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Ray KnightTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1971-1988 MLB Years: 1974-1988
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World Series Champion

Positions3B-1021, 1B-339, DH-39, 2B-23, OF-10, SS-4Position when DraftedP-3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameCharles Ray Knight
Height6-2Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 28,1952 [65.150]PlaceAlbany,Georgia
High SchoolDougherty Comprehensive (Albany,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 10th round (238th overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsGeorge Zuraw
MLB DebutSeptember 10,1974 [21.256]
OrganizationsCIN [11] HOU [3] NYN [3] BAL [1] DET [1] Awards3Awards Voting3-92
TBC Player ID13846Retrosheet IDknigr001MLBAM ID117191
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed35Power55Contact67XBH56RBIs62Runs36Hitting61Durability50Team.553Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971Sioux FallsNorthernInd-186423934685263160262700000.285.355.397.7529513265.301.112.247.3469.8110.191.042.2639.8319.12
1972Three RiversEastAA-199730225648123520214100000.212.263.265.5288011323.239.053.129.2476.5012.691.950.62151.0017.19
1973Three RiversEastAA-2057193415414222210283300000.280.371.404.7757818221.329.124.275.35612.6714.931.180.9096.5033.33
1973IndianapolisAmerAAA-2078253205510411630244000000.217.285.300.5857615277.255.083.190.2738.6614.441.670.36253.0027.27
1973Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1354466110924633840527300000.244.323.345.66815433498.286.101.226.31010.4414.661.400.60148.6730.28
1974IndianapolisAmerAAA-21107352368013453720175100000.227.263.330.59311622369.253.103.156.2734.6113.823.001.3670.4027.50
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b211411121002001200001.182.250.273.5233112.222.091.182.2478.3316.672.000.000.0050.00
1975IndianapolisAmerAAA-221234345811816544830405100000.272.333.359.69215625474.301.087.187.3228.4410.761.280.84108.5021.19
1976IndianapolisAmerAAA-2311039647106243104120365000000.268.329.419.74816637432.286.151.247.3468.3311.571.392.3139.6034.91
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b248092824511131191601110.261.324.370.694347103.303.109.207.3088.7415.531.780.9792.0029.17
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b25836571330140031300004.200.235.292.52719468.235.092.138.2424.4119.124.331.4765.0030.77
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b26150551641753741079443857348420.318.360.454.81425051604.335.136.205.3596.299.441.501.6655.1029.14
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b27162618711633971478123662454924.264.307.417.72425860667.273.153.210.3185.409.301.722.1044.1436.81
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253b2810638643100231634243351433318.259.322.370.69214330429.283.111.192.3167.6911.891.551.4064.3330.00
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou221b-3b29158609721793666702548585113916.294.344.402.74624548676.310.108.182.3297.108.581.210.89101.5026.82
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou221b30145507431543649700342624311917.304.355.444.79922549567.324.140.217.3497.4110.931.481.5956.3331.82
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou223b3188278156210022903143010414.223.259.281.5407812297.240.058.097.2454.7110.102.140.67139.0019.35
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn223b312793132640160071310011.280.337.355.692335101.316.075.151.3146.9312.871.860.9993.0019.23
1984Totals for NL-NL         115371288814033503214320425.237.279.299.57811117398.258.062.111.2625.2810.802.050.75123.6719.32
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn223b32902712259120636111332105117.218.252.328.5808918290.223.110.159.2574.4811.032.462.0745.1730.51
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn223b33137486511452421176214063438219.298.351.424.77520637541.319.126.210.3447.3911.651.582.0344.1825.52
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal253b34150563461442401465003990601316.256.310.373.68321038609.283.117.187.3026.4014.782.312.3040.2126.39
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet221b351052993465122333112030323012.217.271.301.5729017327.230.084.151.2626.129.171.500.9299.6726.15
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1495482949013112662784595142534357936226143169.271.321.390.71118833775291.290.119.187.0006.4810.941.691.5957.4928.76
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter572193022747785192419913016626600000.247.307.348.6556721282096.276.101.194.0007.9212.691.601.1580.4226.83
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter418143516135963162014210011719200000.250.307.358.665514991552.277.108.197.0007.5412.371.641.2971.7527.58
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1544956611822345730497400000.238.307.319.62615829544.273.081.186.0009.0113.601.510.74123.7524.58
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6423934685263160262700000.285.355.397.7529513265.301.112.247.0009.8110.191.042.2639.8319.12
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter595172319447710813322108111202011113161767.277.325.410.7357071531883.295.133.201.0006.3710.671.681.7053.8432.08
Houston Astros Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3911394130395821017169211104150104281937.283.331.393.7245481091540.301.110.178.0006.759.741.441.1082.0027.59
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter254850862304021811832601086313437.271.319.386.70532860932.288.115.187.0006.4411.591.801.9347.2226.09
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter150563461442401465003990601316.256.310.373.68321038609.283.117.187.0006.4014.782.312.3040.2126.39
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1052993465122333112030323012.217.271.301.5729017327.230.084.151.0006.129.171.500.9299.6726.15
Average MLB - Per 162 games16252353142293964233763427518.271.321.390.71120441573.290.119.187.0006.4810.941.691.5957.4928.76
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625476413524575640477500000.247.307.348.65519036594.276.101.194.0007.9212.691.601.1580.4226.83

