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Chris Hammond MLB Career Stats

441 66-62 4.14 1123.2 712 1.38

Chris Hammond Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Andrew Hammond
  • Born: 1/21/1966 in Atlanta, GA
  • Draft: 1986, Cincinnati Reds, 6th rd. (148th overall)
  • College: Alabama - Birmingham
  • Debut: 7/16/1990
  • Last Game: 6/29/2006
  • Relationship(s): brother of Steve Hammond
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MLB Career Stats 66 62 4.14 441 136 3 1123.2 712 1.38


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Chris Hammond Stats

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Chris Hammond Advanced Stats

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Chris Hammond Statcast Events


Chris Hammond Awards

Setup Man of the Year - Awards

Year Team League
2002 Atlanta NL

Chris Hammond Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1995 3.80 19th in NL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
1995 .600 11th in NL


Season SO Rank
1995 126 21st in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1995 1.27 18th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1995 .256 20th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1993 32 18th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1994 1 21st in NL
1995 3 9th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1994 1 5th in NL
1995 2 3rd in NL


Season HLD Rank
2002 16 19th in NL
2003 17 10th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1995 7.04 10th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1995 2.68 10th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1993 66 25th in NL


Season H Rank
1993 207 18th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1992 13 25th in NL
1993 18 25th in NL
1995 17 23rd in NL

Christopher Andrew Hammond Bio Info

Christopher Andrew Hammond... graduated from Vestavia Hills High School (Birmingham, AL) in 1984... attended Alabama-Birmingham College and Gulf Coast Community College where he played baseball... his brother, Steve, played outfield for the Kansas City Royals in 1982... his other brother, Greg, was a catcher in the Reds' system... he and his wife, Lynne, have three children; Andy (1/22/96), Jake (11/6/98) and Alex (11/16/99). 2006 Posted a 6.91 ERA in 29 relief apps before he was designated for assignment on 6/30...the day after the All-Star Game cleared waivers and became a free agent...didn't pitch again the rest of the 17g from from 4/15-6/7 posted a 0.92 ERA (19.2ip, 2er)...suffered blown saves in 2 of his last 4 apps for Cin (3ip, 7er). 2005 Went 5-1, 3.84 in 55 relief apps for the Padres...from 7/20-8/8 was on the disabled list with a strained neck...posted a 2.96era in 37 apps prior to that injury, including a 1.76era in his first 32 apps of the season, and a 6.92era in 18 apps after that injury...posted ERAs of 0.68 in April, 2.84 in May, 1.35 in June and 2.08 during the season's first half...for the season held opposing LH batters to a 6 interleague apps posted a 1.23era...on 4/6 at Col threw 2.0 perfect innings to earn the 14-6 victory, SD's first of the season...won his first 5 decisions...suffered his only loss on 7/19 at NYY (3-1 loss, 11 innings). 2004 BULLISH ON THE PEN: Went 4-1 with one save and a 2.68 ERA (16 ER/53.2 IP) in 41 relief apperances with the Oakland A's... since returning to the Majors as a reliever in 2002, has a 14-5 mark with a 2.06 ERA (44 ER/192.2 IP) in 166 appearances.

FINE TUNING: Opened the season with a 4.61 ERA (14 ER/27.1 IP) in his first 20 appearances through June 11... did not pitch in the next eight games and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 21 (retroactive to June 12) with a strained left shoulder... reinstated on July 27 and did not allow a run in 18 of his 21 appearances to conclude the season... allowed one run August 15 vs. Kansas City but didn't allow another run over his next 13 outings (15.1 IP) before allowing one in his final appearance on October 1 vs. Anaheim... in 10 appearances in August, had a 0.79 ERA (1 ER/11.1 IP) and followed that up by not allowing a run in nine September games (12.1 IP)... his 12.1 scoreless innings in September were the most by an A's pitcher in a single month since Jim Corsi tossed 13.1 in May of 1995.

OUR SAVIOUR: Tallied his first and only save of the season, and the third of his career, April 18 at Anaheim... tossed a season-high 3.0 shutout innings in the contest.

THE STREAK: Finished the season with a homerless streak of 27 games (33.2 IP) and 135 batters faced after allowing a home run to Manny Ramirez on May 25 at Boston.

