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Ron KittleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1995 MLB Years: 1982-1991
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Rated Prospect
Major Award Winner

PositionsOF-540, DH-351, 1B-83, C-19Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRonald Dale Kittle
Height6-4Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 5,1958 [60.313]PlaceGary,Indiana
High SchoolWilliam A. Wirt (Miller,IN)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1977 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Signing ScoutsGlen Van Proyen
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-CHA-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 2,1982 [24.240]
OrganizationsCHA [11] LAN [2] NYA [2] BAL [1] CLE [1] Awards7Awards Voting1-104
TBC Player ID13795Retrosheet IDkittr001MLBAM ID117132
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1983
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power94Contact23XBH89RBIs89Runs62Hitting58Durability45Team.506Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Lethbridge DodgersPioRklan-193410022253072130113201100.250.321.490.8114910113.290.240.380.3559.7328.322.916.1914.2940.00
1977Clinton DodgersMidwAlan-19225391040031082311100.189.302.264.56614464.323.075.245.26912.5035.942.880.000.0040.00
1977Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         5615331357072440195512200.229.314.412.7266314177.301.183.333.32410.7331.072.893.9521.8640.00
1978Clinton DodgersMidwAlan-of2013352521041111400000.143.167.257.4249336.238.114.143.1902.7838.8914.000.000.0060.00
1979Appleton FoxesMidwAcha-of-c213512018313121200154600000.258.341.350.691426135.403.092.217.31911.1134.073.071.4860.0019.35
1979Knoxville SoxSouAAcha-of215315728439162601124740100.274.339.459.7987216174.352.185.255.3556.9027.013.923.4526.1737.21
1979Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         88277467412283801279340100.267.340.412.75211422309.373.145.238.3398.7430.103.442.5934.6329.73
1980Appleton FoxesMidwAcha-c22612093166153125602204780400.316.390.589.97912330241.351.273.359.4278.3019.502.354.9817.4245.45
1980Glens Falls White SoxEastAAcha-221765112031490041410000.308.357.569.92637870.340.261.323.4085.7120.003.505.7116.2540.00
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         782744286184166502246190400.314.383.584.96716038311.348.270.350.4237.7219.612.545.1417.1344.19
1981Glens Falls White SoxEastAAcha-of231093899712717340103016010770170.326.425.6941.11927060457.358.368.519.49013.1323.411.788.759.7347.24
1982Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcha-of241274721211632210501445374109100390.345.442.7521.19435582559.358.407.568.50513.2419.501.478.949.4450.31
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42of-dh2420293720170031200000.241.313.414.72712332.375.173.276.3269.3837.504.003.1329.0042.86
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42of2514552075132193351008339150803810.254.314.504.81826257570.287.250.335.3556.8426.323.856.1414.8643.18
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42of26139466671001503274364913760457.215.295.453.74821147525.226.238.337.3309.3326.102.806.1014.5647.00
1985Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcha-of27621372025005310000.333.481.7141.19515427.313.381.619.50918.5211.110.607.4110.5057.14
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42of-dh2711637951871202658143192502112.230.295.467.76217738417.232.237.311.3357.4322.062.976.2414.5843.68
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42dh288629634631101748212887306010.213.282.422.70412528333.232.209.307.3108.4126.133.115.1117.4144.44
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya33dh283080819204122072300210.238.292.413.70533689.273.175.288.3067.8725.843.294.4920.0031.58
1986Totals for AL-AL         116376428213021604135110308110.218.284.420.70415834422.241.202.303.3098.2926.073.144.9817.9041.46
1987Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-29418340001001500000.222.263.222.4854019.308.000.056.2255.2626.325.000.000.000.00
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya33dh2959159214450122801103610314.277.318.535.8538517173.281.258.314.3595.7820.813.606.9413.2538.64
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle33dh3075225315880184300166580510.258.323.533.85612026254.272.275.347.3746.3025.594.067.0912.5044.83
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha421b-dh31511692651100113701224210412.302.378.556.9349421196.333.254.379.40911.2221.431.915.6115.3641.18
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha42dh32832772968140164300247730123.245.311.469.78013030305.281.224.310.3457.8725.253.215.2517.3144.12
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal42dh32226141020230021410003.164.203.295.49818464.178.131.164.2263.1321.887.003.1330.5040.00
1990Totals for AL-AL         1053383378160184600269140126.231.293.438.73114834369.261.207.284.3257.0524.663.504.8818.7843.59
1991Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcha-1b331771922414211161300000.310.364.563.92740977.333.253.338.4087.7916.882.175.1917.7540.91
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha421b331747790027005920102.191.291.319.61015255.189.128.234.2849.0916.361.803.6423.5022.22
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter843270835664810031764601616236744380312053.239.306.473.77912822793013.259.234.321.0007.8324.693.155.8415.3943.06
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter4981710354523842112740511921746032211160.306.392.602.99410302321972.349.296.425.00011.0023.332.126.4413.4644.36
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1545821361962811561716486130110390.337.430.7111.14141495682.351.374.526.00012.6119.061.518.2110.3948.47
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter179611136190295501380276168120270.311.397.6201.01737984701.354.309.430.00010.8423.972.217.1312.2244.21
A Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter131417601122451475234413091500.269.347.451.79818843476.353.182.285.0009.2427.312.952.9429.7938.39
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3410022253072130113201100.250.321.490.8114910113.290.240.380.0009.7328.322.916.1914.2940.00
Chicago White Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter65721832925178331403741415201606280211746.237.307.470.77710262262433.259.233.325.0008.2624.913.015.7515.5943.71
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter89239296370164021175910524.264.309.494.80311823262.278.230.305.0006.4922.523.476.1114.9436.51
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter75225315880184300166580510.258.323.533.85612026254.272.275.347.0006.3025.594.067.0912.5044.83
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter226141020230021410003.164.203.295.49818464.178.131.164.0003.1321.887.003.1330.5040.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625206812519134883345143706410.239.306.473.77924654579.259.234.321.0007.8324.693.155.8415.3943.06
Average Minor - Per 162 games162556115170277411324371150101450.306.392.602.99433575641.349.296.425.00011.0023.332.126.4413.4644.36

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1995nullInd-Rel370054.0010100000.01220101206.0027.00--27.00--0.00--
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0054.0010100000.01220101206.0027.00--27.00--0.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Clinton Dodgers MidwAlan20OF5--411-65.8331.00------1338.53.7
1979Appleton Foxes MidwAcha21OF6--6-1-76.8571.00------3517.14.4
1979Appleton Foxes MidwAcha21C5--2711-2928.9665.60------3514.33.7
