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Bob Wickman MLB Career Stats

63-61 3.57 1059.0 785 1.40

Bob Wickman Bio

  • Full Name: Robert Joe Wickman
  • Born: 2/6/1969 in Green Bay, WI
  • Draft: 1990, Chicago White Sox, 2nd rd. (44th overall)
  • College: Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Debut: August 24, 1992
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/30/2007
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MLB Career Stats 63 61 3.57 835 28 267 1059.0 785 1.40


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Bob Wickman Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Cleveland AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Milwaukee NL

Indians Gordon Cobbledick Golden Tomahawk Award

Year Team League
2005 Cleveland AL

Bob Wickman Leaderboards


Season W Rank
1993 14 14th in AL


Season SV Rank
1993 4 25th in AL
1994 6 15th in AL
1998 25 10th in NL
1999 37 5th in NL
2000 16 14th in NL
2000 14 13th in AL
2001 32 7th in AL
2002 20 11th in AL
2004 13 13th in AL
2005 45 1st in AL
2006 18 13th in NL
2006 15 13th in AL
2007 20 12th in NL


Season SHO Rank
1993 1 10th in AL


Season G Rank
1994 53 1st in AL
1995 63 3rd in AL
1996 70 11th in AL
1997 74 8th in AL
1998 72 9th in NL
1999 71 14th in NL
2001 70 8th in AL

