Ben Weber

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Ben Weber MLB Career Stats

19-8 3.77 284.0 162 1.44

Ben Weber Bio

  • Full Name: Ben Edward Weber
  • Born: 11/17/1969 in Port Arthur, TX
  • Draft: 1991, Toronto Blue Jays, 20th rd. (536th overall)
  • College: Houston
  • Debut: April 3, 2000
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/8/2005
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MLB Career Stats 19 8 3.77 228 0 7 284.0 162 1.44


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Year Team League
2002 Anaheim AL

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Season SV Rank
2002 7 19th in AL


Season G Rank
2002 63 21st in AL


Season HLD Rank
2002 18 9th in AL
2003 11 25th in AL

Ben Edward Weber Bio Info

Last named pronounced WEBB-er... In 1988 graduated from Port Naches/Groves High School in Port Naches, TX... from 1988-91 pitched for the University of Houston... In 2002, Weber and Dennis Cook were believed to be Major League Baseball's first set of teammates who each fathered triplets... Makes his offseason home in Beaumont, Texas. 2005 Spent most of the season on the disabled list with a bulging disc in his neck... Posted an 8.03 ERA in 10 appearances for the Reds before he went on the 15-day disabled list May 9 with the neck injury... May 30 threw 26 pitches in a simulated game at Class AAA Louisville... June 1 was scheduled to pitch for Louisville on rehab but that appearance was postponed so more testing could be performed by neurosurgeon Dr. Tom Saul... Didn't pitch again until a pair of rehab appearances at Class A Dayton on July 21 and July23... From July 25-August 12 made nine more rehab appearances at Class AA Chattanooga... August 13 was returned from his rehab assignment, was reinstated from the disabled list and was optioned to Louisville... Spent the rest of the minor league season with the Bats and made seven appearances there... Was designated for assignment on September 6, when OF Chris Denorfia was promoted... September 12 accepted the assignment... October 10 he elected free agency. 2004 Was bothered all season by carpal tunnel syndrome...for the Angels went 0-2, 8.06 in 18 appearances before he was optioned to Class AAA Salt Lake on 6/5...from 6/17-8/9 was on Salt Lake's disabled list with the wrist ailment...on 9/1 was designated for assignment...was released by the Angels 6 days later...was signed by the Reds on 12/15, the same day they signed free agent RHP David Weathers and the day after they traded for Angels starting RHP Ramon Ortiz. 2003 Spent 13th professional season with Angels, third full season in Anaheim...Posted 5-1 record with a 2.69 ERA (80.1 IP - 24 ER) in 62 games...Allowed 84 hits, walked 22 and struck out 46...Is 19-6 in major league career...62 games and 2.69 ERA ranked second on club to Brendan Donnelly (63 & 1.58, respectively)...Set career highs in innings pitched, hits allowed, runs (25), earned runs, home runs (7) and strikeouts...Finished 1-0 with a 0.55 ERA (16.1 IP - 1 ER) in 12 March/April appearances...ERA was 1.80 in Aug. and 1.08 in Sept...Allowed four earned runs in last 25.1 innings (1.42 ERA) in 18 games (16 SO)...Longest outing was 2.2 innings pitched, April 12 vs. Oakland...Allowed an earned run in 14 of 62 games...Walked more than one batter in an outing twice...Strikeout high was three on three occasions...Was 5-0 with a 2.28 ERA (43.1 IP - 11 ER) in 32 games at home and 0-1 with a 3.16 ERA (37 IP - 13 ER) in 30 road contests...ERA was 2.66 before All-Star break and 2.73 after...Allowed 11 of 50 inherited runners to score and retired 43 of 62 first batters faced...Allowed Angels' season-high six hits in an inning, May 3 at Toronto...Did not record save after posting seven in 2002...Posted 0.00 ERA against seven opponents...ERA was above 4.00 against three foes (Tampa Bay, Texas & Toronto)...Opponents batted .275 against him...Tossed 15.2 consecutive scoreless innings in April, before allowing five earned runs in .1 IP, May 3 at Toronto...Allowed grand slam to Vernon Wells.

