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Rick White MLB Career Stats

42-54 4.45 858.2 542 1.42

Rick White Bio

  • Full Name: Richard Allen White
  • Born: 12/23/1968 in Springfield, OH
  • Draft: 1990, Pittsburgh Pirates, 15th rd. (390th overall)
  • College: Paducah CC, KY
  • Debut: April 6, 1994
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/5/2007
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MLB Career Stats 42 54 4.45 613 18 16 858.2 542 1.42


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Season SV Rank
1994 6 18th in NL


Season G Rank
2005 71 19th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2002 16 19th in NL

Richard Allen White Bio Info

Richard Allen White... Married Corie Puckett; two daughters, Alexis and Dakota and one son, Hunter... 1987 graduate of Kenton Ridge High School (OH), where he played baseball and wrestled... RHPs Dave Burba and Dustin Hermanson also attended Kenton Ridge... Attended Paducah Junior College (KY), where he earned a degree in applied science... Was first-team All-Conference both seasons at Paducah. 2006 Began the season with Cincinnati...went 1-0 with a 6.26 ERA (19ER/27.1IP)...had a 15.0-inning walkless streak, 4/6-5/12 (15 G)... Designated for assignment on 6/19 before being claimed off waivers by Philadelphia on 6/23...compiled a 2.25 ERA (5ER/20.0IP) through his first 21 appearances with the Philadelphia, including a 0.59 ERA (1 ER/15.1IP) over a 17-game stretch, 7/7-8/18...had a 1.42 ERA (2ER/12.2IP) in 12 games at Citizens Bank Park... compiled a 2.61 ERA (3ER/10.1IP) with a .167 opponents' average in his final nine games of the season. 2005 Appeared in a career-high 71 games for Pittsburgh, 2nd-most on the team... went 4-7 with a 3.72 ERA (31ER/75.0IP)...compiled an 0.49 ERA (1ER/18.1IP) over a 15-game stretch, 5/3-6/12, which included a 12.1-inning scoreless streak, 5/21-6/12... finished the first half of the season with a 2.66 ERA in 38 games. 1990 Began first professional season with Bradenton (Pirates' rookie) after being selected in the 15th round of the June draft...Was named the club's Pitcher-of-the-Month for the month of June...Was promoted to Welland (Pirates' A) on 7/27...Was a combined 4-5 with a 1.94 ERA (74.1ip/16er) in 16 games (11 starts) with the two clubs. 1991 Split season between Augusta (Pirates' A) and Salem...Was used exclusively in relief with Augusta...Was named the club's Pitcher-of-the-Month for the month of June...Was promoted to Salem on 7/17...Tossed a complete game and struck out 11 batters on 8/28 vs. Durham...Went a combined 6-7 with seven saves and a 3.70 ERA in 47 games (five starts) with the two clubs. 1992 Split season between Salem (Pirates' A) and Carolina...Began season with Salem and tossed a two-hitter on 5/17 vs. Winston-Salem...Tied for the Carolina League lead in complete games despite being promoted to Carolina on 7/11...Picked up lone victory with the Mudcats on 8/4...Led all Pittsburgh minor leaguers in innings pitched and losses and tied Buffalo's Tim Wakefield for the most complete games...Went a combined 8-16 with a 3.94 ERA in 28 starts with the two clubs. 1993 Began season with Carolina and was used exclusively as a starter...Tossed lone complete game on 5/10 @Nashville...Was 1-1 with a 4.64 ERA (33.0ip/17er) in first six starts and 3-2 with a 2.48 ERA (36.1ip/10er) in his last six...Was promoted to Buffalo (Pirates' AAA) on 8/3...Made Triple-A debut on 8/4 in start @Indianapolis and suffered the loss...Was placed on the disabled list on 8/28 with an ankle injury...Was reinstated from the disabled list on 9/4 and made final appearance on 9/5. 