Rick Waits

Michael Richard Waits
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195 lb.
Born: May 15, 1952 in Atlanta, GA
Drafted: 5th round 1970 by the Washington Senators

 

During Rick's pitching days, he was one of the aces of the Cleveland Indians in the late 1970s, winning as many as 16 games in a season and pitching a one-hitter. He became the Mets' bullpen coach in 2003 following several seasons as a pitching coach in the Mets' minor-league system. Pictured here is his card from the 2002 Choice Norfolk Tides team set--from the last year he spent in the minors before coming to New York. Below the stats box are four interesting cards from his playing days.

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PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
==========================================================================
1973 Tex AL   1   0  0    1.0  0  0 ----    1   1   1   0   1   0  1  9.00
1975 Cle AL  16   7  3   70.1  6  2 .750   57  25  23  34  25   0  1  2.94
1976 Cle AL  26  22  4  123.2  7  9 .438  143  60  55  65  54   2  0  4.00
1977 Cle AL  37  16  1  135.1  9  7 .562  132  67  60  62  64   0  2  3.99
1978 Cle AL  34  33 15  230.1 13 15 .464  206  97  82  97  86   2  0  3.20
1979 Cle AL  34  34  8  231.0 16 13 .552  230 123 114  91  91   3  0  4.44
1980 Cle AL  33  33  9  224.1 13 14 .481  231 118 111 109  82   2  0  4.45
1981 Cle AL  22  21  5  126.1  8 10 .444  173  74  69  51  44   1  0  4.92
1982 Cle AL  25  21  2  115.0  2 13 .133  128  74  69  44  57   0  0  5.40
1983 2teams  18   2  0   49.2  0  3 .000   62  33  27  33  20   0  0  4.89
1984 Mil AL  47   1  0   73.0  2  4 .333   84  32  29  49  24   0  3  3.58
1985 Mil AL  24   0  0   47.0  3  2 .600   67  37  34  24  20   0  1  6.51
==========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 317 190 47 1427.0 79 92 .462 1514 741 674 659 568  10  8  4.25

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
==========================================================================
1983 Cle AL   8   0  0   19.2  0  1 .000   23  13  10  13   9   0  0  4.58
1983 Mil AL  10   2  0   30.0  0  2 .000   39  20  17  20  11   0  0  5.10

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1975 Oklahoma City 89ers

1978 Indians Team Set

1981 Topps

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1977 Pepsi-Cola Collection

This is a list of the Rick Waits cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1975 Caruso Spokane Indians #16
1975 Oklahoma City 89ers team set #10

1976 SSPC #513
1976 Topps #433

1977 Hostess #88
1977 Pepsi-Cola
disc with glove
1977 Topps #306

1978 Cleveland Indians Team Set
1978 Topps #37

1979 Hostess #35
1979 O-Pee-Chee #253

1980 Topps #168

1981 Donruss #201
1981 Fleer #396
1981 Topps #697

1982 Cleveland Indians Team Set
1982 Donruss #33
1982 Fleer #382
1982 Topps #573
1982 Wheaties Cleveland Indians

1983 Donruss #263
1983 Fleer #422
1983 Topps #779
1983 Topps Traded #234T

1984 Nestlé #218
1984 Topps #218

1985 Cramer Vancouver Canadians #219
1985 Donruss #368
1985 Fleer #600
1985 Topps #59
1985 Topps Tiffany #59

1986 Fleer #505
1986 ProCards Vancouver Canadians
1986 Topps #614

1989 Topps Senior League #60

1989-90 T&M Senior League #109

1990 Pacific Senior League #91

1991 Pacific Senior League #15

1994 Lite Beer Milwaukee Brewers 25th Anniversary

1997 Best St. Lucie Mets #27

1998 Blueline Binghamton Mets #3

1999 Blueline Norfolk Tides #34

2000 Q Cards (Blueline) Norfolk Tides #34

2001 Choice Norfolk Tides #32

2002 Choice Norfolk Tides #33

2008 MultiAd New Orleans Zephyrs #32

2015 Topps Originals Buybacks (1976 Topps #433)
2015 Topps Originals Buybacks
(1978 Topps #37)

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