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Tim Belcher MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
146-140 4.16 2442.2 1519 1.34

Tim Belcher Bio

  • Full Name: Timothy Wayne Belcher
  • Born: 10/19/1961 in Mount Gilead, OH
  • Draft: 1984, New York Yankees, 1st rd. (1st overall)
  • College: Mount Vernon Nazarene
  • Debut: 9/6/1987
  • Last Game: 9/30/2000
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 146 140 4.16 394 373 5 2442.2 1519 1.34

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Awards

Tim Belcher Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
1988 Los Angeles NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/27/1989 Los Angeles NL

Reds Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award

Year Team League
1993 Cincinnati NL

Tim Belcher Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1988 2.91 12th in NL
1989 2.82 8th in NL
1991 2.62 4th in NL
1995 4.52 22nd in AL
1996 3.92 10th in AL
1998 4.27 22nd in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
1988 12 23rd in NL
1989 15 10th in NL
1992 15 7th in NL
1995 10 24th in AL
1996 15 8th in AL
1997 13 16th in AL
1998 14 15th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
1988 .667 8th in NL
1989 .556 19th in NL
1991 .526 23rd in NL
1992 .517 23rd in NL
1996 .577 18th in AL
1997 .520 21st in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
1988 152 13th in NL
1989 200 2nd in NL
1991 156 7th in NL
1992 149 12th in NL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
1991 1.26 14th in NL
1992 1.23 18th in NL
1994 1.67 4th in AL
1995 1.54 5th in AL
1996 1.38 23rd in AL
1997 1.46 11th in AL
1998 1.37 23rd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1991 .240 21st in NL
1992 .238 24th in NL
1994 .290 11th in AL
1995 .269 16th in AL
1996 .281 12th in AL
1997 .288 7th in AL
1998 .272 17th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1991 33 14th in NL
1992 34 4th in NL
1994 25 1st in AL
1995 28 23rd in AL
1996 35 2nd in AL
1997 32 16th in AL
1998 34 2nd in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1988 4 22nd in NL
1989 10 1st in NL
1990 5 13th in NL
1993 4 9th in NL
1994 3 19th in AL
1996 4 12th in AL
1997 3 12th in AL
1998 2 21st in AL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
1988 1 23rd in NL
1989 8 1st in NL
1990 2 9th in NL
1991 1 13th in NL
1992 1 20th in NL
1993 2 3rd in NL
1993 1 10th in AL
1996 1 6th in AL
1997 1 9th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1989 230.0 9th in NL
1991 209.1 19th in NL
1992 227.2 9th in NL
1994 162.0 16th in AL
1995 179.1 25th in AL
1996 238.2 6th in AL
1997 213.1 12th in AL
1998 234.0 5th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1988 7.61 7th in NL
1989 7.83 3rd in NL
1991 6.71 8th in NL
1992 5.89 16th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1988 2.98 7th in NL
1989 2.50 11th in NL
1991 2.08 20th in NL
1996 1.66 25th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1989 80 9th in NL
1991 75 8th in NL
1992 80 3rd in NL
1994 78 6th in AL
1995 88 9th in AL
1997 70 21st in AL
1998 73 19th in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
1989 182 24th in NL
1991 189 19th in NL
1992 201 13th in NL
1994 192 2nd in AL
1995 188 19th in AL
1996 262 3rd in AL
1997 242 5th in AL
1998 247 4th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1989 20 10th in NL
1990 17 21st in NL
1992 17 8th in NL
1994 21 14th in AL
1996 28 15th in AL
1997 31 5th in AL
1998 37 1st in AL
1999 27 15th in AL

Timothy Wayne Belcher Bio Info

Coaching Career

Named Pitching Coach on November 6, 2009 and is beginning his second season on the staff...Indians were fourth in the AL in team ERA (3.89) in the second half and had the 2nd best bullpen ERA in the AL (2.95) in the second half during his first season as Pitching Coach in 2010...Spent first eight (8) seasons from 2002-09 in the Indians organization as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations after being hired in November 2001...In that role, Tim worked extensively within the Indians Player Development System, providing instruction and evaluation at each level of the organization...He also spent a considerable amount of time scouting players from outside of the organization and for several years provided advance scouting reports to the Major League staff...He also assisted the Major League pitching coach during each of his spring training camps during his tenure and at various points served as interim pitching coach at each level (AAA, AA, A) of the Indians system.

