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Cal Eldred MLB Career Stats

86-74 4.42 1368.0 939 1.40

Cal Eldred Bio

  • Full Name: Calvin John Eldred
  • Born: 11/24/1967 in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Draft: 1989, Milwaukee Brewers, 1st rd. (17th overall)
  • College: Iowa
  • Debut: September 24, 1991
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/1/2005
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MLB Career Stats 86 74 4.42 341 192 9 1368.0 939 1.40


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Cal Eldred Awards

Cardinals Darryl Kile Award

Year Team League
2005 St. Louis NL

Cal Eldred Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1993 4.01 19th in AL


Season W Rank
1993 16 7th in AL
1994 11 10th in AL
1997 13 16th in AL


Season SO Rank
1993 180 7th in AL
1997 122 24th in AL


Season SV Rank
2003 8 22nd in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1993 1.25 11th in AL
1994 1.35 19th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1993 .239 9th in AL
1994 .236 6th in AL
1997 .266 21st in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1993 36 1st in AL
1994 25 1st in AL
1997 34 5th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1993 8 5th in AL
1994 6 4th in AL
2000 2 13th in AL


Season SHO Rank
1992 1 19th in AL
1993 1 10th in AL
1997 1 9th in AL
2000 1 4th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1993 258.0 1st in AL
1994 179.0 3rd in AL
1997 202.0 19th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1994 4.93 11th in AL
1997 5.44 15th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1994 1.17 6th in AL
1997 1.37 6th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1993 91 5th in AL
1994 84 4th in AL
1997 89 2nd in AL


Season H Rank
1993 232 6th in AL
1994 158 19th in AL
1997 207 19th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1993 32 2nd in AL
1994 23 10th in AL
1997 31 5th in AL

Cal Eldred Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 7, 2001 RHP Cal Eldred elected free agency.
August 9, 2001 Chicago White Sox transferred RHP Cal Eldred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 12, 2001 Chicago White Sox placed RHP Cal Eldred on the 15-day disabled list.
December 7, 2000 Chicago White Sox activated RHP Cal Eldred.
November 8, 2000 RHP Cal Eldred elected free agency.
September 27, 2000 Chicago White Sox activated RHP Cal Eldred from the 15-day disabled list.
July 15, 2000 Chicago White Sox placed RHP Cal Eldred on the 15-day disabled list.
January 12, 2000 RHP Cal Eldred roster status changed by Milwaukee Brewers.
August 15, 1999 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Cal Eldred from the 15-day disabled list.
July 31, 1999 sent RHP Cal Eldred on a rehab assignment to Louisville RiverBats.
July 2, 1999 Milwaukee Brewers placed RHP Cal Eldred on the 15-day disabled list.
April 21, 1999 Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Cal Eldred from the 15-day disabled list.
March 29, 1999 Milwaukee Brewers placed RHP Cal Eldred on the 15-day disabled list.

