Bob Welch

Robert Lynn "Bob" Welch (born November 3, 1956) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1978–87) and Oakland Athletics (1988–94). He played in college for Eastern Michigan. Welch was best known for his blazing fastball, and he is the last pitcher to win at least 25 games in a single season (27 in 1990). He also had a well-respected split-fingered pitch that was displayed on a baseball card.

Bob Welch
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Filmography

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Acting Credits

1992
Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher

1990
Sunday Night Baseball (1990) (TV Show)
Himself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher

1990
1990 MLB All-Star Game (1990) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1981
Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher

1980
1980 MLB All-Star Game (1980) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Pitcher

1952
Today (1952) (TV Show)
Himself

Self

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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Bob Welch.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1978 LAD 7-4 2.02 23 13 4 3 3 111 92 28 25 26 66
1979 LAD 5-6 3.98 25 12 1 0 5 81 82 42 36 32 64
1980 LAD 14-9 3.29 32 32 3 2 0 213 190 85 78 79 141
1981 LAD 9-5 3.44 23 23 2 1 0 141 141 56 54 41 88
1982 LAD 16-11 3.36 36 36 9 3 0 235 199 94 88 81 176
1983 LAD 15-12 2.65 31 31 4 3 0 204 164 73 60 72 156
1984 LAD 13-13 3.78 31 29 3 1 0 178 191 86 75 58 126
1985 LAD 14-4 2.31 23 23 8 3 0 167 141 49 43 35 96
1986 LAD 7-13 3.28 33 33 7 3 0 235 227 95 86 55 183
1987 LAD 15-9 3.22 35 35 6 4 0 251 204 94 90 86 196
1988 OAK 17-9 3.64 36 36 4 2 0 244 237 107 99 81 158
1989 OAK 17-8 3.00 33 33 1 0 0 209 191 82 70 78 137
1990 OAK 27-6 2.95 35 35 2 2 0 238 214 90 78 77 127
1991 OAK 12-13 4.58 35 35 7 1 0 220 220 124 112 91 101
1992 OAK 11-7 3.27 20 20 0 0 0 123 114 47 45 43 47
1993 OAK 9-11 5.29 30 28 0 0 0 166 208 102 98 56 63
1994 OAK 3-6 7.08 25 8 0 0 0 68 79 56 54 43 44
Career 211-146 - 506 462 61 28 8 - 2894 1310 1191 1034 1969

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Bob Welch.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1978 LAD 23 13 111 6 12 1 0 0.947
1979 LAD 25 12 81 2 8 3 3 0.769
1980 LAD 32 32 213 15 26 1 3 0.976
1981 LAD 23 23 141 4 18 0 1 1.000
1982 LAD 37 36 236 19 26 2 0 0.957
1983 LAD 31 31 204 14 27 3 1 0.932
1984 LAD 31 29 178 20 28 2 5 0.960
1985 LAD 23 23 167 15 27 3 1 0.933
1986 LAD 33 33 235 21 26 2 2 0.959
1987 LAD 35 35 251 25 38 0 3 1.000
1988 OAK 36 36 244 16 32 1 2 0.980
1989 OAK 33 33 209 26 21 4 3 0.922
1990 OAK 35 35 238 20 31 0 2 1.000
1991 OAK 35 35 220 15 29 2 1 0.957
1992 OAK 20 20 123 5 13 1 1 0.947
1993 OAK 30 28 166 16 26 0 2 1.000
1994 OAK 25 8 68 4 6 1 0 0.909
Career 507 462 - 243 394 26 30 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Bob Welch.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1978 LAD 23 29 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0.172 0.172 0.207
1979 LAD 25 19 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 0.158 0.200 0.158
1980 LAD 34 70 1 17 3 0 0 3 0 1 13 0.243 0.254 0.286
1981 LAD 23 45 3 10 0 1 0 2 0 1 16 0.222 0.239 0.267
1982 LAD 38 85 5 12 1 0 0 3 0 3 32 0.141 0.167 0.153
1983 LAD 31 73 2 7 1 0 1 2 0 1 22 0.096 0.120 0.151
1984 LAD 32 51 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 15 0.078 0.113 0.078
1985 LAD 25 50 4 9 1 0 0 4 0 3 13 0.180 0.226 0.200
1986 LAD 35 76 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 4 23 0.105 0.160 0.145
1987 LAD 38 83 5 13 0 0 0 5 0 7 24 0.157 0.222 0.157
1988 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1989 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1990 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1991 OAK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1992 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1993 OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1994 OAK 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
Career 306 582 26 88 7 1 2 30 0 22 171 - - -

First NameRobert
Middle NameLynn
Last NameWelch
Full Name at BirthRobert Lynn Welch
Age57 (age at death)
Date of BirthNovember 3, 1956
BirthplaceDetroit, MI
Date of DeathJune 9, 2014
Height6' 3" (190 cm)
Weight190 lbs (86.2 kg)
Star SignScorpio
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolHazel Park (Ferndale, MI)
UniversityEastern Michigan University
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut20 June 1978
Last MLB Game11 August 1994
DraftDrafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft.

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