Graduated from Norco (Calif.) High School... attended Chaffey Junior College in California, where he compiled a 10-2 record with 125 strikeouts in 110 innings in 1988... Darryl and his wife, Flynn, reside in Englewood, Colo., with their three children, ... sponsors "Kile's Kids" program once a homestand providing kids a chance to meet him and his teammates, watch batting practice, and enjoy dinner and a game... he and his wife delivered teddy bears to kids at Cardinal Glennon Hospital.
A veteran of 317 major league starts, Kile posted another solid season in 2001, going 16-11...His 3.09 ERA ranked fifth in the National League...Darryl lowered his ERA 26 points (from 3.35 to 3.09) after the All-Star break...The Cardinals scored just 20 runs in Darryl's 11 losses and were shut out three times in games that he started...Owns a 36-20 (.643 win pct.) record and 3.50 ERA (179 ER/ 459.2.0 IP) in 68 games as a Cardinal...Posted a 2.68 ERA at home (8th in N.L.) and a 2.77 mark at night (2nd)...His 3.43 ERA in road games ranked seventh among N.L. pitchers...Won 10 games for the sixth time in his career and the fifth time in the last six years. He surpassed the 200-inning plateau for the fifth time in his career...His strikeout-to-walk ratio over his last six games was 37:12 despite equaling his season-high with four free passes three times in that stretch (7/12, 8/12 & 8/28)...Went 7-5 at home and 9-6 on the road...Was 5-3 with a 3.79 ERA (30 ER/ 71.1 IP) in day games and 11-8, 2.77 ERA (48 ER/ 156.0 IP) at night...Allowed just five HRs in his last 12 games (covering 78.0 IP) and only eight in his last 19 games (91.0 IP)...Made his fourth consecutive Opening Day start on 4/2, dropping an 8-0 decision to Mike Hampton and the Rockies at Coors Field. It was his first loss in four career Opening Day assignments...Was a 3-1 winner vs. Randy Johnson and the Diamondbacks on 4/18. Allowed one run (Reggie Sanders solo HR) on five hits, but he also allowed a season-high four walks while striking out seven...Posted a solid outing vs. NY 4/29. Tossed 8.0 shutout innings but then made his exit in the ninth after allowing a lead-off HR to Benny Agbayani. He helped his own cause with two hits, including a two-run double...Blanked the Pirates, 3-0, on 5/16 at PNC Park, allowing seven hits as he improved his record to 6-2 with his 9th career shutout. He retired the final 11 batters after allowing base-runners in each of the first six innings...He split back-to-back starts (5/27 & 6/1) vs. the Reds, allowing only two runs in his 14.1 IP. Was a 2-0 winner on 5/27 at CIN, but dropped a 5-1 decision in his 6/1 start at Busch, allowing just two runs in his 8.0 IP. Posted his 1500th career strikeout with a third-inning K of Pokey Reese on 6/1...Did not earn a decision in his 6/23 outing vs. SF, a 6-5 Cards win, but did hit his second career home run - a solo shot to lead off the third inning off Kirk Rueter. Allowed a first-inning homer to Barry Bonds...Notched his 10th win of the year with an impressive outing vs. MIN on 7/17. Went 6.1 innings and allowed one run. Remained in the game after a one-hour, 17-minute rain delay in the fifth...Did not figure in the decision in a 4-3 loss at CHI on 7/27. Allowed a first-inning homer to Delino DeShields, but then retired 10 of the next 11 batters before Mark McGwire's two-out error extended the fourth inning. After a walk and a double, Kile was hit in the face by a Robert Machado line drive. He remained in the game until the sixth, but then had to come out. He surpassed the 2,000-inning plateau for his career in the game...Blanked ATL for 8.0 IP as he out-dueled Greg Maddux in a 4-0 win vs. the Braves on 8/1 at Busch. Walked just one and fanned eight...Recorded his second CG of the season (28th career) in a 3-1 win at MON on 8/7. Held the Expos hitless for the first 5.1 innings and allowed a total of just four hits. Javier Vazquez, his opposing moundsman, also had a CG in the 2-hour, 16-minute contest...Won his 15th game at HOU on 9/26, when he pitched 7.0 scoreless innings and allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out 10 in the 5-1 Cards win.
- Pitched one game in the Division Series vs. Arizona...started Game 3 at St. Louis and did not earn a decision in the 5-3 loss...went 6.0 innings and allowed two runs on three hits, with five walks and five strikeouts...he had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in November.