Calvin John Eldred Bio Info

Graduated in 1986 from Urbana (Iowa) Community School...named All-State in baseball and basketball in his junior and senior year...selected by the New York Mets in1986 but did not sign...attended the University of Iowa where he earned preseason All-America honors in 1989...was named Comeback Player of the Year for 2003 by the St. Louis Chapter of the BBWAA...he and his wife, Christi, have five children, C.J., Luke, Emily Ann, Abigail and Hollee. 2004
  • Ended the season with a 4-2 record and 3.76 ERA, finishing 10 games for the Cardinals. Had 12 holds on the season and was 1-for-3 in save opps.
  • In roughly the same number of outings and IP, had an ERA that was 3 runs lower after the All-Star break. Was 1-0 in 26 G, 30.2 IP, 5.28 ERA before the break and 3-2 in 26 G, 36.1 IP, 2.21 ERA after.
  • Held opposing lefthanded batters to a .271 BA (26-96)...righthanders were 45-for-161 (.280 BA).
  • Cal allowed runs in 20 of 52 games, but just 13 of his last 41 appearances.
  • He allowed just eight earned runs in his last 22 games (30.1 IP) for a 2.37 ERA...struck out 27 and walked just six in those 22 games dating back to 7/26.
  • Worked 2.2 IP in '04 debut 4/8 vs. MIL.
  • Allowed a pair of runs in both 4/13 and 4/14 games (1.1 IP) vs. HOU. He surrendered runs in eight of his first 15 games.
  • Earned a pair of holds in PHI series (5/4-6); had 1.1 IP and 2 Ks on 5/4 & 0.2 scoreless IP on 5/6.
  • Earned first win of season 5/19 at NY, working 2.0 scoreless innings. Was first win since 8/21/03 vs. PIT.
  • Blanked CHI for 3.0 IP on 6/8, allowing just one hit in his longest stint since 4/27/03...worked 2.2 IP in 6/10 loss at CHI.
  • Had 2.0 scoreless IP 6/17 vs. OAK...retired four of five batters in 1.1 IP on 6/23 vs. CHI.
  • Threw 2.0 innings in 7/28 win at CIN when he fanned three of six batters faced and earned his second win.
  • Blanked SF for 1.2 IP on 7/31 at SF and earned his sixth hold 8/3 vs. MON.
  • Took over for injured Carpenter 8/10 at FLA and threw 2.2 IP, stranding two and allowing no runs with three Ks.
  • Earned his third win of the season with 1.0 IP 8/17 vs. CIN striking out two. Worked 2.0 scoreless IP 9/2 vs. SD, for his 11th hold.
  • Suffered 1st blown save and second loss 9/11 at LA...first loss came on 9/6 at SD (0.1 IP, 4R, 3ER).
  • Worked 2.0 scoreless innings on 9/18 vs. ARI, earning his 12th hold.
  • Allowed game-tying HR in 6th on 9/23 at MIL (2nd blown save), but was credited with his 4th win.
  • Earned his only save of the season on 9/26 with 2.0 scoreless IP at Coors Field. 2003
  • Worked in relief on 3/31 vs. MIL, his first major league appearance since 2001 when he made two appearances with the Chicago White Sox.
  • Earned the win 4/8 at COL with 2.0 scoreless IP, his first win since 6/28/00.
  • Recorded his 1st professional save on 5/15 vs. CIN.
  • Compiled a 1.85 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 19 appearances (24.1 IP) from 4/8 to 6/10.
  • He allowed just two runs in his last 11 games (15.0 IP) for a 1.20 ERA & had 16 K's in those 11 games.
  • His 7 wins were the most by a Cardinals reliever since 1996 (Mark Petkovsek - 8 relief wins). 2002 Sat out the entire season as he continued to rehab his injured right elbow. 2001 Made two starts, both against Cleveland, before missing the rest of the season with an injury to his right elbow...lost first regular season start on 4/4 at CLE, ending a personal eight-game winning streak dating back to the 2000 season...was scratched from his next scheduled start on 4/9 vs. CLE with a sore right trapezoids muscle...left second start on 4/11 vs. CLE after 2.0 IP with pain in his right elbow...was placed on the 15-day DL on 4/12 and did not pitch again for the remainder of the season. 2000 Injuries to his right elbow cut short one of his best major-league seasons... did not pitch from 7/15-9/26 ... left his first start of the second half on 7/14 vs. STL in the fifth inning after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow...injury was later diagnosed as ulnar neuritis...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/17... after rest, appeared in two rehabilitation starts at Class AAA Charlotte...allowed four runs over 2.0 IP in his second rehab start on 9/3 before experiencing pain (diagnosed as a stress fracture below his right elbow)...had a five-inch screw surgically inserted near the elbow on 9/7 by White Sox senior team physician Dr. James Boscardin...threw 5.0 scoreless IP on 9/22 at Tucson in an Instructional League game...returned to make his final start on 9/27 vs. Boston (ND, 1 ER/3.1 IP)...was not included on the ChiSox playoff roster...won his final eight decisions (two shy of career best) over 13 starts dating back to 5/16, compiling a 4.14 ERA (33 ER/71.2 IP)...his 10 wins were four more than his combined total from 1998 and 1999...yielded just 12 home runs in 112.0 lefties to a .234 (49-209) average, seventh-best in the American League ...White Sox were 14-6 in his starts, scoring 10 or more runs three times...ranked among the league leaders at the break in winning percentage (T2nd, .833), wins (T4th, 10) and complete games (T7th, two)...was named AL Pitcher of Month for June after going 5-0 with a 3.69 ERA (13 ER/31.2 IP) was his second career monthly honor (also Sept. of '92) ... compiled a 14.0 scoreless IP streak from 5/16-26...posted his 19th career complete game and fourth career shutout on 6/22 vs. CLE...helped his cause in a win at CIN on 6/6, going 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored...struck out 11 (one shy of his career best) in a complete-game two-hit victory on 4/24 vs. BAL...two-hitter matched his career low and was his first complete game since 5/30/97 vs. CWS... lasted 2.1 IP on 4/18 vs. SEA in an 18-11 victory, his shortest start since 7/26/98 vs. MON (1.0 IP)...made first start in a White Sox uniform on 4/7 at OAK (ND, 4 ER/5.0 IP). 