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268. Bob Welch
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 3, 1956 in Detroit, MI USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 20, 1978
  • Final Game: August 11, 1994
  • Cy Young Award - 1990
  • TSN All-Star - 1990
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 1990
  • Cy Young - 1983
  • Cy Young - 1987
  • Cy Young - 1990
  • MVP - 1990
 
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Bob Welch split his career between two California teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics, and he brought success to both of those squads.

Welch first appeared in a Dodgers uniform in 1978, and the Starting Pitcher went to the All-Star game in 1980.  Welch helped Los Angeles win the 1981 World Series, and he was a consistent winner, gaining the "W" 137 in the 1980s, third-most overall in the decade.  Welch would have five 14-Win years in Dodger Blue and twice finished eighth in Cy Young voting (1983 & 1987).

The hurler was traded to Oakland before the 1988 Season, and in his first year in Oakland, he played against his former team in the World Series, losing to the Dodgers.  Oakland won the World Series in 1989, but Welch did not play in the series sweep over San Francisco, though Welch won 17 Games in his first two seasons as an Athletic.  In 1990, Welch was an All-Star again, and he led the American League in Wins (27) and won the Cy Young.  The A's won the Pennant again but were upset by the Cincinnati Reds.

Welch played until 1994, retiring with a record of 211-146 with 1,969 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 2000
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (2) (Los Angeles Dodgers 1981 & Oakland Athletics 1989) 
    Cy Young (1) (AL) (1990)
    The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year (1) (AL) (1990)
    All-Star (2) (1980 & 1990)
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1) (NL) (1987)   
    Most Wins (1) (AL) (1990)
    Most Games Started (1) (AL) (1991)
    Most Shutouts (1) (NL) (1987)
    Highest ERA+ (1) (NL) (2009)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (2009)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 2005, 9th)
    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes: Won the 1990 AL Cy Young.
    (NL: 1983, 8th) & (NL: 1987, 8th)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Champinship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    79. Games Started: 462
    94. Strikeouts: 1,969
    96. Wins: 211

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2000: 0.2

  • Should be Inducted As A: Oakland Athletic

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