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Full Name: Steven Absher Hamilton Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 6"/190 First Game: April 23, 1961
Birthdate: November 30, 1935 Final Game: August 16, 1972
Birthplace: Columbia, Kentucky MLB Experience: 12 years
Died: December 2, 1997
Deathplace: Morehead, Kentucky
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Born on November 30, 1935 in Columbia, Kentucky, Steve Hamilton (Steven Absher Hamilton) played for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs over the course of his 12 year career. Hamilton broke into the bigs on April 23, 1961 with the Cleveland Indians, and put up a 3.77 ERA in 107.1 innings pitched in 1962, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Steve Hamilton's best season was 1965, when he posted a 1.39 ERA and struck out 51 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1961 CLE A 2 0 0 0 3.00 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 1 0
1962 WAS A 41 10 3 8 3.77 83 51 45 1 0 2 107.1 103 10 39 5 0 3
1963 WAS A 3 0 0 1 13.50 1 3 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 2 0 0 0
1963 NY A 34 0 5 1 2.60 63 19 18 0 0 5 62.1 49 3 24 2 3 1
1963 TOT A 37 0 5 2 2.94 64 22 21 0 0 5 64.1 54 3 26 2 3 1
1964 NY A 30 3 7 2 3.28 49 24 22 1 0 3 60.1 55 6 15 0 2 0
1965 NY A 46 1 3 1 1.39 51 12 9 0 0 5 58.1 47 2 16 5 0 0
1966 NY A 44 3 8 3 3.00 57 32 30 1 1 3 90 69 8 22 3 1 3
1967 NY A 44 0 2 4 3.48 55 25 24 0 0 4 62 57 7 23 4 0 1
1968 NY A 40 0 2 2 2.13 42 13 12 0 0 11 50.2 37 0 13 4 1 1
1969 NY A 38 0 3 4 3.32 39 22 21 0 0 2 57 39 7 21 5 2 0
1970 NY A 35 0 4 3 2.78 33 16 14 0 0 3 45.1 36 3 16 5 2 1
1970 CHI A 3 0 0 0 6.00 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0
1970 TOT A 38 0 4 3 2.98 36 18 16 0 0 3 48.1 40 3 17 5 2 1
1971 SF N 39 0 2 2 3.02 38 15 15 0 0 4 44.2 29 4 11 6 1 1
1972 CHI N 22 0 1 0 4.76 13 9 9 0 0 0 17 24 1 8 3 1 1
Total NL 61 0 3 2 3.50 51 24 24 0 0 4 61.2 53 5 19 9 2 2
Total AL 360 17 37 29 3.01 480 220 201 3 1 38 601.1 503 46 195 33 12 10
Total 421 17 40 31 3.05 531 244 225 3 1 42 663 556 51 214 42 14 12

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1961 CLE A P 2 0 3.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000
1962 WAS A P 41 10 107.1 8 22 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 .938
1963 WAS A P 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1963 NY A P 34 0 62.1 3 12 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1.000
1963 TOT A P 37 0 64.1 3 13 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 1.000
1964 NY A P 30 3 60.1 3 9 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1.000
1965 NY A P 46 1 58.1 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 .750
1966 NY A P 44 3 90 2 12 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 .875
1967 NY A P 44 0 62 0 12 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1.000
1968 NY A P 40 0 50.2 2 9 0 1 0 1 2 3 0 1.000
1969 NY A P 38 0 57 0 4 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 1.000
1970 NY A P 35 0 45.1 0 9 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.000
1970 CHI A P 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667
1970 TOT A P 38 0 48.1 0 11 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 .917
1971 SF N P 39 0 44.2 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1.000
1972 CHI N P 22 0 17 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1.000
Total P 421 17 663.1 22 102 6 2 0 9 29 21 4 .954

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1961 CLE A 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 WAS A 43 26 1 2 0 2 .077 .111 .154 0 1 1 7 0 3 0 0 1
1963 WAS A 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 NY A 34 14 2 4 0 2 .286 .286 .429 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 0
1963 TOT A 37 14 2 4 0 2 .286 .286 .429 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 0
1964 NY A 32 20 3 4 0 1 .200 .273 .200 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
1965 NY A 46 6 0 1 0 0 .167 .286 .167 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
1966 NY A 44 19 1 1 0 1 .053 .053 .053 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1967 NY A 44 9 0 1 0 0 .111 .111 .111 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1968 NY A 40 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1969 NY A 38 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1970 NY A 35 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CHI A 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 TOT A 38 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1971 SF N 39 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CHI N 22 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 61 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total AL 364 109 8 14 0 6 .128 .167 .165 0 2 5 24 0 11 0 0 1
Total 425 112 8 14 0 6 .125 .162 .161 0 2 5 25 0 11 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Cleveland Indians (April 3, 1958).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians with Don Rudolph to Washington Senators in exchange for Willie Tasby (May 3, 1962).
  • Traded by Washington Senators to New York Yankees in exchange for Jim Coates (April 21, 1963).
  • Claimed on waivers by Chicago White Sox from New York Yankees (September 9, 1970).
  • Traded by Chicago White Sox to San Francisco Giants in exchange for Steve Huntz (March 23, 1971).
  • Released by San Francisco Giants (October 26, 1971).
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs (January 18, 1972).
  • Released by Chicago Cubs (August 18, 1972).

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