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin213B14--28--10101.0000.71------14100.08.6
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin243B37--1121223432.9410.86------8046.322.8
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin242B17--2823255351.9623.00------8021.310.5
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24OF5--6---661.0001.20------806.33.1
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24SS3---2-1221.0000.67------803.81.9
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin253B60--838715346.8680.77------8372.337.3
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin252B4--12--331.0000.75------834.82.5
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25OF3--21--331.0001.00------833.61.9
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25SS1---------------831.20.6
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin251B1--2---221.0002.00------831.20.6
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin263B149--1202621526397382.9622.56------15099.392.5
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin273B162--1202911319424411.9692.54------162100.0100.0
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin283B105--691761118256245.9572.33------10699.197.2
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291B96--94555107610101000.99010.42------15860.859.3
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293B67--57131718195188.9642.81------15842.441.4
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B143--128573913113671358.9939.50------14598.688.3
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou313B54--378676130123.9462.28------8861.433.3
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn313B27--1436245250.9621.85------27100.016.7
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou311B24--1999-162082081.0008.67------8827.314.8
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn311B3--61-1771.0002.33------2711.11.9
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn323B73--5210975168161.9582.21------9081.145.1
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn322B2--23--551.0002.50------902.21.2
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn321B1--21--331.0003.00------901.10.6
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn333B132--882041617308292.9482.21------13796.481.5
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn331B1--6---661.0006.00------1370.70.6
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal343B130--1102821828410392.9563.02------15086.780.2
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34DH14---------------1509.38.6
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal341B6--592176261.98410.17------1504.03.7
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet351B64--43233440469465.9917.27------10561.039.5
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet35DH25---------------10523.815.4
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet353B11--69--15151.0001.36------10510.56.8
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet35OF2---------------1051.91.2
MLB Totals for 3B - 12 season(s)-   3B1021--694165310514424522347.9572.30------10210.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 8 season(s)-   1B339--29361742427131343110.9929.17------3390.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH39---------------390.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B23--3128256159.9672.57------230.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF10--81--991.0000.90------100.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS4---2-1221.0000.50------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21-----14-----
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24---17337---5-
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25--14160---3-
1979Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26-----149-----
1980Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27-----162-----
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28-----105-----
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29--96--67-----
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--143--------
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31--24--54-----
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn31--3--27-----
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn32--12-73-----
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn33--1--132-----
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34--6--130----14
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet35--64--11---225

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB26314041000100200000.286.286.357.6435114.333.071.1430.0014.290.000.000.0025.00
1986New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB33624140002001500000.167.200.167.3674025.211.000.0424.0020.005.000.000.000.00
1986New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB33623491015002200000.391.440.5651.00513225.400.174.2618.008.001.004.0023.0022.22
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs938181002101700000.211.231.237.4689139.258.026.0792.5617.957.000.000.0012.50
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs623491015002200000.391.440.5651.00513225.400.174.2618.008.001.004.0023.0022.22

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin40Hitting Coach1627389.45131.05Davey Johnson,Tony Perez
1994Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin41Third Base Coach1146648.579--1Davey Johnson
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin42Bench Coach1448559.590--1Davey JohnsonLost NLCS (Braves)
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin43Manager1628181.5007.03 
1997Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin44Manager1627686.4698.03 
2002Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin49Bench Coach1627884.48119.03Bob Boone-
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin50Bench Coach1626993.42619.05Dave Miley,Bob Boone-
* 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 [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1986NL Comeback Player of the Year ... World Series MVP2
1987American League Player of the Week (April 6-April 12)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-11-16Released by Tigers. 
1988-02-27TradeTraded by Orioles to Tigers for Mark Thurmond. 
1987-02-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-08-28TradeTraded by Astros to Mets for Mitch Cook, Manuel Lee and Gerald Young. 
1981-12-18TradeTraded by Reds to Astros for Cesar Cedeno. 
* 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
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll32560,000-182670++370,78060,000560,000
1986New York MetsTeam Payroll33645,000-187874++386,34760,0001,205,000
1987Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll34600,000-1771175++344,90660,0001,805,000
1988Detroit TigersTeam Payroll35525,000-2091171++392,10762,5002,330,000
* 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