Made a strong bid for Cy Young honors in his first season with the Cardinals, establishing himself as one of the Majors' top starting pitchers in 2000. He and Braves Tom Glavine (21 wins) finished as the NL's lone 20-game winners... capped off brilliant season with his career-high 20th win in final start of the season, 9/28 at SD... became the first Cardinals pitcher in 15 years to win 20 games (Joaquin Andujar and John Tudor each won 21 games for the Cardinals in 1985)... won each of his final six decisions and seven of his last eight... owned a 2.82 ERA (51.0 IP/16 ER) and allowed just 12 walks and four home runs during his season ending six-game winning streak... his strikeout-to-walk ratio for the year was better than 3:1 (192-58) and he worked seven or more innings 21 times while averaging 6.2 IP per start... ranked among NL leaders in wins (20), strikeouts (192), day ERA (2.57), complete games (5), innings pitched (232.1), home runs allowed (33) and hit batsmen (13)... 53 of his 101 earned runs allowed came in his nine losses (9.35 ERA; 51.0 IP). His ERA in his other 25 games was 2.38 (48 ER/181.1 IP)... his season-ending ERA stood at 3.91, but if you take out his performance from 4/13 at COL (1.2 IP/8 ER) it drops down to 3.63... his walk total (58) was the lowest of his career, and he surpassed the 200 innings pitched marker for the fourth time in five years... fashioned a season-best string of 24.2-straight walkless innings from 8/22-9/7... had his shortest outing (6.0 IP) in over a month on 9/12 at PIT after waiting out a 1:44 rain delay, but earned his 18th win of the year... allowed five hits and one unearned run in the Cards 11-1 win... fanned 10 batters in 7.0 innings of work on 9/7, as he posted his 17th win with a 6-1 decision over Montreal in which he allowed just five hits and walked one... posted his team-leading fifth CG of the season on 9/2 vs NY, with a 2-1 win... allowed just five hits and no walks in his 26th-career CG... threw his fourth complete game of the year in a 7-2 win at ATL on 8/27. Allowed two runs on eight hits, with no walks and five strikeouts. Gave up three straight hits (and two runs) in the third inning before retiring 21 of the last 25 batters... allowed three hits through four shutout innings vs. PIT on 8/22, but ended with six runs allowed on a season-high 11 hits in 6.2 innings of work for his ninth loss, 6-2. Allowed a two-run HR to B. Giles in the 5th and two more homers in a four-run 7th... collected his third complete game 8/16 at CHI, allowing one run on six hits. His 6th-inning strikeout of Sammy Sosa was No. 1400 for Darryl's career. Allowed the Cubs lone run in the 7th inning, but then retired the final eight batters... was a 6-2 loser 8/11 at MIL, giving him back-to-back losses for just the second time this season... had a two-game winning streak ended on 8/6 in a 6-4 loss to the Braves... tossed his eighth career shutout and 23rd career complete game with a 4-0 blanking of the Expos on 7/31 at Olympic Stadium. Threw just 106 pitches and allowed six hits, as only one Expo batter reached third base on the night... facing the Diamondbacks for the 2nd time in six days, earned his 12th win with an 8-4 victory on 7/26 at STL, allowing just one earned run in 8 plus innings pitched... matched up against Randy Johnson in an outstanding pitching dual at Bank One Ballpark on 7/20, but did not earn a decision in the 3-2 loss. Darryl faced the minimum number of batters and allowed just one hit through five innings before giving up a one-out solo HR to Hanley Frias in the sixth to knot the score at 1. Went eight innings and allowed just the one run on three hits, with nine strikeouts and no walks, as Tony Womack hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Dave Veres for the 3-2 decision. Darryl collected a base hit and walk off Johnson... suffered his sixth loss and went just 4.2 innings at Comiskey Park on 7/15, as the Pale Hose posted a 15-7 win. Darryl allowed six runs on eight hits in a game that the Sox led 6-4 before a nine-run seventh inning... was selected for the third time in his career to the NL All-Star team and posted a two-inning, two-hit, scoreless stint. Was the only NL hurler to go two innings... had no-decision on 7/7 vs. SF, allowing 2 runs in 7.0 IP in a 4-2 loss to the Giants... lost his fifth game of the year 7/2 vs. HOU. Struck out 10 batters for the fourth time this season, but allowed five runs on seven hits (3 HR) in seven innnings in a 6-3 loss... won a 4-3 decision at CIN on 6/27. Allowed three runs on eight hits, with no walks and five Ks in 7.1 IP. Allowed a pair of HR to K. Griffey for Cincy's only runs... his start vs. LA on 6/24 was cut short due to rain. Pitched two scoreless innings in a game that had three delays totaling nearly five hours (a 6-1 Cards win)... suffered his fourth loss on 6/18 at LA, 6-3. Allowed six runs in six innings, including home runs to Eric Karros and Adrian Beltre... won his 3rd straight start 6/13 at SD with an 8-3 win over the Padres. He allowed nine hits and three walks, but the Padres stranded 10 runners... tossed the 22nd complete game of his career in a 4-2 win over the Royals on 6/7 at Busch Stadium. Fanned 10 in the complete-game perfomance. Allowed just one run on four hits through the first 8.0 innings... posted his 8th win of the year and 100th of his career with an eight-inning, three-hit performance against CLE on 6/2. Allowed one run (solo HR by Jim Thome) on the night in a 5-1 win. The win was his 1st in seven interleague decisions... was victimized by three NY Mets home runs in 6-2 loss on 5/28. Worked seven innings and allowed five runs on seven hits... won his seventh game on 5/23 vs. FLA, 10-3. Went eight innings, allowed two runs and had