HIGHLIGHTS: Opponents batted .277 against him, .282 (20-for-71) against lefties and .275 (26-for-131) against righties... all four of his home runs allowed came against right-handers and all came in his first 14 games... his ERA was 1.80 (3 ER/15.0 IP) in 15 day games and 3.03 (13 ER/38.2 IP) in 30 night games... picked up the win in his second appearance on April 9 vs. Seattle, striking out a season-high three... in his next appearance, took the loss after allowing a season-high five runs (one earned) in 0.2 innings... the five runs were the second-highest total he has allowed in a relief appearance in his career... suffered a blown save after allowing two runs on four hits in 0.2 innings May 7 vs. Minnesota... with that appearance reached 1,000.0 innings pitched for his career. 2003 Was 3-2 with a 2.86 ERA in 62 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2003...opponents batted .270 (65-for-241, 5HR); LH .289 (26-for-90, 3HR), RH .258 (39-for-151, 2HR)...retired 39-of-62 first batters faced (63%)...prevented 27-of-42 inherited runners from scoring (64%)...converted one-of-three save opportunities (33%)...made appearances in consecutive games five times, three consecutive games twice, and pitched in four straight games twice...made first appearance as a Yankee in 3/31 Opening-Day win at Toronto, allowing 1H in 0.1 IP...had his 34-game scoreless streak snapped in 4/5 loss at Tampa Bay, suffering blown save by allowing 2R (2ER) in 0.2IP in relief of Weaver...streak began on 6/30/02 (w/Atlanta) at Boston (included 32 straight scoreless appearances in 2002 and two in 2003)...On 4/26 win at Texas, tossed scoreless ninth to record first win as a Yankee...made first appearance since 7/20 vs. Cleveland on 7/27 at Boston, allowing back-to-back home runs in seventh (Varitek, Damon) to suffer blown save and the loss (0.0IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER)...allowed one earned run in last 14 appearances, going 1-1 with a 0.55 ERA (16.1IP, 12H, 4BB, 10K)...signed as a free agent on December 12, 2002 to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year. Contract extends through the 2005 season. 2002 Opened season with Cleveland's AAA affiliate...Won first 3 starts, allowing only 4 ER in 16.0 IP (2.25 ERA)...Fanned a season-high 10 in his first start, a 7-2 win over Syracuse (5.0 IP, 2 ER)... After taking the loss in his next start, was switched to a relief role exclusively...Went 3-1 in June in 14 appearances with a 2.53 ERA (21.1 IP, 6 ER, 20 Ks)...Compiled a 2.16 ERA over final 18 appearances with Bisons May 25-July 2 (6 ER in 25.0 IP)...Released by Buffalo July 5...Signed by Braves as a free agent July 17 and assigned to AAA Richmond...Didn't allow an ER in 11 of his first 12 appearances with the R-Braves, going 1-0 with a 1.56 ERA (12 G, 17.1 IP, 3 ER, 20 K) July 17-Aug. 9...With Buffalo and Richmond posted a composite 1.91 ERA in 26 games May 25-Aug. 9 (9 ER in 42.1 IP). 2000 Did not play. 1999 Did not play. 1998 Signed by Marlins as a free agent March 27 and assigned to AAA Charlotte...Made 5 starts at AAA, dropping 3 of 4 decisions, before having contract purchased by Florida May 7...Went 0-2 in 3 starts before being optioned to Charlotte May 20...Cleared waivers June 2, elected not to report to AAA, and became a free agent. 1997 Made 29 appearances for Red Sox, including 8 starts...Compiled a 3.07 ERA over first 11 outings through May 5 (29.1 IP, 10 ER), but struggled rest of the way (33 ER in 36.0 IP, 8.25 ERA)...Best stretch came over 3 starts April 24-May 5 (1-1, 1.42, 19.0 IP, 3 ER)...Longest outing of campaign came in a 2-0 loss vs. Kansas City May 5 (8.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 K)...The 9 Ks were also a season high...Placed on the D.L. June 30 (retro to June 28), with a bone spur in his left elbow...Transferred to emergency 60-day D.L. Sept. 9...Reinstated from D.L. Oct. 17...Elected free agency Oct. 30. 1996 Made a career-high 38 appearances...Went 1-5 in 6 starts before first career relief win May 7 vs. Mets...Placed on 15-day D.L. June 9 with inner ear infection...Assigned to Class A Brevard County July 1 and made 1 rehab start...Recalled and reinstated July 14...Overall compiled a 10.60 ERA in 9 starts with Florida, while recording a 3.38 ERA in 29 relief appearances...Signed by the Red Sox as a free agent Dec. 17. 