39. Mike Boddicker
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 23, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, IA USA
  • Weight: 172 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: October 04, 1980
  • Final Game: June 13, 1993
  • ALCS MVP - 1983
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
  • Gold Glove - 1990
 
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Rod Carew called Mike Boddicker’s pitch assortment, "Little League Slop."  The right-hander didn't have much of a fastball, had a strange change-up, but he could throw what he had from different angles.  That skill allowed him to progress well past “Little League.”

Boddicker debuted for the Orioles in 1980, but he did not become a permanent member of the starting rotation until 1983.  That season, he led the American League in Shutouts (5), went 16-8, and in the playoffs, he would win the ALCS MVP.  Boddicker and Baltimore followed that up with a World Series championship that year. 

The next season was Boddicker’s best year in baseball as he had league-leading 20 Wins and a 2.79 ERA while going to his first All-Star Game and a fourth place finish in Cy Young voting.  He played three more years in Baltimore before being traded to the Red Sox.

As an Oriole, Boddicker had a record of 79-73 with 836 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 6th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/6/78.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling 7/29/88.
  • Games Played: 190
  • Notable Statistics: 79 Wins
    73 Losses
    180 Games Started
    3.73 ERA
    53 Complete Games
    6 Games Finished
    1,273.2 Innings Pitched
    836 Strikeouts
    3.88 FIP
    1.289 WHIP
    17.4 bWAR.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1983)
    All-Star (1984)
    ALCS MVP (1983)
    Lowest ERA (1984)
    Most Wins (1984)
    Most Shutouts (1983)
    Most Putouts by a Pitcher (1984)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Pitcher (1984 & 1986)

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