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Clint HurdleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1987 MLB Years: 1977-1987
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner

PositionsOF-493, 1B-225, 3B-137, C-54, DH-5Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameClinton Merrick Hurdle
Height6-3Weight195BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 30,1957 [60.353]PlaceBig Rapids,Michigan
High SchoolMerritt Island (Merritt Island,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$50,000
MLB DebutSeptember 18,1977 [20.050]
OrganizationsKCA [5] NYN [4] CIN [1] SLN [1] Awards3Awards Voting5-288
TBC Player ID13153Retrosheet IDhurdc001MLBAM ID116346
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed23Power77Contact38XBH77RBIs66Runs35Hitting54Durability44Team.525Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Sarasota RoyalsGCLRk-174917534484413110312400000.274.383.360.743639206.313.086.269.35115.0511.650.770.49175.0018.75
1976WaterlooMidwA-18127429891012251989101811200000.235.266.443.70919046447.275.208.252.3234.0325.066.224.2522.5845.54
1977Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-1912944285145353166660966110000.328.449.529.97823454539.353.201.432.43417.8111.320.642.9727.6337.24
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9of19926580027002700000.308.357.538.89514228.353.230.308.3937.1425.003.507.1413.0025.00
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9of-1b201334174811025575613568411616.264.348.398.74616637481.310.134.264.34011.6417.461.501.4659.5733.64
1979Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-of2168220305213062924494220100.236.379.377.7568319272.266.141.355.35118.0115.440.862.2136.6736.54
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca9,10of2159171164110333001282410444.240.343.386.7296616204.257.146.304.32213.7311.760.861.4757.0039.02
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca10of22130395501163121060003461225511.294.349.458.80718143438.322.164.251.3567.7613.931.792.2839.5037.07
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca10of23287612253141500131000032.329.427.553.98042889.339.224.395.43214.6111.240.774.4919.0032.00
1982Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-of24882613864180125831586333570.245.382.452.83411830330.272.207.437.36817.5819.091.093.6421.7546.88
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30of241934271001012610021.206.270.235.5058137.250.029.059.2135.4116.223.000.000.0014.29
1983Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-3b25139477821363342210502105109106120.285.411.509.92024359589.324.224.440.40217.8318.511.043.7421.6843.38
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn333b2513333620020021000001.182.229.242.4718235.261.060.121.2185.7128.575.000.000.0033.33
1984Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-1b26128412601001512164017910701360.243.362.437.79918037495.275.194.383.35815.9621.621.354.2419.6237.00
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn13c-of274382716403701132011031.195.313.354.66729797.220.159.305.29413.4020.621.543.0927.3343.75
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln131b287815418305131500263811202.195.311.299.610469184.235.104.273.28614.1320.651.461.6351.3330.00
1987Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-1b-of2997288387427074510474710530.257.358.424.78212234341.280.167.333.34213.7813.781.002.0541.1445.95
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn71b2933110000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2980.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter51513911623608112321931617626175171828.259.341.403.7445611251596.294.144.267.00011.0316.351.482.0143.4734.72
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter8252704456720167171044871484835658420280.266.377.456.83312332883219.300.190.371.00015.0017.551.173.2326.0040.00
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter64921003335711418843671284344298420280.272.395.467.8629802332566.303.195.403.00016.9116.720.993.2725.0040.81
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter127429891012251989101811200000.235.266.443.70919046447.275.208.252.0004.0325.066.224.2522.5845.54
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4917534484413110312400000.274.383.360.743639206.313.086.269.00015.0511.650.770.49175.0018.75
Kansas City Royals Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter35910851313006911261681413318643151323.276.353.432.7854691061240.309.156.276.00010.7315.001.402.1041.7335.33
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7815418305131500263811202.195.311.299.610469184.235.104.273.00014.1320.651.461.6351.3330.00
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter591181123603901153111032.195.291.322.613389135.238.127.246.00011.1122.962.072.2239.3339.13
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1934271001012610021.206.270.235.5058137.250.029.059.0005.4116.223.000.000.0014.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games16243851113254106102558222569.259.341.403.74417639502.294.144.267.00011.0316.351.482.0143.4734.72
Average Minor - Per 162 games162531901413332096329511121450.266.377.456.83324257632.300.190.371.00015.0017.551.173.2326.0040.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19OF9--17---17171.0001.89------9100.05.6
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca20OF78--132561143137.9581.76------13358.648.1
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca201B52--41225647443437.9868.40------13339.132.1
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca203B1---------------1330.80.6
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca20DH1---------------1330.80.6
1979Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca21OF66--1241444142138.9722.09------6897.148.5
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21OF50--8823-9390.9681.80------5984.730.9
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21DH4---------------596.82.5
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca213B1--1---111.0001.00------591.70.6
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22OF126--2338101251241.9601.91------13096.977.8
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23OF28--591--60601.0002.14------28100.027.2
1982Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin24OF78--110742121117.9671.50------8888.657.4
1982Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin241B2--3---331.0001.50------882.31.5
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24OF17--1721-2019.9501.12------1989.510.5
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn253B115--591432013222202.9101.76------13982.782.7
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn251B9--686157574.9878.22------1396.56.5
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn25OF6--3-1-43.7500.50------1394.34.3
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn253B9--115422016.8001.78------1369.25.6
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn25OF1---------------137.70.6
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn261B98--89547888950942.9929.61------12876.670.0
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn26C21--13991-149148.9937.05-----712816.415.0
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn263B7--24--661.0000.86------1285.55.0
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn27C17--796--85851.0005.00-13572.234339.510.5
