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Doug Mirabelli MLB Career Stats

.231 58 206 3 .724

Doug Mirabelli Bio

  • Full Name: Douglas Anthony Mirabelli
  • Born: 10/18/1970 in Kingman, AZ
  • Draft: 1992, San Francisco Giants, 5th rd. (131st overall)
  • College: Wichita State
  • Debut: August 27, 1996
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/30/2007
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MLB Career Stats 1456 162 337 58 206 3 .231 .317 .724


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Doug and his wife Kristin have two daughters, Molly and Emma...was a three-time All-American at Wichita State and played on the Shockers' 1990 National Championship team...batted .341 with 30 homers, 190 RBI and 225 hits in 198 career games in three seasons...was inducted into the Wichita State Sports Hall of Fame in 2002...graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas in 1989...In 2006, met with Jimmy Fund patients as part of their road trip to Atlanta, signed autographs and posed for photos with kids as part of the MLB Players Trust "Buses for Baseball" program, and helped promote the Wives Fenway Park A-Z book by participating in a Q&A session. 2007 Started 33 games behind the plate for the Red Sox, 27 of which came in games started by Tim Wakefield...At the plate, batted .202 with 5 homers and 16 RBI...Marked his 8th straight season with at least 5 home runs...Appeared in 48 games overall, but also spent time on the disabled list from August 17-31 with a strained right calf muscle...Had caught 42 straight Wakefield starts before suffering the calf injury...Strained his left hamstring in his first start after being activated on September 6 and did not see action again until entering defensively on September 17...Did not make his next start until September 23 in Tampa Bay. 2006 SUMMARY: Began the season with San Diego before being re-acquired on May 1 by Boston, where he spent the previous four-plus seasons (2001-05)...arrived at Fenway just in time to start behind the plate on May 1 vs. New York, as he was reunited with batterymate Tim Wakefield...18 of his 45 starts behind the plate with Boston came with Wakefield on the mound (all of Wakefield's 18 starts beginning May 1)...made 50 starts at catcher between the two clubs, his most since 59 starts with Texas and Boston in the plate, batted a combined .191 (35-for-183) with seven doubles, six homers, 25 RBI and 13 runs scored in 73 games for Boston and San Diego...hit .193 (31-for-161) with six doubles, six homers, 25 RBI and 12 runs in 59 games with the Red Sox and .182 (4-for-22) in 14 games (five starts) with the Padres...started at catcher for the Red Sox 15 times from Aug. 1-Sept. 2 while Jason Varitek was on the disabled list.

TOGETHER WITH TIM: Was behind the plate for 18 of Wakefield's 23 starts, missing only Wakefield's five starts prior to May 1...Wake went 6-7 with a 4.85 ERA (58 ER/107.2 IP) with Doug behind the plate and 1-4 with a 3.90 ERA (14 ER/32.1 IP) without him...from 2002-05, Mirabelli was behind the plate for 704.2 of the 779.1 regular season innings thrown by Wakefield.

ON THE DEFENSIVE: Caught a total of 449.0 innings between Boston and San Diego, committing just two errors in 357 total chances for a .994 fielding percentage...had 12 passed balls for the two clubs, exactly double his 2005 amount...threw out 7 of 46 (15.2 percent) attempted basestealers.

HOT STREAKS: Had 12 RBI in a 12-game stretch (with an AB) from June 5-July 17, clubbing three home runs in that span...also drove in seven runs in an eight-game period from Aug. 10-24...began that streak with a home run in three straight games from Aug. 10-13, the first time he accomplished that feat in his big-league career. 2005 Appeared in 50 games with 33 starts and batted .228 (31-for-136) with six home runs and 18 RBI...hit .255 with fi ve home runs and 11 RBI in his first 20 games...29 of his appearances came in games started by Tim Wakefield...Behind the dish for 29 of knuckeballer Tim Wakefi eld's 33 starts...missed four of those starts in May and June while on the DL with a left wrist sprain...Wakefield went 16-8 with a 3.66 ERA (83 ER/204.0 IP) with Mirabelli catching and 0-4 with an 8.86 ERA (21 ER/21.1 IP) without 2003 and 2004, Mirabelli caught all but 4.1 of Wakefield's 390.2 IP...Thirteen of his 31 hits (42%) went for extra bases (seven doubles and six home runs)...over his career, 117 of his 279 hits (42%) have gone for extra bases; 68 doubles, two triples and 47 home runs...Went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer off Mike Mussina for the 250th hit of his career April 11 vs. New York...knocked his third career grand slam off Mike Maroth in the fifth inning May 3 at Detroit... missed 21 games while on the disabled list with a left wrist sprain...homered and stole the third base of his career August 21 vs. Tampa Bay...hit the Red Sox only pinch-hit homer of the season, and the third of his career, October 2 vs. New York (AL)...stole two bases on the season (July 27 at Tampa Bay and August 31 vs. Tampa Bay), after just swiping one bag in 395 career games entering 2005...most recent steal came at Atlanta May 16, 2000 while with San Francisco. 2004 SUMMARY: Enjoyed the finest offensive season of his career, setting career highs in batting average (.281), RBI (32), slugging percentage (.525), on-base percentage (.368) and runs scored (27)...his 9 home runs were the most since clubbing a career-high 11 in 2001 (9 with Texas and 2 with Boston)...appeared in 53 games (41 starts, including one as the designated hitter).

