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Full Name: Donald Eugene Cardwell Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/210 First Game: April 21, 1957
Birthdate: December 7, 1935 Final Game: September 27, 1970
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina MLB Experience: 14 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on December 7, 1935 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Don Cardwell (Donald Eugene Cardwell) played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves over the course of his 14 year career. Cardwell broke into the bigs on April 21, 1957 with the Philadelphia Phillies, and put up a 4.91 ERA in 128.1 innings pitched in 1957, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Don Cardwell's best season was 1961, when he posted a 3.82 ERA, won 15 games and struck out 156 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1957 PHI N 30 19 4 8 4.91 92 71 70 5 1 1 128.1 122 17 42 1 1 4
1958 PHI N 16 14 3 6 4.51 77 55 54 3 0 0 107.2 99 16 37 4 5 2
1959 PHI N 25 22 9 10 4.06 106 77 69 5 1 0 153 135 22 65 5 3 4
1960 PHI N 5 4 1 2 4.45 21 14 14 0 0 0 28.1 28 4 11 1 4 1
1960 CHI N 31 26 8 14 4.37 129 101 86 6 1 0 177 166 19 68 10 2 5
1960 TOT N 36 30 9 16 4.38 150 115 100 6 1 0 205.1 194 23 79 11 6 6
1961 CHI N 39 38 15 14 3.82 156 121 110 13 3 0 259.1 243 22 88 0 6 10
1962 CHI N 41 29 7 16 4.92 104 116 107 6 1 4 195.2 205 27 60 7 9 9
1963 PIT N 33 32 13 15 3.07 112 92 73 7 2 0 213.2 195 21 52 10 2 16
1964 PIT N 4 4 1 2 2.79 10 9 6 1 1 0 19.1 15 1 7 1 2 3
1965 PIT N 37 34 13 10 3.18 107 101 85 12 2 0 240.1 214 21 59 1 8 12
1966 PIT N 32 14 6 6 4.60 60 58 52 1 0 1 101.2 112 15 27 8 5 6
1967 NY N 26 16 5 9 3.57 71 55 47 3 3 0 118.1 112 8 39 8 5 7
1968 NY N 29 25 7 13 2.96 82 69 59 5 1 1 179.2 156 9 50 11 7 10
1969 NY N 30 21 8 10 3.01 60 63 51 4 0 0 152.1 145 15 47 10 8 5
1970 NY N 16 1 0 2 6.48 8 19 18 0 0 0 25 31 3 6 1 1 3
1970 ATL N 16 2 2 1 9.00 16 23 23 1 1 0 23 31 5 13 2 1 1
1970 TOT N 32 3 2 3 7.69 24 42 41 1 1 0 48 62 8 19 3 2 4
Total 410 301 102 138 3.92 1211 1044 924 72 17 7 2122.2 2009 225 671 80 69 98

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1957 PHI N P 30 19 128.1 12 18 2 0 0 2 9 3 0 .938
1958 PHI N P 16 14 107.2 11 13 0 2 0 1 3 2 1 1.000
1959 PHI N P 25 22 153 4 13 3 2 0 4 10 2 1 .850
1960 PHI N P 5 4 28.1 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 .800
1960 CHI N P 31 26 176 12 21 1 0 0 2 5 13 0 .971
1960 TOT N P 36 30 204.1 13 24 2 0 0 2 8 13 0 .949
1961 CHI N P 39 38 259.1 18 54 2 3 0 7 13 4 1 .973
1962 CHI N P 41 29 195.2 15 37 1 2 0 2 11 7 0 .981
1963 PIT N P 33 32 213.2 16 35 5 1 0 1 9 9 3 .911
1964 PIT N P 4 4 19.1 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1965 PIT N P 37 34 240.1 23 51 2 6 0 1 7 3 0 .974
1966 PIT N P 32 14 101.2 13 24 2 2 0 1 13 2 1 .949
1967 NY N P 26 16 118.1 13 27 0 3 0 2 12 6 1 1.000
1968 NY N P 29 25 180 16 39 1 1 0 1 8 6 0 .982
1969 NY N P 30 21 152.1 9 41 3 0 0 0 7 7 2 .943
1970 NY N P 16 1 25 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.000
1970 ATL N P 16 2 23 0 6 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .857
1970 TOT N P 32 3 48 1 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 .929
Total P 410 301 2122 164 394 25 25 0 24 111 66 11 .957

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1957 PHI N 30 35 4 7 1 2 .200 .222 .314 1 0 0 17 1 3 0 0 0
1958 PHI N 16 38 0 8 0 3 .211 .211 .263 2 0 0 11 0 1 0 0 0
1959 PHI N 26 55 3 3 1 2 .055 .088 .109 0 0 1 28 1 1 0 0 1
1960 PHI N 5 8 2 2 2 3 .250 .250 1.000 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0
1960 CHI N 33 69 9 14 3 6 .203 .203 .348 1 0 0 30 0 0 1 0 1
1960 TOT N 38 77 11 16 5 9 .208 .208 .416 1 0 0 35 0 2 1 0 1
1961 CHI N 40 95 6 10 3 6 .105 .167 .232 3 0 6 55 1 4 0 0 0
1962 CHI N 41 61 2 9 0 3 .148 .200 .180 0 1 4 27 0 4 0 0 2
1963 PIT N 33 71 3 6 0 2 .085 .156 .085 0 0 5 35 1 3 0 0 0
1964 PIT N 4 7 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
1965 PIT N 37 74 6 12 2 10 .162 .213 .257 1 0 4 35 1 10 1 0 2
1966 PIT N 32 29 1 3 0 3 .103 .161 .138 1 0 2 12 0 1 0 0 0
1967 NY N 27 38 1 6 1 3 .158 .220 .263 1 0 3 15 0 0 0 0 1
1968 NY N 30 61 3 3 1 4 .049 .049 .098 0 0 0 34 0 3 0 0 3
1969 NY N 30 47 3 8 1 5 .170 .184 .234 0 0 0 26 1 2 0 0 0
1970 NY N 16 5 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1970 ATL N 16 5 1 2 0 0 .400 .400 .400 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1970 TOT N 32 10 1 2 0 1 .200 .182 .200 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Total 416 698 44 94 15 53 .135 .171 .216 10 1 25 340 6 34 2 0 10

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Philadelphia Phillies (1954).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies with Ed Bouchee to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Tony Taylor and Cal Neeman (May 13, 1960).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs with George Altman and Moe Thacker to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Larry Jackson, Lindy McDaniel and Jimmie Schaffer (October 17, 1962).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Julio Gotay to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Dick Groat and Diomedes Olivo (November 19, 1962).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates with Don Bosch to New York Mets in exchange for Dennis Ribant and Gary Kolb (December 6, 1966).
  • Sold by New York Mets to Atlanta Braves (July 12, 1970).
  • Released by Atlanta Braves (December 22, 1970).

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