Sammy Stewart, who pitched for the 1979 AL Pennant winning Orioles and also for the 1983 WS winning Orioles, has died at the age of 63.
Stewart pitched for the Orioles from 1978-1985, the 1986 Red Sox (he didn’t pitch in their postseason) and the 1987 Indians.
He was 59-48 in his career, mostly in relief, with 45 saves. His ERA was 3.59, ERA+ 111.
He went 8-5, 3.52, 1 save, ERA+ 115 for the 1979 Orioles and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings in one WS game against the Pirates.
In 1983, he was 9-4, 3.62, 7 saves, ERA+ 110. He pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in two ALCS games, getting one save against the White Sox, and in three WS games against the Phillies he pitched five scoreless innings. His total postseason record was six games, one save, 12 scoreless innings pitched.
In the strike year of 1981, he led the AL with an ERA of 2.32. Even though primarily a reliever, he averaged 122 IP/yr. from 1979-1985.
His 162 g. average was 10-9, 3.59, ERA+ 111 with 8 saves.