 1 0
1982 CAL A 24 0 3 3 3.46 40 20 20 0 0 4 52 45 5 23 2 2 0
1984 CAL A 23 0 4 1 1.62 28 7 7 0 0 8 39 30 1 19 5 0 0
1985 BAL A 54 0 10 6 3.78 67 44 37 0 0 14 88 83 6 35 7 0 1
1986 BAL A 66 0 6 7 2.98 67 29 27 0 0 34 81.2 71 6 28 2 4 0
1987 BAL A 7 0 1 0 2.25 3 2 2 0 0 2 8 8 1 4 0 0 0
1988 BAL A 35 0 0 0 4.05 28 22 21 0 0 0 46.2 40 4 37 5 1 0
1989 NY N 49 0 1 5 3.94 34 27 26 0 0 2 59.1 56 5 26 3 0 1
1990 LA N 32 0 3 1 4.97 24 24 21 0 0 3 38 33 5 19 4 3 0
Total NL 81 0 4 6 4.35 58 51 47 0 0 5 97.1 89 10 45 7 3 1
Total AL 367 91 62 54 3.74 583 452 421 22 5 77 1012 996 79 412 38 18 6
Total 448 91 66 60 3.80 641 503 468 22 5 82 1109.1 1085 89 457 45 21 7

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1977 BOS A P 13 13 92.1 5 13 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 .947
1978 CAL A P 29 29 178.2 16 26 3 2 0 0 11 20 0 .933
1979 CAL A P 37 28 185.1 8 17 2 3 0 1 10 5 0 .926
1980 CAL A P 40 21 175 10 22 4 2 0 2 13 4 0 .889
1981 CAL A P 39 0 65.1 2 10 1 1 0 0 3 7 0 .923
1982 CAL A P 24 0 52 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 1.000
1984 CAL A P 23 0 39 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 .857
1985 BAL A P 54 0 88 8 10 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1.000
1986 BAL A P 66 0 81.2 5 12 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 .944
1987 BAL A P 7 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000
1988 BAL A P 35 0 46.2 2 3 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 1.000
1989 NY N P 49 0 59.1 6 8 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1.000
1990 LA N P 32 0 38 1 3 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 1.000
Total P 448 91 1109.1 67 135 13 10 0 5 63 58 0 .940

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1977 BOS A 13 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 CAL A 29 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CAL A 37 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CAL A 40 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CAL A 39 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CAL A 24 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CAL A 23 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 BAL A 54 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 BAL A 66 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 BAL A 7 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 BAL A 35 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 NY N 49 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1990 LA N 32 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 81 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total AL 367 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 448 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

Transactions

  • Selected by Boston Red Sox in the 6th round of the free-agent draft (June 6, 1972).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox with cash to California Angels in exchange for Jerry Remy (December 8, 1977).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 1984).
  • Signed by Baltimore Orioles (December 13, 1984).
  • Released by Baltimore Orioles (October 3, 1988).
  • Signed by New York Mets (February 20, 1989).
  • Granted free agency (November 13, 1989).
  • Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (February 20, 1990).
  • Granted free agency (October 8, 1990).

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