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Roberto Hernandez MLB Career Stats

67-71 3.45 1071.1 945 1.37

Roberto Hernandez Bio

  • Full Name: Roberto Manuel Hernandez
  • Born: 11/11/1964 in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • Draft: 1986, California Angels, 1st rd. (16th overall)
  • College: South Carolina - Aiken
  • Debut: September 2, 1991
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/25/2007
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MLB Career Stats 67 71 3.45 1010 3 326 1071.1 945 1.37


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AL All-Star

Year Team League
1996 Chi White Sox AL
1999 Tampa Bay AL

Roberto Hernandez Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
1992 12 17th in AL
1993 38 4th in AL
1994 14 11th in AL
1995 32 3rd in AL
1996 38 3rd in AL
1997 4 22nd in NL
1997 27 6th in AL
1998 26 11th in AL
1999 43 2nd in AL
2000 32 9th in AL
2001 28 8th in AL
2002 26 9th in AL


Season G Rank
1993 70 6th in AL
1994 45 12th in AL
1995 60 10th in AL
1996 72 7th in AL
1998 67 21st in AL
1999 72 7th in AL
2000 68 17th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2003 19 7th in NL
2005 18 11th in NL

Roberto Manuel Hernandez Bio Info

Full name: Roberto Manuel Hernandez...Wife's name is Ivonne... Has four children; daughters Kairy (6/3/92) and Jaleissy (4/17/90) and sons Roberto (5/8/94) and Jose (12/1/99)...Attended New Hampton (NH) High School and the University of South Carolina-Aiken, where he played baseball and went 10-2 as a senior...Their refurbished ballpark was named after Hernandez in 1993...Grew up in Manhattan and attended Chelsea Vocational School for three years where he played baseball... Served as the 2002 "Project Warmth" co-chairperson with Trent Green of the Kansas City Chiefs...Supports the Puerto Rico All-Stars Fund, which supports youth-related educational and character-building programs... Joined several of his teammates at the 'Gloves for Kids' event in 2002, which benefited children involved with the RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) program...Organized an autograph show to benefit the hurricane disaster relief fund for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the winter of 1998...Was nominated for the Florida Sports Awards Hometown Hero Award in 1998...Honored as a "Good Guy in Sports" by The Sporting News from 2000-2002 for his civic dedication and community service. 2007
  • Veteran right-hander began the year with Cleveland and appeared in 28 games for the Indians before being released on July 2...signed a Minor League contract with Los Angeles on July 8 and had his contract purchased by the Dodgers on July 18
  • Worked just 1.0 perfect inning for Triple-A Las Vegas before coming back to the big leagues
  • Appeared in 22 games for the Dodgers to give him 1,010 in his career, which is good for 11th place all-time, one game behind Mike Timlin
  • Made his 1,000th career appearance on Aug. 16 vs. Houston, becoming just the 12th player in big league history to pitch in 1,000 games
  • Made his Dodger debut on July 19, tossing a perfect frame...became the first player in Dodger history to take the mound with 300 or more saves under his belt, surpassing the previous high of Todd Worrell, who retired as a Dodger in 1997 with 256 saves
  • Pitched a scoreless inning on Aug. 22 at Philadelphia to tie Rich "Goose" Gossage for 11th place on the all-time games pitched list with 1,002...appeared in his 1,005th career game on Sept. 2 at San Diego, tying him with Mike Jackson for 10th place all-time
  • Was the third oldest AL Player this year behind Roger Clemens (44) and Kenny Rogers (42) the NL, he was younger than just Julio Franco (48), Jamie Moyer (44), David Wells (44), Randy Johnson (43), Barry Bonds (42) and Steve Finley (42.) 2006 Compiled a record of 0-3 with 2 saves and a 3.11 ERA in 68 relief appearances with the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets in 2006 (63.2IP, 61H, 22ER, 32BB, 48K, 5HR)...The 3.11 ERA was 14th among NL relievers...He began the year with the Pirates and after posting an ERA of 2.93 with the Pirates he was traded to the Mets on July 31...On the year he limited Major League hitters to a .248 (61-246) average against, including a .219 (32-146) mark against right-handed hitters and a .205 (24-117) average with runners on base...He did not allow a hit or a run in 2.1 innings over three (3) NLCS appearances vs. St. Louis for the Mets...He is 4th among active big league pitchers in appearances (14th all-time and most ever by a Puerto Rican-born pitcher) and 3rd among active relievers in saves (10th all-time) behind Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera...A two-time All-Star (1996, 1999)... Did not allow a run in 16 of his 22 games with New York...Acquired from Pittsburgh on July 31st along with lefthanded pitcher OIiver Perez in exchange for outfielder Xavier Nady...Posted a 0.82 ERA (one earned run/11.0 innings) in 11 contests in May...Recorded his second save of the season and 326th of his career on April 29th vs. Philadelphia with 0.2 scoreless innings in Pittsburgh's 3-2 triumph...Did not allow a run in 10 straight outings from April 29th-May 26th, spanning 9.2 innings...Made his 900th career appearance on April 19th vs. St. Louis... 