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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
David Alan Ford
Stat Years
1975-1985  [mlb] 1978-1981
Height/Weight
6-4 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (165)
Draft Position
P-OF
Born Date/Place
1956-12-29 in Cleveland, Ohio   [63.229]
High School
Lincoln West (Cleveland,OH)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in Round #1 (#23 overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1978-09-02 - Boxscore  (Age: 21.247)
Service Time
Organizations
BAL [7] OAK [2] MIL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 11497 ... retro id: fordd101 ... mlbam id: 114298
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1975BluefieldAppRk----181---333.12700000052.0502318016330001.278.650.002.775.713.982.06.500
    1975MiamiFSLA+----181---102.25200000012.08330470001.006.000.003.005.252.251.751.000
    1975Minor Totals: byYearA+/Rk----182---432.95900009064.0582621020400001.228.160.002.815.633.662.00.571
    1976CharlotteSouAA----192---1772.5027000000212.018876590311210001.037.980.001.325.143.233.90.708
    1976Minor Totals: byYearAA----191---1772.50270000270212.018876590311210001.037.980.001.325.143.233.90.708
    1977Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-203---9144.813028111020176.0206104942743962001.4110.531.382.204.915.322.23.391
    1977Minor Totals: BALbyYearAAA----201---9144.813028111020176.0206104942743962001.4110.531.382.204.915.322.23.391
    1978Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-214---1163.81252571000156.017381661530744021.309.980.871.734.274.672.47.647
    1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal59214Log - Sp - Ext - Perf100.00210011015.010000250000.806.000.001.203.000.002.501.000
    1978Minor Totals: BALbyYearAAA----211---1163.81252571000156.017381661530744021.309.980.871.734.274.672.47.647
    1978MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf100.00210011015.010000250000.806.000.001.203.000.002.501.000
    1979Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-225---653.55151540000109.011055431125634031.249.080.912.065.204.542.52.545
    1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal59225Log - Sp - Ext - Perf212.10920057230.023772770001.006.900.602.102.102.101.00.667
    1979Minor Totals: BALbyYearAAA----221---653.55151540000109.011055431125634031.249.080.912.065.204.542.52.545
    1979MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf212.10920057230.023772770001.006.900.602.102.102.101.00.667
    1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf134.2625310922169.26634331113224021.138.531.421.682.844.391.69.250
    1980MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf134.2925310922169.76634331113224021.148.581.431.692.864.421.69.250
    1981Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-247---101.5011000006.06110110001.179.000.001.501.501.501.001.000
    1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf126.5315200413040.0613329210122001.7813.730.452.252.707.431.20.333
    1981Minor Totals: BALbyYearAAA----241---101.5011000006.06110110001.179.000.001.501.501.501.001.000
    1981MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf126.5315200413040.0613329210122001.7813.730.452.252.707.431.20.333
    1982Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-258---553.93201643040100.29951441632523011.308.851.432.864.654.561.63.500
    1982Minor Totals: BALbyYearAAA----251---553.95201643040100.79951441632523011.318.891.442.874.674.581.63.500
    1983Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-269---326.5414120022063.18956461622301021.7512.652.273.134.267.961.36.600
    1983Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-269---027.23830005018.22617152660001.7112.540.962.892.898.201.00.000
    1983Minor Totals: BAL-OAKbyYearAAA----262---346.7022150027082.011573611828361021.7412.621.983.073.958.011.29.429
    1984Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-2710---784.39292000390137.114275671342606021.349.310.852.753.934.921.43.467
    1984Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAAA----271---784.40292000390137.314275671342606021.349.320.852.763.944.921.43.467
    1985El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-2811---027.90330000013.22212124540011.9814.492.633.292.637.900.80.000
    1985Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA----281---028.18330000013.72212124540012.0515.002.733.412.738.180.80.000
    MLB Totals (4 yrs)564.035181019433154.716074691532466021.259.340.881.872.684.321.44.455
    American League Totals (4 yrs)564.035181019433154.716074691532466021.259.340.881.872.684.321.44.455
    Minor League Totals63543.9918112326555801,056.71119554468104257547200111.309.540.892.194.664.722.13.538
    Minor: Rk Totals333.12700007052.0502318016330001.278.650.002.775.713.982.06.500
    Minor: A+ Totals102.25200002012.08330470001.006.000.003.005.252.251.751.000
    Minor: AA Totals1792.84303000270225.721088714361250011.098.390.161.445.003.523.47.654
    Minor: AAA Totals42424.411421202655220767.0851440376100201382200101.379.991.172.364.485.161.90.500
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (4 yrs)564.035181019433154.716074691532466021.259.340.881.872.684.321.44.455
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1977Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-20p---1300000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978Rochester Red WingsILAAA21P2500.012190131311.0001.200.0017.9100.07
    1978Baltimore OriolesALMLB21P2015.02100331.0001.500.201.2100.011
    1979Rochester Red WingsILAAA22P1500.0716112423.9581.500.0010.8100.010
    1979Baltimore OriolesALMLB22P9030.00700771.0000.800.235.7100.010
    1980Baltimore OriolesALMLB23P25069.2480012121.0000.500.1715.4100.08
    1981Baltimore OriolesALMLB24P15040.02500771.0000.500.1814.3100.08
    1982Rochester Red WingsILAAA25P2000.0510111615.9380.800.0014.3100.08
    1983Rochester Red WingsILAAA26P1400.02710109.9000.600.0010.0100.012
    1983Tacoma TigersPCLAAA26P800.01100221.0000.300.005.6100.017
    1984Tacoma TigersPCLAAA27P2900.0920113029.9671.000.0020.7100.05
    1985El Paso DiablosTexAA28P300.00100111.0000.300.002.2100.016
    MLB Totals - (P)5101548210029291.0000.600.190.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)11100367344113109.9651.000.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)3000100111.0000.300.000.00.00
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1978MLB2----------
    1978Minor25----------
    1979MLB9----------
    1979Minor15----------
    1980MLB25----------
    1981MLB15----------
    1982Minor20----------
    1983Minor22----------
    1984Minor29----------
    1985Minor3----------
    Totals165----------