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Kirby PuckettBatting Stat Details
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Kirby Puckett
PositionsOF-1919, DH-81, 3B-4, 2B-4, SS-3Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKirby Puckett
Height5-9Weight223BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 14,1960PlaceChicago,Illinois
Death DateMarch 6,2006 [45.357]
High SchoolCalumet (Chicago,IL)
CollegeBradley University (Peoria,IL), Triton College (River Grove,IL)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsEllsworth Brown
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-MIN-#4 ... 1984-MIN-#1
MLB DebutMay 8,1984 [24.055]Awards23Awards Voting10-1024
TBC Player ID16813Retrosheet IDpuckk001MLBAM ID120790
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Games -- On Base -- Outs -- Baserunning -- Pitch Summary -- Pitch Detail -- Ejections

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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1984 ... Hit for the cycle on August 1, 1986 ... The Minnesota Twins retired his #34 on May 25, 1997
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Games

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YearGPGSGS%CGDNSDNFGF%PHPRDRGFPH2PR2DR2PC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFDH123456789
1984128128100.026010220.30002600102----------128--------
198516116099.441112025.51004110118----------160---1----
198616115797.559410137.3400600098----------1281415---1-3
198715715598.714121689.82001410113---------8161427----1
198815815799.413712186.71001371415------------138191----
198915915597.513542484.93011351217---------2--149711-1-
199014614498.612022582.91011215316---111---4--145-----1
1991152152100.013102186.20001312712------------1502-----
199216015697.513842087.53011401512---212---91-13323--1-2
1993156156100.014601093.6000146109---------17-11478-----
1994108108100.0990991.700099207---------13--108------
199513713699.312311489.81001231111---111---28-11351-----
Totals1783176498.912961948372.9160313001523430000434000814182212626731217
GP: Games Played GS: Games in starting lineup GS%: % of Games in starting lineup CG: Games Completed DNS: Did not start game in lineup DNF: Did not finish GF%: Games Finished% PH: Entered game as Pinch Hitter PR: Entered game as Pinch Runner DR: Entered Game as Defensive Replacement GF: Games Finished PH2: Left game for a pinch hitter PR2: Left game for a pinch runner DR2: Left game for defensive replacement P: Games at Pitcher C: Games at catcher 1B: Games at first base 2B: Games at second base SS: Games at shortstop 3B: Games at third base LF: Games in left field CF: Games in center field RF: Games in right field DH: Games as designated hitter 1-9: Games per batting slot

On Base

YearTeamGPPAABTBAVGOBPSLGOPSHPH1B1B-IF1B-OF1B-B2B3BHRHR1HR2HR3GSIPHRWO-HWO-HRROEBBIBBBB4ldBBBB_BLHBPSHSFCIRBIon HROtherHR-BI%On Out
1984MIN128583557187.296.320.336.655165-14841449125--------6161-6-442-31-310.003
1985MIN161744691266.288.330.385.715199-1533150529134112--1-741--18-453-7496512.168
1986MIN161723680365.328.366.537.9032231149161331376311894--1-12344-13172--96484850.003
1987MIN157668624333.332.367.534.900207-14212130-325282071--1207327-416-6-99376237.3713
1988MIN158691657358.356.375.545.920234-16328135142524168---1-823477-2-9-121328926.4513
1989MIN159684635295.339.379.465.84321511572413314549531--396419143-3-5-85147116.4715
1990MIN146615551246.298.365.446.81116411093178540312543----8571199-313-80225827.509
1991MIN152661611281.319.352.460.812195-14534111829615105-----1131485-487-89206922.4716
1992MIN160696639313.329.374.490.86421011494110813384199613-1-11441395-616-110367432.7315
1993MIN156682622295.296.349.474.824184-120299193932210822-1-84771031715-89404944.948
1994MIN108482439237.317.362.540.902139-841272-323207931---7287431717-112387433.9315
1995MIN137602538277.314.379.515.894169-1072384439-2310661-237561883-3-5-99445544.4410
Totals:1783783172443453.318.360.477.8372304416262571369564145720711166237011329845085697945623580108534074531.34128
GP: Games Played PA: Plate Appearances AB: At Bats (Official) TB: Total Bases AVG: Batting Average OBP: On Base Percentage SLG: Slugging Percentage OPS: On Base Plus Slugging H: Hits PH: Pinch hits 1B: Singles 1B-IF: Infield Singles 1B-OF: Outfield Singles 1B-B: Bunt Singles 2B: Doubles 3B: Triples HR: Home Runs HR1: Solo Homers HR2: 2-run Homers HR3: 3-run Homers GS: Grand Slams IPHR: Inside the park homer WO-H: Walkoff hits WO-HR: Walkoff homers ROE: Reached on Error BB: Walks IBB: Intentional Walks BB4: Walked on 4 pitches ldBB: Leadoff walks BB_BL: Bases loaded walks HBP: Hit by Pitch SH: Sacrifice Hits SF: Sacrifice Flies CI: Catcher's INTerference RBI: Runs Batted In on HR: RBIs on Homers Other: RBIs not on Homers HR-BI%: % of RBIs due to homers On Out: RBIS on productive outs (includes sac hit/fly)

