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John LowensteinTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1985 MLB Years: 1970-1985
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Drafted
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-905, DH-125, 3B-73, 2B-72, 1B-30, SS-4Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Lee Lowenstein
Height6-0Weight175BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 27,1947 [71.239]PlaceWolf Point,Montana
High SchoolNorte Vista (Riverside,CA)
CollegeUniversity of California-Riverside (Riverside,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 18th round (402nd overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 2,1970 [23.218]
OrganizationsCLE [10] BAL [7] TEX [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID14499Retrosheet IDlowej001MLBAM ID117960
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Player Notes:   First player ever drafted out of University of California-Riverside in 1968 ... Inducted into Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame in 2015
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed73Power70Contact46XBH66RBIs62Runs66Hitting52Durability44Team.504Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968RenoCalifA+-2148164225382738000000000.323.323.524.8478617164.293.201.201.3860.000.000.004.2723.4332.08
1968WaterburyEastAA-2132000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1968Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         51166225382738000000000.319.319.518.8378617166.289.199.199.3810.000.000.004.2223.7132.08
1969RenoCalifA+-22266771942111000000000.284.284.448.73230767.273.164.164.3250.000.000.001.4967.0036.84
1970WichitaAmerAAA-23108369691091561852000000000.295.295.515.81019039369.259.220.220.3550.000.000.004.8820.5035.78
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle292b2317435113116101900001.256.273.442.71519544.303.186.233.3142.2720.459.002.2743.0045.45
1971WichitaAmerAAA-2437125274080824000000000.320.320.576.8967216125.274.256.256.4020.000.000.006.4015.6340.00
1971Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle292b-of24581401526504915162803010.186.269.307.576439159.204.121.207.26810.0617.611.752.5235.0034.62
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29of256815116328162124204301001.212.304.397.7016015172.255.185.305.32411.6325.002.153.4925.1746.88
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29of2698305428916164053234103309.292.338.410.74812523334.318.118.200.3396.8912.281.781.8050.8325.84
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29of27140508651231428483617538526526.242.313.325.63816524574.274.083.224.2989.2314.811.601.3963.5019.51
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29of-dh289126537645112331510282803124.242.313.404.71710718297.230.162.287.3279.439.431.004.0422.0828.13
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29of2993229334782214118253503034.205.283.284.5676512257.234.079.201.2669.7313.621.400.78114.5025.53
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of308114924366141218212902016.242.335.376.7115611172.276.134.228.32112.2116.861.382.3337.2530.56
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex343b-dh3177176283983521163372922022.222.363.386.7496816217.239.164.449.34617.0513.360.782.3035.2041.03
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38of32971973350821134164303711332.254.351.482.8339521232.257.228.442.36312.9315.951.234.7417.9142.00
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38of3310419638618042773322900312.311.403.413.8168112231.343.102.286.37113.8512.550.911.7349.0019.67
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38of348318919477062076223210118.249.329.381.7107213213.270.132.254.32710.3315.021.452.8231.5027.66
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38of35122322691031522466765459134106.320.415.6021.01719441384.325.282.453.43514.0615.361.096.2513.4239.81
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38of361223105287132156021495510612.281.374.481.85514930366.293.200.361.37913.3915.031.124.1020.6734.48
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38of37105270346413082810335410335.237.319.374.69310121307.265.137.263.31210.7517.591.642.6133.7532.81
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38dh-of381226020002002300100.077.138.077.2152029.083.000.077.1116.9010.341.500.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter136834765108811371811644112878446596927303058.253.337.403.74014022713988.274.150.293.00011.1814.941.342.9129.9730.76
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter222727125221351034125000000000.304.304.520.82437879727.270.216.216.0000.000.000.004.6821.3835.75
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter145494961492362676000000000.302.302.530.83226255494.263.228.229.0000.000.000.005.2619.0036.91
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter32000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter742312972124849000000000.312.312.502.81411624231.287.190.190.0000.000.000.003.4628.8833.33
Cleveland Indians Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter64617902374286594318372551872982219931.239.310.358.6686401172009.264.119.232.0009.3114.831.592.1441.6327.34
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter645151024541464668237402022226954211925.274.365.460.8256941381762.290.186.346.00012.6015.271.213.8622.2133.33
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter77176283983521163372922022.222.363.386.7496816217.239.164.449.00017.0513.360.782.3035.2041.03
Average MLB - Per 162 games162412601041621452159537113447.253.337.403.74016632472.274.150.293.00011.1814.941.342.9129.9730.76
Average Minor - Per 162 games162531911612672591000000000.304.304.520.82427658531.270.216.216.0000.000.000.004.6821.3835.75

