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Larry DierkerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1964-1977 MLB Years: 1964-1977
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PositionsP-356Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLawrence Edward Dierker
Height6-4Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 22,1946 [71.268]PlaceHollywood,California
High SchoolTaft (Woodland Hills,CA)
CollegeUniversity of Houston (Houston,TX)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1964 by the Houston Colt 45s.
MLB DebutSeptember 22,1964 [18.000]
OrganizationsHOU [13] SLN [1] Awards1Awards Voting5-211
TBC Player ID10745Retrosheet IDdierl101MLBAM ID113352
RelationshipsBrother of Rick Dierker
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Houston Astros in 1968,1970-1971,1975 ... Threw a no-hitter on July 9,1976 against the Montreal Expos ... The Houston Astros retired his #49 on May 19, 2002
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts58Walks66Hittable55SO/BB68vsPower55Hitting40Durability67Team.464Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1964nullRk--ST17233.23990000039.0211914018610001.004.85--4.1514.083.39.400-
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou49S/R17012.0031200209.07421352001.117.001.003.005.001.67.0003.94
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49S/R18783.50261971020146.2135695716371098231.178.280.982.276.692.95.4673.27
1966Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST191083.18292818200187.0173736617451084011.178.330.822.175.202.40.5563.32
1967Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST20653.3615150400099.0954437425687011.218.640.362.276.182.72.5452.48
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST2112153.313232010100233.22069586148916120081.267.930.543.436.201.81.4443.03
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST2220132.333937220400305.0240977918722329011.027.070.532.126.843.22.6062.47
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST2316123.873736117211269.226312411631821918061.288.781.032.746.372.33.5713.69
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST241262.72242316200159.01505048833916021.158.490.451.875.152.76.6672.62
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST251583.403131012500214.2209878114511153151.218.760.592.144.822.25.6522.96
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49S/R26114.3314311004027.0271413313182021.489.001.004.336.001.38.5004.34
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST2711102.90333307300223.2189767218821508361.217.610.723.306.041.83.5243.46
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST2814164.003434014200232.0225109103249112713171.368.730.933.534.931.40.4674.10
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49ST2913143.69282807400187.2171857797211212261.298.200.433.455.371.56.4813.31
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49S/R30264.581192001039.040212071662121.429.151.603.661.370.38.2506.12
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1391233.3135632927106251012330.22130948857184711149310410501.228.210.712.745.762.10.5310.72
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter233.23990000039.0211914018610001.004.85--4.1514.083.39.400-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter233.23990000039.0211914018610001.004.85--4.1514.083.39.400-
Houston Astros Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1371163.293423192310625712282.1208392383517669214821009481.218.200.692.735.842.14.542-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter264.581192001039.040212071662121.429.151.603.661.370.38.250-
Houston Colt 45s Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter012.0031200209.07421352001.117.001.003.005.001.67.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13123.313431310210220.02018981176714110151.228.210.712.745.762.10.5200.72
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11173.23515100000220.01181077901023440001.004.85--4.1514.083.39.393-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou49p1733000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p1826503500120011504001.100.118.160.2788155.118.060.080.1271.8227.2715.001.8250.0020.00
1966Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p19296761020140022102003.149.174.224.39815371.200.075.104.1792.8229.5810.501.4167.0030.00
1967Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p2015312730040011101100.226.242.323.56510334.333.097.129.2502.9432.3511.000.000.0042.86
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p2133732510030023509002.068.093.082.1756184.132.014.041.0852.3841.6717.500.000.0020.00
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p223911871720170023807003.144.158.186.344223127.203.042.059.1581.5729.9219.000.79118.0017.65
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p23379271620040013709102.174.181.196.377182103.286.022.033.1700.9735.9237.000.000.0012.50
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p2424544410020011603003.074.091.093.1845158.105.019.037.0871.7227.5916.000.000.0025.00
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p25317821300040012416000.167.188.167.35513086.241.000.013.1661.1627.9124.000.000.000.00
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p26144000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p273371214300700127011000.197.208.239.44717383.318.042.056.2061.2032.5327.000.000.0021.43
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p28347607000500021013001.092.092.092.1847089.127.000.000.0850.0023.600.000.000.000.00
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou49p2928643900140002003201.141.136.188.32412169.178.047.047.1460.0028.990.001.4564.0011.11