1979Knoxville Sox SouAAcha21OF30--30-5-3530.8571.00------5356.621.3
1979Knoxville Sox SouAAcha21C3--1411-1615.9385.00-----1535.72.1
1980Appleton Foxes MidwAcha22C10--469125655.9825.50------6116.47.2
1980Appleton Foxes MidwAcha22OF3--10---10101.0003.33------614.92.2
1981Glens Falls White Sox EastAAcha23OF20--28-3-3128.9031.40------10918.314.8
1982Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcha24OF122--1481581171163.9531.34------12796.184.7
1982Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcha24C1--1---111.0001.00------1270.80.7
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24OF5--3---331.0000.60------2025.03.1
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24DH3---------------2015.01.9
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF139--23479-250241.9641.73------14595.985.8
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25DH2---------------1451.41.2
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26OF124--2261472247240.9721.94------13989.276.5
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26DH7---------------1395.04.3
1985Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha27OF1--2---221.0002.00------616.70.7
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27DH57---------------11649.135.2
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27OF57--882119190.9891.58------11649.135.2
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28DH62---------------8672.138.3
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya28DH24---------------3080.014.8
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28OF20--373--40401.0002.00------8623.312.3
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya28OF1--2---221.0002.00------303.30.6
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH49---------------5983.130.2
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF2--41--551.0002.50------593.41.2
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30DH63---------------7584.038.9
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha311B27--20811428223219.9828.11------5152.916.8
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31DH17---------------5133.310.6
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31OF5--81--991.0001.80------519.83.1
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32DH54---------------8365.133.3
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha321B25--1505218157155.9876.20------8330.115.4
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32DH13---------------2259.18.1
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal321B5--261-127271.0005.40------2222.73.1
1991Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha331B11--8772109694.9798.55------1764.78.1
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha331B15--101628109107.9827.13------1788.29.3
MLB Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF353--60228173647630.9741.78------3530.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 9 season(s)-   DH351---------------3510.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B72--48523855516508.9847.06------720.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF123--1501581173165.9541.34------1230.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B11--8772109694.9798.55------110.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF50--58-8-6658.8791.16------500.00.0
AA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C3--1411-1615.9385.00-----130.00.0
A Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C15--7310228583.9765.53------150.00.0
A Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF14--2012-2321.9131.50------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Clinton Dodgers MidwAlan20---------5-
1979Appleton Foxes MidwAcha21-5-------6-
1979Knoxville Sox SouAAcha21-3-------30-
1980Appleton Foxes MidwAcha22-10-------3-
1981Glens Falls White Sox EastAAcha23---------20-
1982Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcha24-1-------122-
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24---------53
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25---------1392
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---------1247
1985Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha27---------1-
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---------5757
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28---------2062
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya28---------124
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya29---------249
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30----------63
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31--27------517
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32--25-------54
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32--5-------13
1991Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha33--11--------
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33--15--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Chicago White SoxChamp. SeriesMLB2537121000001200000.286.375.429.804318.400.143.28612.5025.002.000.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs37121000001200000.286.375.429.804318.400.143.28612.5025.002.000.000.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2000Schaumburg FlyersNorthernIndIndy-42Manager863848.4425.04 
* 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.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1982Minor League Player of the Year (BA) (CHA) ... Pacific Coast League Most Valuable Player2
1983American League Rookie of the Year1
1984American League Player of the Week (April 23-April 29)1
1985American League Player of the Week (September 9-September 15)1
1989AL Player of the Month (May) ... American League Player of the Week (May 8-May 14)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1991-08-15Released by White Sox. 
1991-06-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1991-04-01Released by Indians. 
1991-01-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1990-12-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-07-30TradeTraded by White Sox to Orioles for Phil Bradley. 
1988-11-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1988-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-02-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1987-12-21Released by Yankees. 
1986-07-30TradeTraded by White Sox with Joel Skinner and Wayne Tolleson to Yankees for Bill Lindsey, carlos martinez and Ron Hassey. 
1978-09-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1978-07-07Released by Dodgers. 
1977-07-05ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* 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
1985Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll27300,000-3331345370,78060,000300,000
1986New York YankeesTeam Payroll28400,000-2852060++386,34760,000700,000
1986Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll28400,000-2851460++386,34760,000700,000
1987New York YankeesTeam Payroll29425,000-2251468++344,90660,0001,125,000
1988Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll30300,000-3151255392,10762,5001,425,000
1989Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll31550,000-232771++429,80262,5001,975,000
1990Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll32550,000-279560++515,727100,0002,525,000
1990Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll32550,000-279660++515,727100,0002,525,000
1991Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll33100,000-62032-742,231100,0002,625,000
* 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