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Steve BlassTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1960-1974 MLB Years: 1964-1974
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-282, OF-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameStephen Robert Blass
Height6-0Weight165BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 18,1942 [76.188]PlaceCanaan,Connecticut
High SchoolHousatonic Valley Regional (Falls Village,CT)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1960 by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Signing Bonus$2,500Signing ScoutsBob Whalen
MLB DebutMay 10,1964 [22.022]
OrganizationsPIT [15] Awards1Awards Voting3-47
TBC Player ID8895Retrosheet IDblass101MLBAM ID111086
RelationshipsBrother-in-law of John Lamb
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Pittsburgh Pirates in 1969-1970,1973
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts37Walks50Hittable38SO/BB43vsPower38Hitting56Durability48Team.536Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1960nullRk--Rel18412.57707000042.0291512025640001.296.21--5.3613.712.56.800-
1960nullA--Rel18136.68505000031.0432823022280002.1012.48--6.398.131.27.250-
1960Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0544.3212012000073.0724335047920001.638.88--5.7911.341.96.556-
1961nullA---Rel191363.32230230000160.0133815901172270001.567.48--6.5812.771.94.684-
1962nullB--Rel201731.97230230000178.011244390822090001.095.66--4.1510.572.55.850-
1962nullA--Rel20147.20606000030.0322824025250001.909.60--7.507.501.00.200-
1963nullAAA--Rel211184.44240240000152.014783750851410001.538.70--5.038.351.66.579-
1964nullAAA--Rel22113.21202000014.0115509100001.437.07--5.796.431.11.500-
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28S/R22584.042413113120104.210752479456710001.459.200.773.875.761.49.3853.73
1965nullAAA--Rel2313113.07280280000164.015861560461170001.248.67--2.526.422.54.542-
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28S/R241173.87342591010155.217380671246769001.4110.000.692.664.391.65.6113.47
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28S/R25683.553216162020126.212665501247723001.378.950.853.345.121.53.4293.75
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28ST261862.123331212730220.0191645213571327001.137.800.532.335.392.32.7502.73
1969Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28ST2716104.46383269042210.020711910421861475201.408.870.903.696.301.71.6153.64
1970Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28ST2810123.52313106100196.2187927714731202101.328.560.643.345.491.64.4553.46
1971Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit14ST291582.853333012500240.0226817616681364001.238.480.602.555.102.00.6523.03
1972Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28ST301982.493332111200249.2227806918841176101.258.180.653.034.221.39.7043.41
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28S/R31399.8523185101088.210998971184279002.1811.061.128.532.740.32.2506.41
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28Rel32009.0010100105.05852721002.409.003.6012.603.600.29-11.18
B Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1731.97230230000178.011244390822090001.095.66--4.1510.572.55.850-
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter103763.632822315157161421594.1155873964412859789656401.358.780.723.365.051.50.5751.04
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter44343.85950950000593.055330125403296120001.498.39--4.999.291.86.564-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter25203.71540540000330.031614913601402680001.388.62--3.827.311.91.556-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter276.9311011000061.0755647047530002.0011.07--6.937.821.13.222-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1363.32230230000160.0133815901172270001.567.48--6.5812.771.94.684-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter412.57707000042.0291512025640001.296.21--5.3613.712.56.800-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter103763.632822315157161421594.1155873964412859789656401.358.780.723.365.051.50.575-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14103.63393278220220.02151028918821238101.358.780.723.365.051.50.5831.04
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16133.85350350000220.02051129401222270001.498.39--4.999.291.86.552-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p2224300200010021302001.067.125.067.1922034.118.000.067.0995.8838.246.500.000.000.00
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p24345231210060001502000.231.231.250.48113154.324.019.019.2130.0027.780.000.000.008.33
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p2532392500050011202000.128.150.128.2785042.185.000.026.1302.3828.5712.000.000.000.00
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p26358071110080023004200.138.155.150.30512188.212.012.038.1402.2734.0915.000.000.009.09
1969Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p274484122102190011602002.250.259.333.59228387.299.083.095.2671.1518.3916.001.1584.0014.29
1970Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p2832703810020021503102.114.137.129.2669176.143.015.043.1242.6319.747.500.000.0012.50
1971Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit14p29348351001020011508000.120.131.145.27612192.147.025.036.1261.0916.3015.000.000.0010.00
1972Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p303582815200300222012001.183.202.207.40917296.250.024.049.1902.0822.9211.000.000.0013.33
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p3124242102001000205000.417.417.500.91712229.455.083.083.4140.006.900.000.000.0020.00
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28p3212000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter2955464294731370011140040306.172.188.201.38911011600.228.029.049.0001.8323.3312.730.17546.0011.70
Average MLB - Per 162 games16230023524212000677022203.172.188.201.389606329.228.029.049.0001.8323.3312.730.17546.0011.70