1994 Spent first full season in the majors...Went 2-4 with a 4.79 ERA (47.0ip/25er) in 38 relief appearances and 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA (28.1ip/7er) in five starts...Began season in the bullpen...Was 1-0 with five saves and a 0.71 ERA (12.2ip/1er) in 11 games during the month of April and was named the Pirates' Player-of-the-Month...Picked up first major league save on 4/12 vs. San Diego and notched first big-league win on 4/15 vs. Los Angeles...Did not surrender a home run in his first 16 games, but served up seven long balls in a 13-game span between 5/18 and 6/19...Picked up sixth and final save on 6/16 @St. Louis...Made first career start on 7/9 @Cincinnati and suffered the loss (4.2ip/3er)...Went 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA (23.2ip/4er) in final four games...Singled off Bobby Munoz @Philadelphia on 8/2 for first major league hit...Went 6-for-9 in save situations...Went 1-for-13 at the plate. 1995 Split season between Pittsburgh and Calgary (Pirates' AAA)...Began season on disabled list with a sprained right elbow. ...Was reinstated from D.L. on 5/16 and made first start the following day @Los Angeles...Tossed 2.0 innings of scoreless relief on 5/23 before losing a 6-3 decision as a starter on 5/28...Was optioned to Calgary on 6/21...Won first game in a Cannons uniform on 7/8 @Vancourver (game one)...Was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher-of-the-Week for the week of 8/6-12 after going 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 9/1...Started the following night @Cincinnati and picked up first victory...Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings on 9/15 vs. San Francisco...Went 2-3 with a 4.96 ERA (45.1ip/25er) in nine starts and 0-0 with a 3.72 ERA 9.2ip/4er) in six relief appearances with the Pirates...Had reconstructive surgery to replace torn ligaments in his right elbow on 12/14 (surgery performed by Dr. Frank Jobe). 1996 Spent most of the season on the disabled list recovering from off-season elbow surgery...Made five rehab appearances with Bradenton (Pirates' Rookie)...Also made two appearances (one start) with Carolina (Pirates' AA). 1997 Spent entire season with Orlando (Devil Rays' AA)...Was the first pitcher signed by Tampa Bay who had major league experience...Earned 12 saves, the first time he earned a save in the minor leagues since pitching with Salem in 1991. 1998 Began season with Durham (Devil Rays' AAA)...Was recalled by Tampa Bay on 5/31...Made debut with Devil Rays as a starter on 5/31 vs. Seattle and suffered the loss (3.1ip/7h/5r)...Made three starts before moving into the bullpen for the remainder of the season...Went 0-3 with a 6.91 ERA (14.1ip/11er) as a starter and 2-3 with a 2.98 ERA (54.1ip/18er) as a reliever...Made first relief appearance on 6/15 vs. Toronto and earned the win (his first major league win since 10/1/95 @St. Louis as a member of the Pirates)...Posted a 2.13 ERA (12.2ip/3er) during the final month of the season. 1999 Spent entire season with Tampa Bay...Established career-highs in innings pitched, hits allowed and strikeouts...Ranked second among American League relievers in innings pitched and fourth in strikeouts...Won a career-high four straight games from 4/13 to 5/21...Tossed a career-high 4.1 innings of relief on two occasions (6/22 vs. the Yankees and 7/4 @Toronto)...Made an emergency start on 7/22 @New York (AL) and came away with a no-decision (2.1ip/6h/2r). 2000 Made a career-high 66 appearances while splitting season between Tampa Bay and New York (NL)...Ranked second among major league relievers in innings pitched (99.2)...Began season with Tampa Bay...Allowed three of his 29 inherited runners to score (90 percent), which ranked third in the American League...Tied a career-high with six strikeouts on 4/13 vs. Chicago (AL)...Earned first save on 6/5 @Philadelphia (was his first save since 6/16/94 @St. Louis as a member of the Pirates)...Picked up second and final save as a member of the Devil Rays the next day against the Phillies...Lost last two decisions with Tampa Bay...Was dealt to New York (NL) on 7/28...Made debut with Mets on 7/29 and earned the win with 1.0 scoreless frame vs. St. Louis...Twirled 3.0 innings of scoreless relief for third save on 8/5 @Arizona...Lost final three decisions...Went 1-0 in two appearances vs. San Francisco in the Division Series and made one appearance against the Yankees in the World Series (1.1ip/1r/1er). 