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn27OF10--1011-1211.9171.10------4323.36.2
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln281B39--30122231325323.9948.28------7850.024.2
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28OF10--12---12121.0001.20------7812.86.2
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28C5--191--20201.0004.00-----2786.43.1
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln283B4--281-1110.9092.50------785.12.5
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn291B24--1999116209208.9958.67------9724.717.1
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn29OF14--1811-2019.9501.36------9714.410.0
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn29C11--5861-6564.9855.82-----19711.37.9
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn291B1--1---111.0001.00------333.30.6
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF329--56819212608587.9651.78------3290.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B92--71447878769761.9908.27------920.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C22--987--1051051.0004.77-13572.25220.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B15--423523227.8441.80------150.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH5---------------50.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF164--25522106287277.9651.69------1640.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B133--1165621010912371227.9929.23------1330.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B122--611472013228208.9121.70------1220.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C32--197152-214212.9916.63-----8320.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19---------9-
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca20--52--1---781
1979Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca21---------66-
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21-----1---504
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22---------126-
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23---------28-
1982Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin24--2------78-
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24---------17-
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn25--9--115---6-
1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn25-----9---1-
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn26-2198--7-----
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn27-17-------10-
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28-539--4---10-
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn29-1124------14-
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn29--1--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB2048130101002300000.375.500.6251.1255110.600.250.50020.0030.001.500.000.0033.33
1980Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB2232000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1980Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB22412151000102100000.417.500.5001.0006114.455.083.33314.297.140.500.000.0020.00
1981Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB23311030000001100000.273.333.273.6063012.300.000.0918.338.331.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs311030000001100000.273.333.273.6063012.300.000.0918.338.331.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs710130101002400000.300.417.500.9175112.500.200.40016.6733.332.000.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs412151000102100000.417.500.5001.0006114.455.083.33314.297.140.500.000.0020.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1988St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn30Manager1397465.5322.02 League Champions
1990Jackson MetsTexAAMinornyn32Manager1357362.541--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1991Williamsport BillsEastAAMinornyn33Manager1396079.43226.57 
1992Tidewater TidesILAAAMinornyn34Manager1425686.39438.04 
1993Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn35Manager1417071.49616.05 
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol39First Base Coach1628379.5127.03Don Baylor
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol39Hitting Coach1628379.5127.03Don Baylor
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol40First Base Coach1627785.47521.04Don Baylor
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol40Hitting Coach1627785.47521.04Don Baylor
1999Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol41Hitting Coach1627290.44428.03Jim Leyland
2000Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol42Hitting Coach1628280.50615.04Buddy Bell
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol43Hitting Coach1627389.45119.05Buddy Bell
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol44Hitting Coach1627389.45125.04Clint Hurdle,Buddy Bell-
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol44Manager1627389.45125.04 -
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol45Manager1627488.45726.54 -
2004Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol46Manager1626894.42025.04 -
2005Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol47Manager1626795.41415.05 -
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol48Manager1627686.46912.05 
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol49Manager1639073.5520.52 Lost World Series (Boston)
2008Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol50Manager1627488.45710.03 
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBMLBcol51Manager1629270.5683.02 Lost in NLDS (Philadelphia)
2010Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex52Hitting Coach1629072.556--3Ron WashingtonLost World Series (Giants)
2011Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit53Manager1627290.44424.04 
2012Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit54Manager1627983.48818.03 
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit55Manager1629468.5803.02 Lost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit56Manager1628874.5432.02 Lost NL Wild-Card Game (Giants)
2015Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit57Manager1629864.6052.02 Lost NL Wild-Card Game (Cubs)
2016Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit58Manager1617883.48425.03 
2017Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit59Manager1627587.46317.04 
2018Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit60Manager974849.4958.54 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978American League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23)1
2013Baseball America Manager of the Year ... National League Manager of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-02-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1983-04-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1983-04-04Released by Mariners. 
1983-02-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1982-11-15Released by Reds. 
1981-12-11TradeTraded by Royals to Reds for Scott Brown. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1975Kansas City Royals-1750,000-------50,000Signing Bonus out of 1975 Draft (1st round - 9th overall)
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll2760,000-51630-370,78060,000110,000
1986St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll28120,000-4761632386,34760,000230,000
1987New York MetsTeam Payroll2960,000-59533-344,90660,000290,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red