2005 Spent entire season with New York (NL)...Did not surrender a run in 55 of his 67 outings and held righthanded batters to a .213 (27-for-127) average...Posted a 1.15 ERA (31.1ip/4er) in 29 games on the road...Hitters began the season 0-for-14 against him until Florida's Juan Encarnacion snapped the streak on 4/17...Pitched 9.1 scoreless innings from 4/27 to 5/13...Notched first save on 5/7 @Milwaukee - his first since 9/19/02 at Chicago (AL) while pitching with Kansas City...Recorded his second win, working a season-high 2.0 innings in a 6-3 triumph on 5/1 @Washington...Did not surrender a run in 17 outings from 5/25 to 7/14 (16.0ip)...Posted his second save on 9/24 @Washington and his third with 2.0 scoreless frames @Philadelphia on 9/26...Tossed a season-high 2.0 innings on nine occasions, last time coming on 9/26...Picked up his fourth and final save on 10/1; the 324th of his career which moved him into a 10th place tie on the all-time saves list with Troy Percival...Stranded 22 of his 29 inherited runners (76 percent)...Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on 12/15. 2004 Spent entire season with Philadelphia...Issued only one walk in his first 11 appearances (11.0ip)...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on 5/5 with a strained right calf...Was reinstated on 5/20...Produced season-best 7.2 scoreless inning streak from 8/4-19, a span of eight games...Did not allow a run in seven games during the month of September (6.0ip). 2003 Made 66 appearances with East Division champion Atlanta...Was scored upon only twice over a 21-game stretch from 4/6 to 5/16...Posted a 2-0 record and a 1.86 ERA in that time (19.1ip/4er) while the Braves went 20-1 in those games...Was on D.L. from 6/12-27 with a low back strain and from 8/13 to 9/2 with a strained left hamstring...Made six appearances while pitching on rehab assignment with Richmond (Braves' AAA)...Produced a 1.74 ERA in 10 appearances during the month of September...Tossed a scoreless inning in Game One of the Division Series against the Cubs. 2002 Posted 20 or more saves for the eighth straight season and for the ninth time in his career while spending year with Kansas City...Began season on the 15-day disabled list (retro to 3/22) with a right elbow strain...Made his season debut on 5/2 @Baltimore after a two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha...Earned a save in each of his first eight opportunities, extending his streak to 17 games dating back to 2001...Recorded his 300th career save on 5/25 vs. Texas, making him the 15th player in major league history to record 300 saves...Picked up lone victory on 6/9 vs. St. Louis. 2001 Spent first of two seasons with Kansas City...Was 28-for-34 in save opportunities and saved 43 percent of the Royals' wins, the fifth-best percentage in the American League...Ranked sixth among A.L. pitchers in games finished (55) and tied for eighth in saves...Had a pair of 10.0-inning scoreless streaks; from 5/16 to 6/14 and from 8/7 to 9/1...Stranded 10 of his 13 inherited runners...Was the recipient of two saves on 6/16 @Milwaukee; earned the save in a game suspended from the previous day as well as the regularly scheduled contest. 2000 Spent third and final season with Tampa Bay...Finished ninth in the American League in saves...Surrendered home runs to Anaheim's Mo Vaughn, Tim Salmon and Troy Glaus in the 9th inning on 4/21, marking the first time in his career that he had given up more than one home run in a game (the three home runs were as many as he had allowed over the previous 485 batters, dating back to 7/4/98)...Earned his 250th career save on 7/24 @Detroit...Recorded a save in a season-high seven straight outings from 8/15-31...Converted 25 of his 26 save opportunities from 6/9 to 9/25 (39 games), posting a 1.33 ERA in that time. 1999 Established a career high in saves...Led major leagues in games finished (66) and ranked seventh among American League pitchers in appearances...Was named to second All-Star team...Converted 43 of his 47 save opportunities, including 22 of his last 23, for a 91.5 save percentage, the second-best ratio in the American League (New York's Mariano Rivera converted 45-of-49 for a 91.8 percent success rate)...Became the 19th A.L. reliever to record 40 saves and the third Hispanic pitcher to do it, joining Jose Mesa and Rivera...Saved 62.3 percent of the Devil Rays wins, breaking the league record of 60.6 percent set in 1990 by the White Sox' Bobby Thigpen...Became the fourth pitcher since saves became an official statistic in 1969 to save at least 60 percent of his team's wins, joining Bryan Harvey (Florida-1993, 71.3 percent), Randy Myers (Chicago Cubs-1993, 60.1 percent) and Thigpen. ...Surrendered a run on Opening Day (4/5 @Baltimore), but then made a season-high 10 straight scoreless appearances...Had ERA at a season-low 0.79 at the end of that stretch on 4/23...Recorded his 200th career save on 5/1 vs. Detroit, becoming only the 23rd pitcher to reach that plateau. 1998 His 26 saves with Tampa Bay were third most by a reliever on an expansion team (Bryan Harvey had 45 with the Marlins in 1993 and Gregg Olson had 30 with the Diamondbacks in 1998)...Did not allow an earned run in 22 appearances from 5/10 thru 6/28 (25.1ip)...Held left-handed hitters to a .184 average, the second-lowest mark in the A.L. behind Armando Benitez (.181)...Allowed just three of his 18 inherited runners to score. 