Robert Joe Wickman Bio Info

Married, wife's name is Sue...Has a daughter, Kaylee (11/26/96), and two sons, Ryan (2/9/99) and Ethan (7/28/03)...Resides in Wausaukee, WI...Played three seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...Was UWW's first Major Leaguer...Was an all-conference designated hitter and pitcher at UWW in 1990 and had his jersey #20 retired by the school in April, 2003...Played baseball, basketball and football at Oconto Falls High School where he graduated in 1987...Was an All-State baseball player...Enjoys snowmobiling, hunting and ice fishing in his off time...Favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers...Made annual contributions to Cleveland Indians Charities and purchased over $500 in tickets for area youth during the 2004 Commissioner's Initiative for Kids. 2006 His 778 career games pitched ranks 40th all-time; Eddie Guardado is 39th with 781...Acquired from Cleveland on 7/20 in exchange for minor league C Max Ramirez...On 9/20, agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension through 2007...His 89.2% save pct. (33-for-37) ranked seventh in the majors among pitchers with 30 or more saves...Went 8-for-12 in one-run saves; 13-for-13 in two-run saves; 11-for-11 in three-run saves & 1-for-1 in four-run saves...Of his 57 appearances, 46 were scoreless...Had a 0.94 ERA and was 17-for-17 in save ops in home games. Had a 4.62 ERA and was 16-for-20 in saves on the road...Saved career-high 24 straight games from 8/6/05-5/30/06...Made Braves' debut 7/23 at PHI with a scoreless ninth inning (1.0 IP, 1 K)...Earned first save with the Braves with a scoreless ninth on 7/24 at PHI...In August, he had a 0.79 ERA (11.1 IP/1 ER) and was 8-for-8 in saves...after the ASB, he had a 0.96 ERA (28.0 IP/3 ER) and was 20-for-21 in saves...Had his streak of 15 consecutive saves snapped in Game 1 on 9/3 at PHI with first Braves blown save (first since 6/28 at STL) and loss. Allowed two runs on three hits in the ninth inning of the 8-7 defeat...Notched his 18th Braves save on 10/1 vs. HOU with a scoreless ninth inning (1 K, 2 H)...Over his last 32 games, was 22-for-23 in save opportunities (30.0 IP, 28 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 27 K). 2005 Was the anchor of the Indians bullpen, finishing tied for the American League with a career-high 45 saves and earned a spot on the AL All-Star Team (2nd career appearance)...His 45 saves were the 2nd highest singleseason total in franchise history as he became the 2nd Indian to ever share or lead the AL in saves (joined Jose Mesa who recorded a franchise record 46 in 1995)...Now ranks 2nd in club history behind Doug Jones with 124 saves in 138 chances (90%)...Was nominated by Major League Baseball for AL Comeback Player of the Year and by DHL for Reliever of the Year...Saved 45 games in 50 chances on the season (90%) and converted 31 of his last 33 after June 7 (blown saves on 7/27 @OAK; 8/4 vs NYY)...Earned his 100th save as an Indian on June 26 vs. Cincinnati and became the 35th reliever in MLB history to record 200 saves on August 7 at Detroit...Made his 700th major league appearance on August 3 vs. New York (71st pitcher with 700GP)... Had save streaks of 16 games (8/6-end of season/current), 11 games (6/7-7/26) and 10 games (April 23-May 31) during the season and did not allow a run over 11 straight appearances from April 23 to May 24 (11.0IP, 4H, 9SV)...Appeared in his 2nd career All-Star Game in Detroit (walked Andruw Jones). One run saves: 16 for 19; 2-run saves: 22-23; 3-run saves: 6-7; 4 run saves: 1-1...Blew first save chance in the season's 2nd game on April 6 at Chicago-AL (0.1IP, 4H, 4R/ER, 2HR) and after that recorded an ERA of 1.90 (61.2IP, 53H, 13ER) thru the remainder of the season... Converted 29 of his last 30 chances at Jacobs Field dating back to 2002 (only blown save 8/4/05 vs. NYY; Giambi HR)...Over his last 57 appearances from April 23rd thru the end of the season his ERA was 1.78 (55.2IP, 49H, 11ER)...Recorded his career-high 38th save on Sept. 9 vs. MIN and save #40 on Sept. 13 vs. OAK...Final and career high 45th save came on Sept. 23 at KC...His .149 (13-87) average with runners on base was the lowest mark among league relievers and his .094 (5-53) average against with RISP was 2nd...Batter hit .077 (2-26) off him with RISP-2outs...His relief ERA of 2.47 was the 11th lowest mark in the AL...Over his last 43 appearances from June 7th on his ERA was 1.93 (42.0IP, 38H, 9ER) and from July 28th on it was 1.50 (24.0IP, 18H, 4ER)...Over his last 16 appearances from August 21st on his ERA was 0.59 (15.0IP, 10H, 1R/ER, 13SV)...Did not allow a run over his last 6 outings (6.0IP)...Allowed 11 steals against 0CS...ERA in May was 0.77 (11.2IP, 9H, 1ER) and in Sept/Oct it was 0.79 (11.1IP, 7H, 1ER)...Committed the first balk of his big league career on May 3 at Minnesota. 2004 Proved to be a very reliable closer for the Indians in the second half after missing the first three months of the season with a strained right elbow... Bob saved a team-high 13 of his 14 save chances (93%) and recorded saves in his last 12 chances from 8/5 thru the remainder of the season...The 12 consecutive save conversions were also a season-high by a Tribe reliever...Following Wickman's 2004 debut on 7/6 the Tribe bullpen as a whole converted 19 of 28 chances (68%) after saving only 13 of 32 (41%) opportunities from 4/5-7/5...Suffered a sprain of his surgically repaired right elbow ligament on 3/15 in spring training and missed the first 3 months of the season...Was placed on the disabled list 4/2 (made 1 official spring outing) and rehabbed in Cleveland until beginning a rehab assignment at AA Akron and AAA Buffalo from 6/18-7/3...Was activated from the disabled list on 7/3 and made his 2004 debut on 7/6 vs. Texas (1.0IP, 1H, 0R, 1K), his first appearance in the big leagues since 8/10/02 vs. Texas...His save on 7/28 vs. Detroit was his first since 7/20/02 at Kansas City...Allowed only 4 runs (4ER) over his first 16 appearances covering 16.0IP (17H) and sported an ERA of 2.25 thru August 22...Indians were 25-5 when he appeared in a game as he saved the final game of the season on 10/3 at Minnesota...Did not allow a run over his last 4 games (3SV, 4.0IP, 3H, 4K)...His 13 saves in 2004 were T13th among AL relievers. 