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49p30118000000000402000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter3577893810714044600122721704016.136.149.169.31813318876.199.033.048.0001.3731.0522.670.46197.2516.82
Houston Astros Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter3437783810714044600122661684016.138.151.171.32213318863.201.033.049.0001.3930.8222.170.46194.5016.82
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter118000000000402000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Houston Colt 45s Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter33000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162358174960221005123032207.136.149.169.318608398.199.033.048.0001.3731.0522.670.46197.2516.82

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou17P3-9--1-1---------3100.01.9
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou18P26-14610174-3127.8711.040.18-----26100.016.0
1966Houston AstrosNLMLBhou19P29-1871326214139.9511.340.21-----29100.017.9
1967Houston AstrosNLMLBhou20P15-997102-1917.8951.130.17-----15100.09.3
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou21P32-2331328124241.9761.280.18-----3397.019.8
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22P39-3051442355956.9491.440.18-----39100.024.1
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23P37-2691931335350.9431.350.19-----37100.022.8
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24P24-15916231-4039.9751.630.25-----24100.014.8
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25P31-2141619-135351.0001.130.1614573.7331100.020.3
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26P14-27-3--331.0000.210.11-----14100.08.6
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27P33-2231034114544.9781.330.20-----33100.020.4
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28P34-2321531314946.9391.350.20-----34100.021.1
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29P28-1871718223735.9461.250.19-----28100.017.3
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30P11-3925--771.0000.640.18-----11100.06.8
MLB Totals for P - 14 season(s)-   P356-23291522872316462439.9501.230.1914573.733560.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1964Houston Colt 45sNLMLBhou173----------
1965Houston AstrosNLMLBhou1826----------
1966Houston AstrosNLMLBhou1929----------
1967Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2015----------
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2132----------
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2239----------
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2337----------
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2424----------
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2531----------
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2614----------
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2733----------
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2834----------
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2928----------
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3011----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou32Broadcaster1628973.5491.52Bill Virdon
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou33Broadcaster1639370.571--1Bill VirdonLost NLCS (Phillies)
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou34Broadcaster1106149.5556.03Bill VirdonLost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou35Broadcaster1627785.47512.05Bob Lillis,Bill Virdon
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou36Broadcaster1628577.5256.03Bob Lillis
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou37Broadcaster1628082.49412.03Bob Lillis
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou38Broadcaster1628379.51212.03Bob Lillis
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou39Broadcaster1629666.593--1Hal LanierLost NLCS (Mets)
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou40Broadcaster1627686.46914.03Hal Lanier
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou41Broadcaster1628280.50612.55Hal Lanier
1989Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou42Broadcaster1628676.5316.03Art Howe
1990Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou43Broadcaster1627587.46316.04Art Howe
1991Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou44Broadcaster1626597.40129.06Art Howe
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou45Broadcaster1628181.50017.04Art Howe
1993Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou46Broadcaster1628577.52519.03Art Howe
1994Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou47Broadcaster1156649.5740.52Terry Collins
1995Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou48Broadcaster1447668.5289.02Terry Collins
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou49Broadcaster1628280.5066.02Terry Collins
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou50Manager1628478.519--1 Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou51Manager16210260.630--1 Lost in 1st Round (Padres)
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou52Manager1629765.599--1 Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou53Manager1627290.44423.04 
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou54Manager1629369.574--1 Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou57Broadcaster1629270.56813.02Phil Garner,Jimy WilliamsLost NLCS (Cardinals)
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou58Broadcaster1628973.54911.02Phil GarnerLost World Series (White Sox)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1998National League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1978-03-28Released by Cardinals. 
1976-11-23TradeTraded by Astros with Jerry Davanon to Cardinals for Bob Detherage and Joe Ferguson. 
1964-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Astros. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.