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18* BRET SABERHAGEN (Franchise player #0203 / 1984-03)

All-Star

Position: P

Bret Saberhagen

Bret William Saberhagen
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, IL

Acquired: June 7, 1982: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 19th Round of the 1982 Amateur Draft (Signed July 26, 1982)

Traded: December 11, 1991: Traded by the Kansas City Royals with Bill Pecota to the New York Mets for Kevin McReynolds, Gregg Jefferies, and Keith Miller

MLB Debut: April 4, 1984
Final MLB Game: August 7, 2001
Royals Debut: April 4, 1984
Final Royals Game:
October 2, 1991
Member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame - Class of 2005

Awards & Achievements (while with the Royals)
Youngest player in Royals history
Winner of Cy Young Award in 1985 & 1989
1985 World Series MVP
1985 AL Babe Ruth Award Winner
Royals Pitcher of the Month: September 1984, May 1985, July 1985, August 1985, April 1987, May 1987, June 1987, July 1989, August 1989, September 1989, May 1990, May 1991, August 1991
Royals Pitcher of the Year: 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991
Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year in 1985 & 1989
AL All-Star in 1987 & 1990
1989 AL Gold Glove
1989 AL ERA Leader
20 game winner in 1985 & 1989 (led league with 23 wins in 1989)
Led AL in Innings pitched and complete games in 1989
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold) (led league in red)
Year W L G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
1984 10 11 38 18 2 1 1 157.2 138 71 61 13 36 73 3.48
1985 20 6 32 32 10 1 0 235.1 211 79 75 19 38 158 3.48
1986 7 12 30 25 4 2 0 156.0 165 77 72 15 29 112 4.15
1987 18 10 33 33 15 4 0 257.0 246 99 96 27 53 163 3.36
1988 14 16 35 35 9 0 0 260.2 271 122 110 18 59 171 3.80
1989 23 6 36 35 12 4 0 262.1 209 74 63 13 43 193 2.16
1990 5 9 20 20 5 0 0 135.0 146 52 49 9 28 87 3.27
1991 13 8 28 28 7 2 0 196.1 165 76 67 12 45 136 3.07
w/Royals 110 78 252 226 64 14 1 1660.1 1551 650 593 126 331 1093 3.21
Career 167 117 399 371 76 16 1 2562.2 2452 1036 952 218 471 1715 3.34

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Bret Saberhagen page

* wore #31 from 1984-86

 
Notes
Also played for the New York Mets (1992-95), Colorado Rockies (1995), and the Boston Red Sox (1997-99, 2001)
Made the NL All-Star team in 1994 as a member of the Mets
 
 
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