1997 Began season with Chicago (AL), but was traded to San Francisco on 7/31 as part of a nine-player deal...Combined to post a 10-3 record, 31 saves and a 2.45 ERA in 74 appearances with the two clubs...Ranked third in the American League in saves and was on pace for his first 40-save season when he was traded to the Giants...Earned his 148th career save on 6/17 vs. Chicago (NL) to surpass Willie Hernandez as the all-time saves leader among Latin pitchers...Was unscored upon in his final 10 appearances with the White Sox, going 8-for-8 in save opportunities. ...Picked up his first National League win on 8/3 @Cincinnati and earned first N.L. save on 8/12 vs. Cincinnati...Collected his first major league hit on 8/14 vs. Chicago (NL) when he singled in his first big- league plate appearance off Ramon Tatis...Converted 27 of his 31 save opportunities with the White Sox and four-of-eight with the Giants...Appeared in all three games of the National League Division Series vs. Florida...Suffered the loss in Game Two. 1996 Finished third in the American League in saves while spending fourth straight full season with Chicago...Led A.L. relievers in ERA and games finished (61)...Established a career high in strikeouts...Converted 38 of his 46 save opportunities (82.6 percent), including a club-record 20 straight from 4/3 to 6/14...Became first White Sox pitcher since Bobby Thigpen (1990) to make the All-Star team (was involved in a pre-game accident during the team photo which resulted in Cal Ripken breaking his nose)...Did not allow a run in his first 13 appearances...Surrendered first run on 5/14 vs. New York, breaking a streak of 21.1 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to 1995...Allowed 10 of his 18 earned runs during the month of September. 1995 Led all major league relievers with 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings, the highest mark by a reliever in White Sox history...Converted 32 of his 42 save opportunities, including 20-of-24 after the All-Star break. 1994 Led American League in games finished (45)...Held left-handed hitters to a .217 average, the 6th-lowest mark in the A.L. 1993 Spent first full season in the majors with Chicago (AL)...Helped lead the White Sox to the A.L. West division title by going 2-1 with 21 saves after the All-Star break...Finished fourth in the A.L. in saves, the second-highest total in club history behind Bobby Thigpen's major league-record of 57 in 1990...Converted 38 of his 44 save opportunities (86.4 percent) and ranked fourth among A.L. relievers in ERA...Had streak of 15 consecutive save conversions stopped on 9/15 @Kansas City...Made four appearances during the American League Championship Series against Toronto, pitching 4.0 scoreless innings...Earned the save in Game Four, which tied the series at 2-2, before Toronto won the next two games. 1992 Began season with Vancouver (White Sox' AAA), but spent majority of campaign with White Sox - his first season used exclusively in relief...Led A.L. relievers in opponents batting average against (.180) and was third in relief ERA...Went 5-1 with six saves and a 0.44 ERA while pitching at Comiskey Park...Earned first career win as a reliever on 6/21 vs. Detroit...Also had a career-high seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings of relief on 6/21...Posted first career save on 7/2 vs. Boston...Was named to Baseball America's Winter All-Star team after posting 16 saves and a 1.85 ERA for Maraguez in the Puerto Rican League...Joined Bobby Thigpen (22) and Scott Radinsky (15) in double figures in saves, as the White Sox became just the eighth team ever and the first since the 1985 Blue Jays to have three relievers with 10 or more saves in one season. 1991 Began season with Vancouver, but underwent potentially life-threatening surgery to transfer veins from his inner thigh to his right forearm on 6/4 (the condition was diagnosed as blood clots after he experienced numbness in his right hand while pitching for Vancouver)...Made one rehab appearance for the Gulf Coast League White Sox (R) before joining Birmingham (AA)...Was recalled by Chicago on 8/31...Made major league debut 9/2 as a starter against Kansas City; pitched no-hit ball for 6.0 innings before allowing a leadoff double to Bill Pecota in the 7th...Gave up just one run on one hit over 7.0 innings to earn first big-league victory (the outing remains the longest of his major league career)...Made three straight starts (11.1ip/10r/8er) before making last six outings in relief (3.2ip/5er)...Made last start on 9/12 @California. 1990 Began season with Birmingham, but was promoted to Triple-A Vancouver on 7/8...Went 11-10 with four complete games and a 3.31 ERA in 28 starts between the two clubs. 1989 Began season with Palm Springs (Angels' A) and made seven starts before being promoted to Midland (AA)...Was traded to the White Sox on 8/3 and assigned to South Bend (A) of the Midwest League...Went 4-12 with a 5.50 ERA (131.0ip/80er) in 23 combined starts with the three teams. 1988 Spent majority of season with Quad City (Angels' A)...Ranked among Midwest League leaders in complete games...Made final three starts with Midland...Went 9-12 with a 3.41 ERA in 27 starts with the two clubs. 1987 Averaged nine strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched while spending entire season with Quad City. 1986 Made professional debut with Salem (Angels' A) of the Northwest League after being selected by California in the 1st round of the June draft.