Career Highlights:
Career 2.80 ERA is eighth-best in club history...In 2001, led Angels' bullpen by stranding 28 of 35 inherited runners (80%) and limited left-handers to .210 average against (22/105)...Suffered strained ligaments and a fractured talus bone in his right ankle while fielding a ball during eighth inning of Sept. 10, 2001 contest vs. Seattle Mariners at Edison Field (missed remainder of '01 season)...At time of injury, was leading AL rookie pitchers with 56 games pitched... Became father of triplets (Chloe, Alexis and Jack) in 2001 off-season...In 2002, he and Dennis Cook were believed to be the first pair of teammates that were each fathers to triplets. 2002 Completed second full major league campaign with Angels...Posted seventh win (7-2) of season, Sept. 18 at Oakland (1 IP) and finished '02 winning six straight decisions (May 22-Sept. 25), equaling club record by reliever (Stewart Cliburn, July 4-Sept. 22, 1985)...Angels were 46-17 in games he pitched...2.54 ERA ranked 8th best among AL relievers...Led staff with 63 appearances and ranked tied for seventh among AL relievers with 78 IP...Allowed three earned runs in last 18.2 innings (1.45 ERA)...Recorded seventh save (11th chance) of season, Sept. 8 at Baltimore (2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB)...Struck out career-best four batters, May 18 at Chicago (also April 27, 2002 vs. Tor.)...Served as closer during Percival's stint on DL (July 15-27) and earned save in four of five outings in that span...Earned first ML save, June 30 vs. Los Angeles (3 IP, 2 SO).