2003 Did not pitch in a major league game the entire season as the Indians look for Bob to resume his late-inning dominating presence in 2004...Bob spent the entire season rehabbing his surgically repaired right elbow after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow in December of 2002...Bob's rehab and recovery progressed well enough for him to make 4 rehab appearances from 8/19-30 at A Lake County and AA Akron, striking out 6 batters in 3.2 innings of work. 2002 Season was marred by right elbow problems that ended his season in early August that eventually led to constructive surgery on his right elbow (aka "Tommy John" surgery)...Elbow bothered him most of the season, but he battled his way to 36 appearances and 20 saves in 22 chances (91%)...Saved his first 9 chances of the season from 4/3-5/18 to set a new career high for consecutive saves w/o a blown save with 21 dating back to 8/ 14/01...First blown save came on 5/19 vs. Kansas City... Since 7/23/01 he has saved 37 of last 40 (93%)...Allowed runs in three straight outings, 7/16-21, and blew his 2nd save of the season on 7/21 at Kansas City and was placed on the 15-day DL for the first of two trips in 2002 on 7/22...Marked the first in his big league career that he was placed on the disabled list...Was on the DL from 7/22-8/9 and from 8/11 thru the remainder of the season...Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning after his activation on 8/10 vs. Texas (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K) and did not pitch again the rest of the campaign...Picked up his lone win of the season in that outing on 8/10 vs. Texas...Flew to Anaheim, CA to be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum on 8/13 where the "Tommy John" procedure was recommended due to ligament and tendon damage in his right elbow...Yocum performed reconstructive surgery ("Tommy John") on his right elbow in Anaheim, CA on 12/6 to repair ligament and tendon damage in the elbow...At the time of his injury he was 10th in the American League with 20 saves and he was 7th with 57 Rolaids Relief points. 2001 Was simply outstanding at the back end of the bullpen, saving 32 of his 35 chances (91.4%) on his way to the best season by an Indians closer since Jose Mesa in 1995...Finished 7th in the AL in saves as his 91.4% save percentage was the 4th best mark in the league...Finished 5th among AL closers with 100 relief points in the Rolaids Relief standings...The free agent-to-be signed to three year contract thru 2004 on 11/5...Save Situations in '01: 1-run: 9-12; 2-run: 12-12; 3-run: 9-9; 4+-run: 2-2...Indians were 61-9 over his team-high 70 appearances, which ranked tied for 8th in the American League...Won all 5 of his decisions in 2001...Topped the 70 appearance mark for the 5th time in the last 6 years (had 69 in 2000)...Equaled his career-high by saving his first 13 chances thru 6/6, giving him a career-best 15 straight conversions dating back to 9/26/00 (has since been eclipsed)...Saved 17 of his last 18 chances from 7/23 through the end of the season...In his last 18 games on the season after last blown save of August 14 vs. Minnesota he was 2-0 w/12 straight saves and a 0.49 ERA (18.1 IP, 18 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 16 SO)...Lost his closer job briefly from 6/23 after the acquisition of John Rocker until regaining it on 7/ 21...Allowed only 1 ER during his set-up tenure (10 G, 10.0 IP)...Had an Indians relief season-high 15 consecutive appearances and 15.1 scoreless innings streak from 8/18 thru 9/25...Limited batters to a .222 (14-63) mark with RISP and .206 (22-107) with runners on...His relief ERA of 2.39 was the 5th best mark among AL relievers. 2000 Stabilized the back end of the Tribe's bullpen after being acquired from Milwaukee on 7/28 along with RHP Steve Woodard & RHP Jason Bere in exchange for four players including 1B Richie Sexson...Bob was 14 for 17 (82.4%) over his save chances with Cleveland after saving 16 of 20 (80%) with Milwaukee, including 7 straight with Cleveland from 8/23-9/20...Combined between the two stops on the year he was 3-5 with a 3.10 ERA in 69 games (72.2 IP, 64 H, 25 ER, 32 BB, 55 SO) with 30 saves in 37 chances (81.1%)...Saved 9 of his last 10 chances with Cleveland (90.0%) after blowing his first chance on 8/1 at Tampa Bay in his Cleveland debut (0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ ER, 2 BB, 1 SO)...At the time of the trade on 7/28 his 16 saves ranked 8th among National League closers...Combined ERA of 3.20 in 272 games with the Brewers from 1996-2000 (79 SV, 103 SV OPP, 315.0 IP, 292 H, 112 ER) and finished his tenure with Milwaukee tied for 3rd in career saves (79 SV) and 7th in appearances (272)...Had career high scoreless inning streak snapped at 18.0 on 5/8 vs. Chicago (NL) and did not allow a run over his first 12 appearances thru 5/8 (12.1 IP)...Was a 2000 National League All-Star, his first career appearance in the Mid- Summer Classic and tossed a scoreless 8th inning (fanned Tony Batista)...Overall between the two stops, major league hitters hit .235 (64-272) with 1 HR...Only homer allowed on the year came in Philadelphia on 6/29 (0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER) on a solo HR by Brian Hunter...Did not allow a homer over his last 37 outings (37.2 IP) and did not yield a homer to a left-handed hitter all year...Saved both ends of a day/night doubleheader for the first time in his career on 9/20 at Boston...Recorded his 100th career major league save on 9/5 vs. Tampa Bay. 1999 Named the Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher...Set the Brewers club record with 37 saves...Was tied for fifth in the National League in saves with San Francisco's Robb Nen...Tied for second in games finished with Colorado's Dave Veres, each with 63...Tied for third in save opportunities with Atlanta's John Rocker, each with 45...Was tied for fifth in blown saves with Veres and Philadelphia's Ricky Bottalico, each with eight...His .822 save percentage ranked eighth in the National League...Finished sixth in Rolaids Relief Points...Was also tied with Nen, Veres and Florida's Brian Edmondson with eight relief losses, to lead the National League...Led the Brewers in appearances with 71, his third consecutive season with 70-or-more games pitched...Set a Brewers record with 10 saves in September, the most ever by a Brewers pitcher in a single month...Earned his record-breaking 37th save on 9/ 27 in game two of a DH against Pittsburgh at County Stadium. 