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Full Name: James Justin Acker Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/210 First Game: April 7, 1983
Birthdate: September 24, 1958 Final Game: June 14, 1992
Birthplace: Freer, Texas MLB Experience: 10 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on September 24, 1958 in Freer, Texas, Jim Acker (James Justin Acker) played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners over the course of his 10 year career. Acker broke into the bigs on April 7, 1983 with the Toronto Blue Jays, and put up a 4.33 ERA in 97.2 innings pitched in 1983, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Jim Acker's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1985, when he posted a 3.23 ERA and notched 10 saves. However, others believe that it was 1989, when he posted a 2.43 ERA and struck out 92 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1983 TOR A 38 5 5 1 4.33 44 52 47 0 0 1 97.2 103 7 38 1 1 8
1984 TOR A 32 3 3 5 4.38 33 39 35 0 0 1 72 79 3 25 3 5 6
1985 TOR A 61 0 7 2 3.23 42 35 31 0 0 10 86.1 86 7 43 1 2 3
1986 TOR A 23 5 2 4 4.35 32 34 29 0 0 0 60 63 6 22 3 3 2
1986 ATL N 21 14 3 8 3.79 37 47 40 0 0 0 95 100 7 26 3 2 1
1986 Total 44 19 5 12 4.01 69 81 69 0 0 0 155 163 13 48 6 5 3
1987 ATL N 68 0 4 9 4.16 68 57 53 0 0 14 114.2 109 11 51 4 1 4
1988 ATL N 21 1 0 4 4.71 25 26 22 0 0 0 42 45 6 14 3 2 1
1989 TOR A 14 0 2 1 1.59 24 7 5 0 0 0 28.1 24 1 12 3 1 1
1989 ATL N 59 0 0 6 2.67 68 29 29 0 0 2 97.2 84 5 20 8 2 1
1989 Total 73 0 2 7 2.43 92 36 34 0 0 2 126 108 6 32 11 3 2
1990 TOR A 59 0 4 4 3.83 54 49 39 0 0 1 91.2 103 9 30 5 4 3
1991 TOR A 54 4 3 5 5.20 44 53 51 0 0 1 88.1 77 16 36 5 7 2
1992 SEA A 17 0 0 0 5.28 11 19 18 0 0 0 30.2 45 4 12 1 1 0
Total NL 169 15 7 27 3.71 198 159 144 0 0 16 349.1 338 29 111 18 7 7
Total AL 298 17 26 22 4.14 284 288 255 0 0 14 555 580 53 218 22 24 25
Total 467 32 33 49 3.97 482 447 399 0 0 30 904.1 918 82 329 40 31 32

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1983 TOR A P 38 5 97.2 12 15 0 4 0 3 7 4 0 1.000
1984 TOR A P 32 3 72 7 8 1 0 0 1 3 3 0 .938
1985 TOR A P 61 0 86.1 10 16 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 1.000
1986 TOR A P 23 5 60 9 11 0 2 0 1 8 3 0 1.000
1986 ATL N P 21 14 95 7 17 0 2 0 0 10 5 0 1.000
1986 Total P 44 19 155 16 28 0 4 0 1 18 8 0 1.000
1987 ATL N P 68 0 114.2 6 23 0 2 0 1 13 4 1 1.000
1988 ATL N P 21 1 42 3 7 0 0 0 1 9 2 1 1.000
1989 TOR A P 14 0 28.1 1 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 .917
1989 ATL N P 59 0 97.2 12 14 0 0 0 1 5 7 1 1.000
1989 Total P 73 0 126 13 24 1 0 0 1 6 9 2 .974
1990 TOR A P 59 0 91.2 5 19 0 0 0 1 6 7 0 1.000
1991 TOR A P 54 4 88.1 1 16 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 1.000
1992 SEA A P 17 0 30.2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.000
Total P 467 32 904.1 73 161 2 11 0 9 77 44 4 .992

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1983 TOR A 38 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 TOR A 32 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 TOR A 61 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 TOR A 23 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 ATL N 21 28 1 3 0 0 .107 .107 .143 1 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0
1986 Total 44 28 1 3 0 0 .107 .107 .143 1 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0
1987 ATL N 68 14 1 3 0 1 .214 .267 .214 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0
1988 ATL N 21 5 0 2 0 0 .400 .500 .400 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1989 TOR A 14 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 ATL N 59 7 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
1989 Total 73 7 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
1990 TOR A 59 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 TOR A 54 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 SEA A 17 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 169 54 2 9 0 1 .167 .196 .185 1 0 2 32 0 0 0 0 1
Total AL 298 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 467 54 2 9 0 1 .167 .196 .185 1 0 2 32 0 0 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Selected by Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (21st pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 3, 1980).
  • Selected by Toronto Blue Jays from Atlanta Braves in the Rule 5 major league draft (December 6, 1982).
  • Traded by Toronto Blue Jays to Atlanta Braves in exchange for Joe Johnson (July 6, 1986).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 1988).
  • Signed by Atlanta Braves (January 6, 1989).
  • Traded by Atlanta Braves to Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Tony Castillo and Francisco Cabrera (August 24, 1989).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 1991).
  • Signed by Seattle Mariners (February 2, 1992).
  • Released by Seattle Mariners (July 21, 1992).

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