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle232B10--1231-543431.0004.30------1758.86.2
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23OF2--2---221.0001.00------1711.81.2
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle233B2--162197.7783.50------1711.81.2
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23SS1---------------175.90.6
1971Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle242B29--8159217142140.9864.83------5850.017.9
1971Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24OF18--1711-1918.9471.00------5831.011.1
1971Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24SS3--56111211.9173.67------585.21.9
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF56-372777-384841.0001.500.23-----6882.435.9
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251B2-35---551.0002.501.67-----682.91.3
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF52-390625517267.9311.290.17-----9853.132.1
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle262B26-1774964119114113.9914.350.64-----9826.516.0
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle263B9-60915122524.9602.670.40-----989.25.6
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH4---------------984.12.5
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261B3-541--551.0001.671.00-----983.11.9
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF100--200631209206.9862.06------14071.461.7
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle273B28--2363348986.9663.07------14020.017.3
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle271B12--888-696961.0008.00------1408.67.4
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle272B4--37--10101.0002.50------1402.92.5
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF36--562115958.9831.61------9139.622.6
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28DH31---------------9134.119.5
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle283B8--5111-1716.9412.00------918.85.0
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle282B2---3--331.0001.50------912.21.3
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29OF61--97731107104.9721.70------9365.638.4
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29DH11---------------9311.86.9
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle291B9--813488884.9559.33------939.75.7
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30OF39--621--63631.0001.62------8148.124.2
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30DH19---------------8123.511.8
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle301B1--1---111.0001.00------811.20.6
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex313B25--2241526863.9262.52------7732.515.4
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex31DH21---------------7727.313.0
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex31OF16--1211-1413.9290.81------7720.89.9
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32OF72--120412125124.9921.72------9774.245.3
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32DH3---------------973.11.9
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal321B1--41-1551.0005.00------971.00.6
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal323B1---2--221.0002.00------971.00.6
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33OF91--12831-132131.9921.44------10487.556.2
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33DH3---------------1042.91.9
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34OF73--10031-104103.9901.41------8388.069.5
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34DH4---------------834.83.8
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35OF111--2022--2042041.0001.84------12291.068.5
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36OF107--155831166163.9821.52------12287.766.0
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal362B1---------------1220.80.6
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36DH1---------------1220.80.6
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37OF67--9453-10299.9711.48------10563.841.4
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37DH22---------------10521.013.6
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal371B2--19--219191.0009.50------1051.91.2
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38DH6---------------1250.03.7
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38OF4--7---771.0001.75------1233.32.5
MLB Totals for OF - 16 season(s)-   OF905-762139155231014691446.9841.601.90-----9050.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 11 season(s)-   DH125---------------1250.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B73-6060138129210198.9432.713.30-----730.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 6 season(s)-   2B72-177145164341312309.9904.291.75-----720.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B30-820213417219215.9827.1726.88-----300.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS4--56111211.9172.75------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1970Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23---1012---2-
1971Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24---293----18-
1972Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25--2------56-
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26--326-9---524
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27--124-28---100-
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---2-8---3631
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29--9------6111
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30--1------3919
1978Texas RangersALMLBtex31-----25---1621
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32--1--1---723
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33---------913
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34---------734
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35---------111-
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36---1-----1071
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37--2------6722
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38---------46

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB3246210013002200000.167.375.6671.042418.000.500.83325.0025.001.0012.506.00100.00
1979Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB32613231003001300000.231.286.308.5944114.300.077.1547.1421.433.000.000.0033.33
1983Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB3626011002001200000.167.286.333.619217.250.166.33314.2928.572.000.000.00100.00
1983Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB36413251011000300000.385.385.6921.0779213.444.307.3080.0023.080.007.6913.0040.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs612221015003400000.167.333.500.8336215.143.333.58320.0026.671.336.6712.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs1026482014001600000.308.333.500.83313327.368.192.2313.7022.226.003.7026.0037.50

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal38Broadcaster1618378.51616.04Earl Weaver,Cal Ripken,Joe Altobelli
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal39Broadcaster1627389.45122.57Earl Weaver
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal40Broadcaster1626795.41431.06Cal Ripken
1988Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal41Broadcaster16154107.33534.57Frank Robinson,Cal Ripken
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal42Broadcaster1628775.5372.02Frank Robinson
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal43Broadcaster1617685.47211.55Frank Robinson
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal44Broadcaster1626795.41424.06Johnny Oates,Frank Robinson
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal45Broadcaster1628973.5497.03Johnny Oates
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal46Broadcaster1628577.52510.03Johnny Oates
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal47Broadcaster1126349.5636.52Johnny Oates
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal48Broadcaster1447173.49315.03Phil Regan
* 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 [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1982American League Player of the Week (May 10-May 16)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1985-05-21Released by Orioles. 
1983-02-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1982-11-10Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1978-11-27Claimed on waivers by Orioles from Rangers. 
1978-02-28TradeTraded by Indians with Tom Buskey to Rangers for David Clyde and Willie Horton. 
1977-03-29TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Indians for Hector Torres. 
1976-12-06TradeTraded by Indians with Rick Cerone to Blue Jays for Rico Carty. 
* 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
1985Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll3860,000-51631-370,78060,00060,000
* 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