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Rich Gedman
Full Name: Richard Leo Gedman
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6-0 Weight: 210
Born: Sep 26, 1959 in Worcester, Massachusetts
College: None
Major League Debut: Sep 7, 1980

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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
 BATTING
YEAR TEAM LG AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1990
1991
1992
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Hou
StL
StL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
NL
NL
NL
.208
.288
.249
.294
.269
.295
.258
.205
.231
.212
.200
.202
.106
.219
9
62
92
81
133
144
135
52
95
93
10
40
46
41
24
205
289
204
449
498
462
151
299
260
15
104
94
105
2
22
30
21
54
66
49
11
33
24
3
4
7
5
5
59
72
60
121
147
119
31
69
55
3
21
10
23
0
15
17
16
26
30
29
8
14
9
0
7
1
4
0
0
2
1
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
2
24
18
16
1
9
4
0
1
3
1
1
26
26
18
72
80
65
13
39
16
0
10
8
8
0
9
10
15
29
50
37
10
18
23
5
15
4
11
5
31
37
37
72
79
61
24
49
47
6
24
15
22
.208
.317
.279
.345
.312
.362
.315
.250
.279
.273
.429
.300
.140
.291
.208
.434
.363
.412
.506
.484
.424
.278
.368
.292
.200
.298
.213
.286
Totals AVG
.252
G
1033
AB
3159
R
331
H
795
2B
176
3B
12
HR
88
RBI
382
BB
236
K
509
OBP
.304
SLG
.399

 BATTINGBASERUNNINGMISC
YEAR TEAM LG HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1990
1991
1992
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Hou
StL
StL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
NL
NL
NL
0
1
2
1
1
3
4
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
1
9
13
4
5
12
15
2
6
8
1
2
2
0
5
89
105
84
227
241
196
42
110
76
3
31
20
30
0
1
2
6
8
11
13
2
2
1
0
6
0
1
0
1
4
3
2
3
1
1
9
3
0
2
0
0
0
3
0
0
5
2
5
3
3
3
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
-.---
-.---
.000
.000
-.---
1.000
1.000
-.---
-.---
.000
-.---
-.---
.000
-.---
--.-
41.0
72.3
102.0
18.7
27.7
28.9
151.0
33.2
65.0
--.-
104.0
31.3
105.0
4.8
6.6
7.8
5.5
6.2
6.3
7.6
6.3
6.1
5.5
2.5
4.3
6.3
4.8
Totals HBP
16
GDP
80
TB
1259
IBB
53
SH
29
SF
28
SB
3
CS
4
SB%
.429
AB/HR
35.9
AB/K
6.2


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
YEAR TEAM LG POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1990
1991
1992
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Hou
StL
StL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
NL
NL
NL
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
2
59
86
69
125
139
134
51
93
91
9
39
43
40
15
308
436
306
769
861
937
328
615
532
33
205
210
242
13
275
397
274
693
768
866
306
570
486
27
180
192
227
0
30
29
26
58
78
65
14
40
36
5
25
13
12
2
3
10
6
18
15
6
8
5
10
1
0
5
3
0
1
5
5
5
13
10
1
4
6
1
5
4
2
0.867
0.990
0.977
0.980
0.977
0.983
0.994
0.976
0.992
0.981
0.970
1.000
0.976
0.988
Totals G
980
Ch
5797
PO
5274
A
431
E
92
DP
62
FPCT
0.984


Gedman was The Sporting News' AL Rookie Player of the Year in 1981 and by the age of 25 had become one of baseball 's top catchers, but was plagued by injuries, holdouts, and inconsistency thereafter.

With a wide-open, weight-back batting stance, Gedman hit 24 homers in 1984 and followed with career highs in average (.295) and RBI (80) in 1985 while throwing out nearly half of opposition basestealers. His average dipped to .258 in 1986, and in 1987 he remained unsigned until May 1, then hit only .205 before injuring his thumb in mid-July.

In 1988 and 1989, Gedman platooned with Rick Cerone. He was traded to Houstonn for a minor-leaguer in June 1990 and spent the last two seasons of his career with the Cardinals as a backup to Tom Pagnozzi.