1995 Tied for Marlins' staff lead with 126 Ks and 2 SHO...Averaged 7.0 K/9.0 IP (10th in NL)...Began season on 15-day D.L. with strained muscle in right side ...Assigned to Class A Brevard County May 4 and made 1 rehab start...Assigned to AAA charlotte May 9 and made 1 rehab start... Recalled and reinstated May 13 from the D.L...Pitched that night vs. Rockies (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K) in his only relief appearance of season and his first since July 29, 1992, with Reds...Lasted 8.0 innings in 7 of his first 11 starts (6-2, 2.31) and none in his final 13 starts (3-4, 5.42)...Hit .271 (13 x 48) with 1 HR, a grand slam May 29 vs. Astros' Shane Reynolds, the first slam by a pitcher since Cardinals' Bob Forsch Aug. 10, 1986...Fired a 4-0 shutout at Mets June 14 (7 H, 3 BB, 8 K)...Won a 12-hit CG at Colorado June 19, 7-2 (2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K)...Posted a career-high 10 K (7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB) in a 4-2 loss July 23 vs. LA...Held opponents to a .184 BA with RISP (26 x 141), 2nd in the NL to Greg Maddux at .157...Allowed no steals in 7 attempts. 1994 Began season at 1-3, but won 3 straight starts May 5-15...Led NL starters with a 24.0 inning scoreless streak May 5-21, leaving him ranked 2nd in the NL with a 1.79 ERA (55.1 IP, 11 ER)...Hurled first M.L. shutout in a 5-0 win vs. the Phillies May 5 (7 H, 1 BB, 5 K)...Marked the first by a Marlin at home...Tied N.L. record (most pitchers used in a SHO by combining with 5 other pitchers in a 3-0 win at Cubs May 15 (5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K)...Placed on 15-day D.L. June 11 with a lower back strain...Assigned to AA Portland June 24 and made 1 rehab start...Recalled on June 25 but kept on D.L...Assigned to Class A Brevard County July 25 and made 2 rehab starts...Recalled July 30 and reinstated from D.L. Aug. 3...Suffered hairline fracture in left fibula on a line drive off the bat of Cubs Derrick May Aug. 3 at Chicago and missed 1 start. 1993 Led Marlins with a career-high 11 wins...Acquired by Florida March 27 from Cincinnati in exchange for INF Gary Scott and a PTBNL (Hector Carrasco, Sept. 10)...Member of Marlins' original Opening Day roster...After a 2-4, 5.03 mark through 9 starts, rebounded to reel off a career-high 8-game winning streak in 8 starts May 26-July 2 (58.1 IP, 17 ER, 2.62 ERA)...Fortunes were reversed over balance of campaign, in which he went 1-8 with a 5.87 ERA in 15 starts...Lost first M.L. CG Sept. 14 vs. Pirates, 1-0, in a rain-shortened contest (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K), after allowing a leadoff HR to Carlos Garcia. 1992 Was 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA through June 17, then slumped to a 2-8, 5.10 finish...Knocked first M.L. homer June 17 vs. Giants' John Burkett in a 6-4 win. 1991 Started all but the first and last of his 20 appearances...Recorded first M.L. win in a 5-1 victory April 17 at San Diego (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)...Went 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his first 3 starts (20.0 IP, 3 ER)...Placed on D.L. July 27-Sept. 1 with left elbow tendinitis. 1990 Began season with AAA Nashville...Led the American Association with a 2.17 ERA, 15 wins, 149 Ks and 3 SHO...Became first pitcher since Herb Score in 1954 to lead that circuit in wins, ERA, and Ks...Named team MVP and selected to league's post-season All-Star team...BASEBALL AMERICA ranked him the best pitching prospect in the Amer. Assoc....Called up July 16 and made M.L. debut that night ..Started and received ND in an 8-3 Reds victory (2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K)...Optioned to Nashville July 21...Recalled Aug. 18 and optioned again to Nashville Aug. 28...Recalled again Sept. 11 but did not pitch the rest of the season due to a sore left shoulder. 1989 His 11 wins with AAA Nashville were 2 shy of league lead...Also ranked 3rd with 8.1 K/9.0 IP, 5th with 142 Ks, and 10th with a 3.38 ERA. 1988 Helped AA Chattanooga to Southern League title...Led league with 16 wins and a 1.72 ERA...Won opening games in both playoff rounds...Was named team MVP and selected to league's post-season All-Star team...Ranked by BASEBALL AMERICA as the 4th best pitching prospect in the Southern League. 1987 Hurled a career-high 6 CGs in first full season with Class A Tampa. 1986 Began career with Class A Sarasota, where he averaged 11.45 K/9.0 IP...Promoted to Tampa July 24.