a season-high 11 strikeouts. Also collected his first base hit of the year with a two-run single off Ryan Dempster... had a no-decision 5/17 at PHI. Went 6.0 innings and allowed four runs and a season-high 10 hits in a Cards 5-4 loss... had his four-game winning streak snapped on 5/12 vs. LA, losing 13-0. Surrendered five runs in the first inning and another in the second, as the Cards were shut out for the first time this season... fired 6.2 innings of shutout ball in his 5/6 start at CIN. Collected his fourth-straight win and allowed five hits and two walks while striking out five... earned his fifth win 4/30 at PHI vs. Curt Schilling. Went seven innings and allowed three runs on seven hits in a 4-3 Cards win... notched his fourth win 4/25 vs. MIL. Allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings and struck out 10 batters while walking just one... posted a 4-3 win over SD on 4/19 at Busch Stadium. Worked 8.0 innings and allowed three runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking none. He blanked the Padres on just two hits over the first six innings... suffered his first loss of the year and went just 1.2 innings while allowing 11 runs (8 ER) 4/13 at COL. Allowed eight hits and hit three batters in the 12-6 loss... allowed four runs on six hits in 5.1 innings work 4/8 vs. the Brewers, but gained his 2nd win, 10-8. He fanned six, but hit two batters and walked three... made his third-straight Opening Day start on 4/3 vs. the Cubs and posted a 7-1 win. Went 6.0 innings and allowed just 2 hits with 4 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Went 8-13 in his second season with Colorado. Finished the season with 190.2 innings pitched, failing to reach 200 innings for the first time since 1995... issued a career-high and Club-record 109 walks, with 35 of those runners (32 percent) coming around to score... went 5-3 with a 7.33 ERA at home, 3-10 with a 5.89 ERA on the road... was 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts against HOU... made second straight Opening Day start, holding the Padres to two runs in 6.2 innings in Monterrey, Mexico on 4/4... dropped a 2-0 decision to Kevin Brown 4/10 at LA, surrendering two solo home runs in 7.0 innings... allowed two runs on eight hits, one walk and four strikeouts in a complete game win 4/29 at STL, tying Roger Bailey for first on Colorado's all-time complete game list with five... broke his own Club record when he compiled a string of 17.2 consecutive scoreless innings pitched from 5/20 to 6/5... extended his Veterans Stadium shutout streak to 13.2 innings with 7.2 scoreless frames 5/30 at PHI... reached the 1,500-inning milestone 6/5 vs. MIL... tossed 7.1 innings and allowed two earned runs in a no-decision 6/11 at TEX, the eighth time in 13 starts that he had allowed three or fewer runs... saw the Rockies relinquish the largest lead in Club history when the Cubs rallied from a 9-1 deficit for a 13-12 victory 6/22 at Coors Field; left with a three-run lead after allowing seven runs in 5.2 innings. His outing vs. CHI marked the first time in 232 career starts that he failed to record a strikeout... avenged an earlier loss to Kevin Brown and the Dodgers with an 8-4 victory at home on 7/5... experienced a tired arm in September and was shut down for the remainder of the season after his 9/17 start vs. LA.
Signed with Colorado in the offseason and worked a Club-record 230.1 innings and tied the team record with a personal-best 35 starts. It marked the third straight year he had made 30 or more starts and worked 200 or more innings... also set team records for strikeouts in a game (14), consecutive scoreless innings by a starter (17.0, broke his own record in '99), most innings pitched in one start (10.0) and fewest hits allowed in a complete game (2)... tied Club marks for hitless innings to start a game (5.1) and longest losing streak (eight games)... went 6.0 or more innings in 29 of 35 starts and lasted at least seven innings 19 times... went exactly two months (11 games/10 starts) between victories, from 5/10 to 7/10... allowed two or fewer runs in five of his 10 starts over that span and the Rockies were held to one run in four of his losses and were shut out in another... went 6-3 with a 3.60 ERA, 16 walks and 67 strikeouts in his final 10 games... started on three days rest twice in 1998, losing both games and allowing 13 runs over 9.0 innings... tied Tom Glavine for the league high among pitchers and set a Colorado single-season record with 18 hits... made third pinch-running appearance of his career (two in 1996)... earned first victory in a Colorado uniform on Opening Day (3/31) at ARI with 7.0 innings of one-run ball... picked up a career-high three hits 4/10 vs. CIN... hurled complete-game shutout 4/30 at NY, fanning pinch-hitter Craig Paquette in the sixth for his 1000th career strikeout... tossed 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings 4/30 to 5/10... left 5/5 game at PHI after taking a line drive off the right knee, but made his next start 5/10 at MON... made first relief appearance since 1996 at SD on 7/5... first win at Coors Field as a Rockie came in his first start after the All-Star break, an 11-2 victory over SF on 7/10... matched his career low for innings pitched in a start 8/4 at PIT, surrendering seven runs in 1.2 innings... set the Club record for strikeouts in a game and established a new career high with 14 at MON on 8/20... allowed just a ninth-inning run in a 3-1, two-hit win 9/10 vs. FLA... beat Kevin Brown and the Padres 1-0 with 10.0 innings pitched 9/20 at SD, where he allowed only one runner past first base and retired 19 of the final 20 batters he faced in the victory; Dave Veres pitched a scoreless 11th to preserve the win.