START ME UP: Posted a .305 batting average (43-for-141) with 9 homers, 29 RBI and 25 runs scored in his 41 starts...started 4 straight games during Jason Varitek's suspension from August 23-26, going 5-for-16 (.313) with a homer, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored...also made a rare start with Curt Schilling on the mound July 3 at Atlanta.

PLAYING LONG BALL: Slugged 3 home runs in his first 7 at-bats of 2004...his 2-homer effort April 21 at Toronto was the 2nd of the his career (April 18, 2000 with San Francisco at Cincinnati)...hit the 2nd grand slam of his career July 3 at Atlanta off John Thomson, adding to Boston's 2-0 lead en route to a 6-1 win...with his club trailing 3-2 in the 6th August 24 at Toronto, cracked a 3-run homer off Miguel Batista that held up for a 5-4 victory...had 9 home runs in 160 at-bats, an average of one every 17.8 at-bats.

PUTTING UP NUMBERS: Recorded a pair of 4-RBI games July 3 at Atlanta and September 25 vs. New York, tying his career high from August 21, 2001 at Anaheim...scored a career-high 3 runs for the 4th time in his career July 6 vs. Oakland.

TAKING A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE: After going 6-for-17 (.353) against the Yankees in 2003, Mirabelli went 7-for-18 (.389) with 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI against the Yanks in 2004...finished the campaign with a lifetime .328 (19-for-58) average, 3 home runs and 8 RBI against the Yankees...hit one of 3 doubles in a 7-run 8th inning September 25 vs. New York, knocking in a pair of runs as the Red Sox went on to win 12-5...finished the day 2-for-3 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.

HAND IN HAND: Was behind the dish for all but 2.1 of Tim Wakefield's 188.1 innings in 2004, a year after missing just 2.0 of the knuckleballer's 202.1 regular-season innings.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Batted .364 (16-for-44) with 5 doubles, 2 home runs and 20 RBI with runners in scoring position...was 7-for-17 (412) with a double, a home run, and 9 RBI with runners in scoring position and 2 out...hit .327 (37-for-113) at night and .170 (8-for-47) in day games...batted .311 (14-for-45) against lefthanders...ended the year hitting safely in each of his last 4 starts, going 6-for-16 (.375) with 3 doubles, a homer and 6 RBI.