Playing Career

The Sparta, Ohio native compiled a Major League pitching record of 146-140 with a 4.16 ERA over a 14-year career from 1987-2000 with seven Major League teams and 373 starts (394G, 2442.2IP, 2423H, 1130ER, 1519SO)...He won 10 or more games in 9 of his 14 seasons at the big league level, topped the 200.0 innings pitched mark 7 times and finished in the top 10 in his respective league's ERA on 3 different occasions...His 2442.2 big league innings are the most of any active pitching coaching in the Major Leagues at present...Won The Sporting News National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year honors in 1988 with the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers (won Game 4 of the World Series for LA)...The following season with LA he led the National League in complete games (10) and shutouts (8), going 15-12 with a 2.82 ERA...He was the first overall pick in both the 1983 June amateur draft (Minnesota) and the 1984 January secondary phase amateur draft (NY Yankees).

Personal/Miscellaneous

Full name TIMOTHY WAYNE BELCHER...Wife, Teresa...Three children: Maddison, Byron and Ashlynn...Belcher was an All-American pitcher at Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1983...Graduated from Highland HS in Sparta, OH...Member of the 1983 Pan-Am Games US National Team. 2000 Concluded 14th major league season and second with Angels ... Compiled 4-5 record with one complete game and a 6.86 ERA (40.2 IP - 31 ER) in nine starts ... Allowed 45 hits and 22 walks while striking out 22 ... Began season on 15-day disabled list (retroactive to March 25) due to recovery from surgery on right flexor muscle and transferred to 60-day DL, May 20 ... Recalled from rehab and activated, June 17 ... Made four starts before being placed on 15-day DL, July 7 (retroactive to July 3) due to strained right flexor muscle ... Transferred to 60-day D.L., Aug. 18 and recalled from rehab and activated, Sept. 7 ... Had only two D.L. appearances in entire career prior to this season ... Overall in two rehabilitation stints, was 1-1 with 3.86 ERA (14 IP - 6 ER) in three starts at triple-A Edmonton, 1-0 with 0.00 ERA (7 IP - 0 ER) in one start at double-A Erie and 1-0 with 3.21 ERA (14 IP - 5 ER) in three rehab starts at single-A Lake Elsinore ... Made 2000 debut, June 17 in Angels' 8-3 win at Baltimore...Allowed one run on five hits and season-high five walks with three strikeouts in 5.1 innings ... Also won second start, June 22 vs. Kansas City (6+ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 HB) ... Longest outing was eight innings pitched (Sept. 17) in a 1-0 loss at Minnesota ... Limited Twins to five hits and one walk with season-high six strikeouts in only complete game of season ... Marked first career complete game against Twins and 42nd of career (15th in AL) ... Also first complete game since Sept. 6, 1998 (at Anaheim) and first CG with Anaheim ... Shortest outing (.1 IP) came in final start before second D.L. stint (July 2 vs. Oakland) ... Was fewest innings pitched by Angels' starter this season ... Strikeout of Brady Anderson to end third inning, June 17 at Baltimore, was 1,500th of career ... With 4-3 victory, June 22 vs. Kansas, has defeated all 28 major league teams faced in career (has yet to face Arizona or Colorado) ... Served three-game suspension, Sept. 22-24 at Texas, for involvement in argument with home plate umpire Mike DiMuro, June 27 at Seattle ... Angels were 4-5 in his nine starts ... Allowed three earned runs-or-less in six of nine starts ... Retired first batter faced in inning 26 times in 45 opportunities (58%) ... Posted 4.22 ERA (10.2 IP - 5 ER) in day games and 7.80 ERA (30 IP - 26 ER) in night games ... Opponents batted .281 (45/160) against him, including .256 (22/86) by right-handers and .311 (23/74) by left-handers ... Average against was .286 (18/63) at home and .278 (27/97) on the road ... Bullpen inherited 10 runners, allowing three to score ... Posted 1.000 fielding percentage in six total changes ... Registered one putout and five assists. 