Outs

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YearOutsSOGOAOFlyLinePopG/AGDPOppGDP%FCFOProdSO-SwSO-Ca%SwTipSO3PC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFIFOFIF%
198439169192130130--1.48118013.7511523--0.0--25102168682611464721810467.7
1985490872741291121162.1291197.5632047--0.0--4811531017623421663129177.4
1986443991731711521721.011410313.5941629--0.0--2091662594620585421213261.6
1987412911871341171251.401614311.1942640--0.0--2252268594416434222010168.5
19884238317816210731241.101715411.0413440711285.5-232552151823114476421512563.2
1989414592291267930171.822116812.5053147461378.0-82012677894011345725310271.3
1990380731991087122151.841512212.3032129591480.8-1225330627326631512198871.3
1991417781841559825321.192716516.3632970681087.2-111922364754413445522711267.0
1992424971921358620291.421716610.2414083811683.5-131472855724715385122310468.2
1993434931691729734410.98151649.1522345811187.14192152363615123355922411765.7
1994295471241247420301.00119811.226143839783.027162184045371241371589063.7
1995365891221549321400.791514010.712942631870.81101151640584015415017010661.6
Totals48889652223170012162432411.31188162211.593527853350810152.67103266652977514558171604796332651127267.6
Outs: Total Outs SO:Strikeouts GO: Groundouts AO: AirOuts Fly: Flyouts Line: Lineouts Pop: Popouts G/A: Groundout to Airout Ratio GDP: Grounded into double play Opp: Opportunities to ground into double play GDP%: Ground into DP percentage FC: Fielder's Choices FO: Forceouts Prod: Productive Outs (Baserunners advanced on out) SO-Sw: Struck out swinging SO-Ca: Stuck out looking (called) %Sw: Pct of strikeouts that were swinging Tip: Struck out foul tip SO3: Struck out on 3 pitches P: Out on ball fielded by Pitcher C: Out on ball fielded by Catcher 1B: Out on ball fielded by First Baseman 2B: Out on ball fielded by Second Baseman SS: Out on ball fielded by Shortstop 3B: Out on ball fielded by Third Baseman LF: Out on ball fielded by Left Fielder CF: Out on ball fielded by Center Fielder RF: Out on ball fielded by Right Fielder IF: Out on ball fielded by an Infielder OF: Out on ball fielded by an Outfielder IF%: % of outs by infielders.

Baserunning Statistics

YearTeamsGPPAOBRR%SB2OOB
1984MIN1285832066330.58123
1985MIN1617442718029.52216
1986MIN16172329411940.48197
1987MIN1576682819634.1693
1988MIN15869130210936.0943
1989MIN1596843027524.8382
1990MIN1466152588231.7843
1991MIN1526612739233.70107
1992MIN16069631310433.23166
1993MIN1566822728932.7272
1994MIN1084821977940.1054
1995MIN1376022488333.4722

Pitch Summary

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YearTeamGPPAABBBSOHBPPitStrBalFouCaSwMsIntInPlP/PAFPSFPS%FP-SWFP-IPFP-SW%FP-IP%CtSwSwMs%Sw%Str%Bal%Foul%IP-SW%IP-PA%3-03-0sw3-0sw%
1984MIN12858355716694--------0.00-0.00--0.000.00--------------0.00----
1985MIN16174469141874--------0.00-0.00--0.000.00--------------0.00----
1986MIN16172368034997--------0.00-0.00--0.000.00--------------0.00----
1987MIN157668624329164-4---3-0.01-0.00--0.000.00----0.000.00100.000.00--0.00----
1988MIN1586916572383220291381648385189221235832.9439957.7430816544.5723.88968119218.5458.7568.0631.9418.9748.9184.3720420.0
1989MIN1596846354159320231314709347203178275812.9638255.8529716143.4223.54928111116.0254.9264.9535.0517.1552.3084.942214.5
1990MIN1466155515773319791235744358223167374823.2233354.1524913240.4921.46840101216.5051.1462.4137.5918.0947.6378.3727518.5
1991MIN1526616113178421261380746391233208215483.2237156.1326512540.0918.91939114718.1353.9564.9135.0918.3947.7882.9022627.3
1992MIN1606966394497622641469795465221234585493.2539456.6129614742.5321.121014124818.7555.1264.8935.1120.5443.9978.8829620.7
1993MIN1566826224793721621393769407207250315283.1736052.7928613441.9419.65935118621.0854.8664.4335.5718.8344.5277.4219315.8
1994MIN108482439284771474945529284146137273783.0624150.001869138.5918.8866279917.1554.2164.1135.8919.2747.3178.4215320.0
1995MIN1376025385689318921135757305199214644173.1425642.521717728.4112.7972293622.8649.4759.9940.0116.1244.5569.2724416.7
GP: Games Played PA: Plate Appearances AB: At Bats BB: Walks SO: Strikeouts HBP: Hit by Pitch Pit: Pitches Faced Str: Strikes Bal: Balls Fou: Fouls Ca: Called Strikes SwMs: Swing and Miss Strikes Int: intent Balls InPl: Balls in Play P/PA: Pitches per Plate Appearance FPS: First Pitch Strikes FPS%: First Pitch Strike% FP-Sw: Swung on first pitch FP-IP%: First Pitch in Play % Ct: Contact (In Play + Fouls) Sw: Total Swings SwMs%: Swing/Miss% Sw%: Swing % Str%: Strike % (Strikes/Pitches) Bal%: Balls % (Balls/Pitches) Foul%: Foul % (Fouls/Pitches) IP-SW%: % of Balls put in play on swings IP-PA%: % of plate appearances with balls put in play 3-0: Counts of 3-0 3-0sw: Swings on count of 3-0 3-0sw%: % of Swings on count of 3-0

Player Ejections

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Game DateUmpireReason
1995-08-25Durwood MerrillCalled third strike
1 ejection(s) listed