IN THE POSTSEASON: Played in 2 games (one start) during the Red Sox' run to the World Championship, going 1-for-4 with a run scored...did not appear in the ALDS vs. Anaheim...was 0-for-1 in his lone ALCS action (Game 3) vs. New York...made one World Series appearance, starting Game 1 and going 1-for-3 with a run scored. 2003 In his 3rd season in Boston, made 62 appearances, including 55 (43 starts) behind the plate...after opening the season by hitting .176 (6-for-34) in 12 games through May 1, batted .279 (36-for-129) in 50 contests the rest of the way...Caught all but 2.0 innings out of the 202.1 knuckleballer Tim Wakefield threw during the 2003 regular season...Jason Varitek caught Wakes 2.0-inning post-season tune-up in his final start September 28 at Tampa Bay...After starting the season hitless in his first 13 at-bats, went 5-for-8 with 2 homers, 3 RBI and 4 runs in consecutive games April 17 vs. Tampa Bay and April 18 vs. Toronto...May 6 at Kansas City, went 4-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored to ignite a 7-3 win...the 4-hit game was his first as a Red Sox...trailing Toronto's Roy Halladay 1-0 in the 6th, Doug clocked a game-tying solo homer July 8 at SkyDome...the Sox went on to win 2-1 on a Jason Varitek run-scoring single...homered in back-to-back appearances August 3 at Baltimore and August 8 (game one) vs. Baltimore...the 2-run homer off Rick Helling in the top of the 3rd on August 3 was the first of 6 Boston long balls in a 7-5 win...his best months were May (12-for-37, .324) and August (7-21, .333)...Made 55 appearances (43 starts) behind the plate...gunned down 9 of 48 runners trying to steal (19 percent)...was charged with 4 errors and 14 passed balls, all with knuckleballer Tim Wakefield on the hill...4 of the passed balls came in a single game, July 29 at Texas...also made the first 2 appearances of his major league career at first base June 27 vs. Florida and July 21 vs. Detroit...had played 37 minor league games at first base, most recently in 1999, when he appeared in 19 games at first for Triple-A Fresno in the Giants chain...Appeared in 5 post-season games against the Athletics and Yankees, batting .364 (4-for-11) with a double and 2 runs...made 3 starts, all with Tim Wakefield on the mound...went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the ALDS vs. his lone start of the series, was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Game 2...was 2-for-7 in 3 games (2 starts) in the ALCS...started Game 1 (1-for-4) and Game 4 (1-for-2)...also appeared in Game 7, going 0-for-1. 2002 Hit .364 (16-44) vs. LHP...He caught 50 G (41 GS) He threw out 19 of 37 (51%) runners and went the entire season w/out an error...He went 1-3 w/2B, 2 RBI vs. TB on 9/28...17 of his 25 RBI came at Fenway Park...14 of his 34 hits went for extra bases (7 2B, 7 HR)...Six of his seven 2B came at Fenway Park...He hit .320 w/nine RBI vs. TB...He went 2-3 w/2B, 2 RBI vs. Cle. on 9/18 and hit .357 (5-14) vs. Cle...1-4 w/B, 2 RBI vs. Tor. on 9/6...He was 1-23 prior to his 4th inng. 2B...1-1 w/ PH 2-run HR off Perez on 7/28 vs. Balt...It was his 2nd career PH-HR (other: 9/19/98)...2-4 w/ 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI on 6/23 at LA...His 3 runs scored matched a career-high (last: 6/24/00 at Hou. w SF)...1-4 w/ 3-run HR on 7/6 at Det. (#5, off Maroth, 350 feet)...He homered in back-to-back games for the time since 6/21 & 6/24/00 w/SF (at St. L., at Hou.)...Five of his 16 HR in the A.L. have come vs. the Tigers...His first 4 HR were solo shots...2-3 w/R, BB, 2B, 2 RBI on 6/12 vs. Col...Five of his first 15 hits were for extra bases (2 2B, 3 HR)...It was his first multi-RBI since 9/26/01 vs. Balt...1-4 w/a solo HR on 4/26 vs. TB (#1, off Wilson, 365 feet)...It was his first HR since 10/4/01 at Balt. and it was his first extra-base hit of the season...1-2 on 4/14 vs. NYY...He recorded the Sox first hit of the game with one out in the sixth inning off Mussina...It was his first hit of the season after going 0-8...Batted mostly 7th (18 times) and 8th (17 times). 