1999 Began 13th major league season and first with Anaheim ... Finished 6-8 with a 6.73 ERA (132.1 IP - 99 ER) in 24 starts ... Placed on 15-day disabled list, June 28 (retroactive to June 27), due to fractured fifth finger (pinkie) on right hand ... Injury occurred making tag at home plate, June 26 vs. Oakland (4th inn.) ... Was activated from D.L., Aug. 7 ... Marked second stint on D.L. in career (1990) ... Missed final three weeks of season due to inflamed right elbow ... ERA was highest as professional ... Set major league lows for full season in wins, starts (tied 1990), complete games, innings pitched, walks (46) and strikeouts (52) ... Marked first losing season and campaign below 200 innings pitched since 1995 (10-12, 179.1 IP) ... Led club in home runs allowed (27), an average of 1.8 per nine innings pitched ... Among A.L. leaders, ranked tied for fourth in sacrifice flies allowed (9) and first in highest batting average against with men on base (.357; 79/221) ... Was Angels' Opening Night starting pitcher, April 6 vs. Cleveland at Edison Field ... Marked third start and appearance in major leagues on Opening Day ... Is 1-1 with 7.24 ERA (13.2 IP-11 ER) in two Opening Day outings ... Was not involved in Angels' 6-5 win, April 6 vs. Cleveland at Edison Field (4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 HR, 4 BB, 3 SO) ... In previous Opening Day outing, defeated Mike Mussina and Baltimore, 4-1, March 31, 1998 at Camden Yards as member of Kansas City Royals (7 IP, 3 H, 6 SO) ... Initial Opening Day outing came April 3, 1989 at Cincinnati as member of Los Angeles Dodgers (2.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 SO) ... Dropped 6-4 decision against Danny Jackson ... Longest win streak was two games, May 14-20, and longest losing streak was two games (three times) ... Longest outing was eight innings pitched (June 9 at San Francisco & June 20 at New York) ... Shortest outing came in final start of season, Sept. 14 at Kansas City (1st game; 2+ IP) ... Allowed hits in double digits four times (11 - three times), seven earned runs three times and three home runs once (April 22 at Toronto) ... Walks high was five (June 26 vs. Oakland) and strikeout best was six (Sept. 3 vs. New York) ... Allowed club-high seven hits in fifth inning, April 28 vs. Toronto ... Angels were 12-12 in his 24 starts ... Posted 5.37 ERA (70.1 IP - 42 ER) during innings 1-3; 9.18 ERA (51 IP - 52 ER) during innings 4-6 and 4.09 ERA (11 IP - 5 ER) in seventh inning-or-later ... Allowed three earned runs-or-less in 10 of 24 starts ... Retired first batter faced in inning 91 times in 144 opportunities (63%) ... Pitched into seventh inning-or-later in nine of 24 starts, posting 5-1 record and 2.91 ERA (65 IP - 21 ER) ... Angels scored 119 runs in his 24 starts (5.0 per start), 85 while he was in game (3.5 per start; 5.8 per 9 IP) ... Bullpen inherited 19 runners, allowing seven to score, resulting in one blown save in his starts ... Was ejected from game, April 18 vs. Seattle, as result of involvement in bench-clearing altercation ... Also involved in altercation with Dodgers starter Chan Ho Park in fifth inning, June 5 at Los Angeles, in which both benches cleared ... Park was ejected and Belcher remained in contest ... Allowed grand slam home run to Devon White in contest ... Posted ERA below 3.00 against five opponents, including 1.13 vs. San Francisco and 2.03 vs. New York ... Opponents