2002 Post-Season:
Four of nine post-season outings came in Fall Classic...Allowed five earned runs in 1.1 IP in Game 5 of WS...Worked scoreless sixth inning in Game 4 of WS (1 H, 1 BB)...Allowed two earned runs in .2 IP of work (4 H, 1 SO) in Game 2 of World Series...Worked 1.2 scoreless innings in with two K's in Game 1 of World Series...Appeared in three games of ALCS (2.2 IP, 1 ER)...Pitched in two games of Division Series vs. New York...Pitched one-third of an inning in Game 2, sustaining sprained right index finger attempting to bare hand ground ball...Suffered loss in Game 1 of series (.2 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB). 2001 Completed 11th professional season and first full season in majors, qualifying as a rookie...Made Angels' 25-man roster out of spring training and posted 6-2 mark with 3.42 ERA (68.1 IP - 26 ER) in 56 relief outings...Tossed season-best three innings, May 10 at Chicago, May 31 vs. Minnesota and July 25 vs. Tampa Bay...Began campaign with 1.00 ERA in 10 outings in April (9 IP - 1 ER), without allowing a run in final eight outings of month...Went 3-0 with 2.76 ERA (16.1 IP - 5 ER) in May...Recorded second win of major league career (first in 2001), May 4 vs. Detroit (.1 IP)...Allowed three runs in 1.1 innings pitched, May 18 vs. Cleveland, after having allowed just three earned runs (all solo HR) in previous 26.1 innings (1.03 ERA), dating back to 2000...Did not allow a run in a stretch of nine outings, June 10 - 16 (9 IP)...Went 3-0 with 1.35 ERA (13.1 IP - 2 ER) in July...Earned fifth win in relief in first game of doubleheader, July 22 at Baltimore, after entering contest in fifth inning with bases loaded and no outs (stranded all three)...Led Angels bullpen stranding 28 of 35 inherited runners (80%) despite retiring just 32 of 56 first batters faced...Underwent a CT Scan and MRI on his right ankle, Sept. 12 at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, and was examined by team Medical Director Dr. Lewis Yocum with results revealing he sustained strained ligaments and a fractured talus bone in his right ankle...Suffered injury fielding a ball hit by Carlos Guillen during eighth inning of Sept. 10 contest vs. Seattle Mariners at Edison Field...Was placed in a cast and missed remainder of season...Underwent arthroscopic surgery, Nov. 19, to remove a loose fragment from right ankle...Surgery was performed by Dr. Dave Teuscher in Beaumont, TX...At time of injury, was leading AL rookie pitchers with 56 games pitched. 2000 Concluded 10th professional season and first with Anaheim after being claimed off waivers from San Francisco, Aug. 30...Was 1-0 with 1.84 ERA (14.2 IP - 3 ER) in 10 relief appearances with Angels...Allowed 12 hits and two walks while striking out eight...Began season with San Francisco, going 0-1 with 14.63 ERA (8 IP - 13 ER), walking four and striking out six in nine relief appearances...Recorded two blown saves in two opportunities...Made major league debut, April 3 at Florida (2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 SO)...Lone decision came April 12 vs. Los Angeles (0+ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER)...Optioned to triple-A Fresno, April 14, and recalled to Giants, May 17...After three appearances, optioned back to Fresno, May 24...In two triple-A stints, posted 4-8 record with seven saves and 2.42 ERA (78 IP - 21 ER) in 38 games (three starts)...Longest outing at Fresno was 4.1 innings, Aug. 15 vs. Omaha (Win, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 SO)...Struck out season-high five batters twice (July 23 at Calgary, Aug. 25 vs. Tacoma)...Optioned to triple-A Edmonton after claimed off waivers by Angels, Aug. 30...Had contract transferred to double-A Erie, Sept.1...Made two relief appearances for SeaWolves, going 0-1 with 16.20 ERA (1.2 IP - 3 ER)...Took loss in first outing, Sept. 2 vs. Reading...Recalled by Anaheim, Sept. 5...Made Angels' debut, Sept. 5 at Detroit, setting career-highs in strikeouts (3) and equaling career high in innings (2.1)...Also pitched 2.1 innings as Giant, April 13 vs. Los Angeles...Earned first major league win in relief, Sept. 22 at Texas, (1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 1BB)...Did not allow earned run in final 11.1 innings of relief with Anaheim...Only earned runs allowed with Angels came in second appearance (1+ IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER)...Combined in 2000, posted 1-1 record with 6.35 ERA (22.2 IP - 16 ER) in 19 major league relief appearances. 1999 Spent ninth professional season and first with San Francisco at triple-A Fresno, posting 2-4 record with eight saves and 3.34 ERA (86.1 IP - 32 ER) in 51 relief appearances (second-most on club)...Manager was current Angels' third base coach Ron Roenicke. 1998 Went 12-7 with seven saves and 3.78 ERA in 56 games in second season with Taipei of Taiwanese League. 1997 Began first season with Taipei of Taiwanese League, posting 7-3 record with five saves and 2.73 ERA in 40 games. 1996 Played for Salinas club in independent Western League after being released by Toronto...Compiled 12-6 record with two complete games and 3.46 ERA (148.1 IP - 57 ER) in 22 games (22 starts)...Ranked among league leaders in innings (1st), wins (Tied 1st), ERA (6th) and games started (Tied 1st). 1995 Began fifth professional season in Toronto organization at triple-A Syracuse...Posted 4-5 record with one save and 5.40 ERA in 25 games (15 starts)...Transferred to double-A Knoxville, June 13...Recorded 4-1 mark with 3.91 ERA (25.1 IP - 11 ER) in 12 games (one start). 1994 Began fourth professional season at single-A Dunedin, posting 3-2 record with three saves and 2.73 ERA (26.1 IP - 3 ER) in 18 relief appearances...Promoted to double-A, May 18, and compiled 4-3 record with 3.76 ERA (95.2 IP - 40 ER) in 25 games (10 starts). 1993 Spent entire season at single-A Dunedin...Went 8-3 with career-high 12 saves and 2.92 ERA (83.1 IP - 27 ER) in 55 games...Ranked among Florida State League leaders in games o, nished (3rd with 36) and games (5th). 1992 Spent second professional season at single-A Myrtle Beach, posting 4-7 record with six saves and 1.64 ERA (98.2 IP - 18 ER) in 41 games (one start). 1991 Began professional career in Toronto organization at single-A St. Catherines...Compiled 6-3 record with one complete game and 3.24 ERA (97.1 IP - 35 ER) in 16 games (14 starts).