Finished fifth in the National League Cy Young Award balloting and made his second All-Star appearance while setting career bests in wins (19), complete games (6), shutouts (4), innings pitched (255.2) and ERA (2.57)... compiled a 5-0 record with a 1.20 ERA in six May outings and was 6-0 with a 1.59 ERA in July... earned his second career NL Pitcher of the Month honors for July output... the 19 victories tied him with Greg Maddux (ATL) and Shawn Estes (SF) for second in the league and he finished third behind Pedro Martinez (MON) and Maddux in ERA... finished fifth in the NL in strikeouts (205) and opponents batting average (.225)... worked seven or more innings in 31 of 34 starts and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 27 of those games... went 16-1 with a 2.07 ERA (169.2 IP, 39 ER) over a string of 22 starts from 5/4 to 8/22... won a career-high 10 straight decisions (13 starts) from 6/20 to 8/22... tossed a career-best four shutouts and combined on two others... fanned a then-career-high 13 batters in 8.0 innings 9/13 vs. LA.
Was Houston's starting pitcher in Game 1 of the Division Series vs. ATL... lost that game 2-1 to Greg Maddux, despite allowing just two runs and two hits over 7.0 innings.
Reached the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time in his career while compiling a 12-11 record... became the first Houston pitcher to fan 200 or more (219) in a season since Nolan Ryan in 1988... worked six or more innings in 26 of his 33 starts... tied for the league lead with 16 hit batsmen, including an NL record-tying four hit batters in a 2-0 loss 6/2 at STL... appeared twice in relief, 4/14 at CIN and 8/19 vs. PIT... made two appearances as a pinch-runner.
Went 4-12 in 21 starts before being optioned to Tucson on 8/12... was recalled on 9/8 after four starts in the Minors... pitched in three games after his recall, all in relief.
Finished second on the Astros staff with nine wins... led the N.L. with 82 walks, tied for the league lead with 10 wild pitches and was third in hit batsmen with nine... worked six or more innings in 16 of his 24 starts and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 15 of the 24.
Went 15-8 with a 3.51 ERA for the Astros... pitched the ninth no-hitter in club history 9/8 vs. NY, facing just 28 batters in the 7-1 victory... was Houston's lone representative at the All-Star Game in Baltimore... led the league with 15 hit batsmen... made six relief appearances in his first 11 outings before moving into the rotation to stay on 6/8 at PHI... picked up NL Pitcher of the Month award for June, winning all four starts and one relief appearance with an ERA of 1.16... won nine straight decisions between 5/29 and 7/31... earned his first Major League shutout and hit his first home run in the same game, a 6-0 victory 7/3 vs. STL.
Split the season between Houston and Tucson, posting a combined 9-11 record... went 5-10 for the Astros, who scored a total of only seven runs in his 10 losses... tossed the first complete game of his career in a 1-0 loss 4/29 at NY... was optioned to Tucson on 6/12 for a nine-game stint... returned to the Majors 8/9... struck out 11 batters on two occasions, 4/29 at NY and 10/2 vs. LA.
Made the Major League club as a non-roster invitee out of Spring Training... made his big league debut on Opening Day at CIN, tossing one scoreless inning of relief... first start came 4/24 vs. CIN, a six-inning, no-hit, no-decision effort... earned his first victory in his fifth start, 6/23 at PHI... compiled a 7-9 record with a 3.07 ERA in 22 starts while going 0-2 with a 6.93 ERA in 15 relief appearances.
Spent the entire season at Triple-A Tucson.
Split his first full professional season between Columbus (AA) and Tucson (AAA)... won 11 of his final 15 decisions at Columbus to earn late-season promotion to Tucson.
Signed with Houston on 5/15 after the Astros drafted him in the 30th round of the June 1997 draft... began his professional career in the Gulf Coast League.