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Dick Hall

Dick Hall
Pitcher / Outfielder
Born: (1930-09-27) September 27, 1930
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1952, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1971, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 93–75
Earned run average 3.32
Strikeouts 741
Saves 71
Batting average .210
Career highlights and awards

Richard Wallace Hall (born September 27, 1930) was a Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and part-time outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952–57 and 1959), Kansas City Athletics (1960), Baltimore Orioles (1961–66 and 1969–71) and Philadelphia Phillies (1967–68).


  • Biography 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


He helped the Orioles win the 1966 and 1970 World Series and 1969 and 1971 American League Pennant. Hall was the first pitcher to record a win in League Championship Series play, on October 4, 1969.[1]

Hall was the oldest player in the American League in 1970 and 1971.

He ranks 19th on the MLB Career WHIP List (1.102), 39th on the MLB Career Walks per 9 Innings Pitched List (1.69) and 26th on the MLB Career Strikeout to Walk List (3.14).

Hall won the Most Valuable Player award in the Pacific Coast League (AAA minor league) in 1959, his first year playing in the league.

He was voted to the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1989.

In 16 years Hall had a 93–75 win–loss record, 495 games, 74 games started, 20 complete games, 3 shutouts, 237 games finished, 68 saves, 1,25923 innings pitched, 1,152 hits allowed, 512 runs allowed, 464 earned runs allowed, 130 home runs allowed, 236 walks allowed, 741 strikeouts, 18 hit batsmen, 1 wild pitch, 5,085 batters faced, 70 intentional walks and a 3.32 ERA.

As an outfielder he played in 669 games and had 714 at bats, 79 runs, 150 hits, 15 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs, 56 RBI, 6 stolen bases, 61 walks, .210 batting average, .271 on-base percentage, .259 slugging percentage, 185 total bases, 34 sacrifice hits and 9 sacrifice flies.

He is one of the few professional athletes who have graduated from Swarthmore College.

See also


  1. ^ "History - 1969 American League Championship Series". Hickok Retrieved July 1, 2007. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Statistics from Baseball Almanac
  • , June 24, 1963.Sports IllustratedCreamer, Robert. "The Invisible Man On The Mound,"
  • , April 20, 1970.Sports Illustrated"People,"
  • , Tuesday, May 26, 2009.The Baltimore SunKlingaman, Mike. "Catching Up With ex-Oriole Dick Hall,"
  • , September 17, 2001.Sports Illustrated"Letters,"
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