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Full Name: Peter Dennis Vuckovich Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/215 First Game: August 3, 1975
Birthdate: October 27, 1952 Final Game: October 2, 1986
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 11 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on October 27, 1952 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Pete Vuckovich (Peter Dennis Vuckovich) played for the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers over the course of his 11 year career. Vuckovich broke into the bigs on August 3, 1975 with the Chicago White Sox, and put up a 4.65 ERA in 110.1 innings pitched in 1976, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Pete Vuckovich's best season was 1978, when he posted a 2.54 ERA, won 12 games and struck out 149 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1975 CHI A 4 2 0 1 13.06 5 15 15 0 0 0 10.1 17 0 7 1 3 0
1976 CHI A 33 7 7 4 4.65 62 59 57 1 0 0 110.1 122 3 60 4 0 4
1977 TOR A 53 8 7 7 3.47 123 64 57 3 1 8 148 143 13 59 5 12 5
1978 STL N 45 23 12 12 2.54 149 65 56 6 2 1 198.1 187 9 59 5 7 2
1979 STL N 34 32 15 10 3.59 145 108 93 9 0 0 233 229 22 64 4 7 3
1980 STL N 32 30 12 9 3.40 132 96 84 7 3 1 222.1 203 18 68 5 5 2
1981 MIL A 24 23 14 4 3.55 84 61 59 2 1 0 149.2 137 9 57 1 1 4
1982 MIL A 30 30 18 6 3.34 105 96 83 9 1 0 223.2 234 14 102 1 6 5
1983 MIL A 3 3 0 2 4.91 10 9 8 0 0 0 14.2 15 0 10 1 0 1
1985 MIL A 22 22 6 10 5.51 55 74 69 1 0 0 112.2 134 16 48 2 3 7
1986 MIL A 6 6 2 4 3.06 12 18 11 0 0 0 32.1 33 3 11 0 2 2
Total NL 111 85 39 31 3.21 426 269 233 22 5 2 653.2 619 49 191 14 19 7
Total AL 175 101 54 38 4.03 456 396 359 16 3 8 801.2 835 58 354 15 27 28
Total 286 186 93 69 3.66 882 665 592 38 8 10 1455.1 1454 107 545 29 46 35

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1975 CHI A P 4 2 10.1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000
1976 CHI A P 33 7 110.1 3 19 3 0 0 1 3 5 1 .880
1977 TOR A P 53 8 148 9 23 5 3 0 0 5 5 2 .865
1978 STL N P 45 23 198.1 12 34 2 4 0 1 14 10 1 .958
1979 STL N P 34 32 233 14 28 5 2 0 2 15 17 0 .894
1980 STL N P 32 30 222.1 16 28 1 3 0 1 22 19 0 .978
1981 MIL A P 24 23 149.2 11 27 0 1 0 1 11 14 2 1.000
1982 MIL A P 30 30 223.2 13 39 4 1 0 2 32 16 3 .929
1983 MIL A P 3 3 14.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1.000
1985 MIL A P 22 22 112.2 5 14 1 1 0 0 17 8 0 .950
1986 MIL A P 6 6 32.1 2 7 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1.000
Total P 286 186 1455.1 87 222 21 15 0 8 127 97 10 .936

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1975 CHI A 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CHI A 33 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 TOR A 53 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 STL N 45 58 4 8 0 3 .138 .153 .155 1 0 1 22 0 7 0 0 0
1979 STL N 34 79 7 12 0 3 .152 .159 .152 0 0 1 14 0 8 0 0 2
1980 STL N 32 71 4 13 0 7 .183 .194 .268 6 0 1 13 0 9 1 0 1
1981 MIL A 24 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 MIL A 30 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 MIL A 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 MIL A 22 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 MIL A 6 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 111 208 15 33 0 13 .159 .169 .192 7 0 3 49 0 24 1 0 3
Total AL 175 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 286 208 15 33 0 13 .159 .169 .192 7 0 3 49 0 24 1 0 3

Transactions

  • Selected by Chicago White Sox in the 3rd round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 1974).
  • Selected by Toronto Blue Jays from Chicago White Sox (19th pick overall) in the expansion draft (November 5, 1976).
  • Traded by Toronto Blue Jays with a player to be named later to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Tom Underwood and Victor Cruz (December 6, 1977); St. Louis Cardinals received John Scott (December 16, 1977).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Rollie Fingers and Ted Simmons to Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Sixto Lezcano, David Green, Lary Sorensen and Dave LaPoint (December 12, 1980).
  • Granted free agency (November 21, 1985).
  • Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (August 1, 1986).
  • Released by Milwaukee Brewers (October 21, 1986).

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