1998 Earned the Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher Award...Took over the full-time closer role from Doug Jones in mid-June...Had a team-high 72 appearances (all relief), with a 3.72 ERA...Ranked second in the league in inherited runner scoring percentage (16.1%), allowing only five of 31 inherited runners to score...Also finished tied for eighth in the league in games finished (51), ninth in relief appearances (72) and tenth in saves (25) ...Had an outstanding first half, registering a 1.80 ERA with 45 strikeouts and only 19 walks, but struggled a little in the second-half, posting a 6.68 ERA...Tossed a season-high three innings and earned his first win of the year on 4/ 19, allowing three hits and fanning one vs. San Francisco in a 12-inning, 3-2 Brewers' win...Converted 15 straight save opportunities, 5/31-7/20...Agreed to a three-year contract extension on 6/30. 1997 Earned the Manager's Award...Served as the workhorse of the Brewers bullpen, working a reliever-high 95.2 innings...Inning total ranked fourth in the American League among relievers...Set a career high with 78 strikeouts...Led the AL in holds with 28...Was tied for fifth in the AL in relief wins (7) and relief losses (6) ...Ranked eighth in AL in appearances (74) and 10th in relief ERA (2.73) ...Appearance total was third-best in club history behind Ken Sanders (83 in 1971) and Chuck Crim (76 in 1989) ...Was tough in the second half (2.39 ERA) while compiling a 3.09 mark in the first half...Tossed a career-high 3.2 innings in relief on 9/21 in Minnesota, striking out a season-high five. 1996 Opened the season with the New York Yankees before coming to the Brewers on 8/23 along with outfielder Gerald Williams for pitcher Graeme Lloyd and outfielder Pat Listach...Pitched a total of 95.2 relief innings, ranking third in the AL...Finished the season tied for fourth in AL relief wins with seven...Made Brewers debut and picked up the victory in Milwaukee's 4-3 win over the Indians on 8/24 at Cleveland. 1995 In his third full Major League season, went 2-4 with 4.05 ERA with one save, one start and 62 relief appearances...Was 2-2 with a 3.84 ERA in relief...Made his lone start on 5/13 at Boston, suffering a 6-4 loss...Four of six home runs allowed came in a five-game span from 5/5-25...Did not allow a homer from 5/25-7/9 at Texas, a span of 20 appearances...Suffered seven blown saves before earning his lone save of the season on 9/16 at Baltimore...Retired 21 consecutive batters from 6/20-7/1, a span of seven games...Tied for third in American League in appearances with 63. 1994 Led AL in appearances with 53...Suffered a blown save and a 5-4 loss vs. Chicago on 6/1 snapping his 11-game home winning streak...Led Yankee relievers with five victories, 70 innings pitched and 56 strikeouts...For the first time in his professional career, all appearances were in relief. 1993 In first full Major League season went 14-4 with a 4.63 ERA in 19 starts and 22 relief appearances...Was second on the team in wins and tied for second in saves with Steve Howe...Was in Yankees' starting rotation coming out of spring training...Began season with eight straight wins, best by a Yankee starter since Tommy John began the 1979 season 9-0...The 8-0 start improved his lifetime record to 14-1, the best record by a Yankee starter to begin his career since Whitey Ford started out 16-1 in 1950 (9-1) and '53 (7-0) combined...Since 1950, Wickman and Ford are the only major league pitchers to begin their careers with 14- 1 records...Eight-game winning streak tied him with Jimmy Key and Randy Johnson for the longest in the AL...Made first 17 appearances of the season as a starter, going 8-3 with a 4.63 ERA...Was 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA and four saves in 12 straight relief appearances from 8/11-9/11...Made first Major League relief appearance on 7/22 vs. California...Earned first save on 8/11 at Boston...Winning percentage of .778 was second in the American League. 1992 Traded from Chicago to New York on 1/10 along with pitchers Domingo Jean and Melido Perez in exchange for Steve Sax and cash...Started the season at Triple A Columbus and ended the season with New York...Had contract purchased by New York on 8/23...Was 12-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 23 starts for Columbus at that time and was later named to the AAA All-Star Team by Baseball America...Was placed in New York's starting rotation after just 23 career Triple A starts...Made Major League debut against Milwaukee on 8/24 in New York...Did not earn a decision in that game, a 9-8 Yankees' win...Earned first Major League win in next start, a 6-3 decision on 8/29 at Minnesota...Posted five wins in September/October, tying him for second-most in the Major Leagues behind Cal Eldred's six wins...His 6-1 record to start the season was best by a Yankee since Tom Morgan started 8-1 in 1951. 1991 Began the season at Class A Sarasota and finished at Double A Birmingham...Earned promotion to Birmingham after going 5-1 with a 2.05 ERA. 1990 Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the Second Round of the 1990 June Free Agent Draft...Pitched for three different clubs, combining for a 9-3 record with a 1.62 ERA over 13 starts.