2001 Spent entire season with New York (NL)...Began campaign on the disabled list with a sore right elbow...Returned to action on 4/24 and tossed a scoreless frame in season debut on 4/24 @Milwaukee...Made three more appearances before being placed back on the D.L. on 4/30 with a right rotator cuff strain...Did not allow a run in seven straight appearnces (7.1ip) from 5/22 thru 6/6...Did not surrender a home run in 32 of his first 33 appearances (served up a pair on 6/8 @Tampa Bay)...Picked up first of two saves on 6/12 @Baltimore with 3.0 scoreless innings of relief...Earned first win on 6/19 vs. Montreal...Struck out three of the five batters he faced and earned second save on 8/9 vs. Milwaukee...Lost three straight decisions from 8/5-27. 2002 Split season between Colorado and St. Louis organizations...Began season with Colorado and allowed just two of his first 15 inherited runners to score...Dropped first four decisions before winning for first time on 5/12 @New York (NL)...Appeared in 300th career game on 5/24 vs. San Francisco...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/27 with right shoulder inflammation...Did not allow a home run in first 21 appearances before serving up a pair on 6/19 vs. New York (AL)...Won second and final game with the Rockies on 6/23 vs. Tampa Bay...Did not allow a run in seven consecutive appearances (5.2ip) from 7/13-28...Allowed four runs and walked three batters in final appearance with Colorado on 8/6 vs. Cincinnati...Was designated for assignment on 8/8 and placed on unconditional release waivers on 8/12...Was signed by St. Louis as a free agent on 8/17...Made three appearances with Memphis (Cardinals' AAA)...Had contract purchased by St. Louis on 8/24 and tossed 1.2 innings of relief vs. Philadelphia...Won three straight decisions from 9/13-20...Was scored upon once in first 11 appearances with St. Louis...Suffered loss on 9/27 vs. Milwaukee...Made two appearances in Division Series against Arizona and went 0-1 in three outings during the N.L.C.S. vs. San Francisco. 2003 Split season between Chicago (AL) and Houston and posted a 1-2 record, one save and a 6.79 ERA (57.0ip/34er) between the two clubs...Made debut with White Sox on 4/2 @Kansas City and suffered the loss (0.2ip/2r/1er)...Did not allow an earned run in next five appearances (5.0ip)...Was scored upon in six straight appearances (8.2ip/15er) and raised ERA from 4.35 to 9.47 following the action on 5/26...Posted a 15.00 ERA (9.0ip/15er) in seven appearances during the month of May...Was scored upon twice in seven appearances while posting a 1.35 ERA (13.1ip/2er) in June...Earned lone victory on 7/23 @Toronto...Picked up only save on 7/24 @Toronto (his first save since 8/9/01)...Was designated for assignment on 8/2...Was signed by Houston on 8/14...Made debut with Astros on 8/14 @Chicago (NL) and allowed one run...Was scored upon once in eight outings from 8/19 thru 9/9. 2004 Went to spring training with Los Angeles and was one of the club's final cuts...Began season with Las Vegas (Dodgers' AAA) and did not surrender a run in six Triple-A relief appearances...Was acquired by Cleveland in a trade on 4/25 and made debut with Indians on 4/27 @Chicago (AL)...Posted a 2.97 ERA (39.1ip/13er) in his first 33 outings with the Tribe from 4/27 to 7/3...Earned first of five wins on 5/14 vs. Tampa Bay...Recorded lone save on 7/1 @Detroit, his first big-league save since 7/24/03 vs. Toronto...Produced 7.62 ERA (39.0ip/33er) in final 26 games from 7/4 thru the end of the season...Tossed season-high 3.2 innings on 7/26 vs. Detroit; his longest outing since pitching 4.1 frames on 7/4/99 @Toronto...Surrendered seven hits and a career-high eight runs (three homers) in 1.2 innings of work @Texas on 8/17...Posted an 11.15 ERA (15.1ip/19er) during the month of August and a 10.98 ERA (19.2ip/32h/24er) from 8/9 thru the end of the season...Gave up 15 home runs, the most allowed by any reliever in the major leagues (Cincinnati's Gabe White allowed 14).