2001 Traded to Red Sox from Tex. in exchange for minor l. RHP Justin Duchscherer on 6/12...Played 23 G at C in Tex. w/.990 fld. pct. and was 12-20 (60%) throwing out runners attempting to steal...16 GS for Tex. and hit .102 (5-49) w/4 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 10 BB and 21 K...Hit a career-high 9 HR w/Sox...Ranked 2nd in the A.L. in DP by catcher (12), pct. caught stealing (34.4%, 31-90)...Made his Sox debut starting at C on 6/14 vs. Fla. (0-2 w/SF-RBI)...Recorded his 1st Sox hit on 6/17 at Atl. (1-4)...Went 1-3 and hit his first HR (off R. Ortiz) for Sox on 7/31 vs. Ana...Hit safely in 4 consec. G 8/4-8/12), batting .533 (8-15) w/4 2B and 1 HR...Caught 2 runners stealing in 1st inng. on 8/16 vs. Sea. becoming the 1st Sox catcher to throw out 2 runners in an inning since J. Varitek on 4/15/99 vs. CWS...Threw out 2 runners in one inning for the 2nd consec. game on 8/17 vs. Balt...Hit his 1st career grand-slam on 8/21 at Ana. (off S. Schoeneweiss)...Batted .304 (17-56) w/ 6 2B, 4 HR, club-high 17 RBI in 20 G in Aug...Recorded 18 RBI in his last 24 G and 16 of his last 27 hits went for extra bases...Hit .270 (38-141) w/8 2B, 9 HR, 26 RBI and .518 slugging pct. in 54 G w/Sox...He threw out 31 of 71 runners attempting to steal (44%) overall and 19 of 51 (37%) w/Red Sox. 2000 Spent 1st full season w/SF and teamed w/Bobby Estalella to form one of N.L.'s best catching tandems as they hit a combined .233 (123-529) w/32 2B, 5 3B, 20 HR, 81 RBI, 93 BB and 68 R...Hit .230 (53-230) w/28 RBI and 6 HR...S.F. was 41-30 record in his 71 GS while SF pitchers had 3.77 ERA (632 IP, 265 ER) w/him behind the plate...Had 10 multi-hit G...Went 5-6 w/3 2B, HR and 3 RBI on 6/24 at Hou. setting franchise record w/3 2B in a game and career highs in H and RBI...Registered his 1st career multi-HR G on 4/18 at Cin. (2-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI)...Went 2-4 w/3B and HR in debut at Pac Bell Park 4/11 vs. LA...The triple on 4/11 was 1st ever at PacBell and 1st of his career. 1999 Hit .253 (22-87) w/1 HR and 10 RBI in 33 G for SF...Hit .267 (20-75) w/5 2B, HR and 5 RBI in 24 G as a starter...Threw out 7 of 22 (31.8%) attempted base stealers...Was recalled from AA Fresno on 6/17 and optioned back on 7/9...Recalled again on 8/10 and remained with M.L. club for rest of season...Was .313 (100-320) w/24 2B, 3B, 14 HR, and 51 RBI in 86 games for AAA Fresno...Appeared in 66 minor l. G at C and 19 at 1B...Was named Fresno Player of the Month for April after hitting .325 w/5 2B, 3B, 11 RBI and 15 R in 22 G. 1998 Spent most of season at AAA Fresno...In 3 stints w/SF hit .235 (4-17) w/HR and 4 RBI in 10 G...Threw out 57.1% (4-7) of runners who attempted to steal...Recalled to SF 5/9 and appeared in 3 G (2 GS) as he went a combined 1-4 w/2B...Optioned to AAA Fresno on 5/21...Recalled again 7/24 and appeared in 5 G (3 GS)...Posted 1st multi-RBI G of career on 8/5 at New York (2 RBI)...Hit his 1st M.L. HR 9/19 vs. LA (2 RHR off LHP Mark Guthrie). 1997 Spent most of season at AAA Phoenix (Giants)...Played in 6 M.L. games and went a combined 1-7...Recalled to SF on 8/18 and went 1-4 in 2 G (1 GS) before being opt. to single-A Salem Keizer 8/31 so SF could place Dante Powell on post-season roster...Returned to M.L. club on 9/4...Overall w/Phoenix he hit .265 (88-332) w/33 XBH, 48 RBI, 58 BB in 100 G. 1996 Set career highs in avg. (.295), G (115), R (60), H (112), 2B (23), HR (21) and RBI (78) at AA Shreveport...Hit .298 w/7 RBI in 14 G w/Phoenix...Recalled to SF on 8/25 and made M.L. debut on 8/27 vs. Phil (0-1)...Made 1st M.L. start 9/1 at NYM and collected 1st M.L. hit (2B off Bobby Jones) as he went 1-3 w/BB...Played in Arizona Fall Lg. and batted .261 (24-92) w/9 2B, 1 HR, and 12 RBI in 27 G at Scotsdale. 1995 Split season between Phoenix and Shreveport...Began year at AAA Phoenix and hit .167 (11-66) w/7 RBI in 23 G...Transferred to AA Shreveport 5/25 and hit .302 (38-126) in 40 G. 1994 Played 65 G at C and 11 G at 1B for AA Shreveport...Hit .220 (56-255) w/8 2B and 24 RBI. 1993 Spent season w/single-A San Jose and hit .270 (100-271), 10 2B, 2 3B, 1HR and 48 RBI in 113 G. 1992 Spent first pro season at single-A San Jose and hit .232 (41-177) w/11 2B, 1 3B and 21 RBI.