1999 Was limited by injuries to 20 appearances (15 starts) with Milwaukee...began the season on the 15-day disabled list recovering from a small fracture in his right elbow suffered on 7/26/98 vs. MON...combined to go 0-2 with a 6.16 ERA (21 ER/30.2 IP) in six rehabilitation starts at Class AA Huntsville and Class AAA Louisville prior to his reinstatement from the disabled list on 4/20...posted first victory on 5/4 at FLA, going a season-high 8.0 IP without allowing an earned run...lost career-high six straight decisions from 5/11-8/22 ...made first major-league relief appearance on 6/6 at COL...appeared in 13 games before returning to the disabled list on 7/9 with a strained right forearm...returned to the rotation and earned his second win on 9/1 at LA...left start on 9/7 vs. ARI after straining his right pectoralis muscle. 1998 Made his second career Opening Day start...posted 11 no decisions which nearly equaled his career total (14)...compiled a season-best 1.71 ERA (6 ER/31.2 IP) in April...surrendered three home runs to Sammy Sosa on 6/15 at Wrigley Field...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/27 with a small fracture in his right elbow and missed the rest of the season...recorded the first hit by a Brewers pitcher since 8/24/93. 1997 Led team in strikeouts (122) and IP (202.0)...finished two games (34) and three wins (13) shy of his career best...posted his first sub-.500 season in five years ...was just one of two pitchers (Brian Bohanon) in major-league history to record four consecutive .500 seasons...registered a complete-game shutout victory with eight strikeouts on 5/30 at was his first complete game since 7/2/94 and first shutout since 9/17/93. 1996 Began the season on the 60-day disabled list while completing a rehabilitation program at Class AAA New Orleans...made quality start in his first appearance on 7/14 vs. Toronto (3 ER/7.0 IP)...earned victory on 7/19 vs. NY, his first win since 4/27/95. 1995 Was 1-1 with a 3.42 ERA in four starts...was placed on the disabled list on 5/19 and missed the remainder of the season after having Tommy John surgery on 6/23...the surgery was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum. 1994 Tied for the AL lead in games started (25), ranked third in IP (179.0), finished sixth in opponents average (.236) and tied for 10th in wins (11)...led Milwaukee and tied for fourth in the AL with six complete games...pitched four consecutive complete games from 6/17-7/2, the first Brewers pitcher since Bill Wegman in 1991 to accomplish the feat...went 5-1 with a 2.29 ERA and four complete games in June to earn AL Pitcher of the Month honors. 1993 Set career highs in wins (16), IP (258.0), games started (36), complete games (eight) and strikeouts (180)...was named the Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher...became the first Milwaukee pitcher to lead the AL in IP tied for the lead in games started, ranked fifth in complete games and finished seventh in strikeouts ...tied for seventh in the AL in victories...became the fourth-fastest player in major-league history to earn his 20th victory (30th career appearance) on 6/7 vs. Seattle, joining Boo Ferris (1945), Russ Ford (1910) and Nick Maddox (1908)...set Brewers strikeout record for a right-handed pitcher, which also ranked as the fourth-highest total in club history among all pitchers... tied club record of 32 decisions in a season set by Jim Colborn in 1973 (20-12)...went a career-high 10.0 IP on 8/20 at California. 1992 Was named AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News...posted an 11-2 record with a 1.79 ERA...set club record with a .846 winning percentage, surpassing Moose Haas (.813 in 1983)...tied club record with 10-straight win from 8/8 to 9/ opponents to a .207 BA, best among AL starting pitchers...was named AL Pitcher of the Month for September after going 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA and two complete games....struck out a career-high 12 batters in his first complete game win on 9/13 at BAL...recorded his first ML shutout on 9/23 vs. CAL...was recalled from Denver on 7/15. 1991 Led Denver to the Triple-A Alliance Championship...led Class AAA pitchers in strikeouts, IP and games started...recorded complete-game victory in the American Association Championship Series...was named the Brewers' Minor League Player of the Year...twice earned AmAs Player of the Week Award...made his ML debut on 9/24 vs. NYY, becoming the first Brewers rookie since Rickey Keeton (1980) to win his starting pitching debut.