batted .315 (168/534) against him, including .312 (86/276) against left-handers and .318 (82/258) against right-handers ... Average against was .287 (74/258) at home and .341 (94/276) on road ... Opposition batted .284 (89/313, 14 HR) with none on, .357 (79/221, 13 HR) with runners on, .324 (46/142) with none on/out and .333 (42/126) with runners in scoring position ... Batters hit .207 (6/29) in close & late situations and .357 (5/14) with one home run with bases loaded ... Opposition hit .275 (25/91) when putting first pitch in play, .372 (73/196) after 1-0 count and .222 (47/212) with two strikes in count ... As batter, was 1-for-5 with double and two strikeouts ... Owns .124 (48/388) average with two home runs and 25 RBI lifetime ... Posted .929 fielding percentage (2/28) ... Registered 15 assists and was involved in one double play ... Base runners stole two of five against him ... Recorded one pickoff caught stealing ... Underwent surgery on right flexor muscle, Dec. 2, 1999 ... Surgery was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA. 1998 Completed 12th season in major leagues ... Paced Royals' pitching staff in wins for third consecutive season, posting 14-14 record with 4.27 ERA (234 IP - 111 ER) and two complete games in 34 starts ... Tied for 15th in A.L in wins, tied for second in games started and was fifth in innings pitched ... Averaged 14 wins per season during three years with Kansas City ... Has logged 200+ innings three seasons in row and six times in career ... Also started at least 32 contests for third consecutive season ... Became one of four major leaguers to throw at least 200 innings per season since 1991 (excluding strike-shortened 94' & 95') ... Others were Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Scott Erickson ... In A.L., ranked fourth in hits allowed (247), first in home runs allowed (37), fifth in runs allowed (127) and tied for seventh in earned runs allowed (111) ... 14 wins totaled second highest mark of career (15 - 1989, 1992, 1996) ... Overall with Royals, was 42-37 with nine complete games, two shutouts and 4.38 ERA in 101 starts ... Recorded 10-or-more wins for fourth consecutive season ... Compiled 10-or-more win seasons four times in previous seven campaigns ... Reached double digits in wins for eighth time of career ... 130 strikeouts were most since 1992 (Cincinnati - 149) ... Complete game Aug. 26 at Toronto was 40th of career ... Owned 10-5 mark and 3.32 ERA(132.2 IP - 49 ER) on road, 5th best in A.L. ... Led A.L. pitchers with 132.2 IP away from home ... At home, posted 4-9 with 5.51 ERA (101.1 IP - 62). 1997 Led Kansas City's pitching staff in wins for second straight season ... Named Royals' Pitcher of Year ... Logged 13-12 record and 5.02 ERA (213.1 IP - 119 ER) with three complete games and one shutout in 32 starts ... Ranked second in league with 6.54 runs of support per nine innings ... Tossed back-to-back complete game wins April 27 at Oakland (7-1) and May 3 (2-1) vs. New York ... Tossed seven shutout innings in next start May at Detroit and threw complete game two-hit 9-0 shutout vs. Boston May 13, his 18th career shutout ... Did not commit fielding error in club-leading 45 chances. 1996 Logged 15-11 record and 3.92 ERA in 35 starts for Kansas City ... Named Royals' Pitcher of Year ... 15 wins led Royals' staff and tied career-high ... Ranked 10th in A.L. with 3.92 ERA and sixth in innings pitched at 238.2 ... Innings pitched marked most of career ... Tied for third in league with 262 hits allowed but tied for eighth in league with 2.6 walks allowed per nine innings ... Recorded 100th win of career June 2 at Toronto ... Best outing of season came Sept. 2 at Toronto ... Threw 90 pitches (73 strikes) in 2-0 complete shutout ... Was 17th shutout of career and first since Aug. 10, 1993. 