Dave Stieb

Dave Stieb

July 22, 1957
185 lbs
Major League Debut:
6-29-1979 with TOR
Allstar Selections:
1982 TSN

Originally signed as an outfielder, Stieb made rapid progress through the Blue Jays' system as a pitcher. He finished second on the team in wins (8) in 1979 despite breaking in midway through the season. With an 11-10 record in 1981, Stieb became the first starting pitcher for the expansion Blue Jays with a winning record, and in 1982 he was namedTSN AL Pitcher of the Year, with a 17-14 record and a 3.25 ERA. He has also been a very good fielder. Stieb was among league leaders in innings pitched, complete games, and ERA consistently while the Jays were making the transition from an expansion team to a contender. He was outspoken in his frustration about his teammates ' capabilities, often asking to be traded. He glowered at teammates who made errors and at umpires whose calls he disliked.

Despite his talent, Stieb has never had an impressive won-lost record (although no Blue Jay pitcher has won more games), and he has shown a tendency to self-destruct late in close games as well as to lose his concentration after temper tantrums. On August 24, 1985, he had a no-hitter through eight innings, then surrendered consecutive home runs to slap-hitters Rudy Law and Bryan Little in the ninth.

Stieb had a team-record streak of 26 scoreless innings in 1985 and led the AL with a 2.48 ERA, the fifth consecutive season he was Blue Jay team leader in ERA. Stieb also led the Blue Jays in innings pitched every season from 1981 through 1985, and led the AL in 1984.

Perhaps chastened by his 7-12 record and 4.74 ERA in 1986, Stieb announced he had become a born-again Christian early in the 1987 season. He regained his form in 1988, posting a 3.04 ERA while going 16-8. Stieb pitched a one-hitter against the Brewers in May, allowing only a single to B.J. Surhoff, and in his last two starts of the season he was one strike away from a no-hitter, only to settle for one-hitters each time. Julio Francospoiled the first bid with a bad-bounce grounder past the second baseman, and Jim Traber ruined the second with a clean single to right. In his second start of 1989, Stieb one-hit the Yankees, giving him three one-hitters in four starts.

Related Content

This day in baseball history

December 25

  • 2004

    The Kansas City Royals sign free agent pitcher Jose Lima. ...

  • 2003

    The Cleveland Indians sign free agent second baseman Ron Bel ...

  • 2002

    Pete Rose admits that he bet on baseball, "Four or five time ...

More Baseball History

Sponsored Links

Dave Stieb


  • nitaalmuqit said: cure diseases with Jelly Gamat Gold G 1:38AM 12/01/14
  • nasyllitd said: Hello there, simply become alert to your weblog via Google, and found that it's really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate when you proceed this in future. Many people will likely be benefited from your writing. Cheers! Beta Switch by Sue Heintze 3:42AM 11/26/14
  • husan01 said: Seemed to be the item value this $50 When i used all around check out, very well without a doubt, When i relished the item, low cost fresh air optimum, the item replica Emporio Armani did wonders in addition to viewed beneficial with the arm. When i believed beneficial using the item although replica A.Lange&Sohne all people enquired everyone in the event that some sort of pseudo. replica hublot watches uk When i didn learn the reason many people maintained wanting to know everyone although my good friend who owns an authentic just one states that persons communicate about the same issues. When i if it turns out persons simply just think just about every Imitation orologi Rolex may be a bogus except ones driving a car wristwatches some sort of Mercedes or maybe Lincoln later. Purchasing replica Hublot wristwatches on the net help you a great deal of dollars while not having to giving up model. There're reasonably cost intended for a really lavish trendy check out. There're simple to acquire on the net in addition to at all times readily available. The wristwatches are offered in a range of colorings both equally with the dial in addition to the secure. They furnish colorings like black color in addition to lilac together with went up silver in addition to light. They furnish a top-notch offering of sizing's in addition to types. There're slightly cost in addition to very well worthwhile the income since they are extensive long-term in addition to sturdy. Obtaining on the net makes sure you are aware of each of the requirements in addition to points on the check out you will be obtaining to be certain that you are purchasing correctly what you long for. Hublot wristwatches were being the 1st silver check out built in that has a 100 % pure black color rubber secure. Many people modified the looks in addition to pattern connected with wristwatches everywhere we look by means of developing that completely new process. In the remaining up to 29 a long time that they have continued among the list of remaining third party residence function check out firms having it truly is one of a kind merchandise in addition to at this time there extended perseverance to help developing excellent wristwatches. There're most well known with regard to their combined brushed in addition to rubbed silver, modest black color dial, in addition to 100 % pure black color rubber secure. This rubber secure is usually built in in the time acquire so that it satisfies fully within the specific purchasing the item to develop the great ease. They give a range of unique models combined with wristwatches intended for activities in addition to like. Many people turned progressively more well liked in the event the regal spouse and children begun flashing these individuals in the 80's in addition to continued well liked as soon as well known famous people started off hauling these individuals in addition to bragging around the the best quality in addition to luxury connected with Hublot wristwatches. 2:43AM 09/28/14
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014:
Browse Player Profiles