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22P24-1041018223028.9331.170.27-----24100.014.8
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24P34-155615312421.8750.620.14-----34100.021.0
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P32-126723123130.9680.940.24-----32100.019.8
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26P33-2202227-149491.0001.480.22-----3594.320.4
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26OF1---------------352.90.6
1969Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P38-2102141236462.9691.630.30-----4486.423.5
1970Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P31-1962126214947.9591.520.24-----3296.919.1
1971Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29P33-2402736426763.9401.910.26-----3497.120.4
1972Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30P33-2491546266361.9681.850.245838.513594.321.3
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31P23-88818-126261.0001.130.303633.3-2495.814.2
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32P1-5-1--111.0001.000.20-----1100.00.6
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P282-15931372511619404388.9601.380.2481436.412820.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1964Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2224----------
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2434----------
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2532----------
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2633--------1-
1969Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2738----------
1970Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2831----------
1971Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2933----------
1972Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3033----------
1973Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3123----------
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit321----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1971Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB290111.572007.014921102.2918.000.002.5714.145.500.00.000
1971Pittsburgh PiratesWorld SeriesMLB29201.0022018.07241300.613.500.002.006.503.250.001.000
1972Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB30101.7220015.21236501.186.890.003.452.870.830.001.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs114.76404000022.7260120816001.5010.320.003.186.352.000.00.500
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs201.00202200018.07020413000.613.500.002.006.503.250.001.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB2921000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1971Pittsburgh PiratesWorld SeriesMLB2927000000000100000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00
1972Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB3026000000000300000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs47000000000400000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs27000000000100000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit41Broadcaster1628478.5196.02Chuck Tanner
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit42Broadcaster1627587.46321.56Chuck Tanner
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit43Broadcaster16157104.35443.56Chuck Tanner
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit44Broadcaster1626498.39544.06Jim Leyland
1987Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit45Broadcaster1628082.49415.05Jim Leyland
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit46Broadcaster1608575.53115.02Jim Leyland
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit47Broadcaster1627488.45719.05Jim Leyland
1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit48Broadcaster1629567.586--1Jim LeylandLost NLCS (Reds)
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit49Broadcaster1629864.605--1Jim LeylandLost NLCS (Braves)
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit50Broadcaster1629666.593--1Jim LeylandLost NLCS (Braves)
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit51Broadcaster1627587.46322.05Jim Leyland
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit52Broadcaster1145361.46513.03Jim Leyland
1995Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit53Broadcaster1445886.40327.05Jim Leyland
1996Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit54Broadcaster1627389.45115.05Jim Leyland
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit55Broadcaster1627983.4885.02Gene Lamont
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit56Broadcaster1626993.42633.06Gene Lamont
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit57Broadcaster1617883.48418.56Gene Lamont
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit58Broadcaster1626993.42626.05Gene Lamont
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit59Broadcaster16262100.38331.06Lloyd McClendon
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit60Broadcaster1617289.44724.54Lloyd McClendon-
2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit61Broadcaster1627587.46313.04Lloyd McClendon-
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit62Broadcaster1617289.44732.55Lloyd McClendon-
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit63Broadcaster1626795.41433.06Pete Mackanin,Lloyd McClendon-
2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit64Broadcaster1626795.41416.55Jim Tracy
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit65Broadcaster1626894.42017.06Jim Tracy
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit66Broadcaster1626795.41430.56John Russell
2009Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit67Broadcaster1616299.38528.56John Russell
2010Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit68Broadcaster16257105.35234.06John Russell
* 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
1968MLB Player of the Month (September)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1975-03-27Released by Pirates. 
1960-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
* 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.