1995 Started season with Cincinnati's Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis after signing minor league contract on May 3 ... Acquired by Seattle in exchange for right-handed pitcher Roger Salkeld on May 15 ... Assigned to triple-A Tacoma ... Contract purchased by Mariners, May 19 ... Struck out New York's Luis Polonia to lead off game for career strikeout number 1,000 ... Pitched sole complete game of season July 27 vs. Cleveland in Mariners' 11-5 win ... Marked first complete game since Aug. 10, 1993. 1994 Spent season with Detroit after signing as free agent Feb. 7 ... led A.L. with 15 losses in strike-shortened campaign ... Posted three complete games and averaged 6.2 IP per outing ... Seven wins marked lowest total since winning four in rookie season of 1987. 1993 Split season with Cincinnati and Chicago White Sox ... Notched 9-6 mark with 4.47 ERA and four complete games and two shutouts in 22 starts with Reds ... Won eight of last 10 decisions for Reds ... Tied career-best with one-hitter, May 26 vs. Atlanta ... Acquired by White Sox on July 31 in exchange for pitchers John Ruffin and Jeff Pierce ... Finished 3-5 with 4.40 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) in first A.L. campaign ... Posted 4-0 shutout of Oakland, Aug. 10 ... Won game four of ALCS over Toronto in relief stint. 1992 Tied Jose Rijo for Reds lead in wins (15) ... Wins total equalled career-high (1989) ... Led Reds' staff in games started (34) and innings pitched (227.2) ... Tossed 6-0, two-hit shutout May 10 at Chicago ... Retired 34 consecutive batters over two starts - the last 23 at New York, Aug. 30, and final 11 vs. New York, Sept. 4 ... Threw 25 consecutive innings without issuing walk over three games, Sept. 15-25 ... Struck out career-high 13 batters, Sept. 20 vs. San Diego. 1991 Finished fourth in N.L. with 2.62 ERA and seventh with 156 strikeouts ... Posted double-digit wins (10) for third time of career ... Allowed two earned runs or less in 21 of 33 starts ... Right-handers batted .195 against him. 1990 Started season with Los Angeles with three-hit, 1-0 shutout, April 10 at San Diego ... Threw first career one-hitter in 6-0 defeat of Pittsburgh, July 21 ... Tossed five complete games and two shutouts ... Went on disabled list with shoulder problems Aug. 17 through remainder of season ... Had arthroscopic surgery to remove piece of torn cartilage, Sept. 11. 1989 Led major leagues with eight shutouts, tied for N.L. lead with 10 complete games and was second in N.L. with 200 strikeouts ... Established career-highs in wins (15), ERA (2.82), games (39), complete games, shutouts and innings pitched (230) ... Earned N.L. Pitcher of Month honors in Sept. going 5-0 with three shutouts and 1.51 ERA ... Named N.L. Player of the Week, Aug. 21-27 ... Won each of his last seven decisions ... Had surgery to remove bone spur and cartilage chips from little finger in right hand, Sept. 28 ... In 1988, named Baseball America's Rookie of Year and finished third, behind Chris Sabo and Mark Grace, in BBWAA voting of N.L. Rookie of Year ... Named Sporting News N.L. Rookie Pitcher of Year. 1988 Finished rookie campaign with 12-6 mark and 2.91 ERA with four complete games, one shutout and four saves in 36 games (27 starts) ... Had seven-game win streak from June 18-Aug. 26 and won nine of last 11 starts ... Went 3-0 in four post-season starts for World Champion Dodgers ... In 1987, acquired by Dodgers Sept. 3 from Oakland as player to be named later in Aug. 29 trade for Rick Honeycutt ... Made major league debut Sept. 6 vs. New York Mets and earned victory in relief ... Had surgery Oct. 16 to repair right inguinal hernia.